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Barry Michie (#47110636)
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Bio Photo President, Riley County Genealogical Socety, Manhattan, Kansas

Photo on left was taken in 1986. Things have changed since then...a bit older and hopefully wiser but family constituents remain the same.

I welcome contacts, inquiries about family names and am responsive to edits usually within a day if not hours.

Born and grew up in Santa Rosa, CA, and have been interested in family history since sitting at my grandfather Michie's knee as a little guy going through all his family photos from Scotland.

Really caught the bug about 30 years ago when I took over the family history project from my mother who had done amazing things all by snail mail and accumulated an outstanding collection of photos, documents, family letters, clippings, etc.

My wife is from India and have been working on her family history as well - a much harder slog as there are so few official records and about "zip" on line.

Residing Manhattan, Kansas, and retired from Kansas State University (anthropologist).

General interests: 1) tracing and documenting ancestors, their siblings and descendents, 2) Shatto surname study (maternal grandmother's line) linking up as many I can find with their descendants.

Other names: Michie & Gray (in Scotland), Dampier, Boyer, Boyd, Gardner, Kitch, Umberger, Godbold, Hodges, Kingsbury (sister's in-laws) and many more.

Findagrave interest: Finding/creating memorials and linking them together so collectively they create a family narrative as best can be done. Major concern is going beyond simple birth/death dates and places to add bios and photos that provide a glimpse into who people were in the context of family history and their times. Still an anthropologist at heart!!

A favorite John Donne poem appropriate for Findagrave

No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thy friend's
Or of thine own were:
Any man's death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee.
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Tommye Price
Lula Shadow
Thank you, Barry, for her information. I have it added. Tommye
Added by Tommye Price on Nov 13, 2015 7:45 PM
Gary Peifer
RE: Delilah Shadow Memorial
I deleted both memorials. Must have been a little sleepy at the time.
Added by Gary Peifer on Nov 09, 2015 8:05 PM
Eileen Bridges
Kercheval obit
Thank you for the Kercheval obituary. It is appreciated.
Added by Eileen Bridges on Nov 08, 2015 6:48 PM
Lisa B
RE: Michie Memorials in Rosedale
Hi Barry,

I'll be at Rosedale next Wednesday to get you the updated photos.

Have a great weekend!
Added by Lisa B on Oct 16, 2015 9:50 AM
Lisa B
RE: Michie Memorials in Rosedale Cont.
Hi Barry,

Yes, I left the year blank as I don't like to guess if I'm unsure and couldn't read it clearly on the photograph. Those shiny stones can be tricky in photos! It is, however, already on my list of things to check next time I'm there, so no worries - I'm on it!

If you have any other Rosedale related inquiries, please also feel free to let me know. I'd be happy to look into them.

Added by Lisa B on Oct 12, 2015 10:00 AM
Lisa B
RE: Michie Memorial Photos

More than happy to do so. I also created memorials for Mary (nee Michie) Kennedy and George Michie, for whom there are inscriptions on other sides of the monument. I will transfer these to you this evening after work. I've yet to add the photo for George, as I'd like to retake it (there is a tree branch I need a second person to "hold back" to get a good shot) but will post what I have this evening and replace the photo the next time I visit the cemetery with a helper with a better image :)

Added by Lisa B on Oct 12, 2015 9:10 AM
Michie in Fetterangus
I've transferred these to you and if there are others you see you'd like, please let me know.
St Mary's in Banff was closed last year due to the wall being unsafe but we chose a beautiful day to visit. Still have quite a few photos to upload but will take time!
A companion book has been published for St Mary's re all the headstones with a very handy lair map which uses the Cramond book reference numbers!
Added by GariochGraver on Jul 09, 2015 9:21 AM
Family Tree Climber
RE: The Richwines
Always glad to send them your way when I notice a connection. I know you will take excellent care of them. Amazing how these Cumberland County families seem to have branches that intertwine all over the place!
Added by Family Tree Climber on May 21, 2015 11:29 AM
RE: Hazel Ashwell, Cont.

Thanks for the info. I added Geneva's name and then listed the source you gave.

I don't know if you ever researched Edward. I at one time found a news article on him and submitted it to the owner of his memorial but she never added it. Edward committed suicide by shooting himself. Very sad story.

Best wishes on all your research!

Added by Sherry on May 07, 2015 7:32 PM

Thanks for the edits you have been sending.

I have a question about the infant daughter. I was wondering where you got the name. I have access to burial records and I also pulled the death certificate but I can't find a name anywhere.


Added by Sherry on May 07, 2015 8:30 AM
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