Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Deschutes County Records Inventory

Naturalization Petitions and Orders


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:
Court Orders Naturalization, 1930-1970 (1 volume);
Naturalization Index, 1917-1969 (.25 cu.ft.);
Petition and Record [Naturalization-with index], 1917-1929 (2 volumes);
Petitions [Naturalization], no. 179-811, 1929-1969 (8 volumes);
Repatriation and Military Naturalizations, 1938-1955 (1 volume);
TR Petitions [Transfers-Naturalization], 1966-1967 (1 volume);
Search for 1917-1969 Deschutes County Naturalizations in Oregon Historical Records Index.

State Archives • 800 Summer St. NE • Salem, OR 97310

Phone: 503-373-0701 • Fax: 503-378-4118 • reference.archives@state.or.us