Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Coos 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 Foreigners to Become Citizens of the United States, 1876-1884 (1 volume);
Declaration of Intention [title varies], vol. A, 1-8, 1881-1969 (9 volumes);
Index to Naturalization, ca.1859-1980 (1 volume).

Records at the Coos County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Naturalization Information [Declaration of Foreigners], 1876-1884 (1 reel of microfilm);
Naturalization Information [Record of Intention], vol. A, 1-8, 1881-1969 (2 reels of microfilm).


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