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Where do I look for naturalization papers ?
« on: Thursday 14 June 18 12:33 BST (UK) »
Hi Guys...

I have a family , Isaac and Betsy Berinstein/Bernstein (and variations thereof ! ) Their first child was born in England 1886, I cannot find a marriage for them here.

They were both born c1863, and Betsy states Kishinev, Russia as place of birth

Where do I look for further information please. Natralization would put flesh on the bones to start.

Thank You

JeannieR 
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Re: Where do I look for naturalization papers ?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 14 June 18 12:41 BST (UK) »
Have you tried The National Archives web site  :-\

These are possibly too late
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r/?_q=Isaac+Bernstein+naturalisation
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Re: Where do I look for naturalization papers ?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 15 June 18 16:31 BST (UK) »
Naturalisation was expensive and many people did not bother with it. There were only really benefits if you were a landowner or wanted to vote (which required a certain financial status in the 1880s/1890s anyway). Their children, if all were born in England, would not have needed to naturalise.

I'm making a presumption based on the name, but you may be able to find them in Jewish records of Kishinev, there are some (images, not searchable databases) online:
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/771676?availability=Family%20History%20Library
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Re: Where do I look for naturalization papers ?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 15 June 18 23:29 BST (UK) »
Thank You Both,

For this information.As yet have not found any of the families naturalizations. They were all poor,and in the Tailoring trade.

Jorose, thanks for the link to familysearch site. I will check it out now.

JeannieR
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Re: Where do I look for naturalization papers ?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 16 June 18 22:54 BST (UK) »
Russian born people needed alien registration documents in WW1
These are available at records offices for their region .

My great grandfather had a simple one in 1914 but because he was a travelying salesman and had trouble proving his nationality at 1 police station he got 1 with his photo. town of origin and every change of address .
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