Irish Immigrants in Ohio, Volume I, Naturalization Recordscompiled by Donna M. Wolf, 5245 Portland St. #303, Columbus OH 43235-7670.
This resource provides a comprehensive index to the naturalization records of the following counties in Ohio: Franklin (Declaration of Intent and Naturalization); Montgomery; Cuyahoga; Knox; Madison; Marion; Pickaway; Summit and Union. For each county a brief description is given of what the actual records contain often varying by time periods. The Irish names are extracted and listed either in alphabetical or chronological order. The information provided in this resource varies by county but often includes: persons name; date of naturalization, date of declaration of intent; arrival in US; age; and film, volume and page number. The film number quoted is for the Ohio Historical Society Collection. The films are available through the LDS but they have different film numbers, not included in this book. There is a comprehensive name index at the end. Obviously if a name is located in this book the original has to be examined to see if more information is provided. An excellent new resource for anyone researching their Irish ancestors in Ohio.
Donna Wolf is a professional researcher with 18 years of experience. She is willing to research Ohio ancestors using resources at the Ohio Historical Society and the State Library of Ohio. She will travel to counties as needed. Area of emphasis is Irish and Ulster-Irish in Ohio.
Reviewed by Paul Milner
BIGWILL v.4 no.5, 1997