Series 3483
District Court (Third District : Tooele County) Declarations of intention

Dates: i 1896-1953.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Scope and Content

This series contains volumes of completed pre-printed declarations of intention forms for Tooele County residents seeking to become United States citizens. A declaration of intention preceded a petition to become a citizen by two or more years. The pre-1907 forms are small, containing no county or state designation. They include the name of person seeking citizenship, name of sovereign previously holding allegiance, and signature of applicant notarized by the county clerk. After l907, the forms were federally supplied and contained such information as the location and court of application, applicant name, age, occupation, and physical description; place and date of birth; current residence; information on immigration (name of vessel, port arrived, date of arrival); and last foreign residence and name and title of ruler to whom he would be renouncing allegiance. By 1916, additional blanks were added to record marital status, and if married, wife's name, birthplace, and birthdate. The applicant took an oath that he intended to become a U.S. citizen and make the country his permanent residence. Space was also provided for signatures.


Chronological by filing date.

Related Records

Naturalization record from the District Court (Third District : Tooele County), Series 3483, may include some declarations of intention referenced in this series.

Custody History

The first three volumes in this series were apparently left in the possession of the Tooele County Clerk after the District Court moved out of the county building. The volumes were transferred to the custody of the State Archives in June 2014.

Access Restrictions

This series is primarily classified as Public: This series contains information about individuals, including both adults and minors. Private information in these records is considered public after 75 years for adults and 100 years for minors in accordance with Utah Code 63G-2-310. The secondary classification is Private: This series contains some private information about individuals, including birth dates. This information is considered private for 75 years if the individual was an adult and 100 years if a minor in accordance with Utah Code 63G-2-310.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

This series was archivally process by Alan Barnett in September 2014.

Indexing Terms

    Container List

    pending 1 Declaration of Intention Book "A"; 1896 Mar-1906 Sep
    pending 2 Form 2202, Record of Declaration of Intention; 1907 Feb-1914 Mar
    pending 2 Record of Declaration of Intention; 1914 Mar-1929 Apr
    pending 3 Declaration of Intention; 1932 Jun-1953 Jun

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