Michael John Neill's weekly genealogy how-to column.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
A Minor Naturalization
The next issue of Casefile Clues looks at a minor naturalization from 1888. In some locations minor naturalizations were kept separate from others. We'll discuss the minor naturalization process, what the qualifications generally were, and the interpretation and analysis of these records. As with most things, understanding the purpose and procedure helps with the interpretation.
Even if you don't have ancestors or relatives who would have naturalized during this period, we'll be doing a complete analysis of every detail in the record--something that should be done with every record one is able to locate.