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== Post 1906 Records  ==
 
== Post 1906 Records  ==
  
For naturalization records after September 1906, contact the [http://www.archives.gov/pacific-alaska/ National Archives—Pacific Northwest Region] (Seattle) or use the [http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=d21f3711ca5ca110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD&vgnextchannel=d21f3711ca5ca110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD Genealogy Program] at [http://www.uscis.gov www.uscis.gov]. The Seattle Branch has records of the U.S. District Court for 1859 to 1970, and the U.S. Circuit Court for 1870 to 1912.  
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*For naturalization records after September 1906, contact the [http://www.archives.gov/pacific-alaska/ National Archives—Pacific Northwest Region] (Seattle) or use the [http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=d21f3711ca5ca110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD&vgnextchannel=d21f3711ca5ca110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD Genealogy Program] at [http://www.uscis.gov www.uscis.gov]. The Seattle Branch has records of the U.S. District Court for 1859 to 1970, and the U.S. Circuit Court for 1870 to 1912.  
  
The Family History Library has U.S. District Court indexes 1863-1956 and records 1859-1941 (beginning on Family History Library film {{FHL|644919|title-id|disp=1492135 item 2}}), and U.S. Circuit Court indexes 1859-1956 (beginning on Family History Library film {{FHL|544534|title-id|disp=1433979}}). There is also a published index covering the years 1906-1930,
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*The Family History Library has U.S. District Court indexes 1863-1956 and records 1859-1941 (beginning on Family History Library film {{FHL|644919|item|disp=FHL film1492135 item 2}}), and U.S. Circuit Court indexes 1859-1956 {{FHL|544534|item|disp=FHL film 1433979 (first film)}}.  
  
*W. David Samuelsen, ''Oregon Naturalization Records Index'' (Family History Library book {{FHL|757153|title-id|disp=979.5 P4s}}).
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*W. David Samuelsen, ''Oregon Naturalization Records Index'' (Family History Library book {{FHL|757153|item|disp=FHL book 979.5 P4s.}} A published index covering the years 1906-1930.
  
The library also has military petitions covering 1917-1918. Information about Oregon Naturalization can be found on the internet.&nbsp; Use a search engine and key works such as Oregon Naturalization and Citizenship. <!--{12077864903600} -->  
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*The Family History Library also has military petitions covering 1917-1918. Information about Oregon Naturalization can be found on the internet. Use a search engine and key works such as Oregon Naturalization and Citizenship.  
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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''[[Oregon]] Research Outline.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1998, 2001.  
 
''[[Oregon]] Research Outline.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1998, 2001.  
  
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''  
  
 
[[Oregon, Columbia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oregon, Columbia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
[[Oregon, Columbia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oregon, Columbia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  

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History

In the territorial era, immigrants could apply for citizenship at any U.S. district court. Naturalization records filed as part of the “donation land” laws are at the National Archives.

After statehood in 1859, the circuit court had primary jurisdiction over naturalization. The county clerk served as clerk of the circuit court and kept the records. You can obtain copies of declarations and petitions from the clerk's office in each county. Some naturalization records may also be found in county court journals or U.S. district court records. The Family History Library has copies of some naturalization records for Oregon.

Post 1906 Records

  • W. David Samuelsen, Oregon Naturalization Records Index (Family History Library book FHL book 979.5 P4s. A published index covering the years 1906-1930.
  • The Family History Library also has military petitions covering 1917-1918. Information about Oregon Naturalization can be found on the internet. Use a search engine and key works such as Oregon Naturalization and Citizenship.

References

Oregon Research Outline. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1998, 2001.

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Oregon, Columbia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

NOTE: All of the information from the original research outline has been imported into this Wiki site and is being updated as time permits.