Friday, July 24, 2009

Canadian Naturalization Database

Back in 2002, a partnership between the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and both the Ottawa and Montreal Jewish Genealogical Societies <> resulted in the LAC's very first database. It was the 1915 to 1932 Canadian Naturalization Database.

Now, seven years later, they have added names to the database so that there are now 206,731 individuals who applied for, and received, status as naturalized Canadians from 1915 to 1932.

This database is one of the few Canadian genealogical resources specifically designed to benefit those researchers with roots outside of the British Commonwealth.

You can request the actual record from the Registrar of Canadian Citizenship, P.O. Box 7000, Sydney, Nova Scotia, B1P 6V6. (There is a fee involved.)

The database was made possible by the staff and volunteers of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Ottawa <> and the staff of the LAC.

The database is available at <>.