Citizenship Registration Records, 1851-1945 - Montreal Circuit Court

Bonsecours market and wharves, Montréal, circa 1875.
MIKAN 3193072

The records

Library and Archives Canada holds naturalization records created by the Circuit Court office in Montreal. Most records were created between 1868 and 1916 (RG 6 F3, volumes 876 to 958).

A typical file will include:

  • the petition
  • the oath of residence
  • the oath of allegiance
  • and the certificate issued by a Justice of the Peace

and provide the following information for each petitioner:

  • name
  • age
  • residence
  • former residence
  • place of birth
  • length of residence in Canada
  • occupation
  • and date of naturalization.

The database

This database provides access to 8432 references to the Citizenship Registration Records for the Montreal Circuit Court held at Library and Archives Canada. Each file was consulted in order to verify the name, age, place of birth and year of naturalization for each individual.

The content of the database entries reflects the original language used in the documents. This information was not translated. Most of the files consist of four printed form pages in English.

Given that some of the original documents are very difficult to read, some information in the database may be incorrect and/or incomplete.

Note that some entries include only an initial for the given names. Try searching by surname only.

How to obtain copies

You can print the images or save the images on your own computer.

Other Resources

Some provincial and territorial archives also hold citizenship and naturalization records. Records from 1854 are still in the custody of Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Consult Citizenship to obtain more information on additional resources to find naturalization and citizenship records.


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