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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Lane County Records Inventory

Naturalization Petitions and Orders

1853-1981

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 Lane County Courthouse, Court Archives:
Index to Circuit Court Miscellaneous [includes insane commitments and some naturalization cases], vol. 2, ca.1864-1977 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Courthouse, Court Exhibit Room:
County Court Journal [includes naturalization cases until 1906], vol. 2-8, 1875-1953 (7 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Research Library:
[Commissioners Journals Index-includes naturalization and medical license entries], 1911-1936 (1 reel of of microfilm);
[Index to Commissioners Journals-includes naturalization and medical license entries], 1911-1936 (1 volume);
Naturalization Petitions [no. 424-2853-with index], vol. 1-24, 1930-1981 (24 volumes);
Naturalization Record [Cards-alphabetical], ca.1889-ca.1971 (1 cu.ft.);
Naturalization Record [Index-to petitions and certificates], ca.1854-1980 (1 volume);
Petition and Record [Naturalization-no. 1 to 50-with index], vol. 1, 1906-1912 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
Citizenship Record [with index], vol. 1, 1893-1903 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous Naturalization Records [Application and Oath of Allegiance Form-location: 10.89.35], 1954-1956 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous Naturalization Records [County Orders Citizenship Petitions Denied and Granted-location: 10.89.35], 1930-1981 (2 volumes);
Miscellaneous Naturalization Records [Naturalization Petitions-location: 10.89.35], vol. 1, 1954-1956 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous Naturalization Records [Transfers of Naturalization Petitions], 1953-1980 (1 volume);
Naturalization Record [with index], vol. 2, 1903-1906 (1 volume);
Petition and Record [no. 51-423-with index], vol. II-V, 1912-1930 (4 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).

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Precinct Register [Naturalization Index-clerk's verification of voter's citizenship-location: c1.s14], vol. 1-2, 1915 (2 volumes).

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