Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Douglas 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 Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Archives:
Citizenship [Naturalization Card Index-also indexes register of electors], ca.1859-ca.1975 (.75 cu.ft.);
Civil & Citizenship Index for Vol. 2, [of the Journal Civil Citizenship-includes civil, naturalization, and insane commitment cases], 1859-1899 (1 volume);
[County Court Journal of Civil & Citizenship-includes civil, naturalization, and insane commitment cases], vol. 2-3, 1859-1948 (1 reel of microfilm);
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);
Naturalization Sheets and Packets [includes notices of application for citizenship and depositions], ca.1915-ca.1927 (.10 cu.ft.);
Orders-Naturalization, 1930-1969 (1 volume);
Overseas Naturalization [with index], 1954 (1 volume);
Petition and Record [with index], vol. 1-3, 1906-1929 (3 volumes);
Petitions of Naturalization [with index], vol. 4-9, 1926-1975 (6 volumes);
Record of Naturalization, 1904-1906 (1 volume).


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