Series 83454
District Court (Second District : Weber County) Naturalization memorandum books

Dates: i 1906-1982.

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

Scope and Content

The county clerk, as district court clerk for that county, was required by federal naturalization law to process filings of declarations of intention and petitions for U.S. citizenship. These volumes record filing dates, fees collected, and information regarding forwarding of fees and duplicate copies of declarations and petitions to the federal Bureau of Naturalization.

The first part of each volume deals with declarations of intention of the desire to become a U.S. citizen. Columns record the declaration number, applicant's name, declaration date, date duplicate(s) issued, and the date a copy was mailed to the federal government. There are also columns to record the amount of fee paid, the date paid, the amount retained by the court clerk, and the amount forwarded to the Bureau of Naturalization.

The second part of each volume deals with the final naturalization process. Columns record the applicant's name, names of his two witnesses, the petition number and filing date, the declaration of intention number and filing date. Three columns record the naturalization certificate number, the issue date, and the date the duplicate was mailed to the Bureau of Naturalization. Volumes 1 and 2 also record the Commerce and Labor certificate of arrival filing date, the date of posting notice, hearing date, date of fees paid for both the petition filing and the issuing of a naturalization certificate, along with the amount received, the amount retained, and the date and amount forwarded to the federal government.

The third volume contains a small section at the end entitled "transfers." This gives name of applicant, names of witnesses, petition number and filing date, declaration number and filing date, and naturalization certificate, issue date, and duplicate transmittal date.


Entries are by declaration or petition number which are assigned chronologically.

Research Note

The 2nd District Court transferred any additional holdings to the INS; many seem to have ended up in NARA-Denver. Uncertain when the local courts stopped dealing with it (if they did) and everything became exclusively federal.

Related Records

Naturalization record books from the District Court (Second District : Weber County), Series 83892, contain naturalizations which are cited in the memoranda; the Naturalization Memorandum record books can be used as a partial index to the naturalization records series.

Declarations of intention record books from the District Court (Second District : Weber County), Series 83896, are those declarations filed in the same court which are noted in the memoranda; the memoranda may be used as a partial index to the declarations.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

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

Processing Note

PROCESSING NOTE: The first volume was transferred to the Archives in 1989 and scheduled by Pat Scott. Archival processing was finished the same year. Pat Scott transferred the next two volumes in late 1993, and A.C. Cone updated the inventory in 1994. Filming was done in February 1999 and the series again updated.

Finding Aids

Indexes: There is a name index at the beginning. Entries are alphabetical by first letter of surname and give date of initial action, declaration or petition case numbers, nativity, and page numbers. , covering from 1906 thru 1926.

Indexing Terms

  • Naturalization--Utah--Weber County.
  • Emigration and immigration--Utah--Weber County.
  • Citizenship--Utah--Weber County.

Container List

1 1 1 1906-1926 Index
1 1 1 1906-1926 Declarations of Intention: 1-1459
1 1 1 1906-1926 Naturalization Records: 1-704
2 2 2 1926-1955 Index
2 2 2 1926-1955 Declarations of Intention: 1460-2264
2 2 2 1926-1955 Naturalization Records: 705-2042
3 3 3 1955-1982 Index
3 3 3 1955-1982 Declarations of Intention: 2265-2325
3 3 3 1955-1982 Naturalization Records: 2043-3862
3 3 3 1955-1982 Transfers: TR4-TR13

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.