Series 85171

Box Elder County (Utah). Probate Court Certificates of citizenship record books, i 1868-1869.

1 microfilm reel

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

Historical Note

See history of the records' creator.

Summary of Records

This volume was created by the Beaver County Probate Court and contains copies of citizenship certificates issued to newly naturalized U.S. citizens in Box Elder County.

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.



Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.
Copies of these records are located at View Online.

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.

Acquisition Information

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

Other 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. View index.

Related Material

Declarations of intention and certificate of citizenship record books from the Territorial Supreme Court,
, 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.

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