A Keeney Family Genealogy Online

Keeney Family Genealogy
Online Newsletter


Volume 5 # 2
Spring/Summer  2003 
k-f-g-online.info Edited by:
Dan Keeney

Table of Contents

Ramblings

   Hello Everyone,
   This time around I have almost nothing to put into this issue. My scanner is down so I can't do the scanning from Wagon Ruts West. I'm still waiting for the volunteers to send the Keeney Updates they have promised to do.

   The computer has had problems and I wound-up having to do a complete reformat, doing this means that I lost everything I had on the drive, including the mailing list for this newsletter at least I had printed the list out so I finally got it back on the computer, after reinstalling Windows 98 and running it for awhile shutdown & startup problems came into being so I installed XP Home and have only had very minor problems with it since then (like getting to know where to look for things, that are not in the same place as they were in 98). Anyway things are working fairly well for now.

   My sister Laura got married Saturday 15 March 2003 and is now Mrs. Laura Hamburg, which in a way is kind of funny since one of her childhood friends was Laura Hamburg, who is one of her husbands cousins.

   04 July 2003 It's my dads 80th birthday and Laura had a barbecue & birthday party for him. I've included 2 pix in the newsletter, one a family group shot & one of the cake. Click here.

  BTW I've finally reposted all the back issues of KFG. If anyone notices a problem with any of them let me know so I can try to fix it.

   I still need you to send in family stories and information in order to make this newsletter something of interest to all.

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Welcome to the newest Subscribers

Carol J. Keeney cjkeeney@citlink.net  Welcome back Carol

Kevin Keeney  keeney@ns.sympatico.ca

Frank Keeney fkeeneyj@bellsouth.net

James Tritt jtritt@cox.net

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The inbox...

FROM: "johnkeeney" <johnkeeney@mail.ev1.net>
DATE: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 01:32:35 -0600
SUBJECT: Great Work!

Dan:

Enjoyed your web site. I am John J. Keeney from Virgina/ W.V./ Maryland area, currently living in Texas. Ever get down this way, come by and have a cold beer!
John & Bonnie Keeney
www.southerncrossfarms.com



Editors note:
The following comes from John's website. DK

Oakhurst, Texas
"The Best Little Horse House In Texas"
Farm view 24K jpeg

Southern Cross Farms
Southern Cross Farms is situated in the rolling hills of east Texas. Its picturesque 130 acres is located twenty minutes northeast of Huntsville, Texas and approximately ninety minutes north of Houston.

Southern Cross is a family owned and operated farm providing AMHA and AMHR miniature horses. In addition, miniature Irish Dexter Cattle along with both standard and miniature donkeys are being raised at our farm.
group of southern cross horses 30K


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

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Posted by Skip on 6/27/2003 08:37:06

Blanche Keeney Stephens, 77, of Vernon, was granted peace after a long fight with leukemia on Tuesday, (June 24, 2003) at Hartford Hospital. Born on May 3, 1926 in Fresno, CA, daughter of the late Edward Milton Keeney and Esther (Stroud) Hopper. Blanche grew up in Fresno and graduated from Roosevelt High School Class of 1943. After living in Los Angeles, CA most of her life and working for the Pacific Telephone Company, she moved to Connecticut to be near her granddaughters. She was completely devoted to and extremely proud of her granddaughters' talents and successes. She was a published poet who had been recognized in "Who's Who in Poetry 1978". Blanche was a family historian and genealogist whose research has been published. She also served as a consultant for other books and countless genealogists across the country. Her other interests were bird watching, needlework, a love of the outdoors, and her favorite four-footed friend, Arthur. She is survived by her daughter and favorite son-in-law, Julia Stephens McNabb and William Robert McNabb of Tolland. She was the beloved "Meemaw" to her two granddaughters, Jennifer Julia Guerard and Ashley Linnea Moir. She is also survived by her two sisters, Helen Noyes of Fresno, CA, and Doris Vance of Bishop, CA; and her step-sister, Velma Funk of Downey, CA. Blanche was predeceased by her former husband, Ernest C. Stephens of Victorville, CA. She will be greatly missed by all her friends and family. The family would like to express special thanks and gratitude to the amazing doctors, nurses, and aides at Hartford Hospital, CB5. Their unmatched care and tenderness will never be forgotten. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 28, at the Tolland Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Merrow Road (Rte. 195), Tolland, officiated by The Reverend Steven L. Thayer of the Calvary Presbyterian Church of Enfield. There will be no calling hours. A private interment will follow at Valley Falls Cemetery in Vernon.
Published in the Hartford Courant on 6/26/2003.
Flowers & gifts • Guest Book


Michael Keeney b 1789, PA

Posted by Mike Boyer on 3/10/2003 22:19:24

I am looking for information about Michael Keeney b1789 in the Berks Co, PA area. I have a lead that his father was Peter Kiene b abt 1768, but not confirmed yet. Michael married a woman named Catherine (Stump?), and had 2 sons, William, and Ephraim, and a daughter, Catherine. I am researching my wife's and now our daughter's lineage and it is solidly rooted in Berks Co., PA!!
Any additional information would help a lot. thank you. Mike Boyer




