Catalogue description Home Office: Registered Papers, Supplementary

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Details of HO 144
Reference: HO 144
Title: Home Office: Registered Papers, Supplementary

This series comprises files on criminal and certain other subjects, separated and extracted from the main series of Home Office registered papers in HO 45 because of their sensitivity at the time of transfer. The files in HO 144 are policy files and case files relating to a particular individuals, including nationality and naturalisation.

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 catalogue 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.

Related material:

Duplicates of certificates of naturalisation are in HO 334

For registers see HO 46

Separated material:

For papers too large to place on these files see HO 326

For other registered papers see HO 45

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 23516 boxes and files
Access conditions: Subject to closure for periods up to 100 years
Unpublished finding aids:

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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