Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Klamath 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 Klamath County Courthouse, Room 17, Circuit Court Basement Storage Cage:
[Application to Take Oath of Allegiance], 1937-1954 (1 volume);
General Index Petitions, 1938-1979 (1 volume);
Journal County Court [includes naturalization], vol. 1, 1882-1924 (1 volume);
Naturalization Court Orders, 1930-1981 (1 volume);
Naturalization Declarations and Finals [Orders], 1872-1906 (.10 cu.ft.);
[Notice to Take Depositions-related to naturalization petitions], 1938-1949 (.10 cu.ft.);
Petition and Record [with index], vol. 1-2, 1906-1929 (2 volumes);
Petitions [title varies-1930 to 1938 with index], 1930-1979 (14 volumes);
Register and Circuit Court Docket [includes naturalization section], 1907-1913 (1 volume);
Transferred Petitions for Naturalization [with index], 1955-1980 (1 volume).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Naturalization List [Klamath County-includes references to affidavits, declarations of intention, and petitions], 1889-1929 (US GenWeb Project).


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