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These records include the index to Declarations of Intention and Petitions for Naturalization filed at the Yakima County Superior Court between 1882-1907 and 1973-1980. The index will give information about the applicant and what documents are included in the files. The Yakima County Clerk’s copies of both Declarations and Petitions filed between 1907 and 1973 are not known to exist. Persons interested in finding records for the missing dates for Yakima County need to inquire with the appropriate federal government agency in charge of immigration and naturalization.
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 Yakima County on January 21, 1865 from Ferguson County, which is no longer in existence and, it was named in honor of the Yakima Native American tribe and means “black bear.” The county is located in the south central part of the state.
All records are in English.
These records are open for research.
Transcribed and proofread by staff and volunteers of the Washington State Archives, Central Regional Branch.
Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Yakima County Clerk, Naturalization Records, 1882-1907, 1973-1980, Office of the Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].
Source: Yakima County Government, Superior Court Clerk, Naturalization Declarations of Intention, 1869-1980; Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1981; Naturalization Record, 1894-1906; Washington State Archives, Central Regional Branch.
For more information, to learn about related records, or to find Naturalization records not included on this website, contact the Central Regional Branch at (509) 963-2136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.