Re: Oath of Allegiance #canada

Alan Greenberg

The JGS-Montreal created the index you see on the Library and Archives Canada web site. The index currently goes to 1946, and we are waiting for them to post the last five years (Canada stopped publishing such records in 1951).

For reasons we have never determined, entries for naturalizations from about 1920 until 1932 give the date of the naturalization certificate OR the date of the oath of allegiance, but not both. We've never understood what the pattern is governing which was published, but in all cases these were actual naturalizations and files are available.

Ordering records requires that you be a citizen or resident of Canada. The JGS-Montreal offers a service to order records on behalf of researchers who are not qualified to do so. Write to naturalizations@....

Alan Greenberg
Jewish genealogical Society of Montreal

At 2020-07-24 06:56 PM, Jacob Heisler via wrote:
Hi Jeri,

yes, the Oath of Allegiance was an actual document. You can order it,
along with the entire naturalization file, from the Canadian
government. There's a website that explains how to order it here:
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On Fri, Jul 24, 2020 at 4:29 PM Teewinot <teewinot13@...> wrote:

Hi Cousins,

My 1st cousin twice removed, Samuel Friedman, lived in Montreal, Quebec,
Canada. He took the Oath of Allegiance on June 21, 1923. Number and
Series is 24890 A. The date for certificate of naturalization is blank,
so I'm assuming he never naturalized. What I'd like to know is this:

1. Was the Oath of Allegiance an actual document?

2. What information does it contain besides the person's name?

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