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Re: Please help, Do i qualify?

I have a similar situation: my grandfather was born in Italy, came to the US when he was 5. I don't know if he (GF) or his father (GGF) was ever naturalized. I wrote to the USCIS asking them to search for any naturalization records for my grandfather. They sent back a certificate of no records found...
by macguide
Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:21 pm
 
Forum: Qualifying
Topic: Please help, Do i qualify?
Replies: 30
Views: 11630

Out of luck

Thanks for your response, matta.

Yes, my grandparents were born before 1948 so I guess that eliminates #2 and #4.

No, my father was born before 1948 (in 1931) so I guess that eliminates #1 too. So it looks like I'm definitely out of luck unfortunately.
by macguide
Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:39 pm
 
Forum: Qualifying
Topic: Do I qualify? Laying it all out...
Replies: 21
Views: 9056

Do I qualify? Laying it all out...

Hi, I wanted to clearly lay out my ancestry to see if I qualify for Italian citizenship jure sanguinis. Here are my closest ancestors born in Italy. 1. My Great-Grandfather was born in Italy. This is my father's mother's father. 2. My Great-Grandmother was born in Italy. This is my father's mother's...
by macguide
Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:50 pm
 
Forum: Qualifying
Topic: Do I qualify? Laying it all out...
Replies: 21
Views: 9056

petition for naturalization and declaration of intention

Well NARA in Philadelphia sent me my GGF's "petition for naturalization" and "declaration of intention," which I assume resulted in his naturalization. Alternately, is it possible to pursue citizenship through: -my father's mother's parents? (GGF or GGM) -my father's father's mot...
by macguide
Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:36 pm
 
Forum: Naturalization
Topic: who to contact at the county for naturalization records
Replies: 10
Views: 4484

Both my GGF and my GF were born in Italy. My GGF was naturalized apparently in 1911 when my GF was about 11.

I did not know that minors were automatically naturalized if their parents were! Well, that looks like the end of my citizenship search :(
by macguide
Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:08 pm
 
Forum: Naturalization
Topic: who to contact at the county for naturalization records
Replies: 10
Views: 4484

no luck

Thanks for the Footnote link. I searched through all the Pennsylvania records to no avail. BTW, if my GGF naturalized when my GF was 11 years old, would that have any effect on my GF? Census records show "NA" for naturalized for both my GGF and GF, but I have only found naturalization reco...
by macguide
Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:14 pm
 
Forum: Naturalization
Topic: who to contact at the county for naturalization records
Replies: 10
Views: 4484

who to contact at the county for naturalization records

I will be applying through the San Francisco consulate, which apparently is one of the strictest. One of the requirements in lieu of a certificate of naturalization (since my grandfather was likely not naturalized) is: a statement from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homelan...
by macguide
Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:57 pm
 
Forum: Naturalization
Topic: who to contact at the county for naturalization records
Replies: 10
Views: 4484

so to clarify

So just to clarify, has anyone actually used only a USCIS certificate of no records as proof to the Italian consulate that their ancestor never naturalized? Or has everyone always exhausted all possible routes to include in their application, including NARA and County courthouses? Thanks! MG
by macguide
Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:01 pm
 
Forum: Naturalization
Topic: Letter of No record
Replies: 92
Views: 40101

any ideas about timeframe

I sent in a G-639 form to get my grandfather's naturalization records (or lack thereof) about 2 years ago and recently got a response that they found nothing. I called and they said in order to get a certificate of non-existence they would have to conduct a second search, which I told them to go for...
by macguide
Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:06 pm
 
Forum: Naturalization
Topic: Letter of No record
Replies: 92
Views: 40101

also seeking a cert. of no records

Hi

I suspect that my grandfather was never naturalized and so I am looking into getting a certificate of no records. Were you successful in obtaining yours? What was the waiting time like?

Thanks

Mac
by macguide
Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:25 pm
 
Forum: Naturalization
Topic: Certificate of "No Record" for Ancestor's Naturali
Replies: 6
Views: 3066

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