• Our Beattie Family Tree Just Grew Larger!

    By Published On: November 23rd, 2010Categories: Found Documents, Found Relatives, Surname: Beattie

    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

  • 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

  • The Tragic Life and Death of Robert John Beattie

    By Published On: May 19th, 2010Categories: Found Documents, Surname: Beattie

    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

  • Looking For The Dillons

    By Published On: November 17th, 2009Categories: On The Genealogy Trail, Surname: Beattie, Surname: Dillon

    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

  • Rendezvous Report For Jonathan Beattie

    By Published On: April 9th, 2009Categories: On The Genealogy Trail, Surname: Beattie

    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”.

  • The Beattie Mini Reunion of March 2009

    By Published On: March 23rd, 2009Categories: Family Events, Surname: Beattie

    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

  • Marriage Certificates Reveal Additional Information About Birkenhead Beattie’s

    By Published On: March 17th, 2009Categories: Found Documents, Surname: Beattie

    Recently received Marraige Certificates reveal some missing information from the Beattie’s who move to the Birkenhead area.

  • Beattie Letter, Circa 1850-1900

    By Published On: March 13th, 2009Categories: Found Documents, Surname: Beattie

    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,

  • Map of Historic High Street in Kirkcudbright, Scotland

    By Published On: March 13th, 2009Categories: Places, Surname: Beattie

    I found a nice map of Historic High Street in Kircudbright, Scotland.