Posts Tagged: naturalization

Grandpa Huskonen Becomes a U.S. Citizen

My paternal grandfather, Evert Huuskonen, immigrated to America in 1902. He arrived in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, on the SS Tunisian, and entered the U.S. at Buffalo, New York on 29 Oct 1902. He left behind in Finland his wife, Ida Maria, and four children: Edith, Emil, Wilma, and Mary. They would join him the

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Big Naturalization Ceremony at WRHS on Dec 18, 2014

There’s been quite a bit of discussion about immigration in the news lately, what with President Obama extending the opportunity to stay in America at least for awhile to some 5 million immigrants who are here without proper documentation. In this context, it’s comforting to know that immigrants with proper documentation are becoming citizens on

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Finding Naturalization Records in Cuyahoga County, Ohio

In the course of developing my workshop on Naturalization and Alien Registration for the Genealogical Committee of the Western Reserve Historical Society (details here), I discovered that the WayBack Machine provides access to the Naturalization Records database that was available on the Internet at one time. Presently, the website is infected with some sort of

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How Our Ancestors Became Americans, Or Not–A Workshop

Your ancestor steps off the ship at Ellis Island. What happens next in the process of becoming a citizen of the United States? On Saturday afternoon,  5 Apr 2014,  1 to 4 pm, at Western Reserve Historical Society, I  will present a two-part workshop discussing the process of naturalization and the records it produced, as well

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