At the Family History Library in Salt Lake City I will search the records of the U.S. Federal District Court (Illinois – Northern District) for the Naturalization record (1906-1950) of your individual listed on the index card found on Family Search from the index NARA publication m1285 – Soundex Index to Naturalization petitions Northern District of Illinois 1840-1950, covering District 9. I anticipate that the record will include both the Declaration and the Petition.
Usually I am available to go to the Family History Library on Monday-Wednesday, sometimes on Friday. You can expect a turnaround time of one week or less, unless there are unexpected problems.
Scanning microfilm documents is not as simple as scanning papers. There are a number of adjustments that may need to be made like straightening the page, zooming in or out, adjusting the focus, or brightness, or contrast.
Sometimes the page is bright in the center and dark in the corners. If scanned like it is, the corners are too dark to read when the center is right. If this is the case, I will provide two scanned images, one dark enough that the center can be read and the other light enough that the corners can be read.
Your scan will include the whole page. This way you will have all column headings and page numbers that appear on the page. You should be able to zoom in as needed to increase the size of the letters, using your photo editing software.
Because of copyright law, this offer is only for copies of unpublished records like – court records, and so on. This offer is not for copies of pages in published books at the FHL.
“Found” means the record was found.
“Not found” means the person was not found on the record.