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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Washington County Records Inventory

Naturalization Declarations of Intention

1846-1955

Series documents the process taken by applicants for United States citizenship by renouncing allegiance to foreign sovereignties and 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 Oregon State Archives:
Circuit Court Naturalization Declaration of Intention [Records-alphabetical arrangement], ca.1846-ca.1911 (.45 cu.ft.);
Declaration of Intention [County Court], vol. 1, 1888-1906 (1 volume);
Declaration of Intention [no. 743-1004-with index], vol. 7-8, 1929-1955 (2 volumes);
Record of Declaration of Intention [with index], no. 1-742, 1906-1929 (6 volumes).

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