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Minney News on Scoop It!

12 September 2013

Due to work pressures I have not carried out any research or sent out newsletters for some time. However, I do intend to restart one day. In the meantime I have started collecting internet references to the names Minney and Minnell. These can be found at Minney News. This will be updated regularly.

 

Various pages updated

06 January 2010

I updated several pages with useful information from the January newsletter.

 

Photo Album page updated

06 June 2009

I have added a photo of Charles Minney born 1834 Scotland (or New Jersey), and his daughter Grace Ethel, kindly supplied by Jeanette Reiter.

 

Photo Album page updated

26 January 2009

I have added some photos of the Minney's in Plymouth, kindly supplied by Patrick Weir.

 

Photo Album page updated

26 August 2007

I have added some photos kindly supplied by Diane Harriman. I have also added some bits and pieces to R J Minney page.

 

Various minor updates

28 May 2007

I have been updating and tweaking a few pages. Added a few lines to the History page on Scotland and India. Also added Grayson Minney to the Famous page.

 

Archived Newsletters Newsletters added

3 December 2006

I have finally tracked down a piece of cheap (free actually!) software that enabled me to convert the Word document newsletters into pdf format. You will have to visit the page to see what I have had to omit.

 

Aberfan Disaster, Wales 1966 New page added

28 August 2006

For some years I was aware of a Minney connection to the tragic Aberfan disaster where a landslip killed 116 children and 28 adults. This year I was visiting friends in Brecon and took the opportunity to visit Aberfan in South Wales. It doesnt take too long to find the Memorial Garden on the school site and the graves at the local cemetery. There I found the memorials to Bobby and Barbara Minney aged 10 and 9.

 

Photo Album page updated

16 April 2006

I have added more old photographs to add to this page. Joseph and Rose Minney of Cardington, Beds. Thanks to Tina Mason.

 

Minney Reunion January 2006, London New page added

5 February 2006

I have added a new page using the Daily Mirror story on 23 January 2006 concerning the reunion of the descendants of Edward Minney. Many thanks to Ann Archer for putting this together.

 

R J Minney page updated

31 August 2005

I have added to the R J Minney page a short biography and photo from the recent auction catalogue of the contents of Hook House.

 

 

Newsletters page updated

07 August 2005

In Minney Newsletters page I have added a short newsletter featuring some recent emails from fellow Minney researchers.

 

 

Famous page updated

05 June 2005

I have added some more details to Fr Brendan Minney, Frank Minney and a new entry for George and Tabitha Minney, USA pioneers.

On the Memorials page I have added the memorial to Solomon Rueben Minny, Shanghai.

 

Minor updates and a request

May 2005

See R J Minney Page for some minor updates.

In Famous Minneys page I have added a few more names, including Chris (updated), John and Kevin Minney, musicians in two rock bands (Razorwire and DirtyMac) and Safia Minney a successful business woman getting quite a bit of press coverage in the UK.

On the Memorials page I have added new links to the Great Barford Roll of Honour for Arthur Joseph Minney and Reginald Percy Minney.

In Minney Newsletters page I have added a recent request for help on the Minney/Minny line that appears in India, Baghdad and China.

On the Home page I have added an advert from Sarah Minney , a professional researcher based in London. Sarah has, over the years, given a massive amount of material for the index and newsletters. She is offering discount for Minney families, whether or not the research is on your Minney line.

And finally, I have had problems recently uploading pages onto the website. Sometimes only a few amendments are showing or it takes a few days! I have reported this to Virgin.net so please bear with me.

 

Minor updates

March 2005

See R J Minney Page for two new pictures, a photo of R J and Shirley MacLaine and a portrait of his wife, Hetty as well as details from his time at Gainsborough Pictures.

Places page updated with details of the Minney name linked to a Celtic religous settlement, near Penzance, Cornwall.

In Famous Minneys page, J H Minney's details as a cricketer have been expanded with a date and place of birth.

