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West Virginia Naturalization Records

Naturalization to become a U.S. citizen was a two-part process: the Declaration of Intent to Naturalize, or First Papers, and the Naturalization Record (including the Naturalization Petition), or Final Papers. The First Papers were normally filed five years before the Final Papers because of the five-year residency requirement to become a citizen. No centralized files existed before 1906. In 1906 federal forms replaced the various formats that had been used by the various courts. Copies were sent to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), creating a central file for naturalization papers. The INS is now known as the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). These naturalization records can be found on two different websites, one paid and one free. There is no difference between the indices at either location, it really depends on what software you may be using to record your family tree, as you will want to use Ancestry’s database if you’re using either their online tree or FTM and have a membership. Ancestry – West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991 – $$$ Family Search – West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991 – Free Barbour County WV Naturalization Law Orders, 1903-1904 Berkeley County WV Declarations of Intention, 1908-1922, v. 1 Declarations of Intention, 1922-1929, v. 2 Declarations of Intention, 1930-1978, v. 3 Naturalization Certificates, 1911-1916 Naturalization Certificates, 1917-1924 Naturalization Certificates, 1924-1929 Naturalization Lists, 1840-1991, v. 1 Naturalization Loose Papers, 1840-1905 Naturalization Petitions, 1930-1946 Naturalization Petitions, 1946-1958 Naturalization Records, 1904-1906, v. 1 Naturalization Records, 1930-1953 Naturalization Records, 1953-1991 Petition Records, 1908-1920, v. 1 Petition Records, 1921-1929, v. 2 Brooke County WV Applications for Oath of Allegiance, 1937 Declarations of Intention,...

Rose, Juanita M. – Obituary

Former Wallowa resident Juanita Maxine Rose died Feb. 21, 1988 in Sacramento, Calif. following hip surgery and secondary infections. She was born July 21, 1912 in McGraws, W.V. to Louis Marshall and Elizabeth A. (Cook) McGraw. The family moved to Wallowa County where she attended and graduated from Wallowa High School. She later graduated from Multnomah Hospital School for Nurses (University Hospital) in Portland. She worked as a nurse for 50 years. Her first vocational job was at the old Enterprise Hospital on the hill. Her other years were spent in Burns, Lovelock and Reno, Nev. And Woodland, and West Sacramento, Calif. She was a member of the Sylvia Rebekah Lodge #43 of Burns. Her husband Glenn B. Rose preceded her in death on Aug. 1, 1968. Survivors include sisters, Letty Jackson, Wallowa County Nursing Home, and Mabelle Trump, Kingsport, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews, and a stepson, Laurence Rose and family of Payette, Idaho. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Services were held in the Chapel of the Roses with interment in the Evergreen Cemetery in Ontario, Ore. Feb. 29. Contributed by: Sue...

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