Perhaps of help to 2nd generation
March 22, 2012 in Uncategorized
My French grandmother’s family in Canada goes back to the 1630s. My grandfather was First Nations, born outside of Winnipeg. My mother was born in Canada in 1911. Later she moved to the US and in 1930 married a US citizen. After I was born, she became a US citizen. In 2011, my application for my Canadian citizenship certificate was denied. I was told that my mother had lost her status as a British subject when she married my father. She not only was “never a Canadian citizen,” but also was stateless for over 20 years. Had it been my father who was born in Canada and married a US citizen, I would have my Canadian citizenship certificate in hand today.