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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Lane County Records Inventory

Naturalization Declarations of Intention

1853-1980

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 Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Research Library:
Declaration of Intention [Record], vol. 1, 1886-1906 (1 volume);
Declarations of Intention [Record-with index], no. 677-799, 1929-1935 (1 volume);
Record of Declaration of Intention [no. 1-676-with index], vol. I-V, 1906-1929 (5 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
Miscellaneous Naturalization Records [Declarations of Intentions-with index-location: 10.89.35], no. 800-1294, 1935-1974 (2 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center, Microfilm Storage Room:
Naturalization Records [includes declaration and petition information], 1853-1980 (1 reel of microfilm).

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