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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Clatsop County Records Inventory

Naturalization Petitions and Orders

1850-1971

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 Oregon State Archives:
County Court Judicial Journal [Law-includes citizenship], vol. 1, 1851-1887 (1 volume);
County Court Law Journal [includes naturalization records for 1859-1905], vol. 4-7, 1859-1906 (4 volumes);
List of Applicants for Citizenship [with gaps], 1913-1929 (.20 cu.ft.);
Naturalization Misc. [Miscellaneous Administrative Records-includes information about individual petitioners], 1937-1940 (.10 cu.ft.);
Naturalization Petition and Record [includes certificates of arrival and declarations of intention], no. 1725-2963, 1929-1971 (1.90 cu.ft.);
Notice of Application for Admission to Citizenship [rolled], 1907-1910, 1914-1926 (.50 cu.ft.);
Orders List [Naturalization], 1930-1970 (.10 cu.ft.);
Petition and Record [no. 1-1724-with index], vol. 1-14, 1906-1929 (14 volumes);
Repatriation U.S. Citizens [with index], 1941-1949 (.10 cu.ft.);
Transferred Petitions [with index], 1953-1970 (.05 cu.ft.);
Search for 1852-1971 Clatsop County naturalization records in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Clatsop County Public Services Bldg. 820, Clerk, Records & Elections Division Office, Public Microfilm Cabinet:
[Naturalization Petition and Record], vol. 3-13, ca.1910-ca.1928 (4 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Clatsop County Judge Guy Boyington Building, Records Storage Room:
Circuit Court Journal [Naturalization Applications-with index], vol. 17, 1904-1906 (1 volume);
Naturalization [Administrative Letter Books-includes information about individual petitioners], 1906-1912 (2 volumes);
[Naturalization Administrative Letter Books-includes information about individual petitioners], 1912-1916 (1 volume).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Naturalization List [Clatsop County], ca.1850-1906 (US GenWeb Project).

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