Ontario Naturalization and Citizenship

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Until 1947, British immigrants from England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland automatically became citizens of Canada. They did not need naturalization. Non-British immigrants, however, were required to make oaths of allegiance before receiving land grants. The oaths and petitions for citizenship for 1817-1846 are in files at the Provincial Archives.
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''[[Canada|Canada]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ontario|Ontario]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ontario Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]''
  
Records created after 1917 are more detailed than earlier records and are found at:
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Until 1947, British immigrants from England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland automatically became citizens of Canada. They did not need naturalization. Non-British immigrants, however, were required to make oaths of allegiance before receiving land grants. The oaths and petitions for citizenship for 1817-1846 are in files at the Provincial Archives.
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Records created after 1917 are more detailed than earlier records and are found at:  
  
 
:Department of Citizenship and Immigration<br>Public Rights Administration<br>300 Slate Street, 3rd floor, Section D<br>Ottawa, ON K1A 1L1<br>CANADA
 
:Department of Citizenship and Immigration<br>Public Rights Administration<br>300 Slate Street, 3rd floor, Section D<br>Ottawa, ON K1A 1L1<br>CANADA
  
Telephone: 888-242-2100 (In Canada only; outside of Canada, write to the above address.)
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Telephone: 888-242-2100 (In Canada only; outside of Canada, write to the above address.)  
  
Ontario did not have a naturalization process until 1828. The National Archives of Canada in Ottawa has microfilm copies of naturalization papers for Upper Canada (Ontario) for 1828-1850. These are not at the Family History Library, but they are available through the interlibrary loan service to public libraries.
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Ontario did not have a naturalization process until 1828. The National Archives of Canada in Ottawa has microfilm copies of naturalization papers for Upper Canada (Ontario) for 1828-1850. These are not at the Family History Library, but they are available through the interlibrary loan service to public libraries.  
  
This index lists about 3,000 names:
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This index lists about 3,000 names:  
  
* McKenzie, Donald A. ''Upper Canada Naturalization Records 1828-1850''. Toronto, Ontario: Ontario Genealogical Society, 1991. (FHL book 971.3 P42m; not on microfilm.)
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*McKenzie, Donald A. ''Upper Canada Naturalization Records 1828-1850''. Toronto, Ontario: Ontario Genealogical Society, 1991. (Family History Library {{FHL|533199|title-id|disp=book 971.3 P42m}}.)
  
Later naturalization records were maintained on a national basis by the office of the Secretary of State. See the [[Canada Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]] section of the Canada Research Outline (34545) for a detailed discussion on this topic.
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Later naturalization records were maintained on a national basis by the office of the Secretary of State. See [[Canada Emigration and Immigration]] for a detailed discussion on this topic.  
  
=== Websites ===
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=== Websites ===
  
 
*http://www.theshipslist.com/Research/canadarecords.htm  
 
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*http://olivetreegenealogy.com/ships/kingston1861oct-1862may.shtml  
 
*There is a large database of Canadian immigrant records at [http://www.ancestry.com www.ancestry.com]&nbsp;; this is a subscription website
 
*There is a large database of Canadian immigrant records at [http://www.ancestry.com www.ancestry.com]&nbsp;; this is a subscription website
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Canada Gotoarrow.png Ontario Gotoarrow.png Naturalization and Citizenship

Until 1947, British immigrants from England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland automatically became citizens of Canada. They did not need naturalization. Non-British immigrants, however, were required to make oaths of allegiance before receiving land grants. The oaths and petitions for citizenship for 1817-1846 are in files at the Provincial Archives.

Records created after 1917 are more detailed than earlier records and are found at:

Department of Citizenship and Immigration
Public Rights Administration
300 Slate Street, 3rd floor, Section D
Ottawa, ON K1A 1L1
CANADA

Telephone: 888-242-2100 (In Canada only; outside of Canada, write to the above address.)

Ontario did not have a naturalization process until 1828. The National Archives of Canada in Ottawa has microfilm copies of naturalization papers for Upper Canada (Ontario) for 1828-1850. These are not at the Family History Library, but they are available through the interlibrary loan service to public libraries.

This index lists about 3,000 names:

  • McKenzie, Donald A. Upper Canada Naturalization Records 1828-1850. Toronto, Ontario: Ontario Genealogical Society, 1991. (Family History Library book 971.3 P42m.)

Later naturalization records were maintained on a national basis by the office of the Secretary of State. See Canada Emigration and Immigration for a detailed discussion on this topic.

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