Category Archives: family history

The Sky Pieces

This is not an Independence Day blog. It’s actually about genealogy and the preservation of history. In genealogy, we strive to remember. We take pieces of an infinite puzzle and struggle to fit them together into a picture that reveals … Continue reading

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Reunion Stuffs

If you’ve followed my blog for some time, you’ll remember that in 2013, I was anxiously planning the first Schmitzer Family Reunion of my lifetime. I think back on those weeks and months leading up to the Big Hoorah, and … Continue reading

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Genealogy Do-Over: Week 1

A new year is the perfect time for a Genealogy Do-over! Many of us were genealogy addicts long before we had learned anything of the process, the resources, the citing of sources, etc. A do-over allows us the chance to go back, to start from scratch and … Continue reading

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Schmitzer Family Reunion

In fourteen days, I will be in Frankenmuth, eagerly awaiting the arrival of my dear cousin, Cindy-Loo-Hoo. It began last year. When Cindy’s father, my dear Uncle Wayne, passed away in September, Cindy began planning to honor his wishes and … Continue reading

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The Three Loves of Herman Schmitzer

January 19, 1973. Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of my Grandfather’s death. Though he died several years before I was born, he is a man who continues to shape my life, as well as (I know) the lives of all … Continue reading

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