EVERY NAME INDEX
The first issue of Michigana was published in
1955 by Western Michigan Genealogical Society. In 1981, a printed index was prepared for
the first ten years of publication (1955-1964) to make our quarterly more useful to our
members and other researchers. It has now been made available on our web site for the use
of the Internet Genealogical Community. We appreciate the dedication of our early
membership, their contributions, writings, and support of Michigana. It is our hope that
this index will facilitate finding the valuable material published therein.
No index had ever been prepared for the first
eight years. During those early years, publication of Michigana varied from four to six
issues a year, and pagination began with each issue. For those volumes, it is necessary to
give the issue number as well as the volume and page. A problem arose with the 1964
issues, when all four were erroneously continued as volume 9 instead of volume 10.
Pagination began with number 1 as usual for a new year. To assist in locating names in
this volume we have used the designation 9B. 1963 remains as volume 9.
Cross references were prepared for name
variations noted in the publications and for women's maiden names when given. When a name
is unknown, a line indicates that fact.
A second printed index has been prepared for 1965
through 1974 in the hope it also will extend the usefulness of the periodical. It is hoped
that this index can be added here soon as an additional resource.
Credit should be given to Esther Schichtel,
Delilah Jourden, and Maxine McConnell for their time and patience in indexing this first
ten years of Michigana and Jan Hulbert for her typing. We appreciate the work of these
loyal members. That typed document was scanned, proofed and digitized by Don Bryant
in October and November, 1998.
After you've had a chance to view the online surnames
in this index, you may also be interested to know about our affordable search service!
The WMGS Search Committee works in cooperation with the
Grand Rapids Public Library and will, for a set fee, do genealogical research.
hour, (a minimum of one hour, maximum of three hours per request). For lookups of the
articles contained in MICHIGANA, please provide the name entries exactly as they appear in
the index. Generally, more than one lookup can be done in the one hour minimum.
For more information write to:
WMGS Search Committee
Western Michigan Genealogical Society
c/o Grand Rapids Public Library
111 Library Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3268
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: RESEARCH