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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Polk County Records Inventory

Naturalization Petitions and Orders

1872-1955

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, birthplaces, 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:
Naturalization Certification Index [to Naturalized Aliens-indexes circuit and county court journals and other records], 1872-1906 (1 volume);
Naturalization Journal [includes petitions and affidavits-with index], 1903-1906 (1 volume);
Petitions for Naturalization, vol. 1-3, 1906-1928 (3 volumes).

Records at the Polk County Public Works Department Complex, Building 12, Central Area Pallet:
Court Orders Petitions Denied and Granted, 1930-1955 (1 volume);
Petition and Record [no. 196 to 472-with index], vol. 4-6, 1923-1955 (3 volumes).

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