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These records include the index to Declarations of Intention, Petition and Record, and Final Citizenship Records filed at the Whatcom County Superior Court between 1872 and 1988. 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 Whatcom County on March 9, 1854 from Island County, and named the county in honor of the local Native American chief. It is located in the northwest corner of the state.
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], Whatcom County Clerk, Naturalization Records, 1872-1988, Office of the Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].
Source: Whatcom County Government, Court Clerk, Application to Take Oath Regarding Citizenship, 1922-1953; Declaration of Intention, 1872-1988; Naturalization Depositions, 1908-1959; Naturalization Final Record, 1896-1906; Petition and Record, 1906-1988; 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.