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Selected Michigana Indexes
Kent County 1860 Federal Census Index 
Latzek Funeral Home Registers
 
MICHIGANA

Our quarterly publication, MICHIGANA specializes in original and unpublished material, concentrating on western Michigan. Bible records, tombstone inscriptions, newspaper excerpts, vital records, family histories, society news and helpful hints are regular features. All members are encouraged to submit material for publication.

Query privileges are offered without charge. Subscription is included with membership to the Society.

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BOOKS AVAILABLE FROM WMGS

Prices Effective November 2010
mf=microfiche

New! STATE LAND PATENTS, KENT COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Compiled by Western Michigan Genealogical Society 1984. Original land patents given by the Michigan State Government from approximately 1840-1879. These are very important records, as Kent County had more state land for sale than any other county in lower Michigan at that time.

Soft cover, 114 page REVISED, 2010
....................................$14.00

AN EVERY NAME INDEX TO CHAPMAN'S 1881 HISTORY OF KENT COUNTY, MICHIGAN.

Soft cover 281 pages. $40.00

INDEX TO THE 1894 STATE CENSUS, KENT COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Compiled by Evelyn Sawyer.
Reference to films numbered 929.3 M582. Reels 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the 1894 State Census of Kent County, Michigan. Grand Rapids had 12 wards in 1892, only 4 are included here, as the other records have been lost. Each entry is the head of a household, member of another family with the same surnames, or a person with a different surname within the household; township or ward; the family number on the census; and the page in the town/township where the person is listed.

268 pages, soft cover, 1992......$25.00
mf......five cards.....$10.00


INDEX TO THE 1884 STATE CENSUS, KENT COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Compiled by Western Michigan Genealogical Society.
Work includes the City of Grand Rapids wards 1-6; plus all townships of Kent County, Michigan, in the year 1884. The information given is broken down into four headings: Name (surname, first name); TWP (townships or Grand Rapids City ward); Fam (family number, second column of the census); and PG (page number in the census), 1990.

316 pages, soft cover.........$25.00
mf......five cards........$10.00


1870 CENSUS INDEX TO THE TOWNSHIPS OF KENT COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Compiled by Evelyn Sawyer.
Census of townships only, City of Grand Rapids not included. Contains name of head of household and persons of other surnames, township, family number and page numbers, 1995.

100 pages, soft cover..........$10.00


INDEX TO THE 1860 FEDERAL CENSUS OF OTTAWA COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Compiled by Evelyn Sawyer.
Items included are head of household or any person with a different surname living within the household, the township in which the person lived, the family number, and census page, 1993.

49 pages, soft cover.......$6.00
mf........one card..........$4.00


INDEX TO THE 1860 FEDERAL CENSUS OF MICHIGAN'S NORTHERN LOWER PENINSULA

Compiled by Evelyn Sawyer.
Covers Alcona, Alpena, Antrim, Cheboygan, Emmett, Gladwin, Grand Traverse, Iosco, Leelanau, Manistee, Manitou, Mason, Mecosta, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, and Presque Isle Counties. Each entry is the head of household or a person with a different surname within the household. A four-column entry includes name, house or family number, county and page, 1993.

71 pages, soft cover...........$6.00
mf.....one card........$4.00


INDEX TO THE 1860 BARRY COUNTY, MICHIGAN FEDERAL CENSUS

Compiled by Western Michigan Genealogical Society.
Index includes Name, Township, Family number and Page number of the microfilm in the county,1989.

40pages, soft cover...... $ 6.00
mf.......One Card............... $ 4.00


KENT COUNTY, MICHIGAN 1860 CENSUS INDEX & HEADS OF FAMILIES IN THE FEDERAL CENSUS

Compiled by Western Michigan Genealogical Society.
All entries refer to film number 653-550 of the 1860 Federal Census of Kent County.

73 pages, soft cover............ $5.00 CLEARANCE
mf........Two cards......... $ 6.00


LATZEK FUNERAL HOME REGISTERS, AN INDEX TO TEN VOLUMES 1903 TO 1962

Compiled by Kathy Tabb.
Latzek Funeral Home was located in the Northwest area of Grand Rapids. Index of deceased only, mostly of Polish descent, and name of spouse not included, 1992.

27 pages, soft cover....... $ 3.00 CLEARANCE
mf......One card ........... $ 4.00


INDEX TO CHURCH RECORDS, GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC LIBRARY.

Compiled by Evelyn Sawyer. - UPDATED 2003
Index of records of 230 churches have been copied, most records are pre-1900's. Records themselves are available in Grand Rapids Public Library only. A brief history of each church is given, plus the types of records available, 1992.

33 pages, soft cover........... $ 4.00
mf........One card......... $ 2.00


CHURCH RECORD INDEX

Compiled by Kathleen Tabb and Evelyn Sawyer.
A Companion piece to our publication CHURCH RECORDS. This work contain 99,005 names gleaned mostly from the paper copies of West Michigan church records now housed in the Grand Rapids Public Library. Indexed by surname (full name given), the church number and page number are also listed.

