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


Sally Horn
 

Are A Files actually available for people who become citizens?  I filed both an index and search request some months back for my grandparents on my mother's side who had filed a Petition for Naturalization in 1909, a Declaration of intention in 1914 and were naturalized in 1920.  All I received from USCIS were "Best copies" of the actual petition, declaration and certificate of naturalization.  I did not receive any of the supporting documentation, nor did the response to my request for an index search indicate that there were A files for them .  Do I need to request the supporting documentation files from the State in which they lived and were naturalized?  The Certificate of Naturalization appears to have been signed by the Assistant Clerk of the Superior Court of in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

On the other hand, when I filed an index request for my paternal grandparents who did not become citizens, I was told that there were A files for them.  I have requested those files and will see what they include.

Sally Horn

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