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Ask a Genealogist: Canadian citizenship in the early 20th century.

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Question:

When my grandparents arrived to Nova Scotia from England in the 1920's did they have to become citizens of Canada?  Are there any records of such naturalizations?

Answer:

They did not need to file any paperwork for citizenship in the 1920's. British citizenship was mutually shared with Canadian and those immigrants from England until 1947.    The records that do exist typically deal with Americans and immigrants from Continental Europe.  These records are in Record Group 49, located at the Nova Scotia Archives in Halifax. The website for the Archives is: http://gov.ns.ca/nsarm/

 

Posted by David Lambert at 01/23/2013 04:48:15 PM | 


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