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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Lake County Records Inventory

Naturalization Declarations of Intention

1875-1970

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 Lake County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Declaration of Intention [with index], vol. 1, 1889-1906 (1 volume); vol. 5, 1929-1952 (1 volume);
Immigration & Naturalization [Declaration of Intention], 1952-1970 (1 volume);
Record of Declaration of Intention [no. 1 to 590-with index], vol. 2-5, 1907-1929 (4 volumes).

Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement North Storage Room:
Commissioners Records [County Court Judicial and Administrative Case Files-includes road petitions and reports, county officials reports, insane commitment records, and naturalization declarations of intention, petitions, and certificates], ca.1875-ca.1940 (7.50 cu.ft.);
County Court Journal [includes naturalization until 1906 and insane commitments], vol. 2, 1902-1919 (1 volume).

Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement South Storage Room:
Naturalization Papers [Miscellaneous-includes declarations of intention, petitions, and certificates], ca.1882-ca.1957 (.75 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lake County Museum:
Journal County Court [includes naturalization and insane commitment information], vol. 1, 1875-1902 (1 volume).

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