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Western Michigan
Genealogical Society
c/o Grand Rapids
Public Library
111 Library Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI
Email - wmgs@wmgs.org


2015 purchases from WMGS fund:

WMGS Books purchased and donated in 2015

Sprau/Sprow, 1651-2007 The Genealogical Tree of the Sprau/Sprow Family
History of the DeKorne Family
History of the Aaron Dikeman Family
Collection of materials from Aldrich School and Sketches
Mayflower Quarterly
Oakland County Divorce 1831-1865
1968 Wolverine Year Book
Beautiful Michigan Country
St. Therese Church, Wayland, Michigan
Hessian Troops Vol 1,2,3,4,5,6
Town of Lainesborough, Ma 1741-1905
Historic Baraga County - Postcards
1938 Rockford Yearbook
Kent County International Report - Activity Book
Mission of People - Valley of Little Thornapple
Sparta Area Quartercentennial
Eberhard Frank Metzger
Memorials of Huguenots in America
Gerald R. Ford Congress Cookbook
Detroit-Dearborn Street Guide
Cookbook - Best Wishes from Congressman Gerald R. Ford
Holland High School Alumni Directory
Directory of Scots Banished to American Plantations
Montgomery County NY - Images of America
Comstock Park Stoney Creek School Elementary 1998
Jamestown Virginia - National Park Service 1958
Portraits of Success - Amway People
Ionia County - First Families
Wyoming Rodeo - 1977
St Alphonsus 125th Anniversary
McHenry County Illinois Cemeteries

2014 purchases from WMGS fund:

The Families Mc Claughy - Lyle E Mac Laury
The August Tschritter Family – Garnet Ayers Batinovich
A Tree Grows in Funks Grove – Funks Grove Cemetery Association
Kincheloe McPherson and related Families – Lewin T McPherson and Elizabeth W McPherson
Yahners and Others – Michael Hayden
The Bates Township Legacy 1885-1985 – Bates Boosters
Colorado Families: A Territorial Heritage - Colorado Genealogical Society
Pernsteiners on America – Florence Pernsteiner Strange
Your Family Tree – Ethel W Williams
How to Publish Your Genealogy – L.J. McGrady
Handbook of Genealogical Sources – George K. Schweitzer
Preserving Your Past – Janice Dixon and Dora Flack
The Garth Family 1734-1986 – Rosalie Edith Rogers Davis
My Stewart and other Kin of Iredell County N.C. - Stewart, Allen, Strikeleather, Wallace, Brown, Lawson, Tolbert
Descendants of Jacob Hochstetler – Harvey Hostetler
Descendants of Barbara Hochstedler and Christian Stutzman – Rev Harvey Hostetler
Atlas of Ashtabula County Ohio – D.J. Lake, C.E.
Descendants of Jacob Raber 1794-1977 – Mr and Mrs Albert A. Raber, Mr and Mrs Roy A.Yoder, Mr and Mrs Emanuel H. Yoder, Mr and Mrs Melvin D. Miller, and Mr and Mrs Joe D. Yoder
Descendants of Peter D. Schrock 1829-1982 – R.P. Schrock
John Fruits: His Ancestors and Descendants – Dr. Stanley Richard Ames
Gillis and Other Pioneer Families of Georgia – Marvin B. Gillis
Rudolph P. Anderson: His Ancestors and Descendants – Alloa Caviness Anderson
Kimzey and Kimsey Family Records from 1750 to 1981 – Herbert B. Kimzey
Chotankers A Family History – A. Edward Foote
Cornerstone A History of Canton Township – Diane Follmer Wilson
King Family History Volume 1 - H. Harold Hartzler
King Family History Volume 2 – H. Harold Hartzler
Descendants of Piere Tourjee: A French Huguenot Family – Nancy, Tourjee, and Mauro
Josiah Littlefield: An Autobiography
Welsh Family History: A Guide to Research – Association of Family History Societies of Wales
Ingram Family History – Mary Ruth Stultz
The Garoutte History 1775-1985 – Ellan Douglas Thiesen
The Fishers: A Family Portrait – Phillip Applebaum
John Samuel Perkerson and His Descendants – Max W. Camp
Descendants of Michel Yoder 1788-1978 – Roy A. Yoder
The Grahams of Pinewood – John M. Graham
Randleman Rendleman Rintelman Reunion 1981 – Billee Snead Webb
History of Framingham Massachusetts – Josiah H. Temple
History of Haverhill Massachusetts – George W. Chase
Descendants of Jeremiah Miller 1763-1984 – Roman Hershberger
A History of Surnames of the British Isles – C. L'estrange Ewen
History of The Simon Mills Family Book IV – Ralph E. Mills
History of The Simon Mills Family Book V – Ralph E. Mills
Henry Cavinis: The Immigrant Infant and Some of His Descendants – Alloa Caviness Anderson
Eells Family History 1633-1952 – Eells Family Association
History of Monmouth and Wales Vol I – Harry H. Cochrane
History of Monmouth and Wales Vol II– Harry H. Cochrane

