Re: Decipher handwritten text re citizenship status #records
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You never know when a person decides to naturalize. My grandfather arrived in 1888
as a 3 year old with his family. In the 1920 US Census it says born New York. In 1929 he became a citizen.
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I'm trying to decipther the handwritten entry for "Citizenship" on a 1925 NY census. In the column "If Naturalized, when and where" there are entries for my ggf Morris, ggm Clara and gu Sam. The first entry, for Morris, presumably means "naturalized in 1916 in New York". The second entry, his wife Clara, I think says "Hus. Pap." which probably means she gained citizenship under her husband's naturalization papers. (on this census page, most of the wives have this notation)
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From: "N. Summers via groups.jewishgen.org" <summ1=verizon.net@...>
Date: 9/26/20 12:53 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Decipher handwritten text re citizenship status #records
But the third line, for their son Sam, is a mystery. It doesn't look like "first papers"; and since he arrived in 1906 it is unlikely that he would have waited so long to file a Declaration. Can anyone figure out what this entry says?
Finally, if Clara became a citizen under her Husbands papers, how would she be able to prove her citizenship if needed later?
thanks so much,
FINKELSTEIN, BOOKSTEIN, KOENIG/SUKOENIG, LUSMAN, GOLDINER, SAGORODER/ZAGORODER (Radziwillow, Belarus/Ukraine; Ostrog, Poland/Belarus; Warsaw, Poland; Wolinsky, Russia/Ukraine)
LISS / ALPER (Motol, Russia/Belarus)
LEAF / LIFSCHITZ ( Rechitsa, Belarus)
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey