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Why would someone born in the U.S. file a petition for naturalization?

The crucial question here, for the women who married alien couples, is when did the couples marry? Between 1907 and 1922, women who were US-born lost their US citizenship when marrying a foreign (aka &...
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What do these extra numbers mean on this ship manifest?

Adrian is correct -- as he suggested in the earlier answer, we can find some clues in Marian L. Smith's Guide to Interpreting Passenger List Annotations. Let's look at the two lines you are most ...
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What do these extra numbers mean on this ship manifest?

I rather suspect that those dates are in the 1900s and could relate to naturalisation of the passengers. Have a look at A Guide to Interpreting Passenger List Annotations
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What happened to Gustav Adolf Neumann - part II?

Let's start by clarifying some points in your question. Passenger Lists Passenger lists for this period (Castle Garden) are US Customs lists rather than immigration lists as we see from the Port of ...
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Where can I locate historical blank US naturalization forms?

Some record groups use a particular form consistently and the repository or genealogy providers may provide a blank copy: FamilySearch will link to the collection's wiki page and Ancestry will have a "...
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Naturalization Record

FamilySearch has some collections for Atlantic County, New Jersey, that may be useful: Declarations of intention, 1883-1925 Naturalization records, 1837-1929 In the Declarations of intention 1883-...
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How can I get USCIS to send me electronic results instead of paper?

On the USCIS Genealogy program's instructions for Making a Request by Mail, it says: Response information Please note that all Search Results and Records from the USCIS Genealogy Program ...
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Finding Romanian ancestor's UK naturalisation date?

The London Gazette would normally print a notice. Here's an example page showing naturalisations in May 1939: http://thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34634/page/3881 (my grandfather, who came over from ...
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Do petitions for naturalization indicate the date of the first arrival to a country or the last time they had entered the country when filing?

Your assumption has to be correct. It is written in black & white. I have resided continuously in the United States of America for the term of five years at least, immediately preceding the date ...
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Record of US citizen/non-citizen marriage abroad in order for family to travel from Poland to US in 1925

This is a stub of an answer and will be added to as I find more information. According to USCIS: "Prior to September 22, 1922, women gained the citizenship of their naturalizing husbands." For a ...
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How do immigrants change their names?

You don't say where you've seen that your grandfather's name was "Johansson". Maybe that is only in Swedish records, and he has always been "Erickson" in US records? Then that ...
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Acquisition of US citizenship by children under Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952

This is a stub of an answer to address the question about the index card. NARA's catalog identifies it as coming from the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York and cites Microfilm ...
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