Enfranchisement Orders in Council pages

The format of the Enfranchisement Orders in Council changed between the 1870s and 1969.  The earliest ones were handwritten while the later ones were printed on legal-sized paper and then later on letter-sized paper.  

Below are sample photographs of the printed Orders in Council.  We will leave the entry for the name you are requesting visible and block out the names of other persons mentioned in the Order in Council where required.

If you have found the name or names of persons you are interested in, please send us an email at "orderincouncillists@outlook.com" and we will send you the photographs that contain the information about those persons. 


You are welcome to use the photographs but the copyright remains with us.  If you post the photographs on a website, please credit us by indicating: 


"Photo from www.orderincouncillists.com." 

Typical enfranchisement OIC before 1952. Only one name or one family was shown on each OIC and usually the amount of band money they would receive once they were enfranchised.
The typical first page of an Enfranchisement Order in Council after 1952.
A typical page from Schedule A of an OIC after 1952. Schedule A listed Indigenous persons or families who were being enfranchised
A typical page from Schedule B of an OIC after 1952. Schedule B listed Indigenous women who were being enfranchised because they had married a non-Indian status man. The minor unmarried children of the Indigenous woman were listed as they were enfranchised when their mother married.

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12.10 | 21:01

Please send anything you have Demetrius Coulourides.

19.04 | 12:31

please send file or just documents for parents, Eva Sopinka, Teodore Sopinka, thank-you, Iris Sopinka

11.03 | 18:33

Hello,I am looking for relatives of greataunt Ona Januleviciute born ab,1901 in Lithuania,Rudamina,as i know about 1948 lived in Chikago
Thank you very much

07.03 | 23:08

moved from England just after the war

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