The six states of New England were all popular destinations for immigration and settlement since colonial times due to the rich and expansive farmlands and large towns and cities such Boston, Providence and Hartford. Findmypast has just released 635,867 records filed at various courts throughout the six states of New England, which include Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
These states form the northeastern corner of the United States and were all major places for immigration and settlement since colonial times. Immigrants moved here both for the rich and expansive farmlands and to the larger towns and cities like Boston, Providence, and Hartford. After the founding of the United States, new immigrants to the area who wished to become citizens needed to apply for naturalization before attaining citizenship.
While the information for each person may vary, New England naturalizations 1791-1906 usually provides:
- Certificate number
- Title and location of court
- Country of birth
- Birth date
- Date of arrival in U.S.
- Place of arrival in U.S.
- Date of naturalization
- Names and addresses of witnesses
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