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Citizenship registration records from the Montreal Circuit Court [textual record]. 

Sub-series consists of



Place of creation


30.8 m of textual records

Added language of material: French

Scope and content

Sub-series consists of records created by the Circuit Court office in Montreal. The records include petitions for citizenship (with oaths of residence and allegiance) and naturalization certificates issued by a Justice of the Peace authorized to take oaths under the Naturalization Act (1857-1916). These records usually contain the name, age, residence, former residence, length of residence in Canada and occupation of the petitioners. Also, included are various naturalization registers (1857-1955) which often contain very detailed information such as name, date and place of birth, nationality, date of entry into Canada (sometimes including ship and port), occupation, place of residence, martial status, physical features, etc. of persons to whom citizenship certificates were issued.

Textual records
96: Restrictions vary
from 857 to 866
from 876 to 958
90: Open
Textual records
96: Restrictions vary
from 867 to 875
32: Restricted by law
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown.

The finding aid is a list of registers relating to volumes 857-875 6-16 90 (Paper)

The finding aid is a nominal index relating to volumes 876-958 6-16 90 (Electronic)

Additional information

Source of title
Title is based on the contents of the sub-series.

Further accruals are expected.


Related control no.

1. 1986-87/156 GAD
2. RG6-F-3