With the aid of naturalization records, family historians can trace the life stories of individuals and groups. This database is an index to naturalization petition cards originally compiled by the New York County Since colonial times, New York County was limited to Manhattan, and until 1898 it was the only county in New York City. These records represent only Manhattan, though there may be records from sections of Westchester County added to New York County (they became Bronx County in 1914).
The data in this collection was gathered from the New York County Clerk's Office. The original records connected to this index may contain valuable additional facts like birth date and location, occupation, immigration data, marital status and spouse information, witnesses' names and addresses, declarations of intent, and more. Supreme Court (in Manhattan) between 1907 and 1924. Each entry provides the applicant's name, address, date the card was filed, and reference information for the file location. Many records include whether the naturalization was "cancelled" or "denied" for the individual. It contains the names of over 136,000 individuals.