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April 3, 2019

Naturalization Records V-W

An often overlooked resource for ancestor searching is Naturalization Records.

Naturalization records can help you find the date of immigration, ship's passenger list, port of arrival, and the place of birth for your ancestor. Some naturalization records include occupations, names and ages of minor children and more 

 Many years ago I set up a website devoted to Naturalization and Passports. If you haven't been there, you may want to check it out. contains links to as many online naturalization and passport records I could find for USA and Canada. It also contains some transcribed records for those topics.

Here's a few naturalization records for states V-W to start you off. This particular set for America is pay-to-view records.  also has links to free databases for America and Canada:

Virginia, Federal Naturalization Records, 1901-1938

Vermont, State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1790-1954

Washington, Petitions for Naturalization, 1860-1991

Washington, Naturalizations, 1853-1980

Washington, County Naturalization Records, 1850-1982

Wisconsin, Federal Naturalization Records, 1848-1992

Wisconsin Oshkosh Area, Naturalizations Index, 1840-1970

West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991

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