2011 purchases from WMGS fund:

Mayflower Families, Vol. 20, pt 1
Mayflower Families, Vol. 20, pt 2
Mayflower Families, Vol. 20, pt 3
Mayflower Families, Vol. 22
Mayflower Families, Vol. 23, pt 1
Mayflower Families, Vol. 23, pt 2
Strangers & Pilgrims, Travelers & Sojourners
Mayflower Families, Vol. 1 through Desire 2
Mayflower Families, Vol. 3 through Hope 2
Mayflower Families, Vol. 4 through Elizabeth 2
1793 to 1900, Dennis, Massachusetts, Vol 3 of 3
Mayflower in Progress Wm. Brewster, 4 generations
Mayflower in Progress Wm. Brewster, Patience2 5th generation
Mayflower in Progress Wm. Brewster, Love 2 5th generation
Mayflower in Progress Richard Church, 4 generations
Mayflower in Progress Philip Delano of the "Fortune" 4 generations
Mayflower in Progress Philip Delano of the "Fortune" 5th & 6th generations
Mayflower in Progress George Soule 4 generations
Mayflower in Progress George Soule 5th & 6th generations
Mayflower in Progress George Soule 5th & 6th generations pt 2
Mayflower in Progress George Soule 5th & 6th generations pt 3
Mayflower in Progress George Soule 5th & 61h generations pt 4
Mayflower in Progress George Soule 5th & 6th generations pt 5
MFIP Bartlett of the Anne
Mayflower in Progress Robert Cushman Of Kent
Raynham Vital Records
An index to Plymouth County, Massachusetts warnings out from the Plymouth court records, 1686-1859
   / by Ruth Wilder Sherman, Robert M. Sherman and Robert S. Wakefield
Guide of Old Moravian Cemetery of Bethlehem, PA
History of Fairfield County, 1639 - 1928
History of Alexander, Union & Pulaski Counties
Genealogy in part, of the Anderson-Owen-Beall families / by Grant James Anderson, 1909
Genealogical and biographical sketches of the Bartlett family in England and America / by Levi Bartlett, 1876
John Chaplin (1758-1837) of Rowley, Mass. and Bridgton, Me. : his ancestry and descendants / compiled by Milton Ellis, Leola Chaplin Ellis, 1949
New York Probate Records
Brigham: History of Brigham Family
Settlers of Beekman Patent Vol. 1
Settlers of Beekman Patent Vol. 2
Settlers of Beekman Patent Vol. 3

2008 purchases from WMGS fund:

Front Page Books - Family Maps of:

Van Buren County
St Joseph County
Ottawa County
Kent County
Kalamazoo Co
Ionia County
Ingham County
Calhoun County
Berrien County
Barry County

Berrien County Genealogical Society

Cemetery books:
Baroda Township
Benton Township
Coloma Township
Lake Township
Lincoln Township
New Buffalo
Royalton Township
Sodus Township
St Joseph Township
Watervliet Township
Weesaw Township

Redux Books:

Migration from Canada

Berrien County Genealogical Society:

Cemetery books:

