Naturalization requests to Varick Street -- quality and cost #general

Renee Steinig <rsteinig@...>

Joan Parker < > wrote...

<<I understand I can send/pay for copies [of naturalizations] >from NARA on
Varick Street in NY... Does anyone know if FOIA gets their unreadable copies
from NARA in NY...>>
The BCIS (formerly INS) makes copies >from its own microfilm. The National
Archives-Northeast Region on Varick Street in New York holds the original
naturalizations created in NYC's two federal courts (Southern and Eastern
Districts) and can make better copies.

Money-saving tip:

Italian Genealogy Group website (, where many of us are
using the Southern District naturalization index, says to send NARA $10 per
name when requesting copies of naturalization records. In fact, NARA policy
is to copy up to three person's records for $10 (maximum 20 pages total).


Renee Stern Steinig

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