June 17, 2013

19th century immigrants' records released online

19th century immigrants' records released online
Do you have ancestors who lived in England? Did they arrive there from another country, such as France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Spain, Russia, Poland,  or Sweden?  According to National Archives UK:

"The records of thousands of 19th century immigrants to Britain are now available to search and download online. The collection, which covers the period 1801 to 1871, includes records relating to more than 7,000 people who applied to become British citizens under the 1844 Naturalisation Act, as well as a small number of papers relating to denization, a form of British citizenship that conferred some but not all the rights of a British subject. 

Applicants were required under the act to present a memorial to the Secretary of State at the Home Office stating their age, trade and duration of residence. These papers are now available online for the first time."

I'm off to see if I can find my son's German ancestor Georg Heinrich Christian Schulze who settled in Yorkshire England ca 1867-1868. Wish me luck!

2 comments:

Catherine said...

Wonderful! Thanks so much for letting us know about this great research resource!

T said...

There isn't any way to read any part of any of them. Going there to read them is out of the question and I won't buy a pig in a poke.