Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Clackamas County Records Inventory

Naturalization Petitions and Orders


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 Oregon State Archives:
County Court Civil Journal [includes naturalization-with index], vol. 2, 1881-1887 (1 volume);
County Court Journal [Judicial-includes naturalization until 1906], vol. 3-5, 1888-1920 (3 volumes);
County Court Judicial Journal Index [includes naturalization], 1888-1900 (1 volume);
McLoughlin, John Citizenship Records, 1849-1851 (1 reel of microfilm);
Naturalization Petition [Joseph Eberhart], 1905 (.05 cu.ft.);
Naturalization Petition and Record, 1907-1929 (9 volumes);
Order Book County Court Civil Actions [includes naturalization-with index], 1859-1881 (1 volume).


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