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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Polk County Records Inventory

Naturalization Declarations of Intention

1889-1952

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 Oregon State Archives:
Naturalization Declarations of Intention [no. 1 to 376], vol. 1-3, 1889-1939 (4 volumes).

Records at the Polk County Public Works Department Complex, Building 12, Central Area Pallet:
Record of Declaration of Intention [no. 377 to 457-with index], vol. 4, 1939-1952 (1 volume).

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