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Who and where are people researching?

Started by Stephanie Jones. Last reply by Burkely Hermann May 21, 2018. 37 Replies

McCoys of Golconda Il.

Started by Bobby Gerald Hastings Sep 22, 2012. 0 Replies

William H Kirk Mercer, IL

Started by Kate Steere Aug 9, 2010. 0 Replies

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Comment by Rebecca Poertner on October 26, 2021 at 7:26pm

Hello, group! I’m looking for the Botkin family. William Wesley Botkin, wife Susannah, and my great grandfather Luther Leon Botkin. They lived in Litchfield, Illinois, or Macoupin County. I really would like more information on the family, especially a photo of the family. Thank you!

Comment by Stephanie Jones on October 26, 2021 at 3:43pm

I don't think this forum has been active for a while.  People seem to mostly discuss genealogy/family history on Facebook these days.  But in case there are others around, what areas/families in IL are you working on?

Comment by Myo on October 26, 2021 at 3:23pm

is this group still active?

Comment by Eluzabeth Vaughn on December 7, 2017 at 5:29pm
Hi. People call me Liz. I'm am trying to find out about the Griffith family. A William Griffith married _______ Manning! Her mother was a native american. Which I believe was born in Kentucky. Anyway, They had a daughter my great grandmother Louisa Elisa (Griffith) Phillips. I'm am trying to find out who her real parents were? Or was she a Twin? Nov 1857 chester, IL.
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


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