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These records include an index and images to Declaration of Intention, Petitions, Certificates of Arrival, and Depositions filed with the Thurston County Superior Court between 1906 and 1974, volumes 1, 4-24, and a Journal Docket listing Declarations of Intention dating from 1849 to 1853. 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 Thurston County on January 12, 1852. It is named in honor of Samuel R. Thurston who was Oregon Territory’s first delegate to Congress, famous for his speech to Congress supporting the admission of California to the Union in 1849. The State Capital, Olympia, is located in Thurston County.
All records are in English.
These records are open for research.
Filmed and indexed by historical records project volunteers and staff from the Southwest Regional Branch Archives, Olympia, WA.
Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Thurston County Clerk, Naturalization Records, 1849-1953, 1906-1974, Office of the Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].
Source: Thurston County Government, Clerk, Naturalization Record, 1846-1974; District Court Record, 1849-1891; Washington State Archives, Southwest Regional Branch.
For more information, to learn about related records, or to find Naturalization records not included on this website, contact the Southwest Regional Branch at (360) 753-1684 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.