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Irish Canadian Emigration Records, 1823-1849 This database contains various records and reports of Canadian emigration agents James Allison and A.J. Buchanan. These lists are searchable by name. The two collections in this database are:Records of James Allison, Emigrant Agent at Montreal, 1823--1849 & Emigration Agent Returns of Emigrant Orphans, 1847
The Canadian Citizenship Act began on 1 January 1947. From 1763 to that date, people born in the provinces and colonies of British North America were all British subjects. Taking the oath of allegiance meant becoming a British subject. Thus immigrants from Great Britain and the Commonwealth (England, Ireland, Wales or Scotland) did not have to be naturalized.
Partial index of naturalizations in the Government newspaper The Canada Gazette. Issues between 1918 and 1938 provide lists of aliens who have been naturalized by the Secretary of State. The newspaper is available at the National Archives of Canada in Ottawa and at some Canadian University Libraries.
Citizenship Registration Records for the Montreal Circuit Court (1851-1945) Library and Archives Canada holds 8432 records created by the Circuit Court office in Montreal. Most records were created between 1868 and 1916. A typical file includes the petition, the oath of residence, the oath of allegiance, and the certificate issued by a Justice of the Peace. The following information may be found:
This resulted from the compulsory registration of all persons, 16 years of age or older, in the period from 1940 to 1946. This is another way to find an ancestor in that time period. This is a Census Substitute, not a naturalization record. However the forms did ask if the person was naturalized, and if so, what year and what place they naturlalized in. The forms also ask the year of immigration to Canada if not born in Canada.
You may view a complete list of the questions asked for Men and for Women on the National Registration forms, as well as a full-size graphic of the blank forms. There was a separate form for Men and another for Women.
During WW1 National Registration was held throughout Canada. All individuals over the age of 16 were required to register on 22 June 1918. Questions asked included name, address, age, date and country of birth, citizenship, year of immigration, marital status, state of health and occupation. Every individual was then issued with a Registration Card which they were required to carry with them at all times. See List of Questions asked on forms. Unfortunately the forms filled out and collected were not kept.
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