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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Columbia County Records Inventory

Naturalization Declarations of Intention

1859-1954

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 Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Vault:
Declaration of Intention [Record of Citizenship in back of folder], 1923 (.05 cu.ft.);
Declaration of Intentions, ca.1859-1905 (.25 cu.ft.);
Declaration of Intention [with index], no. 902-1300, 1929-1954 (3 volumes);
Declarations of Intention [with index],1891-1906 (1 volume);
Record of Declaration of Intention [no. 1-901-with index], vol. 1-5, 1906-1929 (5 volumes).

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