JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Naturalization petition denied - now what? #general

Avrum Lapin <avrum113@...>

Subject: Naturalization petition denied - now what?
From: Dorothy Kohanski <>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 10:25:07 -0700 (PDT)
I received a petition for naturalization for a
relative, dated 1912. At the end of it, there was a
statement denying the petition and the reason given
was that one of the witnesses (brother in law) was
not a US citizen. It said the petition was denied
"without prejudice". But in the 1920 census it
indicates that he was a citizen. Would there have
been other papers involved?

The "Intention" had been filed in Bismarck, ND in
1889.And the petition in Portland, OR. 1912.

The petition may have been resubmitted with an acceptable witness and
approved. Now can it be found.

As for the census data, I am not sure about what was done in 1920,
but my responses to recent census questions were not verified so I
could put what ever I wanted down. Are you the garbage man or the
environmental specialist. As a research source I think that the
census information has to be taken with that information in mind.

Avrum Lapin, of Upland, CA

LAPIN Grodno
LAPUNSKI Grodno,Indura and Sokolka
KATZ,Abraham Bialystok and Sokolka
LUBELSKY Bialystok
RODIN Winnipeg and Gomel

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