Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Sherman County Records Inventory

Naturalization Petitions and Orders


Series documents the application for United States citizenship by aliens. Information includes name, residence, and occupation of applicant; 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 Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[All Records Pertaining to Naturalization and Citizenship], n.d. (1 reel of microfilm);
Naturalization Record [Petition and Record], vol. A, 1907-1926 (1 volume);
Naturalization Records [Citizenship Petitions Granted], 1930-1945 (1 volume);
Naturalization Records [Index to Naturalization Record], vol. 1, n.d. (1 volume);
Naturalization Records [Naturaliza'n Proceedings-includes declarations of intentions, petitions, and certificates-with index], vol. 1, 1907-1922 (1 volume);
Petition and Record [no. 51-52-with index], vol. B, 1926-1929 (1 volume);
Record of Naturalization [County Court-includes petitions and orders], vol. 1, 1903-1906 (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
All Records Pertaining to Naturalization and Citizenship, n.d. (1 reel of microfilm);
County Court Probate Jourual [sic-Journal-includes insane and naturalization cases], vol. A, 1889-1919 (1 volume);
Historical Value [Citizenship Papers], 1931-1936 (.25 cu.ft.);
Historical Value [Facts for Petition for Naturalization], 1892-1906 (.10 cu.ft.).


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