Re: USCIS information #records


Beth Erez
 

You are having problems finding your grandmothers' naturalization papers from that time period because they did not exist.  Read this rather long explanation summed up by "Congress was at work and on September 22, 1922, passed the Married Women's Act, also known as the Cable Act. This 1922 law finally gave each woman a nationality of her own."   

https://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1998/summer/women-and-naturalization-1.html

I learned this from a JewishGen zoom lecture!

Beth Erez
Hod Hasharon, Israel

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