The Southern California Genealogical Society has announced two new sets of publications. Here is the first announcement:
The Southern California Genealogical Society is proud to announce the publication of four new volumes in its Immigration and Naturalization Series. The following publications are now available for purchase in softbound and CD versions at http://tinyurl.com/c7544u
|Volume 1||October 4, 1906 through April 3, 1911||Intentions 1 to 800|
|Volume 2||April 4, 1911 through January 6, 1914||Intentions 801 to
|Volume 3||January 6, 1914 through July 28, 1915||Intentions 1600 to
|Volume 4||July 28, 1915 through February 3, 1916||Intentions 2401 to
The records contain a wealth of information about the declarant. You will find more than just the name, age, and present address. Included are the birth date and location of birth, a physical description of the person, and the method of transport to the United States together with the port of entry. Some information may be missing due to the declarant's omission. (See example below)
As additional research help, indices provide the then-current addresses to help locate other relatives who may have filed their Declarations during the same period. Appendix two is an alphabetical index by location of the places that the declarants claimed as their birthplaces. Separate indices cover Volumes 1&2 and Volumes 3&4.
Individuals may obtain a digital or printed copy of the original record by contacting the Southern California Genealogical Society at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ture Edwin Lundstrom, aged 32 years, whose occupation is Carpenter, was born in Gislof, Simrishamn, Sweden on March 08, 1880. Mr. Lundstrom presently resides at 150 Colima Ave., Los Angeles, California. He departed from the port of Southampton, England on the vessel Titanic & transferred to Carpathia in mid-ocean, arriving at the port of New York in the State of New York about April 18, 1912. His last foreign address was Simrishamn, Sweden.
Mr. Lundstrom's physical description: Color: White; Complexion: Fair; Height: 5' 6"; Weight: 145 pounds; Hair Color: Light Brown; and Eye Color: Blue. Other distinctive marks: None. With his Declaration of Intention signed before Wm. M. Van Dyke, Clerk of the United States District Court, Southern District California by Chas. N. Williams, Deputy Clerk on February 25, 1913, Ture Edwin Lundstrom renounces his allegiance to Gustavus V, King of Sweden.
Here is the second announcement:
LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
1892 GREAT REGISTER OF VOTERS
The Southern California Genealogical Society announces the publication of a new index publication, the 1892 Great Register of Voters for Los Angeles County, California. The index contains more than 27,500 records. Of these, approximately 12,000 resided in the City of Los Angeles and the remaining 15,500 lived in outside of the City of Los Angeles. The index can be purchased in soft cover or CD format at http://tinyurl.com/c7544u.
The registers were the result of the California Registry Act of 1866 in which all voters were required to register. Why were only males listed? In 1892, only men were allowed to vote.
In addition to name, age, place of birth, occupation and place of residence, the registers provide naturalization information in sufficient detail to show the date of naturalization and the court conferring the naturalization-anywhere in the United States. (e.g. Miles Allen, Ireland, Aug 6, 1879, San Fran, CA, 4th Dist).
The 1892 Great Register also contains a wealth of personal information regarding each person, namely, height (in feet and inches), complexion shade, eye and hair color, and distinguishing marks (e.g. Thomas Charles Allen, Missouri, "mole on third knuckle of left hand").