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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Linn County Records Inventory

Naturalization Declarations of Intention

1855-1952

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 Oregon State Archives:
Declaration of Intention [County Court-with index], vol. 1, 1890-1906 (1 volume);
Declaration of Intention [includes only 6 entries], vol. 1, 1877-1891 (1 volume);
Naturalization Declarations of Intention Miscellaneous Orders, 1912-1920 (.05 cu.ft.);
Naturalization Declaration of Intention [Papers-alphabetical], 1855-1902 (.45 cu.ft.);
Record of Declaration of Intention [with index], vol. 1-4, 1906-1952 (4 volumes);
Search for 1850-1956 Linn County naturalization records in Oregon Historical Records Index.

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