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About Naturalization Records in Ohio

  • About Naturalization Records in Ohio

  • Guidelines to follow when requesting Naturalization Record searches by the OHS Research Services Department.

  • What information do Naturalization & Declaration of Intention Records contain?

  • Where ELSE can I find Ohio Naturalization Records?

  • County Naturalization Records held by OHS
    About Naturalization Records in Ohio

    Naturalization Records relate to citizenship. They represent a change in allegiance from the country of previous residence to the United States Government. For the most part, Naturalization Records held by OHS consist of petitions to naturalize, Declarations of Intention, and final Record of Naturalization. After 1917, Naturalization Records became federal-level records and are held at the regional Federal District Courts of Ohio.

    What information do Naturalization & Declaration of Intention records contain?

    Naturalization Records
    Arranged chronologically by filing. Contains complete record of naturalization proceedings showing name and nativity of of applicant including copy of original declaration of intent, certificate of arrival, petitions for naturalization, and affidavits of witnesses showing date petition granted or denied.
    Declarations of Intentions
    Arranged chronologically by filing. Contains declaration of intention to become a citizen showing applicant, address, occupation, age, gender, race, physical description, nativity, date of birth, date of entrance into the US, place of emigration, method of crossing, names and addresses of children, and date filed.


    Where ELSE can I find Ohio Naturalization Records?

    Records dating prior to 1917, for counties and/or years not listed, may be found at one of the other Ohio Network of American History Research Centers, at a Latter Day Saint Family History Center, or in the probate court at that county's courthouse. After 1917, Naturalization Records became federal-level records and are held at the regional Federal District Courts of Ohio.

    County Naturalization Records held by OHS

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    ALLEN
    Clerk of Courts - Naturalization Records 1906-1912, 1921-1929

    ASHTABULA
    Probate Court - Naturalization Records 1875-1906

    ATHENS
    Probate Court - Naturalization Records 1880-1906

    BROWN
    Clerk of Courts - Naturalization Records 1833-1834

    CLARK
    Clerk of Courts - Naturalization First Papers 1856-1876
    Clerk of Courts - Naturalization Second Papers 1856-1877

    COSHOCTON
    Probate Court - Declaration of Intention 1917-1929, 1932
    Probate Court - Naturalization Records 1866, 1880-1904
    Probate Court - Naturalization Petition and Record 1904-1917, 1926-1929

    CUYAHOGA
    Clerk of Courts - Naturalization Petitions 1888-1904
    Probate Court - Naturalization Petitions Oct 1888-Oct 1889, 1902-1904
    Probate Court - Declaration of Intentions 1902-1906

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    DARKE
    Probate Court - Naturalization First Papers, 1856-1873
    Probate Court - Naturalization Second Papers 1856-1868
    Probate Court - Naturalization Second Papers Minors 1902-1903

    DEFIANCE
    Probate Court - Declaration of Intention 1848-1894

    FAIRFIELD
    Probate Court - Declartion of Intention, Naturalization Records 1880-1904
    Probate Court - Naturalizations, 1879-1903
    Probate Court - Naturalization of Minors and Soldiers 1880-1897

    FRANKLIN
    Clerk of Courts - Common Pleas Declaration of Intention 1846-1860
    Clerk of Courts - Common Pleas Naturalization Petition and Record 1907-1917
    Clerk of Courts - Common Pleas Naturalization Record, Declartion of Intention 1846-1860, 1906-1917
    Probate Court - Declartion of Intention 1852-1906
    Probate Court - Index to Declaration of Intentions 1859-1905
    Probate Court - Index to Certificate of Naturalization 1850-1906
    Probate Court - Naturalization Docket 1859-1875
    Probate Court - Naturalization Papers 1856-1876
    Probate Court - Naturalization record/jounal 1859-1879
    Probate Court - Naturalization Record Aliens 1875-1878, 1891-1900, 1903-1906
    Probate Court - Naturalization Records Minors 1886-1906
    Probate Court - Naturalization Records Soldiers 1903-1904
    Probate Court - Naturalization Records of Aliens and Soldiers 1886-1903
    Probate Court - Naturalization Records of Aliens, Minors, and Soldiers 1880-1886

    GREENE
    Probate Court - Naturalization Record Minors and Soldiers 1892
    Probate Court - Naturalization Record 1880-1906

