• A YERKS Family Bible Found!

    By Published On: February 26th, 2021Categories: Found Treasures, Surname: Yerks

    More than a decade ago, I came across an archived newsletter in which a person named Cula Katzky  indicated that she was in possession of a "Yerks" family bible with several dates in it. She was not a Yerks family member and was seeking to return it to someone in the family.   The

  • George W Yerks & Company, Sales Agents – Postcard

    By Published On: April 10th, 2013Categories: Found Treasures, Surname: Yerks

    In my quest to acquire all things that are historic in nature and related to the Yerks family, I found the postcard below on eBay.  I was able to purchase it for just $3.50.  Although G.W. Yerks is not a direct relative of Colleen's, he is a distant cousin. George W. Yerks was born at

  • Grandpa & Grandma’s “Time” With Us

    By Published On: March 26th, 2011Categories: Found Treasures, Surname: Hayes, Surname: Lewis

    Note: The following Hayes Family Genealogy Treasure was found by Jerry Hayes, grandson of Harry and Isabelle Lewis.  His write up about it first appeared in his personal blog, “Finding A Voice For My Thoughts” on March 26, 2011. In one or two other posts here I have mentioned this box of stuff I found

  • Biography of Nathaniel Cutler & His Family of Mount Kisco

    By Published On: February 15th, 2011Categories: Bio's, Found Treasures, Surname: Cutler, Surname: Weeks, Surname: Yerks

    The following is a biography of Nathaniel Cutler Sr. (b. 1 Jan 1808, d. 12 Apr 1886).  Nathaniel is Colleen Yerks’ great x4 grandfather .  He lived in Mount Kisco, New York for most of his life, but may have been born in North Castle. He married Sally Ann Weeks in 1829 and had several children.

  • Post Card from Ada Hunter To Harry Lewis

    By Published On: November 14th, 2010Categories: Found Treasures, Photos, Surname: Lewis

    Today, I found another true treasure in my Moms keepsakes. This one comes to us from Ada Hunter of  Swansea, Wales. According to a note written by my grandfather on the envelope protecting the postcard, he received the card from his first cousin, once removed circa 1897.  That would make my grandfather just 5 years

  • Meet John Lawrence Tierney

    By Published On: October 6th, 2010Categories: Found Treasures, Photos, Surname: Tierney

    It is amazing how things can suddenly seem so clear after relaxing your mind and giving yourself some time away from a problem. Such is the case with a photograph I found in the inherited collection of Virginia Tierney Bishop. The first time I went through Virginia’s photos, I had dismissed the man in the

  • Surprise Party For Reginald Parrett… A Family Affair

    By Published On: July 24th, 2010Categories: Found Treasures, In The News, Surname: Beattie, Surname: Tierney

    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

  • A “Chip Off The Old Block”…Raymond A Tierney Jr.

    By Published On: July 23rd, 2010Categories: Found Treasures, In The News, Newspaper Articles, Surname: Tierney

    The following article was published on November 12, 1952 in The Brooklyn Eagle.  It tells the story of Raymond A Tierney Jr sterlings high school sports experience and the sports successes of numerous family members.  The article mentions that Raymond is the grandson of Police Inspector Frank A. Tierney.  Grandfather Frank was one of the

  • Jane Lewis Hunter Portrait

    By Published On: May 18th, 2010Categories: Found Treasures, Surname: Lewis

    I was recently contacted by Peter Aubrey-Smith.  He is my third cousin, once removed on the Lewis branch of my family tree.  He had seen my research on ancestry.com and decided to contact me.  We have since been sharing information back and forth, but the grand prize came the other day when he shared with