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#1 strathglass


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Posted 22 December 2020 - 08:17 PM

Never dealt with this before:

A relative moved away, she ended up moving to New York City.

So I have four artifacts that I want to put into their own source:

  1. 1916: US Dept. of Labor Form 1, Canada, entitled "LIST OR MANIFEST OF ALIEN PASSENGERS APPLYING FOR ADMISSION" (undated, but this is from 1916 per familysearch) (might have been dated on the first sheet)
  2. 1916: US Dept. of Labor Form 54S (or 548?), entitled MANIFEST (on one passenger only)
  3. 1931: US Dept. of Labor Form 2202-L-A: Declaration of Intention (includes photo)
  4. 1933: US Dept. of Labor Form 2204-L-A: Petition for Citizenship

I assume there is one further form to indicate citizenship was granted, no? What would that be called?


Is there a description of the set of records normally expected associated to immigrants to that country?


But the main question is what would I call these four items as sources?


And in RM7 I notice only two migration related source templates: 

Immigration-Emigration Rolls, Databases

Immigration-Emigration Rolls, Images

Is either of these appropriate for all 4 of these records? (I would assume the Images one, since these are all images from familysearch)

#2 JimDavis79


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Posted 24 December 2020 - 04:07 PM

Strathglass, the form indicating citizenship was granted is a Certificate of Naturalization.  The one I hold (which I would upload if I could figure that out) is signed by the Clerk of Court at which the naturalization occurred.  It was part of the naturalization record that I received from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services on my request.  I used a freeform template for all of the naturalization facts.


Hope this helps, and Happy Holidays!

Best regards, Jim

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#3 strathglass


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Posted 24 December 2020 - 08:33 PM

Thanks Jim, that does help. 

Maybe I will try a freeform template as the source format.