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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Lake County Records Inventory

Naturalization Petitions and Orders

1875-1974

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 Lake County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Immigration & Naturalization [Notice of Denial and Admission-Orders], 1930-1974 (1 volume);
Immigration & Naturalization [Persons Naturalized Over Seas-includes petitions and certificate stubs], 1954-1955 (.05 cu.ft.);
Petition and Record [no. 1 to 328-with index], vol. 1-4, 1909-1929 (4 volumes);
Petitions For Naturalization [no. 329-519], vol. 5-7, 1930-1972 (3 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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