19 September 2013

14:00 - 15:00

This talk will look at the status of immigrants and the concept of nationality over the last 500 years. It will cover alienage, denization, naturalisation and registration of citizenship and the records of these statuses that survive. It will clarify the position of overseas Britons who became citizens of other Commonwealth countries and who could or could not be regarded as a British citizen after 1948.

Mark Pearsall joined The National Archives in 1983 and has worked mainly in records departments, including Advice and Records Knowledge. He has produced various guides and finding aids and a number of publications including Family History On The Move and Immigrants and Aliens. His research interests include; nationality and citizenship, parish history and administration, and local government and county administration.

Sponsored by the Friends of The National Archives.

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