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These records include the index to Declarations of Intention and Petitions and Records filed at the San Juan County Superior Court between 1871 and 1960. 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 Washington Territorial Legislature created San Juan County on October 13, 1873 from Whatcom County. It is named after the largest island, San Juan, found within the San Juan Archipelago. Lieutenant Juan Francisco de Eliza named the island in honor of the Catholic Saint San Juan Bautista. The county is the states’ smallest in area is made up of a small cluster of islands located east of Vancouver Island in Puget Sound.
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], San Juan County Clerk, Naturalization Records, 1871-1960, Office of the Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].
Source: San Juan County Government, County Clerk, Declaration of Intention, 1890-1957; Petition and Record, 1892-1960; 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.