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These records include both index and images to Declarations of Intention and Petitions for Naturalization filed at the Columbia County Superior Court between 1908 and 1953. Some of these records include affidavits, arrival/departure slips, depositions, and in some cases, photographs.
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 Columbia County on November 11, 1875, and it was part of Walla Walla County. Situated in the southeastern part of the state, it is bordered by Oregon on the south and the Snake River on the north and, it is named in recognition of the Columbia River, the “great river of the West.”
All records are in English.
These records are open for research.
Filmed and indexed by Washington State Archives, Eastern Regional Branch.
Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Columbia County Clerk, Naturalization Records, 1908-1953, Office of the Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].
Source: Columbia County Government, Clerk, Citizenship Petition, 1933-1953; Declaration of Intention, 1908-1941; Petition and Record 1908-1928; Washington State Archives, Eastern Regional Branch.
For more information, to learn about related records, or to find Naturalization records not included on this website, contact the Eastern Regional Branch at (509) 235-7508 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.