Three Oaks Township

Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society

1879 Voters List Walsingham County Ontario
Evolution of Michigan Townships
North Cemetery Burials, Ingham County
Carmel Township Cemetery Records, Eaton County
Death and Marriage Items, Lansing State Republican 1861-71
Early Probate Records, Ingham County 1838-69
Cemetery Inscriptions, Locke Township, Ingham County
Cemeteries, Leroy Township, Ingham County
Cemeteries, Williamstown Township, Ingham County
Rose Lawn Cemetery, Perry Township, Shiawassee County
Index to Ingham County, Michigan 1894 Census

Muskegon County Genealogical Society

Cedar Creek Twp. Genealogical Records
Fruitland Twp. Genealogical Records
Log Marks of Muskegon County
Muskegon County Civil War Veterans Census-1890
Muskegon County Directory 1875-76
Muskegon County Birth Records 1867-75
Muskegon County Marriage Records 1859-67
Evergreen Cemetery by Evelyn Buckingham

Newaygo County Society of History and Genealogy

Newaygo County 1850-1920 Postcard Book
Pictorial History of Newaygo County Railroads
Village of Newaygo
First Pioneer of White River Valley

2007 purchases from WMGS fund:

Dennis Northcutt

Indiana Civil War Veterans
GAR, Dept of Illinois, Transcription of Death Rolls 1993-1948


Book of Irish Family Families
Genealogists Guide to Various Spellings of Irish Names
They Came to America
Family Tree Guide to Finding Your Ellis Island Ancestors
Ireland Census of 1659
Listening to Our past

Nancy Corwin, Dowagiac

Births & deaths:
Niles Township, Berrien County: Births 1867-1910, deaths 1867-1952
Silver Creek Township, Cass County: Births 1867-1910, deaths 1867-March 1995
Wayne Township, Cass County: Births 1867-1920, Deaths 1867-April 1995

Master Index to all Township Cemeteries listed (except Covert)
Index books to land owners: Allegan County, 1873 Branch County, 1872 Barry County, 1873 Berrien County, 1887 Calhoun County, 1873 Mecosta County, 1900 Missaukee County, 1906 St. Joseph County, 1872 Van Buren County, 1873 Van Buren County, 1912

Misc. Index Books:
Index of Every Name, to the History of Berrien and Van Buren Counties...
Index to Every name, to the Portrait and Biographical Record of Berrien & Cass Counties…

Baker & Taylor

Michigan Genealogy: Sources & Resources
Finding Answers in British Isle Census Records
Genealogist's Question and Answer Book
Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Scottish Ancestors
American Census Handbook
Discover Your Scottish Ancestry
Family History in the Genes

Schuler Books

Uncovering Your Ancestry Through Family Photographs

2006 purchases from WMGS fund:

Names of Soldiers Who Died in Defense of the American Union, Interred in the National
Cemeteries, Genealogical Publishing Co., reprint, 1994

Roll of Honor, Vol. VII-X
Roll of Honor, Vol. XI-XIII
Roll of Honor, Vol. XIV-XV
Roll of Honor, Vol. XVI-XVII
Roll of Honor, Vol. XVIII-XIX

Magna Carta Ancestry by Douglas Richardson, Genealogical Publishing, 2005
Knights of England, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 by Wm. A. Shaw, Clearfield Co. reprints, 2002
Early Ontario Settlers, by Crowder
Pennsylvania Place Names by A. Henry Espenshade, Clearfield Co., reprint, 1998
Passengers from Great Yarmouth to Holland to England by Charles Boardman Jewson,
Clearfield Co., reprint, 1990
Dutch Immigrant Ship Passenger List of New York, 1890-1, Volume 1
30,000 Names of Immigrant Pennsylvanians, 1727-1776 (1965)

The County Marriage Registers of Ontario, Canada, 1858-1869 for the following counties:

The Catalog No. is R 929.3713 C832
Ontario County, Volume 2
Prince Edward County, Volume 3
Hastings County, Volume 5
Northumberland County, Volume 9
Wellington County, Volume 10
Halton County, Volume 11
Lennox & Addington Counties, Volume 13
Durham County, Volume 14
Toronto City, Volume 15
Frontenac County & Kingston City, Volume 16
Stormont & Dundas Counties, Volume 18
Leeds & Grenville Counties, Volume 20
Lambton County, Volume 23
Peterborough County, Volume 24
Victoria County, Volume 25
Renfrew County, Volume 29
Lanark County, Volume 30
Prescott & Russell Counties, Volume 31
Grey County, Volume 33
Norfolk County, Volume 34
Kent County, Volume 36
Carleton County & Ottawa City, Volume 37

