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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Benton County Records Inventory

Naturalization Certificates

1864-1974

Series documents the granting of United States citizenship to petitioners. Records include applications, witness affidavits, court findings granting or denying citizenship, certificates, and indexes. Declarations of intention may also be included. Information includes name, age, and residence of applicant; applicant's dependents; date of filing of declarations of intention and petitions; and volume and page numbers where papers are recorded.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Citizen Certificates, 1903-1906 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Certificates of Naturalization [Stubs], 1912-1925 (4 volumes);
Index to Naturalizations [indexes declarations of intention, petitions, and certificates], ca.1864-ca.1950 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Recorder's Vault:
Citizenship [Naturalization Certificate Stubs-alphabetical], ca.1939-ca.1974 (.25 cu.ft.).

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