Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Multnomah County Records Inventory

Naturalization Declarations of Intention


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 Multnomah County Courthouse, Room 131, Circuit Court File Room:
Index to Declaration of Intention, vol. 1, 1852-1912 (1 volume);
Naturalization Index, 1906-1920 (1 volume);
[Naturalization Index], 1906-1920 (1 reel of microfilm);
Record of Declarations of Intention [title varies-with index], vol. 3-46, 1888-1920 (44 volumes).

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