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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Jefferson County Records Inventory

Naturalization Petitions and Orders

1914-1953

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 Jefferson County Administration Building, Clerk's Record Room:
Orders Admitting to Citizenship, 1932-1953 (1 volume);
Petition and Record [with index], vol. 1, no. 1-83, 1915-1930 (1 volume);
Petitions for Citizenship [with index], 1931-1952 (1 volume).

Records at the Jefferson County Administration Building, Clerk's Private Office:
Declaration of Intention and/or Petitions for Citizenship [photocopies], ca.1914-ca.1949 (1 volume).

Records at the Jefferson County Historical Society Museum:
Declaration of Intention and/or Petitions for Citizenship [photocopies], ca.1914-ca.1949 (1 volume).

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