Sunday, April 15, 2012

Citizenship for Owen

Yesterday, I told you how I tracked Owen McDonnell's path to citizenship from his letter of first intent  in Wisconsin in 1855 to his naturalization in Iowa on Sept. 5, 1864.  Today, I want to share with you this amazing family document which is in the care and safekeeping of my double cousin, June - the original citizenship paper of Owen William McDonnell who came from Grenagh, Barony of Barretts, County Cork, Ireland.


  1. Very cool, Margel! It's a good thing you've digitized this for preservation!

    1. I was so struck by the fragility of it when I first saw it. It is an amazing document - not everything is on Ancestry.