Creator

Date Original

1882-1902

Description

Contains ledger book with the declarations of intent and naturalization records of immigrants coming to Pulaski County from 1892-1901.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Pulaski County Naturalization record book contains the Declaration of Intent forms of immigrants starting the process of becoming naturalized citizens in Pulaski County, Arkansas, from 1892-1901. Naturalization forms were signed by immigrants from England, Germany, Prussia, Saxony, and lesser numbers from Italy, Ireland or Scotland. The forms were often signed by a Circuit Court member’s signature and seal, though later years only signatures were used. There were no female names on the lists; possibly due to the fact that the laws of the time did not permit a woman to be their own “person” under law. It was also expensive for single or widowed women to travel and pay the court fees for citizenship. For married women with children, they received automatic citizenship as soon as their husbands were naturalized. The Declarations of Intent in this book are important for the citizens of the state of Arkansas who are attempting to trace family genealogy and information for wills and deeds.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Pulaski County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000837

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Pulaski County Naturalization record book, MS.000837

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Pulaski County Naturalization record book, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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