 

Latest Email Newsletter

9th January 2003

See Archive Newsletters Page for a link to the latest newsletter

 

History page updated

29th December 2002

I have made some minor 'tweaks' to this page; added a paragraph on a possible link to Mildenhall, Wiltshire (Minall/Minnell) and added R J Minney's name to the India section.

I have also updated the Photo Album and Contacts Wanted pages.

 

Famous page updated

2nd December 2002

I have added a photo of Father Brendan Minney and a link to Belmont Abbey where a whole page is dedicated to him, with examples of his drawings. Information and link supplied by Olwen Minney.

 

Photo Album page updated

4th August 2002

I have added more old photographs to add to this page.

 

Curio Corner page updated

4th August 2002

Reggie Minnie from Norman Mailer's book, "Harlot's Lot".

 

New Ghost of Johnnie Minney page

24th July 2002

Most of you will be aware of this haunting involving Johnnie Minney at his sister Margaret's farmhouse in Waresley, Cambridgeshire in the mid 1960s. I have managed to track down the original book featuring the story in full. It is a tragic read.

Also, I have added the Mayor of Swansea to the famous page, Counc. W. Harry Minney. If any one has a photo of him I would be obliged for a copy.

 

New Photo Album page

11th June 2002

I have a number of old photographs to add to this page so it will grow but I want more, so please send yours to me! I can accept scanned photos in any format or you can post photocopies to me. Email me for my address. This should be a very useful and interesting archive. I am particularly interested in photos taken before 1945, although there will be exceptions such as reunions etc.

 

New Guestbook

2nd June 2002

Virgin.net, who host this site have failed to respond to my numerous requests for them to look at the guestbook problem. So, I have now added a new guestbook to the Home Page, hosted by HTMLGears (the world's largest guestbook hosting service apparently!). Please use it often! The old guestbook is still available for viewing. I've also carried out some minor updates to the Famous page as well.

 

Guestbook Problems

14th May 2002

I understand there are problems with the Guestbook. I have reported this to my ISP who provide the service. I may have caused the problem whilst deleting a particularly abusive and nasty message a little while ago. It will be back soon, one way or another!

 

Minder Service changed Plus Famous Page Updated

11th May 2002

The Mind It page monitoring service was withdrawn earlier this year. I have now added WatchThatPage which I have been using on another website and it appears to work ok. I have begun work on the next newsletter and have added a couple of entries to the Famous Page; Bob Minney, Irvin and J H Minney.

 

First Email Newsletter

23rd December 2001

Have finally managed to send out my first email newsletter which replaces the sadly defunct Minney Newsletter. See Archive Newsletters Page for a link to the latest newsletter plus details on the previous 26 issues.

 

Broken links Amended and Mr Minney of London Page updated, etc

15th October 2001

Have run a broken link report and removed nine urls, mostly from the Useful page . Have also added a colour (!) photo to Mr Minney of London page. It's a bit blurred and not really suitable for printing but it's an improvement on the old photocopy I scanned.

Incidentally, to those of you who have registered for the new newsletter please note that I haven't forgotten! A lot of the information I have is still inaccessible to me and will be until I move again, probably around December. In the meantime I will probably put out a short newsletter on information I have to hand. If you have anything for inclusion (and I mean anything) then let me know. Email address is on the Home page.

And finally, I have added another 'hit' counter to show me the popularity, or otherwise of parts of this site. Unfortunately to use this 'free' but useful information I have had to display a banner ad. If this gets annoying let me know. I'm not being paid for it!

 

Mailing List Added

2nd September 2001

I have added a mailing list facility to replace the newsletter (yes, I know it wont be the same!) but I do intend one day to put the newsletters on line for viewing. I also intend to expand the pictures held on this site as a compensation, so please email me any scanned photos of your ancestors or places of interest you have with a brief description. Please go to the Home page to enlist. I have taken the liberty of adding some email addresses that I already have. Please unsubscribe if you don't want to be on the mailing list. The providers of this mailing list wwww.yourmailinglistprovider.com finance this purely out of the initial adverts you see when first subscribing. Finding a decent host has not been easy.

