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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Umatilla County Records Inventory

Naturalization Declarations of Intention

1863-1974

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 Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
Book A Declaration of Intentions [includes a small number of civil judgment cases-with index], 1864-1885 (1 volume);
Naturalization Records [includes certificates of arrival, declarations of intention, petitions, and certificates], ca.1863-ca.1974 (5.50 cu.ft.);
Record of Declaration of Intentions [no. 1-674-with index], vol. 1A, A-B, 1906-1929 (3 volumes);
Record of Declarations [with index], vol. 1, 1885-1906 (1 volume).

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