Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge - C



Last week I discovered Gould's 'Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge' and am ready to jump in with the letter C.

C is for Citizenship.
Yesterday I discovered two images on Ancestry.com relating to my great-grandfather's becoming a citizen.



Thomas Joynes Smedley filed a Declaration of Intention the thirtieth of October 1860 in New Castle County, Delaware.

It wasn't until the 28th of October in 1872 that he was granted citizenship in Kent County, Delaware.

Source Citation: Delaware Public Archives; Dover, Delaware; Delaware Naturalization Records, 1796-1959; Record Group: RG1217.034; Roll: 1.

Source Citation: Delaware Public Archives; Dover, Delaware; Delaware Naturalization Records, 1796-1959; Record Group: RG1217.079; Roll: 1.

So far great-grandpa Smedley is the only ancestor of mine that I have been able to find a naturalization record for.



Leslie Ann

1 comment:

  1. Leslie ... what a wonderful find, and such a very special document to have. Thank you for sharing, and for joining in the Challenge. :))

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