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Naturalization Index card states "Missing Record"...lost cause? #usa #records


Ryan Cramer
 

I've found my 2nd great-grandfather (Abraham Kaslick)'s naturalization index card however in the certificate (attached photo) it states "missing record."  
Is this common?  What would be the reason for this record to be missing?
 
Are there other avenues to pursue where I can find this "missing record"?  Abraham Leib Kaslick was born in Odessa, Russia in May 1858.  According to various census records he arrived in the US between 1886-1889 and settled in East Boston.  Thx



David Oseas
 

Apparently, the court misplaced several files before they could be microfilmed.  You can see from this microfilm image -- there is a placeholder for your great-grandfather's file:  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-894J-B7TY?i=353&cc=2064580&cat=2137048 .  If you change to thumbnail view, you will then see many placeholders for missing folders.

Regards,
David Oseas


Susan&David
 

Ryan:   FamilySearch.org has placed the digitized images on-line of the microfilmed  records from this series of naturalizations.  The film has 360 images. 87 of these consist of a single page with only a Missing Docket note and a name.    #147 (image 354) says: "Missing Dockets  Abraham Kaslik"     
I appears that the original records were damaged or lost  before the index cards were prepared, and before filming.  There must have been a listing in existence whereby the absence of a record could have been determined.

If you have access to FamilySearch.org I can help you find it yourself.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 7/30/2020 12:03 PM, Ryan Cramer via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:
I've found my 2nd great-grandfather (Abraham Kaslick)'s naturalization index card however in the certificate (attached photo) it states "missing record."  
Is this common?  What would be the reason for this record to be missing?
 
Are there other avenues to pursue where I can find this "missing record"?  Abraham Leib Kaslick was born in Odessa, Russia in May 1858.  According to various census records he arrived in the US between 1886-1889 and settled in East Boston.  Thx