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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 July 26th     (New York time zone)

On This Date

  • John Harrington Bartlett was born in 1821 in Arlington, Bennington, Vermont
  • John McCrie was born in 1834 in Old Cumnock, Ayr, Scotland

From the Blog...

17 July 2017

Farewell to Microfilm

A recent announcement by FamilySearch heralded a new era in research technology: “FamilySearch … plans to discontinue its 80-year-old microfilm distribution service. The transition is the result of significant progress made in FamilySearch’s microfilm digitization efforts and the obsolescence of microfilm technology. … Online access to digital images of the world’s historic records allows FamilySearch …

10 July 2017

Ghosts of the Past

Old soldiers never die … they just come back to haunt you. That was the case with Barney Anthony, my great-great grandfather. When my wife and I took a road trip to Michigan this year I wanted to stop at the Michigan Soldiers’ Home in Grand Rapids where this Civil War soldier was one of …

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 …

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