    HAMILTON
    Probate Court - Index to Naturalization Record ca. 1880-1890
    Probate Court - Declaration of Intention 1848-1860, 1880-1890
    Probate Court - Declaration of Intention 1848-73, 1885-1895
    Probate Court - Declaration of Intention Alphabetical 1850-1902
    Probate Court - Naturalization Record 1850-1902
    Probate Court - Naturalization Index nd
    Probate Court - Naturalization restored ca 1858-1904

    HENRY
    Probate Court - Naturalization of Minors 1859-1903
    Probate Court - Naturalization of Aliens 1859-1884
    Probate Court - Naturalization Records 1852-1906
    Probate Court - General Index to Naturalization Record 1852-1904

    HOLMES
    Probate Court - Naturalization Index Cards A-Z 1840-1940

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    KNOX
    Probate Court - Declartion of Intention 1860-0906
    Probate Court - Naturalizations of Aliens 1880-1903
    Probate Court - Naturalizations of Minors and Soldiers 1880-1901
    Probate Court - Naturalization Record 1860-1879, 1884-1885

    LAWRENCE
    Probate Court - Declarations of Intention, 1877-1888
    Probate Court - Naturalization Record 1880-1906

    LICKING
    Probate Court - Naturalization Record, Declartion of Intention, affidavits of witness 1869-1882
    Probate Court - Naturalization Record Aliens 1867-1906
    Probate Court - Naturalization Record, Aliens, Minors, and Soldiers, 1880-1892
    Probate Court - Naturalization Records Minors 1874-1879, 1894-1906

    LOGAN
    Clerk of Court - Naturalization Record 1828-1884
    Probate Court - Naturalizatio of Aliens and Minors 1860-1880
    Probate Court - Naturalization Papers 1828-1884

    MARION
    Probate Court - Naturalization Records, Final Naturalization 1872-1882
    Probate Court - Naturalization Records, declartions of minors 1854-1865
    Probate Court - Naturalization Records, declaration of intentions 1882-1905
    Probate Court - Naturalization Records, declaration of aliens, 1860-1882
    Probate Court - Naturalization Records, naturalization of aliens, 1882-1902, 1904-1905
    Probate Court - Naturalization Records, natuaralization of minors, 1883-1903
    Probate Court - Naturalization Records, naturalization index, ca. 1860-1903

    MEIGS
    Clerk of Courts - Naturalization Index, 1847-1862

    MERCER
    Probate Court - Naturalization Record 1904-1906
    Probate Court - Naturalization Record Declaration and First Papers, 1885-1902
    Probate Court - Naturalization Register 1852-1860
    Probate Court - Report of Foreigners for Naturalization 1838-1839
    Probate Court - Naturalization Records, Second Papers, 1860-1906

    MONTGOMERY
    Clerk of Courts - Naturalization Records, 1818-1916
    Probate Court - Naturalization Record, First Papers 1859-1906
    Probate Court - Naturalization of Minors, 1862-1906
    Probate Court - Naturalization Record Second Papers 1859-1906
    Probate Court - Naturalization of Soldiers, 1880-1906

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    PUTNAM
    Probate Court - Naturalization Declaration of Intention, 1861-1902
    Probate Court - Naturalization Declaration of Intention and Final 1860-1905

    RICHLAND
    Probate Court - Naturalization Declaration of Intent 1852-1906
    Probate Court - Naturalization Final Record 1892-1906

    SANDUSKY
    Probate Court - Declaration of Aliens 1830-1854, 1859-1906
    Probate Court - Naturalization Records, Declaration of Aliens, First Papers, 1859-1873, 1862-1891
    Probate Court - Naturaliztion Declarations 1860-1863
    Probate Court - Final Record 1875-1902
    Probate Court - Naturalization Index to Final Record 1857-1907
    Probate Court - Naturalization of Minors 1859-1912
    Probate Court - Naturalization of Aliens 1875-1896, 1903-1905
    Probate Court - Naturalization Record, Second Papers 1902-1903

    SHELBY
    Clerk of Courts - Naturalization Record ca. 1814-1872
    Clerk of Courts - Naturalization Record 1843-1861

    SUMMIT
    Probate Court - Naturalization Declaration of Intent 1883-1906
    Probate Court - Naturalization Records Certificate of Citizenship 1884-1903
    Probate Court - Naturalization Final Record 1859-1890, 1895-1906

    TUSCAWARAS
    Probate Court - Naturalization Record, 1854-1906

    WILLIAMS
    Probate Court - Naturalization Record 1836-1839, 1842, 1860-1929

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