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Monday, March 31, 2014

An Illinois Man Registers

Who signed this World War II draft registration in Illinois?

Sunday, March 30, 2014

A Lee County Man Declares

This Lee County, Illinois, resident declared his intention to become a citizen in the late 1800s.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

A Connecticut Man Signs in Philly

What is the name of this Connecticut native who signed an affidavit in order to obtain a Seamen's Protection Certificate in the early 1800s?

Friday, March 28, 2014

More Than Just His Mark

It is clear that he made his mark, but what is his name? Taken from a statement made by a sailor in Philadelphia in 1826.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

A 1931 Signing

Who signed this naturalization document in Chicago in 1931?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

4 Men and 3 Stars

What are the four names that have a star by them? Taken from an early 19th century Virginia tax list.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Aiming to Become an American in Chicago

This Chicago resident signed a naturalization document in the 1930s. What was her name?

Sunday, March 23, 2014

A Chicago Man I Will Be

Who signed this naturalization document in Chicago in the 1930s?

Saturday, March 22, 2014

A Chicago Man Delares

Who signed this citizenship document in Cook County, Illinois, in the early 1900s?

Friday, March 21, 2014

That's My Neighbor's Claim

This man witnessed a homestead claim in New Mexico in 1917. What is his name?

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Neighbor Lady Applied

This woman applied for a homestead in Nebraska in the 1880s. What is her name?

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Witnessing a New Mexico Affidavit

Who were the witnesses on this 1910 era homestead application in New Mexico?

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

This is My Homestead

Who signed this affidavit in a New Mexico homestead application from the 1910s?

Monday, March 17, 2014

A Patent Transfer


This Kentucky man signed a patent transfer in the 1830s. What is his name?

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Describing Myself

This man signed an affidavit in regards to his physical description and citizenship status in the early 1800s.

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

That Sailor is an American

Who signed vouching for a sailor's citizenship in Philadelphia in the early 1800s?

Friday, March 14, 2014

Two Guys Making a Statement

These two men signed a sailor's citizenship affidavit in Philadelphia in the early 1800s. The names are admittedly not difficult, but the first letter of the second guy's first name is made in a somewhat atypical way.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

My Boy Is a Citizen

This woman signed an affidavit to get her son a seaman's protection certificate in Philadelphia in 1815.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

1900 Jobs

What were these jobs taken from a 1900 census in Illinois?

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

What County?

What county is listed on this document from the 1850s? In the infinite wisdom of the person completing it, the state was left blank.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Yeah...I Got That

Whose name is on this early 18th century receipt from Massachusetts?

Saturday, March 8, 2014

A Marylander Signs in Kentucky

This Maryland native signed a pension affidavit in Kentucky in the early 19th century. What is her name?

Friday, March 7, 2014

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They Got Hitched

Who is getting married in this marriage record from the early 18th century?

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Signing My Mate's Certificate

Who signed this "Mate's Certificate of Service" in the UK in the mid-19th century?

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A Philly 1850 Era Signing

This man signed an affidavit in Philadelphia in the 1850s. What was his name?

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A New Yorker Signs in the 1850s

This New York City native signed a statement in the 1850s. What is his name?

Monday, March 3, 2014

Signed Around the Seal

The seal was pre-printed on this form. What name has been signed around it on this 1850s era document?

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Another Sailor Signs

This native of Southwark, Pennsylvania, signed an affidavit in Philadelphia in 1801.

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Another 1804 Signing

Who signed an affidavit for a seamen's protection certificate in Philadelphia in 1804?