Re: Where to find Illinois Northern District Naturalization Records? #records


I suppose it could just be a street in Chicago.  But every version of this card I find online all come back to the same source, Soundex Index to Naturalization Petitions for the United States District and Circuit Courts, Northern District of Illinois and Immigration and Naturalization Service District 9, 1840-1950.. Microfilm Publication: M1285. NAID: 1160705. Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 - 2004, Record Group 85. National Archives at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

That index was created by the INS Chicago District, which for many years included 40+ counties in Wisconsin.  Note it comes from Record Group 85. NARA gave it the current title because they saw it only as a reference to court records.  You can find NARA's microfilm publication pamphlet for it here

Marian Smith


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