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How do you search naturalisation records

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RStar Report 16 Feb 2013 22:46

online? Apparently we don't have to visit Kew now, as records are online. But I can't work out how to do it. Im looking for Valdis (or Waldis) Krilovs or Swensson, came from Sweden to England between 1946-1954. :-(


RStar Report 16 Feb 2013 22:54

Have found an enquiry form and sent it. Just thought I could search myself..

was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 17 Feb 2013 18:06

They aren't online but the National Archives Catalogue can be searched, using HO as the reference to search.


RStar Report 21 Feb 2013 18:28



InspectorGreenPen Report 22 Feb 2013 07:15

For a small fee I was able to receive scanned copies of my father's naturalisation papers, however there was a limit of ten pages so mixed blessings. This was back in 2010 so might have changed since then.

We did visit Kew later and I was able to examine the entire file.

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 22 Feb 2013 10:42

Sorry to hijack the thread RomanyStar, but need to ask Inspector Green Pen.....I applied for grandparents' papers and got the Cert but I have never yet been to Kew to look at the whole it worth the visit (considering I don't live anywhere near Kew) ? What I mean is what sort of/how much more info did you find? Correspondence, police checks etc?

was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 25 Feb 2013 15:39

I've looked at lots of naturalisation files at Kew. You should get the persons place and date of birth, parents names, place of birth and nationality. If the person was married, childrens names and dates and places of birth. All addresses in the UK with dates of living there. Also references from people in the UK who knew him.


RStar Report 26 Feb 2013 20:34

Good luck Karen! Hope you get good results in the end. My grandfathers details arent there apparently (but I was emailed a disclaimer that apparently they might be...!) so I might visit in person and see.