Mark Pearsall looks at the status of immigrants and the concept of nationality over the last 500 years. This talk covers alienage, denization, naturalisation and registration of citizenship and the records of these statuses that survive. This talk also clarifies 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 has written a number of publications including Family History On The Move and Immigrants and Aliens.
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