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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Baker County Records Inventory

Naturalization Petitions and Orders

1867-1971

Series documents the application for United States citizenship by aliens. Information includes name, residence, and occupation of applicants; place and date of birth; emigration place, date, and vessel; declaration of intention dates; name, birthplace, and birth date of dependents; and renunciation of allegiance to foreign governments. Accompanying the petitions are witness and petitioner affidavits, oaths of allegiance, court orders admitting or denying citizenship, declarations of intention, depositions, and certificates of arrival.

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Upper Vault:
Court Orders [includes recommendations to grant naturalization petitions], 1937-1971 (1 volume);
Depositions [Naturalization-in locked cabinet], 1909-1918 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Index of Naturalization Records-indexes declarations, petitions, and certificates], 1867-1941 (1 volume);
[Index to Naturalization], 1904-1906. (1 volume);
Journal of Naturalization, vol. 1, 1894-1896 (1 volume);
Military Naturalization [Record], 1954 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Naturalization Index Cards and Certificate Stubs-includes petition information], ca.1873-ca.1965 (.20 cu.ft.);
Petition and Record [with index], vol. 3-7, 1907-1931 (5 volumes);
Petitions [with index], no. 302-494, 1935-1971 (4 volumes);
Record of Naturalization [Circuit and County Courts], 1904-1906 (1 volume);
Repatriation [Application to Take Oath of Allegiance], 1952, 1962 (1 volume).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Naturalization Petition List [Baker County], ca.1907-n.d. (sampubco.com).

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