BOOKS & LDS films

2,597 Keeney relatives : a genealogical record of Keeney origins in America, with special attention to those who came into West Virginia  Keeney, Roscoe C., 1922-. Keeney Also on microfiche. Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1992. 2 microfiches ; 11 x 15 cm.
FHL US/CAN Fiche 6100415

435 more Keeney relatives, Frances Keeney Brawley family  Keeney, Roscoe C., 1922-. Keeney Also on microfiche. Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1992. 1 microfiche ; 11 x 15 cm.
FHL US/CAN Fiche 6100416

Ancestry from A to Z : Amos, Zoll and related families  Amos, Eugene P. (Eugene Paul) , 1930-. Keeney Also on microfilm. Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1980. -- on 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.
FHL US/CAN Film  1033572 Item 4

The Arrotts, from Scotland to Texas  Carnahan, Colleen Arrott, 1932-. Keeney Also on microfilm. Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1983. on 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.
HL US/CAN Film  1033949 Item 3

Descendants of Elmer Ashley Keeney  Biddle, Alice E. Keeney Descendants of Elmer Ashley Keeney
FHL US/CAN Film 1421976 Item 3

Family group records, ca. 1800-1970  Darling, Irene L. Keeney Family group records, ca. 1800-1970
FHL US/CAN Film 1697405 Item 12

The genealogy of nine early families in the Ohio River Valley  Byram, Thomas L. (Thomas Leslie) , 1931-. Keeney Also on microfilm. Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1975. on 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.
FHL US/CAN Film 940031 Item 3
 
Another filming, 1971.
 FHL US/CAN Film 865326

Genealogy of the descendants of Col. John Davis of Oxford, Conn. (formerly a part of Derby, Conn.) : together with a partial genealogy of his ancestors in the United States : also biographical sketches and portraits of some of his descendants and other matters of interest  Davis, George T. (George Toffey) , b. 1843. Keeney Genealogy of the descendants of Col. John Davis of Oxford, Conn. (formerly a part of Derby, Conn.)
FHL US/CAN Film 908338 Item 2

John and Amy Gatewood, and their descendants, 1666-1986  Gothberg, Carol. Keeney Also on microfiche. Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990. 9 microfiches ; 11 x 15 cm.
FHL US/CAN Fiche 6050921

John Tinker and his family  Holman, Winifred Lovering, 1899-. Keeney Also on microfilm. Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1981. on 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.
FHL US/CAN Film 1033762 Item 4


Keeney - Kiene : a scrapbook of clippings of the above named family consisting of births, engagements, marriages, anniversaries, obituaries, and other clippings such as college and military news, dating from July 1994 to December 1995, from Berks and Lebanon cos, Pa. newspapers ...  Brossman, Schuyler C. (Schuyler Calvin) , 1927-1998. Keeney Keeney - Kiene
FHL US/CAN Film 1598379 Item 14

Miscellaneous material of historical and genealogical nature  Brossman, Schuyler C. (Schuyler Calvin) , 1927-1998. Keeney Miscellaneous material of historical and genealogical nature
FHL US/CAN Film 416776 Item 5

Nathan Merrow of East Hartford  Merrow, Oscar Earl. Keeney Nathan Merrow of East Hartford
FHL US/CAN Film 3006 Item 2

One Forcum family, 1760-1976  Forcum, James Ralph, 1946-. Keeney Also on microfilm. Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1992. on 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.
FHL US/CAN Film 1697596 Item 5

Wagon ruts west : John Keeney, Jr. family  
Keeney, Ralph R. Keeney Wagon ruts west
FHL US/CAN Film 1421976 Item 4

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Genetic Genealogy
DNA SURNAME PROJECT
CANNEY CANNY
KEANEY KEENEY KENNA KENNEY KENNY KINNE KINNEY KINNIE KINNY
McKENNA McKENNEY McKINNEY
& Other Variations
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A DNA surname project has been established for Keeney, Kinney and variations. This is the beginning of a long-term, international project to develop a DNA database for all researchers interested in these surnames. All males with the Keeney surname - or any of the other spelling variations - are invited to participate. The study involves testing a portion of the Y chromosome. This chromosome remains relatively unchanged for hundreds of years as it passes from father to son. Only males have the Y chromosome but female family historians are able to participate by submitting DNA from a male family member with the surname (father, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, etc.).

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). Testing is used in conjunction with traditional genealogy and participants are often able to focus their research efforts after testing. For example, testing could reveal if all the southern Keeney lines are related to one another, and/or to the northern Keeney lines. Eventually the study will establish DNA "signatures" for different lines - such as the "Dutch" line, the Henry Kinne of MA line, Scottish lines, Irish lines, etc. DNA results, including patterns that have emerged to date, can be viewed at the Participants ~ Results link at the project website.

The cost is $99 or $169 (plus mailing fee) depending on which test you choose. This is a special group rate; the project administrator is a volunteer and receives no compensation. You can order the test online, take it at home, and return it directly to the testing company. It is not a blood test, not a paternity test, not a forensic (crime) test, does not uniquely identify you, and reveals nothing about health matters.

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 project website. If you have additional questions, or are interested in participating now, email the group project administrator.


Georgia Kinney Bopp
gkbopp@hawaii.rr.com
DNA Project Website
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gkbopp
/KINNEY/Research/index.htm

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Monday 07 July 2003