Series 13476
District Court (Sixth District : Sevier County) Declarations of intention record books

Dates: 1896-1929.

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

Scope and Content

This series contains volumes and forms recording declarations of intention to become a citizen of the United States. These forms were the first steps for candidates for citizenship, who signed and filed them at least two years prior to applying for naturalization. In each declaration, the individual indicates that it is his or her intention to eventually become a US citizen and renounce their current citizenship.

The first volume contains preprinted forms which have blanks for the insertion of the individual's name, his former sovereign, date, and signatures of the individual and the court clerk witnessing the statement. Beginning in 1906 (with the second volume), the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization of the Department of Commerce and Labor (later the Naturalization Service of the U.S. Department . of Labor) was to furnish the court clerks with the necessary blank forms. The forms were furnished in bound volumes as a court record. Each volume was to be indexed and the declarations numbered consecutively beginning with number 1 in volume 1. Loose sheets were also furnished so the duplicate copy could be given to the declarant and the triplicate copy mailed to the Bureau of Naturalization.

The forms contain blanks for the name and location of the court; the individual's name, age, occupation, color, complexion, height, weight, hair color, eye color, visible distinctive marks, birthplace, birth date , and current residence; the location from which he emigrated to the United States and the vessel name; his last foreign residence; the name and title of the ruler to whom he would be renouncing allegiance; and the port and date of arrival in the United States.


Chronological by date filed

Related Records

Naturalization record books from the District Court (Sixth District : Sevier County), Series 13475, have citizenship records for some of those individuals whose declarations are here.

Record book from the Sevier County. Probate Court, Series 23908, also includes Sevier county naturalization records.

Certificates of citizenship record books from the District Court (First District), Series 83895, may have citizenship records for other Sevier county residents before statehood.

Declarations of intention record books from the District Court (First District), Series 85113, may have declarations for other Sevier county residents before statehood.

Custody History

Records in this series were transferred to the State Archives by Sevier County in October 2020.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

This series is available online as part of the Utah State Archives Digital Archives.

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

Records in this series were processed for reformatting by A.C. Cone in March 2003. Physical volumes and microfilm copies were processed by Mahala Ruddell in December 2020.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Each volume includes an index alphabetical by initial letter of declarant's surname.

Indexing Terms

  • Naturalization--Utah--Sevier County.
  • Citizenship--Utah--Sevier County.
  • Declaration of intention--Utah--Sevier County.
  • Utah--Sevier County--Emigration and immigration.
  • Civil Procedure and Courts

Container List

1 1 none 1896-1907
1 2 1 1907-1929 Nov
2 2 2 1929 Dec-1955

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