2005 purchases from WMGS fund:

Haldimand Co. Marriage & Burial Register, 1851-1865, Dan Walker & Fawne Stratford-Devai
Halton Co. Marriage Registers, 1858-1869, Elizabeth Hancocks
Peel Co. Marriages in York County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869, Ruth M. Burkholder
Elgin Co. Marriage Registers, 1858-1869, Elizabeth Hancocks
Waterloo Co. Marriage Registers, 1858-1869, Elizabeth Hancocks
Huron Co. Marriage Registers, 1858-1869, W. E. Britnell
Middlesex Co. Marriage Registers, 1858-1869, Elizabeth Hancocks
Perth Co. Marriage Registers, 1858-1869, Elizabeth Hancocks
Wentworth Co. Marriage Registers, 1858-1869, W. E. Britnell
York Co. Marriage Registers, 1858-1869, W. E. Britnell
Simcoe Co. Marriage Registers, 1858-1869, W. E. Britnell
Essex Co. Marriage Registers, 1858-1869, Elizabeth Hancocks
Oxford Co. Marriage Registers, 1858-1869, Elizabeth Hancocks
Brant Co. Marriage Registers, 1858-1869,
Ontario, Canada Marriage Registrations, 1869-1873, Vols. 1-31
Daniel Tewksbury, 1782-1851, A History of His Ancestors to 1626 Ralph E. Tewksbury
The Life and Times of the Young Families Marjorie and Beverly Young
The Camerons - A History of Clan Cameron John Stewart of Ardvorlich

2004 purchases from WMGS fund:

100 Years of Land Owners, Tallmadge Township, Ottawa County, MI, 1849 - 1949 Loekie Boersma
150 Years, St. Sebastian Catholic Church Supplementary, Byron Center, MI, 2002 St. Sebastian Church
150 Years, St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Byron Center, MI, 2002 St. Sebastian Church
1600 Lines to Pilgrims by Nat'l Society of Sons & Daughters of the Pilgrims, 1996 Reprint
1894 Index to Muskegon County State Census Muskegon Co. Gen. Soc
500 Brickwall Solutions, 2003 Family Chronicle Magazine
A History of Irish Settlers in North America, Reprint 2003 Thomas D'Arcy McGee
Ancestors in German Archives, A Guide to Family History Sources Raymond S. Wright
Ancestors in German Archives, A Guide to German Research
Bibliography on the Colonial Germans in North America Emil Meynen
Blass, Clark, Cleveland, Denman and Lockwood Family Trees JoEllen Denman Pennella
Coopersville Observer Articles on Tallmadge Township and Lamont, 1881-1909; 1900-1909
Early Marriages of Muskegon County, MI Residents, 1839-1867 Muskegon Co. Gen Soc
Farmer's Railroad and Township Map of Michigan, 1863, Reprint Muskegon Co. Gen. Soc
Father Marquette
Gazetteer of New Jersey Thomas Gordon
Genealogical Guide to East and West Prussia, 2002 Edward Brandt & A. Goertz
Grand Rapids Township Records, 2002 Jan Hulbert, Township Clerk
Grand Rapids, the West Side Story Paul Zylstra
Hard To Find German Speaking Ancestors in Eastern Europe, 2nd Edition Bruce and Edward Brandt
Herber-Hallman Roots and Branches Helen Ummel Harness
Holy Trinity Parish, 1848-1998 Holy Trinity Parish
Index of Surnames in Wexford County Cemeteries, Abbot - Laicon, 1999 Cadillac Area Gene Society
Index of Surnames in Wexford County Cemeteries, Lajeb - Zoblaki, 1999 Cadillac Area Gene Society
Invalid Pension Records, 1801-1815
Inhabitants of New Hampshire, 1776 Emily Wilson
Irish Genealogical Abstracts from the Londonderry Journal, 1772 - 1784 (2001) Donald M. Schlegel
Lakeside Welcomes You, Includes Muskegon Country Club Mildred L. Swanson Johnson
Living Family History, Creating a Multimedia Biography, 2003 David A. Beardsley
Magna Charta Sureties, 1215 (1999)
Film Michigan Medical Records, Register of Soldiers Home Inhabitatns, 1927-1942 LDS
Film Michigan, Kent County War Records, 1917-1919 LDS
Muskegon County State Census Index, 1894 Muskegon Co. Gen Soc
Neland Avenue Christian Reformed Church, 75 Years Henry J. Baron
Oceana County Rare Plat Map (ca 1920) and Index Oceana Hist. & Gen. Society
Ottawa County Infirmary Loekie Boersma
Ottawa County Poor Farm Loekie Boersma
Our Aldrich Family Genealogy Gerald M. Church
Polish Surnames, Origins and Meanings, 2nd Edition, 1998 by Wm F. Hoffman Polish Gen Soc. North America
Richard Griffith and His Valuation James R. Reilly
Shelby Funeral Home Records, 1904-1907, (Received 2003) Oceana Hist. & Gen. Society
Shelby Funeral Home Records, 1915 - 1916, (Received 2003) Oceana Hist. & Gen. Society
St. Joseph's Parish Cemetery, St. Joseph Catholic Church St. Joseph Catholic Church
Tallmadge Township Books, XIII - XVI, 1875-1941 Loekie Boersma
Tallmadge Township Books, XVIII - XXI and IX, 1875-1941 Loekie Boersma
The Irish and Anglo-Irish Landed Gentry
The Pension Lists of 1792-1795
The Troupe-Ekas and Johnson-Mulholland Family Trees JoEllen Denman Pennella
The Unpublished Roll of Honor
They Came In Ships, 2002 J. P. Colletta
Westminster Presbyterian Church, A History, 1836-2002 (2002) William L. Bennett

