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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Hood River County Records Inventory

Naturalization Declarations of Intention

1880-1954

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 are included from Wasco County documenting the governance of the Hood River County area prior to the creation of the county in 1908.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Naturalization Declaration of Intentions, 1904-1915 (.05 cu.ft.);
Record of Declaration of Intention [with index], 1880-1937 (2 volumes);
Search for 1880-1937 Hood River County naturalization declarations of intentions in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Hood River County Courthouse, Small Jury Room:
Naturalization Petitions, Orders, Etc. [Declarations of Intention-with index], 1929-1952 (1 volume);
Naturalization Petitions, Orders, Etc. [Petition for Naturalization-includes declarations of intention and certificates of arrival-with index], 1941-1954 (1 volume).

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