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Offline waralan

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Can one change Citizenship
« on: Saturday 22 May 04 20:29 BST (UK) »
Hi,
        This may be a stupid question, but can one change one's citizenship from English to American while still in England?
       I am asking this this because I have the Lincolnshire page downloaded on my computor.
        When I go to emmigration to America, I find an Edward Rutter who emmigrated here on the State of California ship in 1896.  He came through Ellis Island and was was listed as 30 years old, which would almost exactly be right.
        However, on the bottom, it said he was a citizen of US.
        Of course, the records at Ellis Island don't start until about 1892.  Thus he could have come over here as a teenager, gotten his citizenship, gone back to England, and emmigrated again.
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Re:Can one change Citizenship
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 02 June 04 03:00 BST (UK) »
Hi,
       I am trying to play the devils advocate here and not appear an idiot doing it.
        Ellis Island opened in 1892.  Prior to that millions of people emmigrated to America via Castle Grove.
         How would I tell if my grandfather hadn't emmigrated to America as a teenager; gone back to England for a period; and then reemmigrated to America?
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