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Denizen: An immigrant foreigner who is given certain rights of citizenship. In former British colonies, these rights were usually centered on property ownership. Inheriting property would require special permission of the Crown and denizens usually could not hold office or be in the military. Taken from Genealogy Tip of the Day 29 Jun 2017.
Last Updated: 2 July 2017   [Located in Category: Federal]
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A Certificate of Arrival was generated beginning in 1906 to verify the immigrant's arrival date.
Last Updated: 12 February 2017   [Located in Category: Federal]
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New York City was enumerated twice in the 1870 census.
Last Updated: 14 March 2016   [Located in Category: Category 1 (PA)]
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The 1900 and 1910 U.S. censuses captured the number of children born to a mother and the number living as of the time the census was taken.
Last Updated: 1 January 2016   [Located in Category: Category 1 (PA)]
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The 1900 census was the only census to capture the person's month and year of birth.
Last Updated: 1 January 2016   [Located in Category: Category 1 (PA)]
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The ports of Baltimore, Boston, New York, New Orleans and Philadelphia were the main ports of immigration.
Last Updated: 1 January 2016   [Located in Category: Category 1 (PA)]
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U.S. Federal Census records are available to the public 72 years after they are taken. The 1950 census will be released April 1, 2022.
Last Updated: 1 January 2016   [Located in Category: Category 1 (PA)]
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Don't forget the "FAN" Club! Friends, Associates and Neighbors!!
Last Updated: 1 January 2016   [Located in Category: Category 1 (PA)]
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Massachusetts was the first state to begin collecting birth, death and marriage records in 1841.
Last Updated: 30 December 2015   [Located in Category: Category 1 (PA)]
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The first underground railway in Britain was built in London in 1863.
Last Updated: 30 December 2015   [Located in Category: Category 1 (PA)]
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The Displaced Persons Act was passed after World War II to help displaced individuals in Europe with an American sponsor to receive visas without regard to immigration quotas.
Last Updated: 30 December 2015   [Located in Category: Category 1 (PA)]
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Seamen’s Protection Certificates were issued 1792 to 1940 in order to verify the identity and nationality of American seamen traveling abroad.
Last Updated: 30 December 2015   [Located in Category: Category 1 (PA)]
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If someone held the occupation of ‘sawbones’, they were a physician.
Last Updated: 30 December 2015   [Located in Category: Category 1 (PA)]
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The life expectancy was 42 years of age until the early 1900s.
Last Updated: 30 December 2015   [Located in Category: Category 1 (PA)]
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There was a nationwide epidemic of yellow fever in the United States in 1850.
Last Updated: 30 December 2015   [Located in Category: Category 1 (PA)]
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The Homestead Act of 1862 provided 160 acres of undeveloped federal land west of the Mississippi River to qualified applicants.
Last Updated: 30 December 2015   [Located in Category: Category 1 (PA)]
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The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has passport applications from October 1795-March1925. The U.S. Department of State has passport applications from April 1925 to present.
Last Updated: 30 December 2015   [Located in Category: Category 1 (PA)]
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In 1936 Congress amended the 1922 Cable act to allow women who had lost their citizenship by marrying aliens between 1907 and 1922 to regain their American citizenship if they were either divorced or widowed by taking an oath of allegiance.
Last Updated: 30 December 2015   [Located in Category: Category 1 (PA)]
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The Expatriation Act of 1907 stated women assumed the citizenship of their husbands regardless of residency. If a woman with U.S. citizenship married an alien, she forfeited her citizenship unless he became a citizen.
Last Updated: 30 December 2015   [Located in Category: Category 1 (PA)]
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During World War II, Ellis Island was used to intern German, Italian and Japanese prisoners of war.
Last Updated: 30 December 2015   [Located in Category: Category 1 (PA)]
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The Ellis Island Immigration Center operated from 1892 to 1954.
Last Updated: 30 December 2015   [Located in Category: Category 1 (PA)]
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State censuses were created by the state of New York and were taken about every ten years beginning in 1795.
Last Updated: 30 December 2015   [Located in Category: Category 1 (PA)]
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The Alien Registration Act of 1940, aka the Smith Act, required all aliens aged 14 years and older to be registered and fingerprinted.
Last Updated: 30 December 2015   [Located in Category: Category 1 (PA)]
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Pacific Railroad Act of 1862 was the first act that helped to promote the construction of the transcontinental railroad.
Last Updated: 30 December 2015   [Located in Category: Category 1 (PA)]
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The 1900 U.S. census has information on military personnel stationed in the Philippines, Cuba and Puerto Rico.
Last Updated: 30 December 2015   [Located in Category: Category 1 (PA)]
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Federal Birth Certificates? In 1924, the Bureau of the Census began issuing the form, “Notification of Birth Registration” . The Bureau used this form to notify parents that their child's birth had been registered in the State where born. The information shown was taken from the original BC by means of a copy sent to the Bureau of the Census for statistical purposes. The use of the form was discontinued in the mid-1940's. RULE: Treat these forms as notifications issued by the State registrars. In the absence of evidence to the contrary, regard the information on the forms as having been recorded shortly after birth.
Last Updated: 19 December 2015   [Located in Category: Federal]