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New Mexico Naturalization Records, 1882-1983
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New Mexico, 
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Record Description
Record Type Naturalization
Record Group RG 21: Records of the District Courts of the United States
Collection years 1882-1983
National Archives Identifier 350
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains New Mexico Naturalization Records from 1882-1983 located at the Regional National Archives in Denver.

  • First Judicial District of New Mexico - Santa Fe, Declaration of Intention Record Books,1882-1917, NAID 895239
  • First Judicial District of New Mexico - Santa Fe, Naturalization Record Books,1898-1906, NAID # 895351
  • First Judicial District of New Mexico - Santa Fe, Petitions for Naturalization,1906-1917, NAID # 895790
  • First Judicial District of New Mexico - Santa Fe, Certificates of Naturalization,1907-1917,NAID # 895976
  • Fourth Judicial District of New Mexico - Las Vegas, Declarations of Intention for Naturalization,1906-1909, NAID# 1078527
  • Fourth Judicial District of New Mexico - Las Vegas, Petitions for Naturalization,1906-1912,NAID # 1078528
  • U.S. District Court - District of New Mexico, Naturalization Records,1962-1983,NAID # 4102816
  • U.S. District Court - District of New Mexico, Naturalization Declarations and Petitions,1912-1963,NAID # 1055070

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for New Mexico Naturalization Records, 1882-1983.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Naturalization

  • Full name of petitioner
  • Date and place of declaration
  • Age, occupation and residence of petitioner
  • Date and place of emigration
  • Date of arrival and port of entry
  • Physical description
  • Date and Place of Birth
  • Date of marriage
  • Maiden name of spouse
  • Spouse's date and place of birth
  • Names of children and their birth place
  • Names of witnesses
  • Name of judge

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate immigration and naturalization dates
  • The ancestor’s residence

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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the information found in the record to find border crossing records or ship’s manifests
  • Use the record to learn your ancestor’s foreign and “Americanized” names, if they were different
  • Use the record to learn the place of origin then search there for vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death
  • Search for death or burial information in cemetery records
  • Search for an obituary in local newspapers
  • Use the information found in the record to find land records
  • Use the information found in the record to find probate records
  • Search for additional family members in census records
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family
  • Church records in New Mexico may help provide information about family members

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching other localities
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names.
  • Look for the Declaration of Intent soon after the immigrant arrived. Then look for the Naturalization Petition five years later, when the residency requirement would have been met. Look for naturalization records in federal courts, then in state, county, or city courts. An individual may have filed the first and final papers in different courts and sometimes in a different state if the person moved. Immigrants who were younger than 18 when they arrived did not need to file a Declaration of Intent as part of the process

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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