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Immigrants & Emigrants - General / Alien Registers circa England 1909-1917
« on: Thursday 23 September 21 14:48 BST (UK)  »
I have searched the various related posts/topics, but unless I missed one, can anyone help?

Looking for where I may be able to find Alien Registration cards or details that cover 1909-1917 in the UK, specifically England.

The National Archives don't seem to cover that period.

I have found some Alien registration books on Ancestry, but they seem to consist of applications for Naturalisation and the letters to the applicant as to whether the application was accepted or not. Plus the images were so feint, in honesty I gave up part way through searching page by page as I couldn't read most of them.

Reason for question;
Trying to ascertain when my Dutch grandfather arrived in the UK and where.

Facts known;
Carolus Johannes Anthonius Maria, Janssen Steenberg born 1st April 1891, Roosendaal in North Brabant, Netherlands.
1907: Moved to Antwerp, Belgium.
December 1909: Last registered address on Antwerp police records.
June 1911: Census - Living as a lodger in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.
June 1911: Married an Englishwoman in Salisbury, Wiltshire.

1912-1917: Various recorded addresses, one in Scotland and others in Yorkshire, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Lincolnshire, Wiltshire  and Somerset. These addresses he listed on his application for Naturalisation in 1917. Which also stated that he had registered as an Alien both in Newbury, Berkshire and Lincolnshire when residing in those locations (and presumably in the other counties, though no proof). There are no details of any registration numbers.

He was granted British Citizenship in 1917, while serving in the British Army, which he joined in 1916. I have a copy of his Naturalisation papers which includes the various addresses stated by him. Naturalized name: Charles Bodin.

Basically does anyone know;
1) Do Alien registration documents show date of entry to the UK and where?

2) Where Alien registration records may be found for this period (which seem to be outside the main TNA records) IF indeed they may still survive?

Looking for any pointers in the right direction as my searching has drawn a blank so far.

Thank you in advance.

The Common Room / Prisoner Records 1950s Brixton
« on: Sunday 13 September 20 21:25 BST (UK)  »
Hi there, this is an outside chance probably, but, does anybody know if it is possible to obtain records of what someone was sent to prison for? I am talking 1956 at Brixton Prison.

It was my late father, who left the family home in June 1955. The next thing I know is that he was served with a child maintenance order in June 1956 whilst in prison.
I have no idea what he was committed for, when or where!

The Common Room / Death registration or certificate 2000's onwards
« on: Tuesday 07 January 20 21:12 GMT (UK)  »
Is it correct that I may not be able to find any record of someone's death say between 2000 and 2017? Is this too recent for records to be made public?

 I have a relative's DoB, marriage certificates (married twice) but cannot trace their death. I think they may have been living in Birmingham when they died (they were born 1930, so I am assuming they may no longer be alive, but I could be wrong of course).

Other examples not unable to find Death certificates in the 2000's are, my uncle who died in 2002 and my mother, who I registered her death in 2012. It is not those two persons I am trying to trace the date of death, but the Birmingham relative.

Europe / Naturalisation to British subject early to mid 20th century
« on: Wednesday 04 December 19 17:06 GMT (UK)  »
Looking for thoughts on this please.

My grandfather has two Naturalisation certificates/swearing allegiance. One in 1917, one in 1947.
I am wondering why two?
I have copies of the National Archives certificates for both dates.
I have photocopies of the original supporting papers for the 1917 naturalisation.
I can find no record that he rescinded naturalisation after 1917.
The 1917 records are available, so if in 1947 he needed proof of the original naturalisation, presumably they would have been on record somewhere?
There are no supporting papers for the 1947 certificate.
Though, maybe after the WW2 records were not readily available, maybe he lost his original certificate?

Just curious why two Naturalisation dates and oaths of allegiance gone through 🤔!

Europe / BELGIUM Census, Emigration Records.
« on: Monday 28 October 19 20:11 GMT (UK)  »
My Dutch grandfather moved from Holland to Antwerp, Belgium in 1907 (according to a Dutch census of that time). I have no idea where he lived in Antwerp, but he then arrived in the UK sometime between 1907 and 1911.

I have no idea where he arrived in the UK, where he lived until his marriage in 1911 in Salisbury, UK.

I am trying to fill in the date he may have arrived in the UK (in 1907 he was 16-17 years old).

I have tried an immigration travel search via the UK National Records Office, which came up with nothing. I have been told that before WW1 passports, nor visas may have been required for travel to the UK.

I have his UK Naturalisation certificate, that was carried out in 1947.

I have a name of a relative he 'may' have stayed with in Antwerp, but it was his stepsister when they were on the Dutch census, so possible she may have married when in Antwerp.

Not sure where to start as far a Belgium Records are concerned. New to Family History tbh. Thanks for any ideas.

Family History Beginners Board / Immigration from Europe
« on: Monday 28 October 19 13:58 GMT (UK)  »
Where would I start please to find when my grandfather came over from Belgium, sometime between 1907 and 1911. These dates I know his whereabouts, as according to a Dutch census he moved from Holland to Antwerp in 1907, but I do not have an address he moved to. The next record I have found is his marriage certificate, where he was living in Salisbury, UK in 1911. I am presuming that he would have needed a passport, visa, needed to register in the UK on his arrival?

I tried to join Familysearch but it would not let me create a free account password.

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