2003 purchases from WMGS fund:

Honoring Our Ancestors, 2002, Megan S. Smolenyak
Oceana Co., Michigan Rare Plat Maps & Index (from ca 1920) (OGS)
Oceana Co., Index to Native American Birth, Death and Marriages (OGS)
Shelby Funeral Home Records, December 1904-May, 1907 (OGS)
Shelby Funeral Home Records, 1915-1916 (OGS)
Shelby Funeral Home Records, 1915-1929 (OGS)
Mason Co., Index to Native American Birth, Death and Marriages (OGS)
Book of names, First Settlers in the Mohawk Valley, 2002 by L. D. MacWethy
American Families of German Ancestry, 4 Vols. By Carl Schlegel
French-Canadian Sources, A Guide for Genealogists by B. K. Behk, etc.
Where to Look For Hard-To-Find Germany Speaking Ancestors in Eastern Europe, 2nd Edition by B. & E. Brandt
Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants by Lloyd D. Bockstruck
The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, 5th Edition by Frederick L. Weis
East Prussians From Russia by Michael J. Anuta
Irish Genealogical Abstracts from the Londonderry Journal, 1772-1784 by Donald Schlegel
Grand Rapids’ West Side Story by Paul Zylstra
500 Brickwall Solutions to Genealogy Problems
A History of the Irish Settlers in North America Early to the 1850 Census
Black Genesis, 2nd Edition
Encyclopedia of German-American Genealogical Research by C. N. & A. P. Smith

2002 purchases from WMGS fund:

Directory of Scots, 1650-1775 by David Dobson
Annals & Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 by Thomas Nicholas
Emigrants from Ireland to America, 1735-1743 by Frances McDonnell
Dictionary of English Place Names by A. D. Miller (1998)
Scots in the USA and Canada, 1825-1875, Pt. 1 by David Dobson
Scots in the USA and Canada, 1827-1875, Pt. 2 by David Dobson
Your Guide to Cemetery Research by Sharon D. Carmack
Scots-Irish Links, 1575-1725, Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 by David Dobson
Scots-Irish Links, 1575-1725, Pt. 3 by David Dobson
The New England Gazetteer by John Hayward, 4th Edition
Genealogist's Virtual Library by Thomas Jay Kemp
A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries by D. A. Lambert
Genealogical Records in England's Public Record Offices, A Guide for
North Americans by J. Reid and Simon Fowle, 2000
List of Freemen of Massachusetts, 1630-1691 by Lucius Paige

