The NYG&B has been contacted by the staff at President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, DC. They are preparing an exhibit about Lincoln and immigration, and are looking for a citizenship or naturalization certificate (the final document, as versus the intent to naturalize or petition) from the general period of Lincoln’s presidency (1860-1865). They are hoping one of our members or blog readers might have a document, and be willing to scan or photograph it for the upcoming exhibit. The staff at Lincoln’s Cottage are having trouble locating a suitable document in court records and archives as the certificate itself generally went home with the newly naturalized citizen and only indexes and stubs were kept by the courts.
If you have such a certificate and would like to donate a photograph or scan of the document to Lincoln’s Cottage, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.