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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Columbia County Records Inventory

Naturalization Petitions and Orders

1854-1956

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, birthplaces, 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 Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Vault:
[Citizenship Petitions Granted and Denied], 1929-1956 (1 volume);
Index to Naturalization Record [indexes naturalization records in circuit court journal, county court journal, commissioners' journal, and miscellaneous record], ca.1854-ca.1940 (1 volume);
Petition and Oath of Allegiance [with index], no. 864-948, 1944-1954 (1 volume);
Petition and Record [with index], no. 1-448, 1907-1928 (5 volumes);
[Petition for Naturalization-with index], no. 449-461, 1928-1929 (1 volume);
Petition [Naturalization], no. 462-500, 1930-1935 (1 volume);
Petitions [Naturalization-with index], no. 501-863, 1935-1944 (6 volumes);
Record of Naturalization [Affidavits-includes circuit and county courts], 1903-1906 (1 volume).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Columbia County Naturalization List [partial], 1854-1899 (US GenWeb Project);
Naturalization Records [List], vol. 4, 1921-1924 (US GenWeb Project).

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