Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Tillamook 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 Oregon State Archives:
County Court Journal [includes administrative actions as well as some naturalization and probate actions], 1867-1884 (1 volume);
County Court Journal [includes adoption and naturalization information], 1895-1922 (1 volume);
County Court Record [includes a few naturalizations], vol. 3, 1889-1893 (1 volume);
Law Journal [County Court-includes civil, naturalization, and insane commitment judicial cases and a small number of administrative actions-with index], vol. B, 1865-1895 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous Record [includes naturalization-with index], vol. A, 1860-1874 (1 volume);
Naturalization Index Cards, 1871-1954 (.10 cu.ft.);
Naturalization Notices to Take Depositions, 1935-1940 (.10 cu.ft.);
Naturalization Petitions, 1923-1954 (9 volumes);
Naturalization Petitions Granted, 1930-1954 (1 volume);
Search for 1860-1954 Tillamook County naturalization records in Oregon Historical Records Index.

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

Phone: 503-373-0701 • Fax: 503-378-4118 • reference.archives@state.or.us