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Who and where are people researching? 36 Replies

Started by Stephanie Jones. Last reply by Heather Ruth Buchanan Pack Mar 25, 2013.

McCoys of Golconda Il.

Started by Bobby Gerald Hastings Sep 22, 2012.

William H Kirk Mercer, IL

Started by Kate Steere Aug 9, 2010.

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Comment by Linda Ruth Billington Stewart on February 9, 2015 at 6:35am

I'm looking for Borthick, Ison, Gillespie, Doyle, Billington and Guilliam in southern Illinois counties of Pope and Johnson. Any of these folks related to you?

Comment by Debra Egbert-Foster on February 8, 2015 at 11:26am

I'm looking for information on the Charles SUTTON and Margaret McCormick family (they are my brick wall).  This is what know:  Charles SUTTON died  between 1886-1887 in Henderson County, Illinois and Margaret McCORMICK died sometime after that.  They had the following children: Florence M. b. abt. 1875, Emma E. b. abt. 1876, Harry Clinton b. 30 January 1877(my great grandfather), Charles R. b. 25 April 1879, Minnie Bell b. 25 February 1882, Stella Maude b. 01 April 1884. In 1887 Margaret took the three(3) younger children to the Woodland Home for Orphans and Friendless in Quincy, Illinois and stated that she was a widow and that the three (3) older children had found homes.  And that she was in failing health. I learn about the Woodland Home on Friday but beyond that nothing.   I hope someone can help, it is driving me crazy.

Comment by Bobette Sudweeks on October 22, 2014 at 2:03pm

I'm a newby.  Searching for parents of Julia Ann MARTIN who married Ira B. ROSE.

They were married in Martinsville, Clark County, Illinois. (20 Feb. 1837)

It is possible her father was Joseph MARTIN, but I have no proof.

Julia - born in Ohio 30 Aug,1820 and died - Clark Co., IL 10 Aug 1855

Ira - born 6 Oct 1805 in NY and died - Clark Co., IL 3 Dec 1880

Julia and Ira had 8 children - Elim, Martha, John Nelson, William Henry, Daniel, Didama, David, Emeline Philadelphia

I do not have any information on Julia's mother or her father other than his possible name, Joseph MARTIN

Nor do I have information on Ira B Rose's parents

Any leads would be helpful.  Thanks in advance!

Comment by michelle hartley on October 3, 2012 at 2:40pm

Any researching McDonalds from Maunie and Grayville IL (White or Edwards County)?

Comment by Susan Burgess Hoffman on February 5, 2012 at 6:35am

can anyone help identify this family from Moline? Edna Leighton Blaisdell Mcmeekin is sitting to the left of Helen Amanda Sampson Blaisdell in front of the little girl. 

Comment by Susan Burgess Hoffman on February 5, 2012 at 6:34am

Comment by Jody Gladden on January 9, 2012 at 5:44am

My families are Simpson, Stokes & Wiggins - mostly in Saline and Gallatin Counties.


Comment by Stephanie Richardson on December 20, 2011 at 6:08am

Thanks Carol, I'll check out that website!


Comment by Carol Robertson on December 19, 2011 at 8:47pm

This link should give you the information you are looking for.


Comment by Stephanie Richardson on December 19, 2011 at 2:49pm

Does anyone have recommendations on where to start looking for Illinois adoption records circa 1894-1900?



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