Emigration: McKay, James; Declaration of Intention, Kings Co., NY - 1915

Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives
Antrim Index


Contributed by C. Hunt


No. 48658
Name: James McKAY
Age: 54
Occupation: Fireman
Color: White
Complexion: Fair
Height: 6'
Weight: 195
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Gray
Marks: none
Where Born: County Antrim Ireland
Date of Birth: 11 Aug 1860
Resides: 211 Greenpoint Ave., Brooklyn, NY
Emigrated from: Liverpool England
Vessel: Kensington
Foreign Residence was: County Antrim Ireland
Arrived at Port of: New York
Date of Arrival: 1 Apr 1895
Date Sworn: 5 Mar 1915

[ship spelled Kinsington]

The Declaration of Intention was the first step in becoming
a U.S. Citizen. It is also called First Papers. After 1906
it was a 3 step process to become a citizen. First this
Declaration. Then the Petition for Naturalization and when
the Petition was granted the person became a citizen and got
their citizenship.

Source: FHL #2314450