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Details of HO 144
Reference:HO 144
Home Office: Registered Papers, Supplementary
Note: Naturalisation catalogue descriptions for this series were enhanced as part of a project supported by the Friends of The National Archives, 2002-2005.
Date: 1868-1959

The catalogue for HO 144 is arranged in subject order within blocks of years. The subject headings used are those used by the Home Office in its registers: HO 46

The catalogue for earlier years and the Index to Naturalisations cite the original Home Office file number only. When ordering these files the PRO reference comprises a box number as well as the file number; from HO 144/1771 onwards the file number is not required. The box number can be found in the packing list shelved with the subject lists (the file should be sought in the appropriate block of years).

The full document reference will be in the following form: HO 144/box number/file number, eg. HO 144/917/180423.

Separated Material: For other registered papers see HO 45
For papers too large to place on these files see HO 326
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Copies held at: The files in HO 144 are policy files and case files relating to particular individuals; duplicates of certificates of naturalisation are in HO 334.
Legal status: Public Record
Language: English
Physical description: 23516 boxes and files
Access conditions: Subject to closure for periods up to 100 years
Unpublished finding aids: For registers see HO 46 Naturalisation files relating to certificates of naturalisation do not feature in the catalogue, but in the separate index to naturalisations available on open access. The indexes do not cover individuals who became British citizens by registration under the provisions of the British Nationality Act 1948.

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