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C- Files - US Naturalization Index care - what info on it? #general


Moishe Miller
 

Hi,
Are you familiar with the ordering process for a c-file? It seems you need to first request an "index search" and then a "record request". However, if I have the c-File and a-File numbers from the index available at Ancestry or FamilySearch, can I just order the c-file directly, skipping the "index search" and the fees associated with it?
 
Moishe Miller
Brooklyn, NY
JGFF# 3391


David Oseas
 

Moishe,


If you have the C-file number, then you can skip the initial index search and go straight to a request for records.  However, see this cautionary note about errors locating file numbers:  https://www.uscis.gov/history-and-genealogy/genealogy/genealogical-records-help/avoid-common-genealogical-research-errors

as well as this article on how to find the correct number:  https://www.uscis.gov/history-and-genealogy/genealogy/genealogy-notebook/where-do-i-find-a-c-file-number

Regards,

David Oseas