Where would be the best location to start? She came with her Grandmother Rosalia Sadkowski LDRP-1JV or Grandfather Xavier Sadkowski LDRS-M32. I am looking for her parents' names.
Thank you Bonni Stockman
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Thanks so much for asking! Maile 😁
I was looking at Sadie Littfin's sources. The 1900 US census states that she immigrated in 1890 and she was unnaturalized. The 1910 census states that she immigrated in 1893. The 1930 census provides that immigrated in 1890 and was a naturalized citizen. All three list that she and her parents are German. Checkout Erie County, New York Genealogy or Pueblo County, Colorado Genealogy on FamilySearch Wiki to see what records there may be for immigration, naturalization or marriages
@BonniStockman, I would just like to add a few thoughts that may be helpful in your search for immigration records for your ancestor.
As was pointed out, the Research Wiki is an excellent place to start you research in this area. May I suggest that a good starting point is the Research Wiki page, "United States Naturalization and Citizenship", using the following link:
It is likely that your ancestor was naturalized (or started that process) sometime after 1906. You'll notice from your reading the the process and authority for naturalization cases changed after 1906. The wiki page also provides links to Immigration records by state. The section, Locating Records by Time Period will be of particular value.
The Census records, included as Sources for your ancestor, provide excellent hints about the Naturalization process: indicated the year of immigration, number of years in the United States, and the immigration status (AL, PA, or NA). The 1900 census has a strange notation in the Naturalization (status) column that might mean "un-naturalized," although the Enumeration Instructions were fairly specific about what should appear in that column. The notation might also mean "unknown" - suggesting, possibly, that the Sadie Littfin was not the individual provided the information to the enumerator.
The 1930 census is the first census that clearly indicates that Sadie was, by then, a naturalized citizen. Fortunately, all of the sources for Sadie suggest that she was naturalized in Colorado.
You may want to continue you research by reviewing the Research Wiki page, Colorado Naturalization and Citizenship, with the following link:
FamilySearch does hold the Collection: Colorado Naturalization Records, 1876-1990, at:
There is a link, under the title, How to Use This Collection; which is intended to help you navigate the collection. However, in this case it may fall short of that. There is a rather good section, Other FamilySearch Collections, that will point you to other resources in FamilySearch.
This also includes a Collection Coverage Table that helps to put a range of years in which the various parts of the collection will apply. You'll find that several parts of the Collection are beyond the years that would really apply to your ancestor. From the table, you'll likely see that Naturalization Case Files may be of most interest.
I hope that this helps.
I left out some information,
Son:Milton Carolum Spiess
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Thank you so much Maile that really helps.
Thank you so much for your help I will spend time looking into Erie County and Pueblo County. This is all new to me but I would love to learn more.
FamilySearch wiki is a great place to learn background about what records are available for different localities and how to research. There are so many things available there. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you need help.
Thank you @Mike357 the information you gave me is very insightful and I looking at those now.
I appreciate you commenting on my post.