Posts 1,198,635 New York Naturalization Petitions, 1794-1906

I see that has posted the New York Naturalization Petitions, 1794-1906. There are 1,198,635 records in the collection, wheich is from the National Archives. This is an amazing collection of records. On finding that the collection was posted, I immediately did a search on the surname “Meitzler.” I got a return of six Meitzlers in the database (with 80 total entries using the Soundex enries – Metzler, Matzler, etc.. But what I really learned was that my subscription had run out! So – after spending $148 for the next six months, I was again able to do full reviews of Ancestry products. A great side-benefit to that is that I get to continue researchering my own family with one of the greatest resources available – and I get to do this for less than $1 per day.

Once I got my subscripton up-to-date, I was able to see the records for the six “Meitzler” entries in the New York Naturalization Petitions, 1794-1906 database.

Following are those first six entries for the Meitzlers in the New York Naturalizations, 1764-1906 at

Clicking on the first entry – that for John Jacob Meitzler, I got the following:

See the website for this great new database. Note – members will be able to click through directly to the database, search and see their results, and go on to the original document with this link. Non-members will be be able to search, and see their initial search results, but will be redirected with the opportunity to join for a Free Trial period, or a full subscription. I am pleased to say that I have an affiliate relationship, and plan to keep it that way for a long time.

Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (, writes daily at, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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