INDEX TO NATURALIZATION RECORD

DISTRICT AND COUNTY COURTS

BASTROP COUNTY, TEXAS

FROM 1837 TO 1941

Bastrop, July 21st, Delegation of the WPA naturalization record index in

Bastrop County, including the names of many naturalized civilians,

was announced today by Wa. C. E. Wagoner, district manager.

Completion of the project, which was certified by the War

Department as important in the National Defense Program,

makes information available on all persons naturalized

in the county p? to September, 1906, ? attached. Later

naturalization records required no ? be made, standardized

procedure having been followed in filing papers after the year

1906.  Earlier information had been difficult and sometimes

impossible to obtain prior to the completion of the WPA project, see attached.

The naturalization project was prepared jointly by the Advisory

Committee  to the Council of National Defense and by the

Immigration and Naturalization Service of the Department of

Justice. A statewide index of naturalization records will be

prepared, arranged alphabetically by counties, and will

be made available to the Immigration and Naturalization

Service, Carbin Copies of index records will be available

in the offices of county clerks for each county and for

future reference and use by investigators and the general public, WPA officials stated.

The project provided approximately 3 months employment for

3 clerical writers in Bastrop County and six months employment for 400 workers in Texas.

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