Western Michigan Genealogical Society

Browsing Posts published in August, 2010

This article was posted recently on the City of Grand Rapids website – www.grcity.us Find Burial Records Online “If you are searching for loved ones who are buried at any of the City’s six cemeteries (Fairplains, Fulton, Greenwood, Oakgrove, Oakhill, or Woodlawn) you can now find information online 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Simply go to […]

An interesting ancestor was Timothy Townsend. He died 11 March 1832 at the advanced age of 94 in Canaan, Columbia County, New York. Not only was he one of the first settlers of Canaan, he was among the original founders of the town of Champion, Jefferson County New York as well (settled 1798). He returned […]

Genealogy in West Michigan is in the news a lot more than you might think. You just might have to find articles accidentally, though. Just recently I’ve spotted the following articles. Archaeology Meets Genealogy at Niles (Michigan) Dig is about Isaiah Zoschke’s trip to Niles for the Fort St. Joseph archaeology camp. It turned out […]

I haven’t been a subscriber to Ancestry.com for about two years. At the time, I had noticed a lot more free information on the Internet surfacing and I had depended primarily on Ancestry.com as my source for a long time. After a few weeks, I was amazed how infrequently I felt I needed Ancestry.com in […]