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US REsidency in WW2
« on: Monday 28 January 19 20:11 GMT (UK) »
I am trying to determine a date when non US residents in New York were required to visit the authorities and "sign up/request naturalisation".  the date is sometime mid 1943= early 1944.

Any ideas how I can track this down?
Stringer Glasgow & Ireland,
Dobell, Bridgeman, London
Deavin London and France

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Re: US REsidency in WW2
« Reply #1 on: Monday 28 January 19 20:18 GMT (UK) »
"The Alien Registration Act of 1940 (also known as the Smith Act) required the fingerprinting and registration of any alien age 14 and older living within or entering the United States. These records were completed from August 1, 1940 to March 31, 1944 and document over 5 million non-citizen residents of the United States during this period."
https://www.thoughtco.com/alien-registration-records-1422067
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Re: US REsidency in WW2
« Reply #2 on: Monday 28 January 19 20:25 GMT (UK) »
"The Alien Registration Act of 1940 (also known as the Smith Act) required the fingerprinting and registration of any alien age 14 and older living within or entering the United States. These records were completed from August 1, 1940 to March 31, 1944 and document over 5 million non-citizen residents of the United States during this period."
https://www.thoughtco.com/alien-registration-records-1422067

THANK YOU!!!!!
it may sound bizarre but it actually helps fill a gap in my research on my father in law!
Stringer Glasgow & Ireland,
Dobell, Bridgeman, London
Deavin London and France

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Re: US REsidency in WW2
« Reply #3 on: Monday 28 January 19 20:30 GMT (UK) »
"The Alien Registration Act of 1940 (also known as the Smith Act) required the fingerprinting and registration of any alien age 14 and older living within or entering the United States. These records were completed from August 1, 1940 to March 31, 1944 and document over 5 million non-citizen residents of the United States during this period."
https://www.thoughtco.com/alien-registration-records-1422067

THANK YOU!!!!!
it may sound bizarre but it actually helps fill a gap in my research on my father in law!

And my next questions are:
     would this include foreign merchant seamen staying in the country briefly due to illness
      Are these records open to the public and searchable online?  LOL I should read more closely Sorry! :-[
Stringer Glasgow & Ireland,
Dobell, Bridgeman, London
Deavin London and France

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Re: US REsidency in WW2
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 29 January 19 01:52 GMT (UK) »
The records are open to the public but are not available online.  This page provides more info about how to determine whether a file exists at the National Archives and how to order a copy:
https://www.archives.gov/research/immigration/aliens/a-files-kansas-city.html

This page provides info about how to locate the files that are still in the possession of the Immigration Service:
https://www.uscis.gov/history-and-genealogy/genealogy/files-numbered-below-8-million

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Re: US REsidency in WW2
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 29 January 19 03:06 GMT (UK) »
Can't see much purpose of registering/fingerprinting a 75 year old lady from Betws-y-Coed. However the law is the law.