Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Linn County Records Inventory

Naturalization Petitions and Orders


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 Oregon State Archives:
Deposition Notices [Naturalization], 1930-1942 (.05 cu.ft.);
Naturalization List, 1854-1929 (.10 cu.ft.);
[Naturalization Petitions Granted], 1931-1956 (.10 cu.ft.);
Petition and Record [with index], 1906-1913 (1 volume); vol. 2-3, 1913-1929 (2 volumes);
[Petition and Record-with index], vol. 4, 1928-1929 (1 volume);
Petitions for Naturalization [with index], vol. 6-10, 1938-1955 (5 volumes);
Record of Petitions for Citizenship [with index], vol. 5, 1931-1938 (1 volume);
Women's Naturalization Applications, 1941-1953 (.05 cu.ft.);
Search for 1850-1956 Linn County naturalization records in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
General Register [Official Register of Elections], 1910 (1 volume);
Official Register of Electors [includes some naturalization information], 1900 (1 volume); 1902 (1 volume); 1904 (1 volume); 1906 (1 volume); 1908 (1 volume); 1912 (1 volume); 1914 (1 volume).

State Archives • 800 Summer St. NE • Salem, OR 97310