Try as I might, I just can’t get ahold of my great grandfather's birth record. I found this index on familysearch.org several months back.
It seemed to confirm what several cousins have told me about his name, he had three names. I located three signatures for great granddad Crew. You can see them here ( Wordless Wednesday– Great Granddad Crew’s Signature )and here (Wordless Wednesday– Two more signatures of Robert Edgar Crew).
So now that I had a way to actually see his birth record, I contacted FamilySearch Photoduplication Services and requested a copy of the record. I waited for less than two weeks only to get the following response.
How disappointing! The good news is that the record exists (or existed) somewhere. The problem is tracking it down!Happy Hunting!
For two previous posts on Robert Edgar Crew see: