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These records include the index to Declarations of Intention, Petitions for Naturalization, and Final Records filed at the Jefferson County Superior Court between 1852 and 1974. The index will give information about the applicant and what documents are included in the files.
For the best search results, search by name. Search by either last name, first and last name, or just the first letter of the last name. The document year is the date of entry into the United States.
Learn about the documentation of Naturalization in Washington and what information is found in the various record types by selecting the tab that says "About this Collection" here
The Oregon Territorial Legislature created Jefferson County on December 22, 1852. It is named in honor of President Thomas Jefferson. The county is located on the northwestern corner of the state and is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west and Puget Sound on the east.
All records are in English.
These records are open for research.
Transcribed and proofread by Eric Bomstein, Jeanie Bond, Rae Hughes, Inez Johnson, Ronalee Kincaid, and Eleanor Thompson.
Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Jefferson County Clerk, Naturalization Records, 1852-1974, Office of the Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].
Source: Jefferson County Government, County Clerk, Declaration of Intentions, 1855-1971; Naturalization Final Record, 1893-1906; Naturalization Papers, 1860-1906; Petition and Record, 1906-1973; Washington State Archives, Northwest Regional Branch.
For more information, to learn about related records, or to find Naturalization records not included on this website, contact the Northwest Regional Branch at (360) 650-3125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.