This blog will reflect the progress of my genealogy project(s). I will describe any major changes that I make on my website and I will document how I solved some brick walls.

Monday, September 23, 2013

All those Doyle boys and one Hamilton

Today I updated each of my Doyle grand-uncles and their wives. In some cases, the updates were significant - new marriage registration forms provided many details; in other cases, the updates were simply editorial.  The easiest way to find the updates is to check the Recent Updates (23 September 2013) page.  Or you can click on the links below:

Jerry Moore, my second cousin once removed, sent a lovely photo of John G Hamilton and his wife Selma Oksendahl.  That is now available on their pages.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

James Hamilton Doyle

I came across some new information about my great-uncle James Hamilton Doyle and his wife Aulene (Addie) Benson. Most interesting was the fact that they had two children, Olivetta Mary and Robert H.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


I received word of the death of Howard Melvin Harris, the husband of my husband's cousin LaRue Burbank.  I have added the info and found his online obituary which provided more info about their children. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The children of Thomas John Doyle and Ann Elizabeth Burtch

While I was updating the site with info about James Joseph Aloysius Doyle's death, I realized that there was additional information available about his siblings:
I have added death records to some, better pics to some, and made minor corrections to others.

James Joseph Aloysius Doyle

My grandfather's cousin (my 1st cousin twice removed), James Joseph Aloysius Doyle, passed away on 10 Dec 2012.  I have updated his page with the information.  Jim was born on 10 August 1930 and was almost 38 years younger than his cousin Charles, my grandfather.  Jim lived his entire life in Ontario while Charles lived in British Columbia; they were probably unaware of each other's existence.  I established the connection only about 10 years ago, long after Charles' death in 1968.