 

We're Back!!!

29th July 2001

I am now back on line in my new home. Over the coming weeks I will be brushing down the cobwebs from this site and updating the pages as I go. I am a bit rusty (is it really a year?) so bear with me. Alas, the newsletter will not be restarted because I intend everything to go out via the web. I hope to start a mailing list up soon so please email me your email addresses. The mailing list will replace the newsletter so important finds, stories etc will still get circulated. The database will also be restarted but this may be some months off yet. Watch this space (use NetMind). Thanks for your patience. Barrie

 

 

Useful Web Sites page updated

6th July 2000

More useful web sites added; Topozone (USA Interactive maps) and New England Ancestry Online.

 

Famous Minneys page updated

6th July 2000

Examples of Bruce Minney's art and picture of Abe the Aviator added (see Cliff Minney).

 

Curio Corner page updated

6th July 2000

The Minney Bed and Breakfast, Penzance, Georgina 'Minney' Seymour, and Minney sounding words from New Websters International Dictionary added.

 

Outstanding Queries page updated

6th July 2000

More information wanted on George Minney, English league footballer for Derby County in 1921.

 

Details of Recent Newsletters page updated

6th July 2000

Contents of Summer 2000 newsletter added, issue 26.

 

Minney Milleniun Reunion page updated

6th July 2000

Some more details added including link to a location map.

 

Useful Web Sites page updated

29th May 2000

More useful web sites added, including; The Feudal Herald, Jewish Genealogy (simply amazing list of links), UK Genealogy portal site, Everton Helper site, Access Genealogy site, and Eastman's On-line Genealogy Newsletter (probably the best around and it's free!).

 

Links to other Minney Web Sites page updated

29th May 2000

Some broken links removed.

 

Curio Corner page updated

29th May 2000

Photo of Minney Row (Willoughby Cottages) Great Barford added.

 

Memorials World Wide page updated

29th May 2000

Photos of William Minney's memorial at Canterbury Cathedral and Kenneth Minney's at Salcombe added.

 

Place Names page updated

29th May 2000

Map of Minney Moor, Conisbrough, Yorkshire 1855 added.

 

Rubiegh James Minney page updated

29th May 2000

Photo gallery added from his own books. He has the canny ability to add his own photographs into biographies.

 

Minney Database page updated

29th May 2000

I have added two more catagories for on-line searching. These are lists of maiden names and surnames of men marrying a Minney. The update report I receive from the search engine on this site indicates that these additional indexes would be useful

 

Famous Minneys page updated

29th May 2000

I have had a trawl through the newsletters and added some more names.

 

Useful Web Sites page updated

28th April 2000

More useful web sites added, including; history of Gilmer County, West Virginia; PlacesNamed.com; Ancestry Corner; Bedfordshire Photos; Bedfordshire Museums and other sites; and Don Norman's web site.

 

R J Minney page updated

28th April 2000

Interesting book 'A Stag Party with Men Only' acquired by me. The book, published in 1955, gives the name of the editor of 'Men Only' as R J Minney - curious.

 

Basic Online Search facility added

28th April 2000

The newly added search facility also gives feedback to me on what is being looked for (but obviously not by whom). It appears that most people are searching for names that can really only be found on the Minney database. I have now added four simple indexes from the database which will allow a basic online search. If a search is positive then this indicates more information is available on the full database. An e-mail to me will elicit the full record.

 

Search page added

13th April 2000

You can now search this web site. This facility will become very useful once the newsletters are added.

 

Minney Millenium Reunion page updated

13th April 2000

A few more details added.

 

Famous Minneys page updated

13th April 2000

A few more details added to Sarah Minney's potted biography.

 

Useful Web Sites page updated

13th April 2000

Have added links to the Domesday Book Online, Steve Lacey's Genealogy Gateway (a terrific resource site), and Daughters of the American Revolution.

