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Keeney Family Genealogy
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 Volume 5 # 1
 Winter  2002
k-f-g-online.info Edited by:
Dan Keeney

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Contributed items
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The Inbox..
Keeney Update & Wagon Ruts West


Hello Everyone,

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

       As all members of this newsletter should know keeney.net is lost in cyberspace, this is due to the hosting company I was using not canceling another site I used to run (for my dad) and continuing to charge me for services not supplied. So I started this new site with another host and it has some advantages over the other host, for one there is no space limit, and another, I can now supply anyone with a web based e-mail account for a very low fee, so you can have yourname@keeneyklan.com if you are interested for $1 a year (price subject to drop depending on the interest shown) all monies will go toward the support of the site, I will set up the account for you and e-mail you a password which you can change once you log in to the account.

     Anyway with the loss of the former site and getting this one going I have not had time to do either another Keeney Update or a Wagon Ruts West section this time around, and to top it all off I have finally found an apartment, and will be moving into it 01 December, & I maybe off line for a few days, but never fear I shall be back ASAP.

      On another note the brick-wall on my mothers side of the family (we knew almost nothing for several years) has finally started to come down, it turns out she was married before she met my dad, (she said this was her first marriage). Anyway it turns out that we have a half sister that we never knew about, and have been in contact with her and one of the second cousins (who happens to be the family genealogist)


The inbox...

From: "Georgia K. Bopp" <gkbopp@hawaii.rr.com>
To: "Daniell Lee Keeney" <
Subject: Re: DNA Article
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 13:48:07 -1000

A DNA Surname Project is underway for the surname Keeney, Kinney, and variations. This is the beginning of a long-term project to develop a DNA database for all researchers interested in these surnames and their variations.

DNA surname projects test the Y chromosome of males. The Y chromosome remains relatively unchanged for hundreds of years as it passes from father to son. By comparing your test results (a series of numbers) with others in the project, you can determine with a high degree of probability if you share a common ancestor (but not who that ancestor is). For example, testing could reveal if the New England Keeney lines are related to the Virginia Keeney lines. Testing can also link American, Irish, and UK lines.

The cost is $99 or $169 (plus $2) depending on which test you choose. This is a special group rate; the project administrator is a volunteer and receives no money. You take the sample at home and return it to the company. It is not a blood test, not a paternity test, does not uniquely identify you, and reveals nothing about health matters. Female Keeney researchers can participate by submitting DNA from a family member (females do not have a Y chromosome).

Genetic genealogy is a new, fascinating, and complicated subject. If you are interested in learning more, start with the Frequently Asked Questions link at the below site. If you have additional questions or are interested in participating now, email the project administrator.

Georgia Kinney Bopp
Project Administrator


From: "scully" <scullyclaire@eircom.net>
Subject: keeney tracing
Date: Sun, 6 Oct 2002 22:53:10 +0100

any info on Agnes/ "betty" Keeney who was a war bride 1941 approx. husband died and she remarried someone in America  she has 3 sons and Agnes is originally from Kiltycloghter Co Leitrim  Ireland  Teresa Scully/Keeney

Subject: keeney search
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2002 16:53:37 +0100

does anyone know anything on Agnes or Betty Keeney  married name Delchmarco  Italian?American  Agnes has three sons possible in their 50yrs Agnes was originally from Kiltycloghter Leitrim Ireland I am Teresa Scully/Keeney  thanks


Keeney Update & Wagon Ruts West

tnupdatebuttonkfg.jpg (2651 bytes) Roscoe C. Keeney, Jr's Keeney Update
Animation3.gif (14472 bytes) Ralph R. Keeney's Wagon Ruts West



1892 Will of Huldah Keeney of Manchester, CT
Posted by Paul Lange on 11/27/2002 21:13:06

I have just transcribed and posted a copy of the 1892 will of Huldah Keeney of Manchester, CT. Huldah is the daughter of Russel Keeney and Jeruscha Dart. She references many Keeneys, many of whom are by this date scattered westward from the east. If you can tie any of the references back I would be grateful for the info. Thanks.

Contributed Items

From Patsy Litten


Twas the night of Thanksgiving, but I just couldn't sleep,
So I tried counting backwards, I tried counting sheep.
The leftovers beckoned - the dark meat and white,
But I fought the temptation with all of my might.

Tossing and turning with anticipation,
The thought of a snack became infatuation.
I raced to the kitchen, flung open the door,
And gazed at the fridge, full of goodies galore.

Pickles and carrots, beans and tomatoes.
I felt myself swelling so plump and so round,
'Til all of a sudden, I rose off the ground.

I crashed through the ceiling, floating into the sky,
With a mouthful of pudding and a handful of pie.
But, I managed to yell as I soared past the trees....
Happy eating to all, pass the cranberries, please.

May your stuffing be tasty, your turkey be plump.
Your potatoes 'n gravy have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious, your pies take the prize.
May your Thanksgiving dinner stay off of your thighs!

Some images from Pam Hillman
Newspaper article on Capt. Jonathan Keeney

Page from a DAR book

Newspaper article mentioning Mrs. John Keeney (Martha Stoops)


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