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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Marion County Records Inventory

Naturalization Petitions and Orders

1841-1975

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:
County Court Journals [includes naturalization cases], vol. 2-5, 1875-1939 (4 volumes);
Naturalization Petitions and Records [Index to Final Papers], vol. 1, 1851-1975 (1 volume);
Naturalization Petitions and Records [Petitions Granted and Denied], 1896-1906, 1930-1975 (3 volumes);
Naturalization Petitions and Records [Transferred Petitions], 1954-1973 (1 volume);
Naturalization Petitions and Records [with index], vol. 1-30, 1906-1975 (30 volumes);
Naturalization Repatriation Records [includes applications for repatriations of native-born women-with index], vol. 1, 1937-1956 (1 volume);
Search for 1841-1904 Marion County naturalizations in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Marion County Courthouse, County Clerk's Recording Office Vault:
Miscellaneous Files [Deposition on Petitions for Naturalization], 1931-1940 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Marion County Archives:
[Citizenships-includes petitions, orders, depositions, and certificates-accession no. 02.026.016], 1854-1929 (.25 cu.ft.);
Index to Final Papers [Naturalization Orders-index cards], 1930-1975 (.30 cu.ft.).

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