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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Harney County Records Inventory

Naturalization Declarations of Intention

1889-1978

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 Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Declaration of Intention and Petition for Naturalization [includes related records-with index], no. 190-312, 1904-1946 (4 binders);
Declaration of Intention [with index], no. 372-467. 1929-1958 (1 binder);
Index to Miscellaneous Files [includes entries for naturalization], vol. A, 1889-1929 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Naturalization Records-includes facts for petition for naturalization, facts for declaration of intention, request for certificate of arrival, and related records], ca.1906-ca.1929 (.25 cu.ft.);
Record of Declaration of Intention [no. 1 to 300-with index], vol. 1-3, 1907-1920 (3 volumes);
Record of Declaration of Intention [with index], no. 1-71, 1921-1929 (1 volume).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Naturalization Declaration of Intention Records, 1889-1978 (Familysearch.org).

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