Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 28202

District Court (Fourth District : Uintah County) Declarations of Intention

Dates: 1930-1941.

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

Scope and Content

This series contains declarations of intention filed with the court by individuals intending to apply for United States citizenship. 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. These declarations were on standardized forms that include such information as the name of the declarant, current place of residence, occupation, age, sex, color, complexion, eye color, hair color, height, weight, race, nationality, place and date of birth, information about any spouse and children, date and place of entry into the United States, signature of the declarant, and certification of the court clerk.

A court order filed at the beginning of the series decrees that the District Court for Uintah County will relinquish jurisdiction in naturalization matters and in the future, such matters will be handled by the District Court for Utah County. This order, dated 26 February 1942, marks the end of the creation of this this record series.

Arrangement

Chronological

Related Records

Petitions for Naturalization from the District Court (Fourth District : Uintah County), Series 28203, include petitions for naturalization and accompanying documentation for many of the individuals listed in this declaration of intention series.

Custody History

The District Court tranferred these records to the State Archives in June 2011.

Access Restrictions

This series is primarily classified as Public. The secondary classification is Private: Some information in records that are less than 75 years old may be considered private..

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 processed by Alan Barnett in February 2013.

Finding Aids

Indexes: The beginning of the series includes an incomplete name index. Indexes: There is an electronic name index to this series. View index.

Indexing Terms

Container List

REEL BOX DESCRIPTION
pending 1 Declarations of Intention book; 1930 Nov 6-1941 Nov 12