Ask Readers: Naturalization Records Question

Perhaps someone can help me better understand the whole naturalization thing. I was noticing last night in the Declaration of Intention dockets that the majority of the names were men. Did the naturalization apply to the whole family or were females not naturalized in general?

If you know of a link that would help me better understand the process and tendencies regarding naturalization, that would be awesome.


1 comment :

  1. That's a good question. I think that when a man became a citizen, his wife and children became citizens as well. Since women didn't get the right to vote in the U.S. until 1920, it probably wasn't as important before then to keep track of wives. I'm going to subscribe to the comments on this post in the hopes that another reader will respond to your request.


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