Many Swedish immigrants wanted to be citizens as soon as possible.

There was 3 steps for citizenship:

1.Declaration of intent (first papers)

2. Petition for naturalization

3. Certificate of citizenship (final papers)

Declarations and petitions often have good information about the immigrant as name, birthdate, birthplace in Sweden, immigration year and also name of immigrant ship.

SwedGen has visited courthouses at some places in the US, digitalizing naturalization papers for Swedes and Norwegians. See our list bleow.

ILCookCook countyCircuit NaturalizationMedborgarskap245
ILCookCook countyCircuit Naturalization-NorgeMedborgarskap72
ILCookCook countySuperior NaturalizationMedborgarskap501
ILCookCook countySuperior Naturalization-NorgeMedborgarskap45
MNNicolletNicollet countyNicollet countyMedborgarskap129
MTSilver BowButteSilver Bow county courtMedborgarskap192
PAClearfieldClearfieldClearfield countyMedborgarskap1210
PALycomingLycoming countyMedborgarskap137
PATiogaWellsboroTioga county courtMedborgarskap74
WYSheridanSheridanSheridan county courtMedborgarskap34