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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Malheur County Records Inventory

Naturalization Petitions and Orders

1861-1980

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 Malheur County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
County Court Index Civil [indexes civil proceedings-includes naturalization information until ca.1907], vol. A, 1887-1951 (1 volume);
County Court Journal Civil Proceedings [includes naturalization information until ca.1907], vol. A-B, 1887-1910 (2 volumes);
Naturalization Court Orders, 1930-1980 (2 volumes);
Naturalization Old File [includes petitions, facts for petition, and certificates], 1861-1908 (.10 cu.ft.);
Naturalization Petitions [includes no. 232-725 and declarations of intention and certificates of arrival-title varies-with index], vol. 4-11, 1931-1980 (8 volumes);
Naturalization Record [includes applications and certificates-with index], vol. 1, 1901-1905, 1932 (1 volume);
Petition and Record [includes declarations of intention-with index], vol. 1-3, 1907-1929 (3 volumes);
Transfer Cases [Naturalization Petitions], 1965-1979 (1 volume).

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