Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Gilliam 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:
[Citizenship Petitions Granted-Record], 1930-1960, (1 volume);
Index to Declarations & Citizens Papers, vol. 1, 1885-1927 (1 volume);
Naturaliza'n Proceedings [Register-includes declarations of intentions, petitions, and certificates-with index], 1906-1928 (1 volume);
Petition and Record [with index], vol. 1-2, 1908-1928 (2 volumes);
Petitions for Naturalization [Record-with index], 1927-1960 (1 volume);
Record Naturalization [Petition and Orders], 1885-1889 (1 volume).


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