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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A Socialist Declares

We'll give a clue on this one--this was a French Socialist who left France in 1848 and declared his intent to become a United States citizen in 1852.

Monday, September 10, 2012

A Frenchman No More

This French native made out his declaration of intent to become a United States citizen in Illinois in 1908.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Who Is the 14 year old?

What is the name of the 14 year old on this 1853 manifest?

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Friday, September 7, 2012

A German Declares

What man signed this declaration of intention in 1851? The clerk is D. E. Head--but the signature on the right is what we're curious about.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

No Longer a Frenchman

This native of France signed a declaration of intent to become a United States citizen on 15 June 1868.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Living on the Line in 1940

Who are the members in this household living on "county-line road" according to the 1940 census taker?

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

I was born in 1823

This native of Hesse-Darmstadt signed a declaration of intent in Illinois in the 1840s.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Another Native of Scotland Gives Up the Queen

This native of Scotland signed a declaration of intent to become an American citizen in the 1850s. What is his nam?

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

A Native of Scotland Gives Up the Queen

This native of Scotland signed a declaration of intent in Illinois in the 1860s. What was his name?

Friday, August 31, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Underlined in Red

What is the word that is underlined on this 1850s era deed from the State of Michigan?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Irishman Gives Up the Queen

This native of Ireland declared his intention to become a United States citizen in 1861 in Illinois.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

I'm 25 and I Was French

This French native filed a declaration of intent to become a citizen in the 1850s. What is the name of this 25 year old man?

Monday, August 27, 2012

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A Dane No More

This 1832 native of Denmark gave up his allegiance  in the 1850s to become an American citizen.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Another Austrian Commits to America

This native of Austria signs a declaration of intent to become an American citizen in the 1850s.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

No Longer a Citizen of Austria

This Austrian native renounced his allegiance to the Austrian Emperor in the United States in the 1850s. What is his name?

Friday, August 24, 2012

A Liechtensteiner Signs

This native of Liechtenstein signed a declaration of intent in Illinois in the 1850s. What's his name?

Thursday, August 23, 2012

No More Queen For Me

This 1858 immigrant to the United States signed his declaration of intent in 1860 in Illinois.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I Left From Bremen in 1846

This German immigrant, when signing his declaration of intent, indicated he left from Bremen in 1846. What is his name?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A German Decides To Stay

What is the name of this German native who signed his declaration of intent in the 1850s in Illinois?

Monday, August 20, 2012

A Tobacco Importer Applies for a Passport

What is the name of this tobacco company employee from Iowa who applied for a passport to Cuba in 1920?

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Giving Up My Frenchness

This native of France completed a declaration of intention in Illinois in the 1850s. What was his name?

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Signing Under the Line in 1871

Who signed this Declaration of Intention in Illinois in February of 1871?

Friday, August 17, 2012

Landed In New Orleans in 1849

This French native declared his intent to naturalize in 1855. He landed in New Orleans in 1849.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

A Bavarian Leaves from London

This Bavarian left from London, England, in 1854 sailing to New York City.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

My German Name

This German native filed a Declaration of Intent in Hancock County, Illinois, in the 1850s.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

No More Allegiance to Louis Napolean

This French native signed a Declaration of Intention in the 1850s  in Illinois. He renounced his allegiance to Louis Napolean--Emperor of the French

Monday, August 13, 2012

Announcing my Intent in 1864


Who signed this 1864 declaration of intent? Any thoughts on the official who has signed under the date?

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Swiss Native Signs

What Swiss native signed this declaration of intent in Illinois in the 1850s? D. E. Head is the clerk--but what name was signed to the right of the clerk's signature?