Victorian Genealogy

Finding People and Places in Victoria, Australia.

 


Naturalization Records


If a person is of non British origin he or she may have been naturalized. British origins included everywhere that is in the Commonwealth today as well as Ireland. People of non British origin included Continental Europeans, Chinese and Americans. Naturalization allowed the person in question to vote, stand for election and to own property depending on the applicable laws at the time.

Naturalizations are sometimes mentioned in Government Gazettes. See Government Gazettes.

For Chinese and Indian Victorians also see Alien Records.

 

NATURALIZATION RECORDS 1834-1851

Naturalization records for the Port Phillip District of the Colony of New South Wales are held by New South Wales State Records and Archives.

 

NEW SOUTH WALES NATURALIZATION INDEX 1834-1903 (NRS 1042)

https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/collections-and-research/guides-and-indexes/naturalization-index

 

ANCESTRY - NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, CERTIFICATES OF NATURALIZATION, 1849-1903

These records are provided in association with State Records Authority of NSW. They may be browsed and they are searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=1549

 

NATURALIZATION RECORDS 1851-1903

Naturalization records for Victoria are held by the National Archives of Australia. They are indexed through the catalogue. Some records have been digitised and can be seen online. A person could be naturalized for each colony they lived in: for example, if a person was living in Victoria when it was part of New South Wales and had been naturalized and then when Victoria became a separate colony they may have been naturalized again.

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - VICTORIAN NATURALIZATION RECORDS 1851-1903

http://www.naa.gov.au

 

ANCESTRY - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, INDEX TO NATURALISATION CERTIFICATES, 1851-1928

These are searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60711

 

NATURALIZATION RECORDS 1904-Present

Naturalization records for Australia from 1904 are held by the National Archives of Australia. Some are indexed through the catalogue. Some records have been digitised and can be seen online. The records are not available for 20 to 30 years after their creation unless access is approved under the Freedom of Information Act or the Archives Act.

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA - AUSTRALIAN NATURALIZATION RECORDS 1904-PRESENT

http://www.naa.gov.au

 

ANCESTRY - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, INDEX TO NATURALISATION CERTIFICATES, 1851-1928

These are searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60711

 

 

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