Friday 8 July 2016

FindMyPast adds US Naturalisation & Passport records

FindMyPast has added more than eight million records to its US Travel & Migration collection, as follows:

United States Naturalization Petitions*
This collection of more than 7.8million records spans 1905 to 1950 and covers four states: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania. The records report date and place of birth, age of first Atlantic crossing and port of entry. Some of the records include photographs of the petitioner.

US Passport Applications
This collection holds more than 800,000 records. Depending on when the application was made (earlier records hold fewer details), the information provided may include physical description, occupation, address, naturalisation details, name of spouse and date and place of birth. From 21 December 1914, applications include a photograph of the applicant on the second page of the document.

These records can be accessed within the FindMyPast USA and World subscription packages. If you don't already have a sub, you might like to consider taking advantage of a 50% discount on the one-month World package. Follow the links below. The offer expires on 15 July.

FindMyPast Ireland
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FindMyPast USA
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* UPDATE 10 July: See this very helpful table from John D Reid's Anglo Celtic Connections blog setting out the state-by-state availability of naturalisation records on Ancestry, FamilySearch and FindMyPast.