Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Morrow 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.

Most of the records located in the clerk's vault are available as digital images in a searchable database at the clerk's office.

Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Citizenship Record [with index], vol. A, 1885-1903 (1 volume);
Clerk's Memorandum of Naturalization Proceedings [includes declaration of intention, petition, and certificate information], vol. 1, 1906-1953 (1 volume);
Court Order [Petitions Granted and Denied-Circuit Court], 1932-1953 (1 volume);
Journal Naturalization [with index], vol. 2, 1903-1906 (1 volume);
[Notice of Application for Admission to Citizenship], ca.1911-ca.1928 (.10 cu.ft.);
Petition and Record [with index], vol. 1-3, 1906-1928 (3 volumes);
Petitions [Naturalization-with index], 1926-1948 (1 volume).

Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Basement Records Storage Room:
Journal County Court Law [includes naturalization petitions and orders and widow's pension actions], 1885-1919 (1 volume).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Naturalization Petition Index, 1906-1953 (US GenWeb Project).


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