Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 28203

District Court (Fourth District : Uintah County) Petitions for Naturalization

Dates: 1931-1941.

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

Scope and Content

This series contains a book of petitions for naturalization submitted to the court, along with documentation associated with the naturalization process. The petitions are on standardized forms that record a variety of information including the name of the petitioner, place of residence, occupation, place and date of birth, information about any spouse and children, and a statement affirming the petitioners intention to become a citizen and to renounce allegiance to any foreign nation. The form also contains information and signatures of witnesses testifying to the character of the petitioner.

In addition to the petitions, this series includes some other documents related to the naturalization process. Among these documents are certificates of arrival, citizenship certificate stubs retained by the court, and the petitioners' copies of their declarations of intention, which often include photographs of the petitioner. The series also contains a couple of forms called Application To Take Oath Of Allegiance To The United States, lists of citizenship petitions granted, and a couple of informational sheets issued by the U. S. Department of State.

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

Declarations of Intention from the District Court (Fourth District : Uintah County), Series 28202, contain the court copy of declarations of intention for many of the petitioners found in this series.

Custody History

The District Court transferred this series to the State Archives in June 2011.

Access Restrictions

This series is primarily classified as Public. The secondary classification is Private: Records that are less than 75 years old may contain information that is 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 process by Alan Barnett in February 2013.

Finding Aids

Indexes: This series includes a partial name index at the front of the book. Indexes: An electronic name index exists for this series. View index.

Indexing Terms

Container List

REEL BOX DESCRIPTION
pending 1 Petitions for naturalization; 1931 Jun 15-1941 Aug 25