District Court (Third District : Tooele County) Declarations of intention
Dates: i 1896-1953.
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.
Naturalization record from the District Court (Third District : Tooele County), Series 3483, may include some declarations of intention referenced in this series.
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.
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.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
This series was archivally process by Alan Barnett in September 2014.
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