Posted By:The Mikado, et al.
Subject:Finding Philadelphia Naturalization Records: Stanisław “Stach” Zieliński
Post Date:March 07, 2013 at 22:30:36
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Hello, all:

I’m piecing together family history and among the files/documentation I’m trying to compile are naturalization records.

My great-grandfather’s brother was Stanisław “Stach” Zieliński. Stach lived in briefly in St. Louis after arriving in the US, but was soon in Philadelphia.

Through figuring out the numbers and codes written upon the original manifest, I’ve determined he had the following numbers associated with his naturalization process.

Stanisław Zielinski              3-112988              1/6/36                     3(505)              2/20/36

Three (3) refers to Philadelphia, so his Certificate of Naturalization is 3-112988…

…and although the date jotted down for my great-grandfather doesn’t jibe with the facts, it would appear Stanisław applied for, or got, his citizenship on 6 June 1936.

The 505 refers to a verification of some sort.

I have to admit I don’t know which date is which; regardless, something was finalized in 1936. ha

In St. Louis, I was able to access naturalization records via microfilm at the county library (years after I’d gotten some info directly from the National Archives branch).

For Philadelphia naturalizations…can someone tell me where and how I can access this record?

As another clue, he arrived at Ellis Island from Antwerp on 16 July 1912 aboard the S.S. Kroonland.

This will help round out the family history.

I figure the Philadelphia genealogical group(s) or libraries may be the best avenue, but I have only been in the Philly area one or twice in decades.

Any ideas?

Thanks for any clues.

Jim Zieliński