05 August 2011

New version of the Canadian Naturalization database

Ottawa, August 4, 2011—Library and Archives Canada (LAC ) is pleased to announce the release of a new version of the online database Canadian Naturalization 1915–1951. The nominal index has been extended with the addition of more than 91,000 names and now covers the years from 1915 to 1936, inclusively.  Work is ongoing to extend the nominal index to 1951, and volunteers are welcome to help. Those interested should write to Cdn-Nat-Coord@jgs-montreal.org.

This database is one of the few Canadian genealogical resources specifically designed to benefit researchers having roots other than British. The reference numbers indicated in the database can be used to request copies of the original naturalization records, which are held by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

The database is available at the following address:

Library and Archives Canada would like to thank the Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal [http://jgs-montreal.org/] and its volunteers, especially Mrs. Ruth Diamond, without whom this project would not have happened.

For more information, please contact webservices@bac-lac.gc.ca.

About Library and Archives Canada
The mandate of Library and Archives Canada is to preserve the documentary heritage of Canada for present and future generations and to be a source of enduring knowledge accessible to all, contributing to the cultural, social and economic advancement of Canada.

Library and Archives Canada also facilitates co-operation among communities involved in the acquisition, preservation and diffusion of knowledge and it serves as the continuing memory of the Government of Canada and its institutions.

Genealogy Services (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/index-e.html) include all physical and online genealogical services of Library and Archives Canada. They offer genealogical content, services, advice, research tools and opportunities to work on joint projects, all in both official languages.

Sylvie Tremblay
Manager, Genealogy Services
Information and Research Services Division
Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington, Ottawa  ON
Canada  K1A 0N4
Telephone | Téléphone : 613-996-6890
Government of Canada

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