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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Josephine County Records Inventory

Naturalization Petitions and Orders

1859-1970

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 Oregon State Archives:
Naturalization Index [Cards], 1930-1969 (.10 cu.ft.);
Naturalization Index [Ledger Sheets], 1860-1970 (.10 cu.ft.);
Naturalization Orders, 1942-1970 (.10 cu.ft.);
Naturalization Petitions, 1921-1969 (.50 cu.ft.);
Petition and Record [Naturalization], 1907-1932 (1 volume); 1916-1929 (1 volume);
Record of Naturalization, 1903-1906 (1 volume);
Search for 1854-1970 Josephine County naturalizations in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Josephine County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Naturalization [Correspondence and Petition Reports], 1943-1953 (.25 cu.ft.);
Record County Court Journal [includes some naturalization and insane commitment actions], vol. 1, 1859-1899 (1 volume).

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