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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Coos County Records Inventory

Naturalization Petitions and Orders

1859-1981

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 Coos County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Citizenship Register Final, vol. 1, 1897-1903 (1 volume);
Depositions [Naturalizations], vol. 1, 1937-1957 (1 volume);
Index to Naturalization, ca.1859-1980 (1 volume);
Journal of Naturalization Final Papers, vol. 2, 1903-1906 (1 volume);
Naturalization [County Court Petitions and Orders-photocopies-with index], 1881-1899 (1 volume);
Naturalization Court Orders, 1929-1981 (1 volume);
Petition and Record [title varies], vol. 1-17, 1906-1980 (17 volumes);
Transfers [Naturalization Petitions from Other Courts], 1966-1971 (1 volume).

Records at the Coos County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Naturalization Information [Citizenship Register Final], vol. 1, 1897-1903 (1 reel of microfilm);
Naturalization Information [Court Orders], 1929-1981 (1 reel of microfilm);
Naturalization Information [Depositions], vol. 1, 1937-1957 (1 reel of microfilm);
Naturalization Information [Journal of Naturalization Final Papers], vol. 2, 1903-1906 (1 reel of microfilm);
Naturalization Information [Petition and Record], vol. 1-17, 1906-1980 (6 reels of microfilm);
Naturalization Information [Transfers-includes naturalization petitions from other courts], 1966-1971 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Coos County Courthouse, Old Jail Storage:
Law Journal County Court [includes naturalization petitions and orders for period of 1881 to 1899-with index], 1859-1922 (1 volume).

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