Erie County, NY - Naturalization (Citizenship) Records

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The Erie County Naturalization (Citizenship) records span many reels of microfilm. I have transcribed only records of a few people who might be members of my family, or related to my family.

There are two types of naturalization documents, and each has an index. The first is the naturalization documents, which officially declare a person to be a United States citizen. The other is the "alien declaration" form, which precedes the naturalization by a couple years, in which a person declares his intention to become a citizen. (I say "his" intention, because all of the documents that I have come across are for males.)

Erie County Card Index to Naturalizations, 1831-1930

This is an alphabetical index spanning multiple microfilm reels. Each page is an image of a card with a person's name and with minimal information.

Microfilm # 979171 - Index: OETINGER to PACKI

I transcribed everyone with the surname OTT before 1860..

Erie County Naturalization Records, Final Papers, 1831-1906

This is a chronological set of final naturalization papers, generally one or two forms per page.

Microfilm # 979362 - Final papers, v. 6 1835-1845

I transcribed records from the names found in the index above.

Erie County Index to Alien Declarations, 1835-1906

This is an alphabetical index spanning multiple two reels. Each page lists names, dates, and page numbers of detail declaration records.

Microfilm # 979358 - Index: 1835-1891

I transcribed everyone with the surname BALTHASAR, HOCK, and OTT before 1860. "L" stands for "Liber," which is the same as "volume number."

Erie County Alien Declarations, 1835-1896

This is a chronological set of alien declaration forms, generally two forms per page.

Microfilm # 979244 - Declarations v.1-4: 1835-1854

I spite of its title, the records seem to begin with 1839. I transcribed records from the names found in the index above.

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