Re: US Naturalization questions (more or less general) #general #records


Teewinot
 

On 8/24/2020 7:09 AM, Rick Zeckel wrote:

Second question: I am seeking the naturalization papers of a number of
individuals who would have gone through the process in the 1910s and
1920s. I went to the National Archives website but they have a notice
that appears to say that as a result of current Covid-19 restrictions
they will not be responding to on-line requests for document copies. It
is not clear to me whether or not they will respond to requests for such
documents (by mail, by phone, by carrier pigeon, however). Does anyone
know whether they will provide the documents at all and, if so, how to
request them?
I would strongly suggest you file FOIA requests to get the records. You
can thus avoid the $65.00 fee for each record, which is going up to
$255.00 on, I believe, October 2nd. Go here:

https://www.uscis.gov/records/request-records-through-the-freedom-of-information-act-or-privacy-act

Be sure to request the "A-File" for each person. It includes every
document your ancestors filled out since arrival in the USA, including
naturalization papers. The first two hours of research are free, as are
the first 100 pages. When you sign the papers you're agreeing to pay up
to $25.00 for time/pages over the above. I highly doubt that would happen.

Good Luck!
Jeri Friedman
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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