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
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
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
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
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
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,