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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Union County Records Inventory

Naturalization Declarations of Intention

1865-1975

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 Chaplin Building, Clerk's Resource Room:
Naturalizations [Record-includes petitions and declarations of intention-with index], 1926-1975 (2 volumes);
Record of Declaration of Intention [with index], vol. 2-4, 1906-1929 (3 volumes);
Record of Declarations [with index], vol. 1, 1885-1906 (1 volume).

Records at the Joseph Building, Map Room #6 Archives:
Citizens Papers [mostly declarations of intention and oaths of allegiance], 1865-1902 (.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Union County Law Enforcement Services Building, Microfilm Storage Room:
[Record of Declaration of Intention], vol. 2-4, 1906-1929 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Naturalization Declaration of Intention Index [Union County], 1906-1929 (US GenWeb Project).

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