Re: Are the C-Files from the USCIS worth getting? #general

Jacob Heisler

I tried ordering an A-File via a FOIA request, but I was told I was
only allowed to request the file through their Genealogy Program, the
one that is about to cost a lot of money.

On Sat, Sep 5, 2020 at 2:16 AM Teewinot <teewinot13@...> wrote:

Hi Nancy,

You'd be better off requesting the A-File which contains every document
your ancestor filled out since arriving in the country, including the
naturalization file. Also, don't waste your money. File a FOIA
request. You get the first 2 hours of research and the first 100 pages
for free. Signing the request means you agree to pay up to $25.00 if
they go over the above. I doubt it will. Depending on the situation,
you may get some really interesting information. My grandmother's file
had photos, fingerprints, mentions of other relatives, places of
employment, etc. Go here to start the process:

Jeri Friedman
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Poland/Russia/Belarus); GEIST (?,Russia); GLICKMAN, KLUGMAN, STURMAN,
KAPLAN, ROTENBERG (Bilgoraj, Lublin, Poland/Russia); LIEB/LEIBOWITZ,
BLAU (Jassy/Iasi, Romania); GALINSKY, GELLIS (Suwalki, Poland/Russia);
KOPCIANSKY (?, Poland/Russia); GOLDSTEIN, SCHRAGER (?, Romania);
CYRULNIK (Suwalki, Poland/Russia and Kalvarija, Lithuania)

On 9/4/2020 4:33 PM, N. Summers via wrote:

I'm thinking about requesting some C=Files ('C' means the Certificate of
Naturalization number) from the US Customs and Immigration Service
before their fees increase. Are the files likely to have anything
interesting in them? I have found the DOI, Cert. of Arrival, Petition
and Naturalization Certificate for many of my relatives on Ancestry.
Will there be additional docs in the files?

thank you

Nancy Summers

Maryland, USA

SAGORODER/ZAGORODER* (_Radziwillow_, Belarus/Ukraine; _Ostrog_,
Poland/Belarus; _Warsaw_, Poland; _Wolinsky_, Russia/Ukraine)

*LISS / ALPER*(_Motol_, Russia/Belarus)

*LEAF / LIFSCHITZ* ( _Rechitsa_, Belarus)

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