The immigration experience was recorded in a variety of records. Passenger Lists and Naturalization Records are the primary tools for researching your ancestor's immigration into the United States.
Emigration refers to leaving a country. Immigration refers to entering a country.
The Society Library generally holds only immigration information.
Choose which record type you would like to review:
- Passenger Lists
- Naturalization Records
Naturalization is the legal procedure by which an alien becomes a citizen of the United States. Naturalization records may provide a vital link for tracing an ancestor to his or her country of origin and can be a rich source of information about the immigrant and his or her family. Naturalization records for the state of Wisconsin are maintained by the Archives Division.
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