Series 26261
District Court (Third District : Tooele County) Naturalization certificate books

Dates: 1896-1955.

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

Scope and Content

This series contains the court record of naturalizations granted by the court. The exact form of the records varied over time. The early records in the series are copies of the certificates given to new citizens, filled out in a pre-printed form book. They include the date, name of the applicant, place of origin, current place of residence, and the signature of the judge.

After 1906 the courts used standardized forms issued by the federal Naturalization Service. These later forms included stubs in pre-printed booklets from which two copies of certificates were torn, one to give to the newly naturalized citizen and the other to be sent to the Naturalization Service. The stub (Naturalization Service Form 390) was filled out and kept as a record in the court. The stubs recorded the essential information from the certificate, including certificate number, applicant name and age, when and where the declaration of intention was filed, when and where the petition for citizenship was filed, name, age, and residence of wife, name, age, and residence of minor children, date the order of naturalization was filed, the volume and page on which the petition for naturalization is recorded, and the naturalized citizen's signature. The book covering from 1930 into the 1950's includes citizenship certificate stubs (Form 2207-A) along with lists of Citizenship Petitions Granted (Form 2228).


Chronological by date of certificate.

Custody History

The volume in this series, dating from 1896-1903 was left in the possession of the Tooele County Clerk after the duties of the clerk were separated from those of the Clerk of the Court. The volume was transferred to the custody of the State Archives in June 2014. The certificate stubs in this series came into Archives custody as part of a group of records recovered from a Tooele antiques store.

Access Restrictions

This series is primarily classified as Public: Most of the information in this series is considered public.. The secondary classification is Private: This series contains some information, most notably birth dates, that are considered private for 75 years in the case of adults and 100 years for minors. (Utah Code 63G-2-310).

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Gaps in Series

There is an apparent gap in the records held by the State Archives, dating between 1903 and 1909. The whereabouts of any records from that period is unknown.

Processing Note

This series was archivally processed by Alan Barnett in September 2014.

Finding Aids

Indexes: The first volume in the series contains an index for the volume, covering from March, 1896 thru January, 1903.

Indexing Terms

    Container List

    pending 1 Record of Citizenship; 1896 Mar-1903 Jan
    pending 2 Certificate of Naturalization; 1909 Mar-1910 Nov
    pending 2 Certificate of Naturalization; 1911 Feb-1913 Nov
    pending 2 Certificate of Naturalization; 1914 Mar-1915 May
    pending 2 Certificate of Naturalization; 1915 May-1919 Oct
    pending 2 Certificate of Naturalization; 1919 Oct-1923 May
    pending 2 [Certificate of Naturalization]; 1923 May-1930 May
    pending 3 Citizenship Petitions Granted; 1930 May-1955 Jun

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