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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Jackson County Records Inventory

Naturalization Declarations of Intention

1833-1981

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 Oregon State Archives:
Naturalization Declarations of Intention, 1854-1913 (.50 cu.ft.); 1859-1975 (10 volumes);
Naturalization Index Cards, 1886-1981 (1 cu.ft.);
Search for 1859-1981 Jackson County naturalization records in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Library:
Naturalizations Jackson Co., Or [Declaration of Intention-includes some declarations from other states-with index-photocopies], vol. 1-5, 1833-1929 (5 volumes).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Declarations of Intention [Index-includes some declarations from other states], 1833-1929 (Jackson County Genealogy Library Web site).

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