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Re: INS papers GGGrandfather Romania
Posted by: Suzanne Date: October 09, 1999 at 07:28:23
In Reply to: INS papers GGGrandfather Romania by barry of 4366

Barry,

Write to these people in the following format--I have had excellent luck with them but be patient as they are very busy. They will usually reply with a letter stating they are in receipt of your request--then it can take 3-6 months to hear from them again. If you do not hear back, write again, sending a copy of your original request. If your grandfather WAS naturalized, these people will have the records. Good luck!

Date


Your Name
Your Address

U.S. Department of Justice
Immigration & Naturalization Service
FOIA/PA Unit
2nd Floor, ULLICO
425 I Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20536

Re: Alien Registration Forms

To Whom It May Concern,

I have been informed by my local INS Office that all aliens residing in the United States in 1940 had to register and that copies of these forms are available through your office. Under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) I would like to receive copies of the full Alien Registration form and/or Naturalization forms for my Grandparents as follows:

1. Name:
Birth: abt 1890
Place: Hungary
Immigrated: before 1911
Death: abt 1959
Place: Trenton, Mercer Cnty, NJ
Res. in 1940 Trenton, Mercer Cnty, NJ

2. Name: (For a female ancestor)
Maiden Name:
Birth: abt 1883
Place: Hungary
Immigrated: Before 1911

I have enclosed a self addressed stamped envelope. If there should be a charge for
this service, please advise me as soon as possible. Your attention to this request is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Note--In example one--I have left these for you to see that you do not have to KNOW exact information, but you do want to provide as much as possible. Also, if you should get a letter back saying they cannot find the papers, see what other info you might be able to add, and insist that you know they were naturalized or living at a particular place. Remember, they receive thousands of these requests, and many have the same names and sometimes, very similar info. Finally, don't forget to send the self-addressed stamped envelope (the standard 4 x 9 will do). Good luck!




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