Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 85171

Box Elder County (Utah). Probate Court Certificates of citizenship record books

Dates: i 1868-1869.

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

Scope and Content

This volume contains handwritten copies of citizenship certificates issued to newly naturalized U.S. citizens. The applicant's name and current nationality were noted. The applicant was required to give evidence that he had declared his intention to become a citizen at least two years earlier. Two U.S. citizens attested that the applicant had resided in the United States at least five years and in Utah territory at least one year. They also testified that the applicant was of good moral character and behaved in a manner supportive of the U.S. Constitution.

The applicant was sworn to support the Constitution and renounce allegiance to his former nation and particularly, by name, to its ruler. The last three pages of the volume were used as an account ledger for the clerk's activities, primarily in divorce cases, from August 1876 to February 1877.

Arrangement

Chronological

Related Records

Declarations of intention and certificate of citizenship record books from the Territorial Supreme Court, Series 3942, should be consulted for Box Elder County records as the county was in the 1st and 3rd districts during the years the Supreme Court kept some records of those districts.

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

Indexes: An electronic index is available. Entries include the individual's name, their country of nativity, the year of citizenship, and the page number of the entry,.

Indexing Terms

  • Naturalization—Utah—Box Elder County.
  • Emigration and immigration—Utah—Box Elder County.
  • Citizenship—Utah—Box Elder County.

Container List

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1 1868 - 1869