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DeVos Place has a underground parking ramp. It is on Michigan St across from the downtown US Post Office. You can park in that lot if you are Volunteering and ask the attendant the best price to pay,depending on estimated hours to park. If only for a couple of hours you might take a ticket and pay 1.50 per 1/2 hour, if longer it might be better to pay upfront for the day or event price which can range from $10-$12.

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Article from the Lowell Ledger Sept. 25, 1919

Gerrit Streelman, originally from the Netherlands, was just stopping by the bank on Grandville Avenue near Grand Rapids, Michigan one morning in 1919 when he realized a robbery was taking place. Shots were fired and Gerrit died instantly. continue reading…

I have been wanting to visit Woodville, and Pemberville, Ohio for several years. My grandparents lived in the area for several years and my father was born in Woodville and attended school there. continue reading…

We all wonder, from time to time, what will become of all our genealogical charts and stories and books and mementoes. What will happen to your stuff? continue reading…

A few months ago I posted about my reason for attending a National Genealogy Conference, this is a follow-up to that post.

In May I had the opportunity to attend the NGS 2017 Family History Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. Now, I am even more excited about the 2018 Family History Conference which will be held in Grand Rapids.

I have attended a couple of regional conferences and continue reading…

2017 WMGS Writing Contest Winners to be announced on Saturday, May 6th, at the monthly meeting of the Western Michigan Genealogical Society in the Ryerson Auditorium at the downtown Grand Rapids Library. Winning entries will be included in future issues of Michigana.

This has always been a very useful resource… now getting even better!  This is from the website:

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I signed up to attend the 2017 NGS national conference after having been to a couple of regional WMGS Got Ancestors conferences featuring nationally known speakers. One of the first things that I noticed as a difference between the conferences was the choices continue reading…

Finally – I’m working on my centennial certificate application. What I’ve found is quite surprising! One of my relatives died during childbirth of the oldest child! Then I found another child born with two different names on the same date! I have documentation! Apparently somebody entered invalid information in my genealogy program! Who?!? ME?!? Couldn’t be! continue reading…

I had never thought about attending a National Genealogy Conference until recently, but now I am looking forward to attending the 2017 Family History Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. I am especially excited about the 2018 Family History Conference which will be held in Grand Rapids.

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