Series 85225
District Court (Sixth District : Wayne County) Naturalization record book

Dates: i 1896-1902.

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

Scope and Content

To become a citizen of the United States, an individual normally filed a "declaration of intention to become a citizen" at least two years prior to applying for citizenship. The next step was the naturalization hearing at which the candidate and witnesses either made oral statements or filed written petitions and affidavits attesting to the applicant's character, worthiness to become a citizen, and the validity of statements made to the court. If the judge found the applicant eligible to become a citizen, an oath was administered and the individual renounced his former citizenship. At this point a certificate of citizenship was issued documenting the fact. This volume contains documentation of the final steps of becoming a United States citizen.

The volume contains only certificates of citizenship. Each form gives the date, applicant's name, former country and kingdom, and current town and county of residence. A standardized summary of the procedures assured that the necessary evidence was provided and the required oaths taken. The judge then signed, attesting to the applicant's admission as a citizen. The volume has only 5 pages of entries, but does include an applicant from Sevier County.



Related Records

Declarations of intention record book from the District Court (Sixth District : Wayne County), Series 21894.

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.

Finding Aids

Other: A Research Guide to Naturalization records is available in the research center; also_.

Indexing Terms

  • Naturalization—Utah—Wayne County.
  • Emigration and immigration—Utah—Wayne County.
  • Citizenship—Utah—Wayne County.

Container List

1 1896 - 1902

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