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derivative citizenship #general


SBSeales
 

Dear Genners,
My grandfather Ben ROSENTHAL was naturalized in Canada in 1920. His son
Adolph is listed on the back of the certificate (and in the National
Archives of Canada naturalizations list)as a minor child.
Did wives obtain derivative citizenship in Canada when there husbands
were naturalized? My grandmother's name is on my grandfather's
certificate as his wife, but she does not appear in the Archive list of
naturalizations. Did she have to apply separately?

Thanks,
Sue Seales, North Carolina
researching: ROSENTHAL/Wegrow,Poland
BLUSZTEJN/Zareby Koscielne (Zaromb),Poland PLOCKIER/Poland
ZELIONY/Bershad,Ukraine ZELONY,ZELENIE/Paris ZELENY/Chicago
RUZINSKY/RODZINSKI/Balta,Ukraine
FREEDMAN/Siluva(Shidlova),Lithuania
BOJARSKI/Mosty,Grodno BOIARSKY/Boston BOYARSKY/New York


Alan Greenberg
 

Sue, that is a good question. 1925/26 is the first year
that wives were listed in the annual naturalization lists.
However, the preamble to the lists does make reference
to them in 24/25 even though they are not listed.

The preamble says that the total number of naturalizations "
...includes the wives of the persons to whom the
certificates were issued, also the minor children
whose names are shown on the certificates."

Since the laws had not changed since 1919, it is
reasonable to assume that a wife was naturalized
along with her husband, regardless of whether she is
listed or not.

Sometime in the next few weeks I will check with
the actual wording of the Naturalization Acts and
post a follow-up.

Alan Greenberg (project manager for the Canadian
Naturalization Database project)
Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal,
Montreal, Canada

PS For those who want to use the database, there is a
pointer to it on our web site at
http://jgs-montreal.org.


SBSeales@aol.com wrote:
Dear Genners,
> My grandfather Ben ROSENTHAL was naturalized in Canada in 1920. His=
son
> Adolph is listed on the back of the certificate (and in the National
> Archives of Canada naturalizations list)as a minor child.
> Did wives obtain derivative citizenship in Canada when there husbands
> were naturalized? My grandmother's name is on my grandfather's
> certificate as his wife, but she does not appear in the Archive list of
> naturalizations. Did she have to apply separately?
>
> Thanks,
> Sue Seales, North Carolina
> researching: ROSENTHAL/Wegrow,Poland
> BLUSZTEJN/Zareby Koscielne (Zaromb),Poland PLOCKIER/Poland
> ZELIONY/Bershad,Ukraine ZELONY,ZELENIE/Paris ZELENY/Chicago
> RUZINSKY/RODZINSKI/Balta,Ukraine
> FREEDMAN/Siluva(Shidlova),Lithuania
> BOJARSKI/Mosty,Grodno BOIARSKY/Boston BOYARSKY/New York