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My Grandfather (Stan Cancea) came over from Romania in 1908 and we believe was made a British citizen after the 2nd World War. Unfortunately the National Archives cannot find any record, apparently some papers were lost or damaged. My Grandma received her naturalisation in 1943 (having to become a Romanian to marry) but we have hit a dead end.

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    I've used Canadian and U.S. voter's lists to estimate and corroborate naturalization dates for 20th century immigrants. (Citizenship is required to vote in provincial/state and national elections). Ancestry has a number of UK county Electoral Registers, with varying date ranges, but these have a number of purposes. Read the database descriptions for more detail and to see if these apply to your problem. – bgwiehle Jun 20 '17 at 17:29
  • Have you tried the search with the name Stanislas? – J.J.D. Jun 20 '17 at 19:13
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    The London Gazette would normally print a notice. Here's an example page showing naturalisations in May 1939: thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34634/page/3881 (my grandfather, who came over from Germany, is featured). I can't locate your grandfather by searching, but I suspect he's there somewhere. His name could be mis-spelled (or not properly indexed) - it might be worth trying some variations on this search. – Jonny Perl Jun 21 '17 at 14:55
  • I would vote to close this question because it is unclear what you are asking. Is the question about naturalization in the UK or in Romania? Why is the country of origin relevant to the question? – Jan Murphy Jun 23 '17 at 1:13
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    @JanMurphy - the question is about a Romanian (by birth) naturalizing in the UK. His wife had lost her (presumably) UK ciitzenship when she married the immigrant, and repatriated later. – bgwiehle Jun 23 '17 at 2:29
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The London Gazette would normally print a notice. Here's an example page showing naturalisations in May 1939: http://thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34634/page/3881 (my grandfather, who came over from Germany, is featured).

I can't locate your grandfather by searching, but I suspect he's there somewhere. His name could be mis-spelled (or not properly indexed) - it might be worth trying some variations on this search.

[unfortunately the Gazette site search doesn't seem to allow wildcards but you might have some luck doing a Google search on with site:thegazette.co.uk, as the individual pages do seem to be indexed]

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