Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Yamhill County Records Inventory

Naturalization Declarations of Intention


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 Oregon State Archives:
Declaration of Intentions [Record], vol. 1, 1888-1906 (1 volume);
Index of Naturalization, 1853-1959 (.10 cu.ft.);
Naturalization Declarations of Intention, 1853-1937 (.30 cu.ft.); 1906-1956 (7 volumes);
Naturalization Index [Declaration of Intention Chronological List], 1853-1968 (.10 cu.ft.);
Search for 1849-1959 Yamhill County naturalizations in Oregon Historical Records Index.

State Archives • 800 Summer St. NE • Salem, OR 97310

Phone: 503-373-0701 • Fax: 503-378-4118 • reference.archives@state.or.us