2,075 born in Greece - New England Petitions for Naturalization Index (Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont)

FamilySearch.org has a FREE database titled UNITED STATES, NEW ENGLAND PETITIONS FOR NATURALIZATION INDEX, 1791-1906 which has 2,075 index cards for people born in Greece.  


The collection consists of naturalization documents filed in the National Archives Northeast Region (NARA ARC Identifier 4752894) which includes:
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
The majority of the records cover the date range of 1787-1906 but there are a few pages of outlying records from 1921, 1923, and 1932.
The index consists of 3x5 inch cards arranged by state then by Soundex coded names of petitioners. 
The index cards usually contain the following:
  • Name of immigrant
  • Place of residence
  • Title and location of court granting certificate of naturalization
  • Volume and page number where certificate is recorded
  • Country of birth
  • Age or birth date
  • Date of arrival and U. S. port of entry
  • Names and address of witnesses
Declaration of Intent and Naturalization Petitions usually included the following:
  • Name of the immigrant
  • Country of birth
  • Arrival date
  • Date of Declaration of Intent or Naturalization
  • Names of witnesses
  • Signature of judge or court official
In post-1906 records, you may also find:
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Age
  • Race
  • Last foreign residence
  • Current residence
  • Arrival place
  • Marital status
  • Name of spouse
  • Maiden name of wife
  • Birth date of spouse
  • Residence of spouse


  1. Ever time I go to this link it never works?

    1. John, I just tried the link again and it seems to work fine. If you continue to have problems I suggest you go directly to the FamilySearch.org website and search under records for people born in Greece and then look at collections under migration.


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