Re: INS Manifest number - occupation column *help* #general

Diane Jacobs <kingart@...>

Dear Mike,
This number and date is the certificate of arrival and the date is
1943 when this person applied for naturalization and received a
certificate of arrival which was noted on his passenger manifest line.

The 1 at the beginning of the number is for the New York area of the
US Federal Court where he showed his Intent to be Naturalized. The
Records for this naturalization after 1943 should be at NARA in
Manhattan at 201 Varick Street and for $10 they will do a search for

There is also at Italian Genealogy Group a database for these
naturalizations and you may be able to find their petition number and
Date by going online and looking for it.

Good luck.

Diane Jacobs
New York



I have thoroughly read through the website section devoted to
explanations to the manifest annotations:

and this did help me better understand my great grandfather
mastranski's manifest number in the occupation column: 1-430516-8-21-43

However - could someone tell me if there is actually any way to find out
more information >from this annotation? Does this number connect to
more than the fact that in 1943 the district he applied to was "1" and
therefore applied in either Boston, MA or New Haven, CT? I was hoping
I might find a way to connect this information with the actual
certificate of his naturalization - assuming one was carried out.

Can anyone confirm this or point me in the right direction please.

Thank you for a wonderfully informed website.

Mike Mostransky

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