Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wasco 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:
Journal Naturalization Adults [with index], vol 1, 1894-1903 (1 volume);
Journal Naturalization Minors [with index], vol 1, 1894-1902 (1 volume);
Journal Naturalization [with index], vol. 2, 1903-1906 (1 volume);
Naturalization Docket, ca.1916-1930 (1 volume);
Naturalization Index, 1860-1939 (.10 cu.ft.);
Naturalization Notices of Applications, 1919-1927 (.10 cu.ft.);
Naturalization Petitions and Records, 1929-1962 (.35 cu.ft.);
Petition and Record [Naturalization-with index], vol. 3-5, 1906-1929 (3 volumes);
Search for 1851-1962 Wasco County naturalizations in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Declaration of Intentions and Naturalization Records [Abstracted Index], 1854-1906 (1 volume).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Naturalization Petition Index Transcriptions [Wasco County], 1906-1959 (US GenWeb Project).

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