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The McCrie-Schutze Family History, Part 1

The McCrie-Schutze Family History, Part 2

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

Today's date is May 20th     (New York time zone)

On This Date

  • Lavinia Florence Malcolm was born in 1906 in Wyandotte, Wayne, Michigan
  • Charles W Owens died in 1933 in Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan
  • Robert Henry Anthony died in 1935 in Kalkaska Township, Kalkaska, Michigan
  • Kirstin Stover was born in 1990 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan

From the Blog...

11 February 2018

Erin Go Bragh

My name’s Duncan Campbell from the shire of Argyll I’ve traveled this country for many’s the mile I’ve traveled through Ireland, Scotland and all And the name I go under’s bold Erin-go-bragh — First verse of a 19th century Scottish song (from Wikipedia) The buzz in the genealogy community last week was about a new …

26 January 2018

I Ink, Therefore I Am

I had a nice conversation yesterday with a distant cousin from Kalamazoo. I jotted down notes as he related stories of his grandfather and great-grandfather, and of himself and his family. Two things struck me about the conversation. First, as he related the stories of his great-grandfather (who crossed the ice-bound St. Clair River as …

20 January 2018

Pass The Mustard

I seem to come from a family of lovers, not fighters. Few of my ancestors served in the military, and fewer still saw combat. In the American Civil War a Rebel family member lasted a week in the Confederate army and a Yank three months in the Union’s before they were discharged.1 In the British …

10 December 2017

The Shrug

It goes without saying that the written word isn’t as expressive as the spoken. So you’ve gotta give credit to the people who came up with the idea of keyboard expressions — the smiley, sad, and winky faces that helped us ‘splain ourselves a bit better. Now that we have a plethora of emojis, though, …

29 November 2017

A Skeleton in the Family Closet

“…came to America. Married girl from South. They visited Hamilton, Ontario, during Civil War but lost contact with Canadian relatives afterward.” This snippet written on a hand-drawn family tree aroused my attention. Who was this unnamed McCrie kin? When did he arrive in America and where did he settle? I set out to put some …

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