Clubs & societies

Records in this collection

Here you can search records of 542 individuals included in a cash book for the Manchester Naturalisation Society 1896-1909. The Manchester Naturalisation Society was formed in January 1896. It received 123 members in the first year, of whom 16 received naturalisation certificates.

The society raised funds for the certificates by asking members to pay fees of 1s per week. Once sufficient funds had been gathered, a ballot was held and the winners were put forward to receive their naturalisation papers. The records tell you the name of your ancestor, the amount they paid to the fund and the date of their payment.

This is a valuable niche set of records and illustrates how genealogists need to bear in mind variation in Jewish last names (and first names) when carrying out research.