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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Washington County Records Inventory

Naturalization Petitions and Orders

1844-1956

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:
Copies [Citizenship Petitions Granted and Denied], 1930-1955 (1 volume);
Index Record Naturalized Citizens [indexes naturalization actions in circuit, county, and U.S. district court journals as well as naturalization volumes], 1844-1915 (1 volume);
Index to Citizenship [indexes naturalization actions in circuit, county, and U.S. district court journals as well as naturalization volumes], 1844-1915 (1 volume);
Index to Dates of Naturalization [indexes naturalization actions in circuit, county, and U.S. district court journals as well as various petition and record volumes], 1844-1905, (1 volume);
Index to Naturalized Citizens [indexes naturalization actions in circuit, county, and U.S. district court journals as well as various petition and record volumes], 1844-1956 (1 volume);
Law Record County Court [includes naturalization, insane commitment, and adoption information-with index], vol. 3, 1892-1899 (1 volume);
Petition and Record [no. 1-474-with index], vol. 1-6, 1906-1928 (6 volumes);
Petition for Citizenship [no. 475-793-with index], vol. 7-11, 1929-1956 (5 volumes);
Search for 1844-1956 Washington County naturalizations in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Circuit Court Record [U.S. District Court Journal-includes naturalization actions], vol. 1, 1849-1852 (1 volume);
Law Record County Court [includes insane commitment, adoption, and naturalization cases], vol. 2, 1884-1892 (1 volume);
Law Record County Court [includes insane commitment, adoption, and naturalization cases-with index], vol. 4-5, 1899-1921 (2 volumes);
Records [County Court Judicial Journal-includes naturalization cases], vol. 1, 1859-1884 (1 volume).

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