Wordless Wednesday – the Doyles

These are my great great grandparents John and Bridget Doyle.  Both are buried in the Pine Ridge Cemetery in Loda, Illinois.  I believe they were both born in Ireland, perhaps County Corke.  According to their tombstone John was born 24 June 1833 and died 1 Oct 1912.  Bridget was born 20 May 1835 and died 31 Jan 1906.  I believe that Bridget’s maiden name may have been McCardle or Cadigan.  I know that they had several children and my great grandmother, Katherine Emma Doyle Hollingsworth, was a twin.  I believe her twin sister’s name was Nellie Doyle Lyons

Published in: on December 23, 2009 at 11:52 am  Leave a Comment  

Follow Friday – Illinois State Archives

If you’re doing research in Illinois you may find what you need at the Illinois State Archives page http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/archives.html.  This is a work in progress and data is not complete for all counties but I have located several marriage and death records for Illinois ancestors here.

Published in: on December 4, 2009 at 10:58 pm  Leave a Comment