JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: UK Public Records Office #general

Nick Landau <nick@...>

The Public Record Office website quite clearly says that records later than
1922 are not open to public inspection. PRO Records Information Leaflet No.
70 "Immigrants: Documents In The Public Record Office" is to be found on

Nick Landau
London UK

David Aron wrote:

I was interested to read about David Kravitz's visit to the UK Public
Records Office (PRO) last Friday and his problems with access.

As it happens I was in the PRO on Monday looking at the records of Isaac
ARONE a cousin who lived in Margate and who was responsible for looking
after my father when he came to the UK as a child before WW2. I was told
before my visit on the phone that records of both the naturalisation
certificate and the file were available. Isaac was naturalised in 1924.
I saw both the certificate and the file and the PRO made copies of the

Yesterday I had a call on my answer machine >from the PRO informing that
I had seen a restricted document being the files! I had noticed in
passing that the document had said restricted to 2025 but I assumed that
the rules had been changed to 75 years. The file was moderately
interesting and my cousin was a model citizen being a dentist and being
vouched for by clergy and a member of the Margate council. I did get the
date and place of his marriage in Vilnius >>>>snip>>>>>

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