Seeking my ancestors
I am trying to find out if my grandmothers 2 brothers emmigrated to Illinois. 1 of them mayhave become a priest. His name was Edward Connolly. He was born in Sonnagh, Kilchreest, Co.Galway, Ireland in 1876. He had 7 brothers and 3 sisters, 1 of which was my grandmother Mary Connolly. She married Denis Connolly from Strongfort Craughwell Co. Galway Ireland. He had 2 sets of twin brothers older than him. His brother Thomas also emmigrated to the US but I dont know where. Edward would have left Ireland in 1900 or before that , possibly circa 1897.
His father was Martin Connolly and his mother was Bridget McTigue. That is all the information I have on either of these brothers. Unfortunatly my father is deceased and I have no one living that I can get information from and therefore I am hoping there is someone out there that can help me.
Tell me what local papers or church I can view to continue my research. I just want to know what happened to these 2 brothers after they left Ireland.
I would be very grateful for any assistance. I am having a Connolly Reunion in July for all the decendants I can find for rest of this Family.