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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Union County Records Inventory

Naturalization Petitions and Orders

1864-1975

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 Chaplin Building, Clerk's Resource Room:
Index of Naturalization Papers issued Prior to 1906 [indexes county court judicial journal and circuit court journal], ca.1865-1905 (1 volume);
Naturalizations [Certificate Stubs and Naturalization Index Cards], ca.1927-ca.1973 (.15 cu.ft.);
Naturalization Court Orders, 1930-1974 (1 volume);
Naturalization Record [with index], 1903-1906 (1 volume);
Naturalizations [Record-includes petitions and declarations of intention-with index], 1926-1975 (2 volumes);
Petition and Record [with index], vol. 1-3, 1906-1929 (3 volumes);
Repatriation [Record], vol. 1, 1940-1954 (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 Joseph Building, County Archives Room #2:
Records [Judicial Journal-includes naturalization and insane commitment information], vol. A, 1864-1890 (1 volume).

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