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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Douglas County Records Inventory

Naturalization Petitions and Orders

1859-1975

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 Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Archives Storage Room:
Citizenship [Naturalization Card Index-also indexes register of electors], ca.1859-ca.1975 (.75 cu.ft.);
[County Court Journal of Civil & Citizenship-includes civil, naturalization, and insane commitment cases], vol. 2-3, 1859-1948 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Records Vault 115:
Index to Naturalization Prior to November 1906, n.d.-1906 (1 volume);
Journal Civil Citizenship [includes civil, naturalization, and insane commitment cases-with index], vol. 2-3, 1859-1948 (2 volumes).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Genealogy Room:
Civil & Citizenship Index for Vol. 2 [of the Journal Civil Citizenship-includes civil, naturalization, and insane commitment cases], 1859-1899 (1 volume);
Naturalization List [Notice of Application for Admission to Citizenship], 1911-1919 (.05 cu.ft.);
Naturalization List [Sheets and Packets-includes Notice of Application for Admission to Citizenship and depositions], 1894-1941 (.40 cu.ft.);
Orders for Naturalization [Record], 1970-1975 (1 volume);
Orders Naturalization [Record], 1930-1969 (1 volume);
Overseas Naturalization [Record-with index], 1954 (1 volume);
Petition and Record [with index], vol. 1-3, 1906-1929 (3 volumes);
Petitions of Naturalization [Record-with index], vol. 4-9, 1926-1975 (6 volumes);
Record of Naturalization, 1904-1906 (1 volume);
Various Files [Notice of Application for Admission to Citizenship], 1924-1927 (.05 cu.ft.);
Various Files [Persons Admitted to United States Citizenship-List], 1900-1959 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Civil & Citizenship Index for Vol. 2 [of the Journal Civil Citizenship-includes civil, naturalization, and insane commitment cases-includes document images], 1859-1899 (familysearch.org);
Naturalization Index [Card Index-also indexes register of electors-includes document images], ca.1859-ca.1950 (familysearch.org);
Orders for the Court [Admitting or Denying-includes document images], 1930-1969 (familysearch.org);
Petitions for Naturalization [includes document images], vol. 2-8, 1910-1960 (familysearch.org);
Petitions for Naturalization [Record of Naturalization-includes document images], 1904-1906 (familysearch.org).

 

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