Series 1656District Court (Third District) Declarations of intention
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
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 series contains recorded copies of the declarations of individuals' intentions to later become United States citizens and to renounce current citizenship. The forms contain the declarant's name and native country, and the date of their declaration.
Chronological by date.
Certificates of citizenship record books from the District Court (Third District), Series 85110, contains Certificates of Citizenship records from the same court and same era.
Declarations of intention record books from the District Court (Third District), Series 85111, contains Declaration of Intention record books from the same court and same era.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
Processing NoteThis series was archivally processed by Jim Kichas in February 2021.
- Territorial Government
|1||1||1866 Feb 2||Declaration of John W. Jenkins|
|1||1||1866 Sep 11||Declaration of Peter Anderson|
|1||2||1869 Mar 8||Declaration of James Brown|
|1||2||1869 Dec 6||Declaration of Frederick John|
|1||3||1870 Jan 3||Declaration of Frederick Lungberg|
|1||3||1870 Jul 22||Declaration of Peter Beutler|
|1||3||1870 Feb 22||Declaration of Frederick Beutler|
|1||3||1870 Jul 23||Declaration of Thomas Arnold|
|1||3||1870 Jul 16||Declaration of David McDonald|
|1||3||1870 Jul 25||Declaration of Richard Martin|
|1||3||1870 Jul 26||Declaration of Simeon Pickering|
|1||3||1870 Jul 26||Declaration of John Dykman Jr.|
|1||3||1870 Jul 26||Declaration of Joseph Wray|
|1||3||1870 Jul 24||Declaration of James C. Ferguson|
|1||3||1870 Jul 30||Declaration of Ernst R. Taubmann|
|1||3||1870 Aug 1||Declaration of John Redding|
|1||3||1870 Aug 1||Declaration of Ole Widenburg|
|1||3||1870 Aug 15||Declaration of John Reeve|
|1||3||1870 Aug 29||Declaration of Moses Brureau|
|1||3||1870 Sep 10||Declaration of Philip Lewis|
|1||3||1870 Sep 14||Declaration of William Bartone|
|1||3||1870 Sep 14||Declaration of Iven Johnson|
|1||3||1870 Sep 16||Declaration of James Larsen|
|1||3||1870 Sep 26||Declaration of Francis D. Clift|
|1||3||1870 Sep 26||Declaration of Hans Jorgenson|
|1||3||1870 Sep 30||Declaration of Henry Jiensen|
|1||3||1870 Oct 3||Declaration of George Kirkham|
|1||3||1870 Oct 7||Declaration of Sarah Bates|
|1||3||1870 Oct 11||Declaration of Neils Anderson|
|1||3||1870 Oct 13||Declaration of John Hollander|
|1||3||1870 Oct 13||Declaration of John Wretberg|
|1||3||1870 Oct 15||Declaration of William Holmes|
|1||3||1870 Nov 15||Declaration of Barzillai Williams|
|1||3||1870 Oct 17||Declaration of William Jamieson|
|1||3||1870 Dec 21||Declaration of Henry J. Talbot|
|1||3||1870 Dec 22||Declaration of Henry Holley|
|1||3||1870 Dec 23||Declaration of Thomas Butterwood|
|1||3||1870 Dec 27||Declaration of Charles Drescher|
|1||3||1870 Dec 31||Declaration of Henry Burnett|
|1||4||1871 Jan 4||Declaration of John Anton Holvorsen|
|1||4||1871 Dec 25||Declaration of Alexander Ross|
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