Naturalization Records Listings

County Records

If listings for a county of interest are absent, refer to the Oregon Historical County Records G​uide inventories of naturalization declarations, petitions and certificates held by counties and other repositories. Linked records include abstracted information in the Oregon Historical Records Index.

Benton County

Citizen Certificates, 1903-1906
Naturalization Declarations of Intention, 1889-1928
Naturalization Petitions & Records, 1908-1929

Clackamas County

Naturalization Certificates, 1891-1926
Naturalization Citizenship Application ​Record, 1905-1906
Naturalization Declarations of Intention, 1850-1931
Naturalization Petitions, 1905-1929

Curry County

Naturalization Certificates, 1903-1928
Naturalization Declarations of Intention, 1904-1929
Naturalization Petitions and Records, 1896-1929

Hood River County

Naturalization Records, 1880-1940

Jackson County

Naturalization Declarations of Intention, 1854-1975
Naturalization Deposition Notices, 1946-1972
Naturalization Index, 1886-1981
Naturalization Petition Court Orders, 1942-1982
Naturalization Petitions and Records, 1906-1981
Naturalization Records, 1903-1906
Naturalization Transferred Petitions, 1958-1971

Josephine County

Naturalization Records, 1854-1970
Naturalization Certificates, 1907-1936
Naturalization Declarations of Intention, 1855-1966
Naturalization Index, 1860-1970
Naturalization Orders, 1942-1970
Naturalization Petitions, 1903-1969

Linn County

Naturalization Records, 1850-1956
Naturalization Certificates, 1891-1956
Naturalization Correspondence, 1917-1939
Naturalization Declarations of Intention, 1855-1952
Naturalization Deposition Notices, 1930-1942
Naturalization List, 1854-1929
Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1956
Naturalization Records, 1923
Women's Naturalization Applications, 1941-1953

Marion County

Naturalization Declarations of Intention, 1849-1972
Naturalization Petitions and Records, 1851-1975
Naturalization Repatriation Records, 1937-1956

Polk County

Naturalization Certification Records, 1903-1925
Naturalization Certification Records Index, 1872-1906
Naturalization Declarations of Intention, 1889-1939
Naturalization Petitions and Records, 1906-1928

Tillamook County

Naturalization Certificates, 1907-1927
Naturalization Declarations of Intention, 1890-1954
Naturalization Declarations of Intention Docket, 1888-1892
Naturalization Index Cards, ca. 1871-1954
Naturalization Notices to Take Depositions, 1935-1940
Naturalization Petitions, 1923-1954
Naturalization Petitions Granted, 1930-1954

Umatilla County

Naturalization Declarations of Intention, 1906-1914

Wasco County

Naturalization Records, 1851-1962
Naturalization Certificate Stubs, 1885-1926
Naturalzation Certification Records, 1894-1903
Naturalization Declarations of Intention, 1856-1958
Naturalization Docket, 1916-1930
Naturalization Index, 1854-1939
Naturalization Oaths of Allegiance, 1863-1865
Naturalization Petitions and Records, 1906-1962
Naturalization Register, 1906-1910

Yamhill County

Naturalization Records, 1849-1959
Naturalization Certificate Cards, 1853-1959
Naturalization Certificates, 1907-1927
Naturalization Declarations of Intention, 1853-1956
Naturalization Index, 1853-1951
Naturalization Petitions, 1903-1959

Federal records

The National Archives-Pacific Alaska Region, 6125 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA, 206-526-6507, holds these naturalization records:

U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Oregon

Court Journals of proceedings, 1859-1877
Declarations of intention, 1859-1906
Indexes to declarations and petitions, 1906-1956
Journals of admission to citizenship, 1877-1906
Petitions, 1904-1970
Unindexed petitions based on military service, 1868-1879

U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon

Court Journals of proceedings, 1863-1877
Declarations of intention, 1897-1911
Indexes to declarations and petitions, 1906-1911
Journals of admission to citizenship, 1877-1906
Petitions, 1904-1911

The indexes to naturalization records for both Oregon courts are on microfilm and available in the State Archives Reference Room. Refer to Oregon Federal Court Naturalization Records General Indexes (National Archives film M1242).

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has duplicate naturalization records for all U.S. naturalizations dated after September 26, 1906, and an index to those records.

Requests to USCIS for records of naturalizations dated September 27, 1906 to March 31, 1956 must be sent to the fee-for-service Genealogy Program.

Requests to USCIS for records of naturalizations dated on or after April 1, 1956 must be sent to the Freedom of Information/Privacy Act.​​