Geneablogy: An occasional Journal about our experiences exploring our heritage

Saturday, April 29, 2000

While showing Great Grandpa Horbal's Certificate of Naturalization to my parents Friday night, we speculated on whether or not Buscha had become a citizen or not. Given that she couldn't read, I thought it unlikely. But according to the National Archives page about naturalization,

"[D]erivative" citizenship was granted to wives and minor children of naturalized men. From 1790 to 1922, wives of naturalized men automatically became citizens.

Given that Great Grandpa became a citizen on July 5, 1922, it appears that Buscha perhaps just beat the deadline. :-)

Posted at 11:55:08 PM