The State Archives has created a naturalization pathfinder to help researchers determine where to locate records of New Yorkers' naturalizations from 1664 to the modern day. Naturalization records are created pursuant to the U.S. Constitution and federal law. If a naturalization proceeding occurred in a state court in New York, the resulting records are in custody of the county clerk's office in the county where the proceeding occurred. Addresses of county clerk's offices are available at the New York State Department of State website.
If the naturalization proceeding occurred in a federal court in New York, the resulting records are found in one of two places: the federal district court clerk's office (newer records), or the National Archives' Northeast Region. For further information about naturalization and related records see our publication on Naturalization and Related Records.