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US Naturalisation Card
« on: Friday 19 April 13 19:05 BST (UK) »
Can anyone help me re the following?

I located an ancestor's Naturalisation Card on the LDS site.  On the front it has the usual details - Name, address, dob, witnesses, etc.

On the back of the card it reads as follows:

Other facts of record:

D-I  January 13 1897

Supreme Court, 1st Judicial District, City and County, State of New York.

I have looked at other applications and the rear of the card in many cases has no information listed.  In some, there is a reference to a change of name. 

Can anyone explain the "fact of record" in my rellie's case?

Many thanks

Sean.
McGee/Magee- Drogheda, Co Louth, Ireland
Kenny, Curran- Termonfeckin, Co Louth, Ireland
Coulter -Co Fermanagh, Ireland
Robinson- Co Tyrone, Ireland

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Re: US Naturalisation Card
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 21 April 13 20:13 BST (UK) »
"D-I" = probably declaration of intention, the paperwork that you filled out a couple years before the naturalisation itself.

When/where was he naturalised? It could have been noted because he filed declaration and final petition in different courts (e.g. he had moved in the intervening period) and they needed to cross-reference.
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Re: US Naturalisation Card
« Reply #2 on: Monday 22 April 13 08:25 BST (UK) »
Thanks jorose,

Date of Naturalisation 3/20/1905 in Chicago, Illinois.

D-I Jan 13 1897 Supreme Court, 1st Judicial District, City and County, State of New York.

As you can see, there is a difference of 8 years between the two dates.  I was not aware that my rellie ever lived in New York.

Regards

Sean.
McGee/Magee- Drogheda, Co Louth, Ireland
Kenny, Curran- Termonfeckin, Co Louth, Ireland
Coulter -Co Fermanagh, Ireland
Robinson- Co Tyrone, Ireland

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« Reply #3 on: Monday 22 April 13 09:25 BST (UK) »
Do you know when he came into the country?

8 years is quite long if that is between declaration of intention and naturalisation - normally it would be something like resident two years, declaration, wait three years, naturalisation (think there were some exceptions, i.e. those with military service).
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« Reply #4 on: Monday 22 April 13 16:50 BST (UK) »
I have only the sketchiest facts about this man.  According to the Naturalisation Card his date of arrival in the US was 10/15/92, which I wasn't aware of.  He seems to have made a declaration of intent on Jan 13 1897 in New York.  I also was not aware that he ever lived there.  He was granted Naturalisation in Chicago, the place I had associated him with.  There could have been some service with the US Navy intervening, when did the Spanish-American War come to an end?

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Sean.
McGee/Magee- Drogheda, Co Louth, Ireland
Kenny, Curran- Termonfeckin, Co Louth, Ireland
Coulter -Co Fermanagh, Ireland
Robinson- Co Tyrone, Ireland

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Re: US Naturalisation Card
« Reply #5 on: Monday 29 April 13 20:41 BST (UK) »
Spanish-American War lasted from Apr. to Aug. 1898.

If he arrived in 1892, you may be able to find the passenger list at www.ellisisland.org.  It's free with registration.

If you give us his name, we may be able to find something further on his time in New York.


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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 30 April 13 09:12 BST (UK) »
Hello Shellyesq,

Many thanks for your reply.  Would prefer to pass details by PM if you can advise me of your e-mail add.

Yours

Sean.
McGee/Magee- Drogheda, Co Louth, Ireland
Kenny, Curran- Termonfeckin, Co Louth, Ireland
Coulter -Co Fermanagh, Ireland
Robinson- Co Tyrone, Ireland

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« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 30 April 13 12:22 BST (UK) »
You can send me the details about him in the personal message if you'd like.