Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 27789

District Court (Sixth District : Kane County) Certificates of citizenship record book

Dates: 1896-1912.

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

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. The certificates in this series summarize the hearing and oaths.

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.

Arrangement

Chronological by date of entry.

Related Records

Declaration of intention record book from the District Court (Sixth District : Kane County), Series 27779, contains declaration of intention records created by the court and this series serves as a partial index.

Naturalization petition book from the District Court (Sixth District : Kane County), Series 27787, contains various naturalization records from the Sixth District Court in Kane County.

Citizenship certificate stubs from the District Court (Sixth District : Kane County), Series 27790, contains stubs for certificates of citizenship issued by the court to newly naturalized citizens.

Custody History

This book was physically transferred to the Utah State Archives in September 2011 for processing and microfilming. Once microfilming has been completed the hard copies will be returned to the Sixth District Court office in Kanab.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

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

Processing Note

This series was processed by Jim Kichas in September 2011.

Finding Aids

Indexes: This volume has an index at the beginning. Entries are alphabetic by the first letter of the petitioner's surname.

Indexing Terms

Container List

REEL VOLUME DESCRIPTION
1 1 1896-1912