Series 30422

District Court (First District : Rich County) Naturalization Petition and Record, 1907-1925

0.50 cubic foot

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

Historical Note

See history of the records' creator.

Summary of Records

This series contains a volume of pre-printed forms used to record applications of individuals to become citizens. The form records such information as applicant name, current place of residence, date and place of birth, date of arrival in the United States, and the names of wife and children. The form also includes affidavits attesting to the applicant's character, an oath of allegiance signed by the applicant, and an order signed by the judge granting citizenship. Once the order was signed, the applicant could receive a certificate of citizenship.

Scope and Content

This series contains a volume of pre-printed forms provided by the federal Division of Naturalization and used to record applications of individuals to become citizens. Individuals making petition for citizenship would have filed a declaration of intention at least two years prior. In this series the petitioner's copy of his declaration has been attached to the petition. The records in this series contain the petition form, which documents such information as applicant name, current place of residence, date and place of birth, date of arrival in the United States, and the names of wife and children. The form also includes affidavits attesting to the applicant's character, an oath of allegiance signed by the applicant, and an order signed by the judge granting citizenship. Once the order was signed, the applicant could receive a certificate of citizenship.

Arrangement

Chronological by petition date.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Use Restrictions

These records are available for reproduction and use.

Preferred Citation

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

Custody History

The clerk of the court transferred the records in this series to the State Archives in November 2018.

Acquisition Information

These records were acquired from the creating agency through established retention schedules.

Processing Information

The records in this series were archivally processed by Alan B. Barnett in May 2023.

Related Material

Declaration of Intention record books from the District Court (First District : Rich County), Series 30421, document the step in the naturalization process prerequisite to the petitions in this series.
Naturalization Record from the District Court (First District : Rich County), Series 30423, contains copies of certificates of citizenship issued to individuals who had completed the naturalization process.

Indexing Terms

Container List

BoxDescription
1 Petition and Record; 1907 Nov-1925 Jul