March 31, 2003

U.S. citizenship

U.S. citizenship gives a person permanent allegiance to the United States, and as many rights as the nation has to offer. For that reason, it is not easily obtained. To become a U.S. citizen, a person must first have a green card (permanent residence) and meet other requirements, listed below. There are only a few rare exceptions in which a person goes straight from having no status or a temporary visa to getting U.S. citizenship

The Eligibility Criteria
If you are interested in applying for U.S. citizenship, first make sure that:

you have lived in the United States as a lawful permanent resident for at least five years (with exceptions; for example, the time period changes to four years if you got your green card through an application for political asylum, and to three years if you got your green card through marriage to a U.S. citizen and are still married to and living with the citizen. There are other exceptions for refugees and U.S. military personnel)
you have been physically present in the United States for at least half of the last five years (or half of the last four or three years, if you qualify under one of the exceptions above)
you have lived in the district or state where you are filing your application for at least three months
you have not spent more than a year outside the United States
you have not made your primary home in another country
you are at least 18 years old
you have good moral character (in particular, this means that you have not been convicted of a crime, have not failed to pay taxes and have not failed to register for the draft)
you are able to speak, read and write in English
you are able to pass a test covering U.S. history and government, and
you are willing to swear that you believe in the principles of the U.S. Constitution and will be loyal to the United States.


THE OATH OF CITIZENSHIP

I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.


On Nov 17th 1967, I became a citizen of the USA. That is day that I gave this oath of Allegiance. I became a citizen when my parents did on May 22nd 1964 but I wasn't old enough to swear allegiance.


TREASON:

Clause 1: Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

Clause 2: The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.

Posted by Riza Rivera at 1:08 PM

March 29, 2003

Former human shield "I was

Former human shield "I was wrong!" Assyrian Christian

Posted by Riza Rivera at 10:17 AM

March 28, 2003

Joke from my bro-in-law, Dick

Joke from my bro-in-law, Dick

Moishe asked Harry, "Was your wife outspoken?"

Harry said, "Not by anyone I know of."

Posted by Riza Rivera at 1:13 PM

March 26, 2003

These are links to the

These are links to the info on my brother-in-law's family tree.
Windsor Vermont to Genealogy of Braintree, Ma.
I'm posting them so that his family members can check them out.
I'm looking foreward to the Family reunion.

Posted by Riza Rivera at 9:22 AM

March 25, 2003

Barnes Winsor Vermont records

Barnes Winsor Vermont records

Posted by Riza Rivera at 4:00 PM | Comments (1)

Betsey Camp & Buel Barnes

Betsey Camp & Buel Barnes

Note:
Buel Barnes & Betsy (Betsey) camp
Lewis Barnes & Jennette Bennett
Eldred Lewis Manley Barnes & Bessie Thayer Penniman

Camp Connecticut Genealogy

Posted by Riza Rivera at 3:51 PM

Barnes connection to John Alden

Barnes connection to John Alden

Posted by Riza Rivera at 3:45 PM

Barnes & Damon Genealogy for

Barnes & Damon Genealogy for Massachusetts Bay

Note:
Luther Damon & Betsey Thayer
Merit Farnham Penniman & Lavina Faxon Damon
Eldred Lewis Manley Barnes & Bessie Thayer Penniman

Posted by Riza Rivera at 3:37 PM

Barnes Genealogy for Braintree, MA

Barnes Genealogy for Braintree, MA

Posted by Riza Rivera at 3:33 PM

Two great Genealogy Web sites

Two great Genealogy Web sites that are free
Rootsweb is supported by Ancestry(dot)com.
FamilySearch is run by the Mormons
I've found many branches on this web sight (on my husband's side).

I'm also working on my brother-in-laws genealogy (Barnes, Penniman, Damon, Camp...)

Rootsweb
familysearch

Posted by Riza Rivera at 6:06 AM