Wednesday, 22 July 2009

LAC expands naturalization database

The following is an announcement of a substantial augmentation to LAC's naturalization database. It is now a full nominal index covering all lists from 1915 to 1932. Previously, only 1915 to 1921 was fully index. It went from 20,000 entries to 206, 731 entries.


New Version of the Canadian Naturalization 1915-1932 Database

Ottawa, July 22, 2009 - Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce the release of a new version of the Canadian Naturalization 1915-1932 online database. It now includes the names of 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. References located in the database can be used to request copies of the actual naturalization records, which are held by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
The database is available at:

Library and Archives Canada gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal <> [] and its volunteers, without which this project would not have been possible.

Additionally, we acknowledge the support of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Ottawa <> [] in the original digitization of the images. The contributions of many LAC staff were instrumental in the success of this project, and their efforts are much appreciated. For more information, please contact us at

1 comment:

PaperQuilter said...

Thanks so much for the pointer to this updated resource. I have never been sure if my USA-born grandfather became a Canadian citizen, until today -- he did! I've sent for copies of the file.
Though I'm more of a lurker than a commenter, I always enjoy your blog posts-- thanks!