Douglas Alan Beezley was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, on 28 Oct 1948, the eldest of three sons of Nathaniel Willard Beezley and Lucille Pearl Barnard. Doug was raised in Lincoln and attended school, graduating from LIncoln High School and the University of Nebraska.
Doug and Barb have a daughter, Jenn, living in Cincinnati with her husband. They have one daughter and one son. Doug and Barb also have a son, Jon living near Albany NY and a son Devon living in Fort Collins CO.
Two miles from the homes of Doug and of Jenn's family, Doug's gggg grandfather John Beezley settled on the Little Miami River in 1792 where he built the first mill in the vicinity and whose name remains in local history.
In 1971, Doug moved to Scottsbluff, Nebraska to serve alternative service at Panhandle Mental Health Center as a Conscientious Objector. He stayed until 1976, attending graduate school at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. A year later, he returned to Scottsbluff, appointed Director of the Partial Hospital Program.
After expanding the program to include expanded service and a halfway house. In 1984, Doug led the transition of the Partial Hospital Program to a psychiatric rehabilitation program using the Clubhouse Model named Cirrus House  patterned after Fountain House in NYC. Over the following years, Cirrus House moved to its present building in downtown Scottsbluff, a rehabilitated Hotel, and expanded to include employment opportunities and advocacy. Housing programs were added including statewide HUD financed cooperatives operated by a non-profit corporation that Doug established. By 1996, the auspice of the entire program was transferred from the Mental Health Center to the non-profit corporation renamed Cirrus House, Inc. Doug served as Executive Director.
In 2001, after 30 years working in the Mental Health field decided to retire from that career and retrained in computer technology. In 2006, Doug began his final employment with the IT department at Western Nebraska Community College.  At the end of March 2015, Doug and Barb retired and shortly after moved from Nebraska to Cincinnati OH to be near the grandchildren.
Doug has a long-time interest in music, performing over the years in solo, choral, small group and stage productions. He is interested in technology, photography, gardening, landscaping and reading (primarily history).
In 2003, Doug began his work in genealogy, beginning with genealogy material that had been gathered by family predecessors. After gaining a comprehensive view of his Beezley ancestors and descendants of the patriarch John Beezley, he began to cover other Beezley lines in the US. Having a comprehensive view of most of the Beezley families in the US, Doug claimed interest in All Beasley's, all spellings, worldwide by establishing the Beasley Genealogy Project with the Guild of One Name Studies. Collaborating with other he also helped expand the Beasley DNA Project at FTDNA.
First-hand information. Entered by Douglas Beezley.
↑ Paternal relationship is confirmed by a 64 out of 67 Y-DNA marker match shown in the (A1 BLUE CLAN) at the top of the "Beasley" Surname DNA Project between Doug Beezley kit 128426 and of his direct paternal line paternal line fifth cousin W. Beezley kit 181989.
Barnard is my mother's maiden name. Her earliest known Barnard ancestor, Jonathan Barnard, was a Rev War Soldier who was captured and held prisoner by the British in New York after engaging during the occupation of Boston.
Beezley is my name and was the beginning of my journey to a one-name study. I have records of every Beezley line in the US. My earliest known ancestor was born in Maryland about 1680. Beezley is the rarest of the four main spelling variations.
For years, my interest in the Beasley surname has grown from my own Beezley line, to all Beezley lines in the US finally to the commitment to a One Name Project of All Beasley's, All Spellings, Worldwide.
Interested specifically in using YDNA to identify surname lineages.
Douglas Beezley's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Douglas or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 111 markers, haplogroup R-BY13132, FTDNA kit #128426
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Douglas:
Unfortunately, you have not provided the source of these alleged facts, so I cannot verify them. Per the WikiTree Guidelines on Commercial Web Sites as Sources, please can you provide the origin of this information (such as a newspaper article), especially the birth location, which clashes with the existing citation of a cousin.
Hi, thanks for your message about the Beesleys. The truth is, I'm not sure if/how I'm related yet! I have DNA matched a Beesley descendant on a part of my family tree that has a bit of a brick wall, so I'm trying to flesh out some of the possible links.
I gathered the information about Ester Bramblett (about her, not her parents) from Bessie Honea (b early 1900s) in the late 1980s - she was married to Crit Lee, my great-great-uncle, and I “picked her brain” for ancestor information on the Lee, Honea, Beasley, Blackmon, Crawford, Bridges, etc… family connections, along with info given to me by Lille Boggan, my great-grandmother (in the late 1970s)
My home, and all my notes, burned in 2010, so I don’t have the original information, and I was using a printout list I had given my mother before the house burned to recreate my cousin trees. I didn’t “find” wikitree until 2013.
Bessie died in 1997 (if I’m recalling correctly) so there’s no going back to my source.
I haven't heard from you in awhile.
I hope you had a nice vacation.
Glad to have such a good guy in the family.
Take care, dear.
Just wanted to drop a line and say how much we all appreciate you and everything you do.
I'll be testing my nephew ( paternal side) for a y-dna test soon and I'll be sending it to him in the next month. He's in Colorado, so I have no clue as to how long this will take.
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Hello and good morning to you Douglas. Yes I got on a roll last night and just could not stop. I realized that all of the documents that I had for many years now all related to the Beasley sisters and Silas. The lady that gathered the documents died. I have read so[me of it with interest but did not understand all the connections. But now it is making sense. I did a profile for Alice Beasley Chalmers and her husband Andrew. I am also working on Mary Beasley Miles.