French SIG #France Re: [english 100%] Naturalization/re-integration #france

Lifshitz-Krams Anne

If you had been French citizen, and if you did not chose France in 1870, You
had to come into the new French territory to recover French citizenship .

Even if you had been French citizen or were the son of an ex-French citizen,
you could either be re-integrated or have eventually to ask for
naturalization if you did not respond to all required conditions.

If you were born German citizen, you had to ask for naturalization.

That means that in 1918, when Alsace and Lorraine came back to France, the
ones who came to France were considered as "citizens by naturalization" or
"citizens by re-integration", while the ones who had always lived in Alsace
and Lorraine as German citizens became simply "French citizens". So the
first ones were very angry about it.

Anyway, If you are interested in obtaining a file in French Archives,
Re-integrations and Naturalizations files look exactly the same and are kept
in the same place, and re-integrations lists were published in the Journal
Officiel as well as the naturalizations lists.

Anne Lifshitz-Krams
CGJ - Paris

From: <jel@...>
Sent: Friday, September 17, 2010 12:20 PM
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Subject: [english 100%] [frenchsig] Naturalization/re-integration

The monograph, "JEWISH GENEALOGY RESEARCH IN FRANCE", by Ernest Kallmann,
posted on the French SIG site has been very helpful to me in planning
where to search for what I need.

I am puzzled by an expression that Mr. Kallmann uses in the section on
Naturalizations and Associated Procedures. He writes, "After 1873, sons of
Alsace or Lorraine, French-born residents of France, could recover their
French citizenship by applying for 're-integration' ". Does it mean all
residents of Lorraine at the time of German annexation (including German
citizens) or only residents who already had French citizenship when German
annexation occurred?


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