Yesterday, I decided to revisit beta.familysearch.org to look for any possible new records they may have added to their database. My first query was for the “Kelty” surname in Manchester, England. The Kelty surname is on my fathers side. Bingo! I quickly found some new related birth records. Since I was not really prepared to do in depth “Kelty” research, […]
This article was published in the Newtown Register on Thursday, February 9, 1911. According to this brief article, on Saturday, Jan 28, 1911 there was a surprise birthday party for Reginald W Parrett. Reginald was married to Irene Tierney. Irene is a daughter of Mary Jane Kinneary and Thomas W Tierney. They lived at 9 Chestnut Street in Corona, Queens. […]
Today, I was going through some old records which I had considered “duds”, when I came across a copy of a death record from England for a Robert John Beattie. I initially had discarded the record because the approximate birth year for the person did not match any Robert Beattie I had in the family tree. As I looked over […]
On April 27, 1893, a Francis Dillon was buried in a plot at Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY. On December 16, 1897, he was removed from that original plot and moved to the Beattie family plot. I was easily able to find the death certificate for Francis Dillon, who died April 23, 1893 and was buried at Holy Cross […]
Several branches of the Beattie family have been told of Jonathan J. Beattie’s time in the Navy during the Civil War. Unfortunately, none of us have any details of his experience there. My Uncle Lloyd only documented that he believed that Jonathan “Was a Seaman in the US Navy in the Savannah, Georgia area”.
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.