Index to Upper Canada Naturalization Registers 1828–1850


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8.5  x 11 inches, 56 Pages
Compiled by Ottawa Branch OGS, 1999
Re-published by Global Heritage Press, 2023

SKU: ISBN 978-1-77240-225-4 Categories: , Tags: , ,


This book is a comprehensive index to the Upper Canada Naturalization Registers 1828-1850. Prior to 1947 persons born in Canada were British subjects. Since immigrants from the United Kingdom and other parts of the British Commonwealth were already British subjects, they did not need to become naturalized before 1947. Effectively this means that mainly immigrants from the United States and continental Europe will be found in naturalization registers. Naturalization conferred on immigrants the same civil and political rights as those en joyed by natural born citizens, including the right to own property.

The surviving registers for Upper Canada are held at Library and Archives Canada. Click here for more information. The registers have also been digitized by

Each person’s entry includes:

  • Surname
  • Given names
  • Place of residence
  • County/District
  • Year [of naturalization]
  • Volume [original register volume number]
  • Entry [entry number in the original register volume]
  • Reel [microfilm number that holds the Volume and Entry for this individual]