21 May 2010

Follow Friday: Western Michigan Genealogical Society

The Western Michigan Genealogical Society online searchable database has been a help to me in my genealogical journey. The database has more than 2 million records online-some free, some you use pay pal for. The WMGS database has been online for 10 years now. Highlights of the database are:
  • West Michigan Newspapers-index to death notices and obituaries from the Grand Rapids Press and Grand Rapids Herald, 1910-present. Also, engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements.
  • Kent County School Census
  • WWI Veteran's Census-for Kent County, Michigan
  • Michigan Census Index-for West Michigan counties
  • Index to Kent County Deaths
  • Index to Kent County Marriages
  • 1881 History of Kent County
  • Surname and Query Post Section
  • plus, much more.

Check the Western Michigan Genealogical Society database for those ancestors from Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan and surrounding area.

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