2001 purchases from WMGS fund:

Early Land Owners, Livingston Co., 1828-187-'s, Milton Charboneau-LCGS
1890 Residents of Livingston Co., MI, Kernie L. King-LCGS
Greenwood & Mt. Olivet Cemeteries, Fowlerville, MI, Milton Charboneau-LCGS
Iosco Tp. Cemeteries, Livingston Co., MI, LCGS
Umadilla Tp. Cemeteries, Livingston Co., MI, LCGS
Mt. Olivet Inscrip, St. Joseph Parish, Howell, MI, LCGS
Lakeview Cem., New Divn, Howell, MI, LCGS
West Howell or Fleming Cem., Livingston Co., MI, LCGS
United Brethren & Benjamin Cems., Conway Tp. LIVI LCGS
The Lokker Family, A Journey of 300 Years, (Steven Lokker)
Cemetery Recordings of Kulalahti Cemetery, Marquette Co. Gene Soc
Cemetery Recordings of Turin & Wells Twps., Marquette Co. Gene Soc
Big Bay Deutsch Rd. Cemetery, Marquette Co. Gene Soc
Burials & Inscrip. West Branch Tp. Cemetery, Marquette Co. Gene Soc
Dorchester, MA Town Records, 2nd Edition Rockwell/Churchill, Boston (Marvel DeBois)
1876 Index Monroe Co. Atlas, Rick Grassly-GS Monroe Co.
150 Years, Ravenna Tp., Muskegon Co., 1849-1999, S.J. Place-Ravenna A.H.S.(Marvel DeBois)
Obituaries, Farmington Tp., Vol. 1-1890-1969, Farmington Gen. Soc.
Obituaries, Farmington Tp., Vol. 2-1970-1999, Farmington Gen. Soc.
Small Cems., Groveland & Brandon Tps., Oakland Co., B. Lancaster & Joean Davis
Hadley Cem., Groveland Tp., Oakland Co.-1920-2000, B. Lancaster & Joean Davis
Ortonville Cem., Groveland Tp., Oakland Co., MI, B. Lancaster & Joean Davis
Burial Records of Georgetown Tp., Ottawa Co., MI- 6/2001, Evelyn M. Sawyer (Evelyn M. Sawyer)
The Rise and Fall of the Patriot Hunters, Oscar A. Kinchen, 1956 (Mary Anna Brink)
Scotch Highlanders In America, J. P. MacLean, Ph.D. Heritage Books, Inc.
Index to Wexford County, MI Cemetery Bks v.1 &2, Cadillac Area Gen Soc
The Burling (Family) Books, V.1 & 2, Jane Thompson-Stahr (Jane Thompson-Stahr)
Marriage Register-Upper Canada, 1786-1856, Western District, Dan Walker/F. Stratford-Devai
Ancestry of Philip Joseph Currier, Philip J. Currier (Philip J. Currier)
The Fonger Family, John(11) and Amy Fonger, 1980, George F. Fonger, 1980 (Dale Darling)
A Fonger Family Tree, 1985 Leslie Allen Fonger, 1985, (Dale Darling)
A Fonger Family Tree - Supplement #1, 1986, Leslie Allen Fonger, 1986 (Dale Darling)
Genealogical Periodical Annual Index, 2000, K. Ackerman/L. Towle
A Citizens' History of Grand Rapids, MI, Campau Centennial Comm. (Alyce Hole)
Tombstones of Ireland - Co's. Down & Roscommon, 2000, Joanne C. F. Schmidt
Pioneer Families in the Kalamazoo Valley of MI, Joanne M. Doster
Cemetery Records for Wexford Co., MI, Cadillac Area Gen Soc.
Memoires de la Societe Genelogique Canadienne-Francaise by the Societe Quebec Del.-Chicago
Genealogist's Guide to English Ancestors, 2000, Paul Milner/Linda Jonas


  *Includes Kent County and the counties immediately surrounding; namely Ottawa, Muskegon, Newaygo, Montcalm, Ionia, Barry and Allegan Counties. There is some extension beyond these counties into other areas of the Western Lower Peninsula.