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  • Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami
    Miami Archbishop helps immigrants get naturalized
    There are probably around 400,000 people in South Florida that are eligible to become citizens but do not start any naturalization process. There are a few reasons as to why, but the long and unappealing bureaucratic process, coupled with the $680...
  • Denization records an untapped resource for genealogists.
    Locate American Colonial ancestors with denization and naturalization records
    There are records that genealogists may not realize can help track down an ancestor who left England for the American colonies. Genealogist Lloyd De Witt Bockstruck said denization records are similar to naturalization records and are often an...
  • broom
    One of the worst weeds in the West has some tamer and appealing relatives
    French, Spanish, Mediterranean and common brooms are the most familiar of the brooms because they are among the most invasive and aggressive of weeds in rural areas. Many other brooms (that are primarily within the two genera of Cytisus and...
  • Naturalization ceremony in New York City, 1930
    How do I document my immigrant ancestor?
    It is quite common for people researching an immigrant ancestor to begin searching ship records where they either find several people with the same name or they do not find a likely candidate at all. If you follow the strategy of researching the...
  • Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing On DREAM Act
    Will illegals get amnesty, yet?
    Time Magazine chose a rather controversial photo cover and story for this month's issue. In the article, the author explains how the magazine is attempting to redefine the meaning of being an American. Although, many believe one can become an...
  • Maternity snapshot
    Asian mothers boost SoCal 'maternity tourism' industry (IV)
    Many Asian parents feel that the prospect of America is quite good, and the education and social welfare here is better than what they have in Asia. That is why so many Asian women came to the United States as pregnant tourists, and then left with...
  • Daniel Huang
    Asian mothers boost SoCal 'maternity tourism' industry (III)
    Many Asian pregnant women were drained-both financially and emotionally-to have their babies born in United States.“The ‘nurse’ at the maternity house is usually very, very busy, because she takes many, many women, and not every...
  • Maternity tourism commercial
    Asian mothers boost SoCal 'maternity tourism' industry (II)
    More and more Asian mothers are traveling to the United States and have their babies born in this country, hoping their children will have abetter opportunity to pursue the American dream. But how much would it cost these loving mothers to travel...
  • Maternity house
    Asian mothers boost SoCal 'maternity tourism' industry (I)
    In a quiet neighborhood in San Gabriel Valley, a seem-to-be ordinary house, in fact, has been modified. This was one of those many houses in Southern California that have been converted into maternity houses, but was forced to close after being...
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    How to become a Naturalized American Citizen
    Immigration laws are attempting to get tighter, and much is misunderstood about what it actually means to be a legal vs. illegal alien. So what is the difference between being a citizen and being a legal immigrant allowed to work in the US? And...
  • U.S. flags at the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.
    U.S. celebrates Citizenship Day, despite many still excluded
    This weekend the U.S. commemorated national Citizenship Day with 258 naturalization ceremonies throughout the country, in which 27,000 individuals were granted citizenship. Every year on September 17, the anniversary of the signing of the...
  • Ancestry.com, who will you discover
    Free Access to Immigration and Naturalization Records from Ancestry.com
    Ancestry.com is one of the many free subscription sites available at our local Mesa AZ Regional Family History Center. Today’s announcement will let you search more free records, however, from the comfort of your own home.If you’d like...
  • Mount Vernon Estate
    July 4, 2011 Celebration at Mount Vernon is more than just Fireworks
    On Monday, July 2011 Mount Vernon: George Washington’s Estate and Gardens will be holding an annual American Celebration.There will be a display of made for daytime patriotic colored fireworks, which will shoot out over the Potomac to...