On Sunday we attended the first “Beattie Mini-Reunion” in Manhasset, NY at the home of Patricia Celmency, my third cousin. Myself, my wife Colleen, Philip Jr, Kevin, my brother Jerry and mother Jeanne all headed down to Pat’s house which is just 50 minutes away from mothers house in Katonah, NY. We arrived at 1 PM and were warmly greeted […]
This letter has been handed down through the generations and wound up in my mother’s possession. The envelope that the letter was in was addressed to a Mrs William Russell of Miami, Florida. Across the top of the envelope, it had “Record of Beattie Family from Edith” written on it. I don’t know who she is yet, but suspect that she is […]
Finding distant cousin’s most certainly has it’s advantages in genealogy. After a brief introduction, my newest found Beattie cousin (John, of Toronto, Canada) sent me one of the most exciting things I have seen in quite some time! Pictures of the gravestone for Eliza Gordon, Robert Bettie and…. drum roll please….David Beattie. The gravestone overlooks beautiful Kirkcudbright and the River Dee.
The other day I was contacted by a John Beattie who responded to my online inquiry about Beattie’s in and around the Birkenhead area of England. He confirmed that his grandfather was John Beattie, son of Charles Belford Beattie of Kirkudbright. Charles had moved to Birkenhead, England along with the many of his siblings (see: The Great Beattie Migration to […]
I did this photo to movie for Mother’s Day last year using the tools built into my Macintosh. I have since acquired some new software that allows me even more flexibility to create nice presentations.
I began researching the Beattie name in depth several months ago. Since then, there have been several major breakthroughs. But just today, I put the pieces together that clearly indicate that after the deaths of their parents, the children of Robert and Eliza Beattie made a mass migration to the Liverpool / Birkenhead area in England. In the 1911 England […]