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The McCrie-Schutze Family History, Part 1

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For members of the extended Schutze, Bartlett, McCrie and Ehrlich families.

Today's date is May 29th     (New York time zone)

On This Date

  • Donald McKellar was born in 1843 in Mosa Township, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada
  • Anna Anthony died in 1928 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
  • Catherine Bertha Friederike "Bertha" Schrotzberger died in 1938 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan

From the Blog...

13 May 2017

A Mother’s Touch: the Edison Collier Pen

Some pens are easy to name — a Montegrappa pen with ‘1912’ embossed on it screams my father’s name ‘Leonard’ as he was born that year. An oversized Pelikan pen can easily be tagged as the ‘Big Mac’ to honor a McCrie great-grandfather. The pen I’m naming after my mother, though, doesn’t visually bring her …

19 April 2017

Finding Michigan: “If You Seek …”

If you’re searching for information on ancestors who lived in Michigan, as did mine, there are a few free web sites that should prove helpful. • Seeking Michigan: Death certificates or registrations from 1897 through 1952 are searchable by name, location, and/or date. Digital images of death certificates are available in many cases. State censuses …

25 March 2017

It’s Greek to Me: ICARUS and DAEDALUS

Two new features on our family history website — ICARUS and DAEDALUS, the Image Catalog And Retrieval User System and the Document And Evidential Data Archive and Look Up System — allow searching and retrieval of pictures and documents related to our ancestors. Typing a name in a search box retrieves a list of related …

24 March 2017

Programming Notes: Making the Switch from Ipswitch

I’ve used the free version of Ipswitch WS_FTP LE for several years to transfer files from my home computer to my web site. It easily and quickly uploaded html pages, images, and videos, providing a side-by-side view of the files at home and on the web server and making the transfer between them simple. But …

20 March 2017

The Life and Death of Thomas Hutchings

The eldest sons of four generations — from my dad to my grandchild — have Thomas as a middle name. I suspect my grandmother Bessie (nee Estall) Schutze gave my dad his middle name in honor of her brother Thomas. Since there were no other Thomases on either side of the family, that appears to …

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