Women and Naturalization

Throughout much of American history, the citizenship status of a woman was tied to that of her husband. In fact until the early 20th century a woman had no separate citizenship status of her own. If you have immigrant ancestors, male or female, or if your female relative married an immigrant, you may want to take a look at the article “Any woman who is now or may hereafter be married . . .” Women and Naturalization, ca. 1802-1940 on the National Archives website.


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