Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Multnomah 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 Multnomah County Courthouse, Room 131, Circuit Court File Room:
Circuit Court Citizenship Journal, vol. 160-161, 1903-1905 (2 volumes); vol. 167-168, 1905-1906 (2 volumes);
Citizenship Docket [Hearing of Application for Citizenship-at back of volume], 1907-1908 (1 volume);
Hearing of Petitions for Naturalizations Docket, 1908-1912 (1 volume);
Index to Citizenship Journals, 1854-1906 (1 volume);
Index to Citizen [title varies], 1854-1906 (2 volumes);
[Journal County Court Law-includes some citizenship and insanity cases], vol. 1-8, 1859-1934 (4 reels of microfilm);
Naturalization Index, 1906-1920 (1 volume);
[Naturalization Index], 1906-1920 (1 reel of microfilm);
Petition and Record [with index], vol. 1-22, 1906-1920 (22 volumes).

Records at the Towne Storage Building, Multnomah County Circuit Court Records Area:
Citizenship Records [Record of Citizenship-trifolded], 1923-1929 (.40 cu.ft.).


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