During my visit to Ireland last month I managed to copy all the Cree entries from the birth and marriage indexes at the General Register Office, Belfast (GRONI), which took me almost two full 6-hour days. I have now typed these into spreadsheets which I have uploaded to the Datasets section of the Cree Surname web site at http://www.cree.name/indexes/ire.htm alongside the Cree marriages which I extracted last year. This will…Continue
The 100th Annual Cree Family Reunion will be held the 4th Sunday of August, 2013 in Cass County Indiana at the Cree Homeplace (of Samuel Walker Cree). This is primarily for the descendants of Samuel Walker and Elizabeth (Welsh) Cree, James Robert and Mary Jane (McGee) Cree, Peter and Mary (Cree) Tolen, and David and Sarah (Rock) Cree. With the exception of David, the rest came from Ohio to Cass and Carroll County in 1851. Samuel, James Robert, Mary, and David were the children of Samuel and…Continue
Added by Mike Spathaky on January 31, 2013 at 18:30 — No Comments
I have today rearranged the existing forum discussions on this Cree Family History Network. I have created a number of different Forums for different aspects of Cree family history, including different Cree descent lines. Any member can create a new discussion within any of these Forums, as well as being able to post a reply to others' postings. I hope this will eventually make things clearer even though past postings now show as posted by me. I have added to those a first line stating…Continue
Added by Mike Spathaky on December 8, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments
Any member of this Cree FH Network can start their own blog. Just click on Blogs in the main menu and then click on the Add link on the right.
Added by Mike Spathaky on June 27, 2012 at 10:05 — No Comments
Three marriages took place in which all six partners were descendants of either of two couples. The first couple was John Leslie and Helen Johnstone and the other was James Cree and Christian Graham. The Leslies had two sons John and David Leslie while the Crees had children named David and Janet Cree (among others).
The first Cree-Leslie marriage was between John Leslie (the son) and Janet Cree some time before 1807. They had a son who was a third John Leslie. Meanwhile John's…
Added by Mike Spathaky on June 15, 2012 at 14:51 — No Comments
Patrick Cree, Newcastle upon Tyne, age 17, carrying the flame through Bedlington on 15 June 2012.
"Patrick Cree is my inspirational son. He was diagnosed with Chron's disease when he was 10. Since then he has had over 50 operations, a colostomy (for two years now reversed) many episodes of being fed by a naso-gastric tube for 6 week periods and had to deal with the psychology of his…
Added by Mike Spathaky on June 15, 2012 at 5:00 — No Comments
You only have to type a name like Thomas Cree into Google and you are overloaded with information about numerous Thomas Crees. It's very easy to be distracted from collecting information about one of them and to go off on a treasure hunt for information about all the others. This story started while I was helping Trevor Cree to locate Thomas Cree, a prison warder at Dartmoor Prison, but that one has been finished for now.
The trail led me to Thomas Cree an "Australian rower" according…Continue
Added by Mike Spathaky on April 22, 2012 at 21:30 — No Comments
I have spent some time over the last week or so looking at the family of James Cree, weaver from Lisburn, County Antrim since Theresa Black, a descendant. emailed me. It turns out that two brothers John and Thomas Cree, both joined the Royal Marines in Lisburn, though at different times, and both ended up in Devon. John, the older by about seven years, was Theresa's great-great-gradfather. He joined up in 1847 and after 21 years service settled in Devon. By then he had married Susan Denslow…Continue
Added by Mike Spathaky on April 19, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments
Today I have copied the will of Glasgow merchant John Cree, which Trevor had transcribed and sent to me a few days ago, into the Cree Genealogy Database. It's at http://www.cree.name/genealogies/will1545.htm. I have also entered various details from the will into the personal details of John and his family members who are mentioned in it - including a daughter-in-law and three grandchildren whom we didn't know about previously!…Continue
Added by Mike Spathaky on April 6, 2012 at 22:45 — No Comments
Yesterday I scanned the charts from my print copy of Jessie's Sea Diary of 1861-2 and emailed them to Lindsay Robertson. He/she (?) had requested them ages ago while I was in Australia (where I didn't have them) so glad to have got that job off the to-do list. Must think about putting the booklet on the web site as HTML pages (like Emigrant) rather than a single PDF file (without the charts).Continue
Added by Mike Spathaky on April 5, 2012 at 13:27 — No Comments