Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Clatsop County Records Inventory

Naturalization Declarations of Intention


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:
Declaration of Intentions, no. 4001-4682, 1929-1970 (.25 cu.ft.);
Declaration of Intention [with index], vol. 2-5, 1888-1906 (4 volumes);
Naturalization Declarations of Intentions [alphabetical], 1850-1939 (2.90 cu.ft.);
Naturalization Petition and Record [includes certificates of arrival and declarations of intention], no. 1725-2963, 1929-1971 (1.90 cu.ft.);
Record of Declaration of Intention [no. 1-4000-with index], vol. 1-9, 1906-1929 (9 volumes);
Search for 1850-1970 Clatsop County declaration of intention entries in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Clatsop County Courthouse, Main Floor Vault:
[Declarations-of Intention Alphabetical Register], 1850-1888 (1 volume).

Records at the Clatsop County Judge Guy Boyington Building, Records Storage Room::
Declarations of Intention to Become Citizens of the United States [Register], 1878-1888 (1 volume).

Records at the Clatsop County Public Services Bldg. 820, Clerk, Records & Elections Division Office, Public Microfilm Cabinet:
[Naturalization Declaration of Intention-Records], vol. 1-8, 1906-ca.1928 (2 reels of microfilm).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Declaration of Intention List [Finns and Russians-Clatsop County], n.d.-1888 (US GenWeb Project).


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