Sunday, February 20, 2011

Derivative Citizenship

We will be looking at derivative citizenship in an upcoming issue of Casefile Clues. This impacts children throughout much of American history and women before their citizenship status was separated from that of their husbands.

The image in this blog post is from a 1920 census entry in Chicago, showing a New York native who is indicated as an alien. This female married a Greek native and consequently lost her citizenship.

Derivative citizenship explains why individuals can appear to have been naturalized and yet have no papers. It also explains why women were aliens and yet born in the United States as the image above shows.

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