I've come across a situation in which a man was naturalized in New York
City in 1892 and married a widow with children in 1893. When one of the
sons applied for a passport in 1911, he said he was naturalized under
his step-father's papers.
Would there have to be further papers filed in the courts for that to be
true or was it standard procedure for step-children who were not present
at the time of naturalization to be automatically "grandfathered" in?
Islip, NY USA