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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Benton County Records Inventory

Naturalization Declarations of Intention

1851-1975

Series documents the process taken by applicants for United States citizenship in declaring their intention to become United States citizens. Information may include applicant's name, age, physical description, place and date of birth, method of immigration, date and port of entry, names and ages of wife and children, and renunciation of allegiance to foreign governments. Declarations of intention may also be attached to naturalization petitions or naturalization certificates.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Naturalization Declarations of Intention, 1889-1928 (3 volumes);
Search for 1903-1929 Benton County naturalization records in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Declaration of Intention [title varies], 1928-1975 (3 volumes);
Index to Naturalizations [indexes declarations of intention, petitions, and certificates], ca.1864-ca.1950 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault, Side Room:
Declaration of Intention Citizenship, 1851-1906 (.45 cu.ft.).

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