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.The searchable database will be placed on Ancestry.com and available to the site's subscribers.
"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."
01 May 2009
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.