01 May 2009

New York: Dutchess County naturalizations, 1932-1989

New York's Dutchess County has received an Ancestry.com grant to scan and digitize naturalization records, 1932-1989. Records of some 20,000 individuals will be included.

The grant doesn't involve money; rather, ancestry.com will do the work to digitize original petitions for naturalization, signed oaths of allegiance and original photographs, according to the statement.

"I am very excited to see this worthy project become a reality," Kendall said. "These records record the bravery and the determination of so many who left a world they knew to travel to America seeking a more prosperous life."
The searchable database will be placed on Ancestry.com and available to the site's subscribers.

1 comment:

  1. Brooke Schreier Ganz1:16 PM

    Hmmm... how does a group or organization go about applying for a grant from ancestry.com for digitization of records?