McCartney's Journeys

What's New on the Site

McCartney's Journeys in Genealogy, which contains my McCartney family history and some articles about genealogy and history will on occasion be modified and various pages will be added, updated or removed. It is an on-going process to add more data, particularly in the research area.

This page will contain a list of the most recent changes and/or additions to the site. The changes will be shown in reverse chronological order.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Thanks to the recent release of Irish birth records by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht on their website,, we have made major gains in our research. These gains generated the following changes:

  1. My McCartney Genealogy: corrected the list of children for James McCartney and Mary Leitch. Added three more children and added or corrected birth dates for several others causing the order to be changed.
  2. Collateral Relatives: updated the bio for Robert Hugh Alexander McCartney.
  3. James McCartney 1852-1938: corrected the list of children for James and Mary.

Friday, 2 September 2016

  1. Helpful Links: With thanks to friend Elena, we have added seven new genealogical links to the Helpful Links page.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

The following changes were made:

  1. Copyright and Privacy Policies: Combined data from the Credits page, eliminating duplication. Also, removed the Credits page from the site.
  2. Removed links to Credits from the site nav block. The page no longer exists on the site.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

The following changes were made:

  1. Anderson/Hanson Genealogy: Changred the title of the page to include the Hanson name.
  2. Our Site Map: added the links and explanations for the Anderson/Hanson Genealogy pages.
  3. Removed links to Name Origin and Famous McCartneys from the history nav block. The pages are now in the McCartney Research section and nav block.

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Several items were missed during the last update. They are now complete and listed here.

The following changes were made:

  1. My McCartney Genealogy: Added a link to her page for Emma Anderson.
  2. Origin of the McCartney Name: This page was accidently left out of the site.
  3. Added navigation links to Anderson Genealogy on the main nav block and a link to the Origin of the McCartney Name page on the research nav block.

Monday, 22 August 2016

It has been some time since we have had need to make changes to the site, but there has been a major breakthrough in our genealogical research. We were contacted by Russell Grimshaw, family historian for the Anderson/Hanson Families. The webmaster's mother was an Anderson and Russell has given us her genealogy back to the webmaster' great-grandfather.

Also we re-evaluated the data for the webmaster's great-great-great-grandfather, Andrew, causing major changes to his page.

All this led to adding new three pages and correcting three pages.

  1. Anderson Genealogy: added a new page about the Anderson family.
  2. Emma Anderson: added a new page about the webmaster's grandmother, Emma Anderson
  3. Hanson Genealogy: added a page about the Hanson family. The Hanson matriarch is the sister of Emma Anderson.
  4. McCartney Genealogy: changed the entry for Emma Anderson by creating a link to a new page with her information. Also changed the link to Andrew 1807 to Andrew 1803.
  5. Andrew, 1803: changed the name "Andrew, 1807" to "Andrew, 1803". The entire page was rewritten to reflect new data.
  6. The Site Map: added the Anderson genealogy pages.

Additional changes include:

  1. All appropriate navigation segments have been changed to include links to the Anderson Genealogy page and correction of the Andrew page name change.
  2. Two broken links were removed and two new links were added in the Genealogy section of the Helpful Links page.
  3. Added the narrative "Some Scottish MacCartney Warriors" to the Famous or Infamous McCartneys page.

Saturday, 31 May 2014

The entire site has undergone a redesign. While much of the site content has remained the same, the appearance has changed, several new items have been added and many have been removed.

First, regarding the removals, the postings from other McCartney researchers are no longer available on this site. Over time, many of the people who posted here changed their email addresses. They never notified the webmaster so that the postings could be corrected. This resulted in no-one being able to contact them. It is not helpful to anyone and time consuming for the webmaster to try to find these people, Therefore, the postings are no longer available.

In McCartney Research, in place of the postings, we have added two new pages.

  • Dundrennan Abbey
    This page lists inscriptions for McCartneys found at the Abbey by our friend Len McCartney. These listings contain names, dates and relationships to other people.
  • County Antrim 1851 Censu
    This page contains a list of those McCartneys resident in County Antrim in 1851. It is only a partial listing since some of the census records had been destroyed.

The County Antrim page is data we encountered during our research. We have data from several other sources which will be transcribed as time allows and then added to the site.

Please use the navigation to the left or the site map to find what you are looking for. You may also use the search facility to find specific topics.