Quebec Naturalization and Citizenship
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Online Records[edit | edit source]
- 1794-1811 - Lower Canada. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Montréal). Court Records, 1794–1811. Must be used at a Family History Center.
- 1915-1951 - Naturalization Records, 1915–1951, index. Library and Archives Canada. The first set covers the years 1915 to 1946 and contains 491,849 references to names that occurred. New names are added when each year becomes public.
- 1851-1945 - Citizenship Registration Records, 1851-1945 - Montreal Circuit Court, index. Library and Archives Canada. This database provides access to 8432 references to the Citizenship Registration Records for the Montreal Circuit Court held at Library and Archives Canada. most records were created between 1868 and 1916.
A typical file will include:
- the petition
- the oath of residence
- the oath of allegiance
- and the certificate issued by a Justice of the Peace
And provide the following information for each petitioner:
- former residence
- place of birth
- length of residence in Canada
- and date of naturalization.
Library and Archives Canada[edit | edit source]
French Government Naturalization[edit | edit source]
There are naturalization records from the French government.
- Roy, Pierre-Georges. Les Lettres de naturalité sous le régime français (French-Canadian Naturalizations). Bulletin des Recherches Historique 30 (1924): 226–33. (Family History Library book 971.4 A1 no. 5; film 982147 item 11.) WorldCat. Text in French. Includes 133 names. Gives naturalization date, country of origin, Canadian residence, and spouse's name.
- Lower Canada. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Montréal). Court Records, 1794–1811. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1981. (Family History Library film 1312081.) WorldCat. Text in French and English. Declarations of immigrants for Montréal and the city of Québec during the early years of the British government. Lists more than 500 names. Gives former residence or nation of birth, arrival date, and intended Canadian residence.