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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Umatilla County Records Inventory

Naturalization Petitions and Orders

1863-1974

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:
Naturalizations [mostly depositions], 1914 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
[County Court Judicial and Administrative Journal-includes mostly adoption and juvenile cases with a few naturalization cases], 1900-1922 (1 volume);
[County Court Judicial Journal-includes naturalization-with index], 1863-1890 (1 volume);
Index to Naturalization Record, 1903-1906 (1 volume);
Naturalization Records [includes certificates of arrival, declarations of intention, petitions, and certificates], ca.1863-ca.1974 (5.50 cu.ft.);
Petition and Record [no. 1 to 381-with index], vol. 1B, 2A, 3-5, 1913-1921 (5 volumes);
Record of Naturalization, vol. 2, 1903-1906 (1 volume).

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