2. The section requesting other names the person has used is particularly helpful for learning maiden names, names used in the “old country” and other names a person might have used in records.
3. Arrival information, which includes the date of most recent arrival, can help you track down passenger lists and determine whether the person traveled abroad. Keep in mind the applicant’s memory of these details may have been faulty.
4. On the back of the form, notes about organizations or societies the applicant participated in can send you to records such as member lists and newsletters. Also try adding an organization’s name to your newspaper searches for the person.
5. This area will tell you if the person had filed for citizenship but not yet completed the process, and can help you locate naturalization records.