 

Links to other Minney Web Pages page updated

13th April 2000

Added links to Aunt Minney's Farm, West Virginia and to Michael and Leanne Minny's family history web page, Australia. This Minny family are related to R J Minney but the name changed to Minny some generations ago following a dispute.

 

Curio Corner page updated

13th April 2000

A few more details added to Minney Row, Great Barford.

 

Guest Book new page added

4th April 2000

After much trials and tribulations I have now added a Guest Book facility. It still seems 'fragile' to me but please use it so I know it works! You can either use this link above, or the home page or the left hand menu to access it.

 

 

Contact Wanted page updated

26th March 2000

Added Pat Kilham's details who wishes to contact descendents of Nathan Minney of Yardley Hastings.

 

Links to other Minney Web Pages page updated

26th March 2000

Link to Dianne Minney-Gammill's web page added.

 

Famous Minneys page updated

26th March 2000

Added (another) George Minney, who played for Derby County Football Club in 1920/21. Also, wonderful biographical details added to Bruce Minney, artist, supplied by his daughter, Carole Ziegler.

 

Brief History page updated

15th March 2000

Added biographical detail to 'USA - Charles Minney - Scottish Origin?' section.

 

Useful Web Sites page updated

15th March 2000

Site added: General Genealogy - IGI Batch numbering reference finder and lots of other useful pages.

 

Famous Minneys page updated

15th March 2000

Bob Minney, USA artist and sculpture.

 

Recent Newsletters page updated

16th February 2000

Latest Winter edition details added.

 

Place Names page updated

16th February 2000

Minney Street, Broadview, South Australia - details of why it was so named.

 

Famous Minneys page updated

5th February 2000

Sarah Minney, contemporary and experimental stage artist from Australia added.

 

Places page updated

5th February 2000

Information on Minney Cemetery, new place on Isle of Man and some maps added.

 

R J Minney page updated

5th February 2000

Some collection sites added.

 

Useful Web Sites page updated

5th February 2000

Sites added: UK -FreeREG, FRC, GenFair and Familia, USA - NARA, Tiger Maps, and Geographic Names Information System, Canada - National Archives, South Africa - Genealogical Society of South Africa.

 

Place Names page updated

14th January 2000

Minney Cemetery and Minney Street added. Also many more links to the Useful Web Sites page added.

 

Useful Web Sites and Links to other Minney Web Sites updated

13th January 2000

New links added to these web pages. Also amended the link (target tag) so that the requested site opens into a new browser window, keeping this window open. Also stops pages being squashed into my frames.

 

New Page - Useful Web Sites page added

5th January 2000

A list of family history and historical places web sites added.

 

Brief History page re-vamped

5th January 2000

Greater detail added and 'page jumps' inserted to make this, the largest page on this site, easier to navigate.

 

Place names page updated

7th December 1999

In depth information on the Scottish place names received from the Scottish Place Name Society.

 

Links page updated

2nd November 1999

New link added. Plus cosmetic changes to all pages now that Alta Vista search engine is directing traffic to all the pages and not just the main index page. The result of this is that the left hand frame (Menu) is not being displayed in some cases so I've moved the link to the Menu to the top of each page.

 

Minney Reunion page

14th October 1999

New page added showing details of forthcoming Millenium Re-union at Yardley Hastings.

 

Links page amended

14th October 1999

Four new links to Minney web sites, including one in Japanese! One removed as link is broken.

 

Memorial page added

14th October 1999

New page added showing Minney entries (and Minnie) from around the world. Mostly from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

 

What's New page added

14th October 1999

New page added showing recent amendments to web site.

 

Current Newsletter page added

21st August 1999

New page added showing contents of latest newsletter, Summer 1999.

 

More details on R J Minney added

21st August 1999

More biographical details added plus extracts from The Times newspapers.

 

Mr Minney of London page added

6th August 1999

New page added showing picture of Mr Minney from the Tate Gallery, plus contemporary reviews of this popular painting.