New York County Naturalizations in the Marine Court, 1827 - 1840

Collection Category: Naturalization | Collection Type: Text | Location: New York County

This collection contains information abstracted from naturalizations that occurred in the Marine Court in New York City. These two volumes were created by Former NYG&B President and professor emeritus of history at CUNY Queens College Dr. Kenneth Scott. Read below for a description of information to be found in these records, as well as additional background on the Marine Court. 

The years 1990 and 1991 saw two volumes of Naturalizations in the Marine Court New York City, 1834-1840 records published by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B). Former NYG&B President and professor emeritus of history at CUNY Queens College Dr. Kenneth Scott abstracted these naturalization records.

These volumes are text searchable – searches entered will query this volume. The images can also be browsed by clicking the links below, which will take you to the beginning of the section you are interested in reading.

Included are:

Established in 1807, the Marine Court of the City of New York was regarded as “a court of record,” which meant it had the ability to naturalize immigrants. 

These records are organized chronologically. Researchers can find the following information:

  • First and last name of naturalized citizen
  • Name of the character witness who recommended the immigrant for naturalization
  • Occupation (not in every record)
  • Prior national affiliation (not in every record)
  • Date the naturalization was filed and processed. 

 

Suggested citations for this collection:

New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, “New York County Naturalizations in the Marine Court, 1827 - 1840” digital images, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, (www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org), 2019.