Volume 1, A through K. 330 pages, soft cover ..........$27.00
Volume 2, L through Z. 332 pages, soft cover .............$27.00
mf..........Ten cards (Volume I & 11)........ $12.00


SOLON TOWNSHIP CEMETERIES AND DEATH RECORDS 1900-1952

Compiled by Evelyn Sawyer.
Includes Elmwood and Solon cemeteries and Solon Township Death Records, 1995.

109 pages, soft cover........ $10.50


VERGENNES TOWNSHIP CEMETERIES, KENT COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Compiled by Evelyn Sawyer.
Cemeteries covered. Alton, Bailey, Fallasburg, Fox's Corners, Krum-Blanding, and St. Mary's. Also a list of registered voters of Vergennes Township 1882 to early 1900's, 1995.

63 pages, soft cover .... $ 6.00


CEMETERY RECORDS FOR NELSON AND SPENCER TOWNSHIPS, KENT COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Compiled by Evelyn Sawyer.
Cemeteries covered, De Graw, St. Margaret's Catholic, and Spencer, 1995.

63 pages, soft cover ............. $ 6.00


BOWNE TOWNSHIP AND GAINES TOWNSHIP CEMETERIES, KENT COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Compiled by Evelyn Sawyer.
Includes cemeteries and locations for Bowne Center, Bowne Mennonite, and Gaines, Blain, Dutton, and South Gaines, 1995.

90 pages, soft cover ........ $ 9.00


ADA TOWNSHIP CEMETERIES AND LOT OWNERS

Compiled by Evelyn Sawyer.
Cemetery Locations and lot owners for Ada and Finley Cemeteries, 1995.

67 pages, soft cover .... $ 6.50


JAMESTOWN TOWNSHIP DEATH RECORDS, OTTAWA COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Compiled by Evelyn Sawyer.
Contains death records of township and lot layouts, lot owners, for the cemeteries of Forest Grove, Jamestown, Star and Zutphen, 1995.

128 pages, soft cover ............................ $12.50


CHESTER TOWNSHIP, OTTAWA COUNTY, MICHIGAN - DEATH & CEMETERY RECORDS

Compiled by Evelyn Sawyer.
Death records from 1908-1952. Includes cemetery records and layouts for Bennett, Big Springs, Mc Nitt, St Francis Xavier Catholic, and Trinity Lutheran Church, 1995.

69 pages, soft cover .............. $ 7.00


INDEX TO MICHIGAN SOLDIERS OBITUARIES- CIVIL, SPANISH AND WORLD WAR 1

Compiled by Kathy Tabb and Evelyn Sawyer.
This index is for obituaries transcribed from local papers by Francis Hall.

27 pages, soft cover. [reprint] ............ $ 3.00


MICHIGANA, An Index to Articles Published in Volumes 18-1 through 35-3 (Sep. 1990)

Compiled by Kathy Tabb.
W.M.G.S.'s quarterly publication MICHIGANA covers unpublished records in West Michigan, and is now 40 pages each issue. This alphabetized index spans 17 years of this fine quarterly, giving the name, geographic location, volume, volume number and page for each article. 1991.

28 pages, soft cover .................. $ 3.00 CLEARANCE
mf...........One card .................. $ 4.00


MICHIGANA INDEX 1975-1984

by Western Michigan Genealogical Society.
A ten-year index to our quarterly, "MICHIGANA", 1987.

245 pages, soft cover ..............$17.50 CLEARANCE


MICHIGANA INDEX 1965-1974

by Western Michigan Genealogical Society. A ten-year index to our quarterly, "MICHIGANA.", 1981.

126 pages, soft cover ................ $ 4.00 CLEARANCE


MICHIGANA INDEX 1955-1964

By Western Michigan Genealogical Society.
A ten-year index to our quarterly, "MICHIGANA", 1981.

8 pages, soft cover ............ $ 2.50 CLEARANCE

MICHIGANA INDEX 1955-1964, 1965-1974, 1975-1984

Western Michigan Genealogical Society. (1965-1984.)

mf ...... Nine cards ......... $5.00 CLEARANCE


THE MAIN GENEALOGICAL SOURCES IN THE GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC LIBRARY, MAIN BRANCH, FAMILY HISTORY ROOM - RECENTLY UPDATED

by Evelyn Sawyer. 2003 update
A comprehensive listing of land, census, church, tax, cemetery vital records and more with their call numbers. Arranged by county.

58 pages .................... $ 5.00


INDEX TO THE WMGS MANUSCRIPT, FAMILY HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHICAL COLLECTIONS

by Evelyn Sawyer.
Three publications in one. This work lists all Manuscripts and Family Histories, with their call numbers, located in the Grand Rapids Public Library's Michigan Room as of June 1995. The third section is a geographical collection, 1995.

89 pages, soft cover [REVISED]............. $ 8.50
mf........One card ............... $ 4.00


FEDERAL LAND PATENTS- KENT COUNTY, MICHIGAN

by Western Michigan Genealogical Society.
Original Land patents granted by the US government in the State of Michigan from approximately 1837-1878.

158 pages, soft cover ............... $20.00
mf.......Six cards...................... $12.00


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WORKSHEETS AND RECORD KEEPING AIDS

OUR BEGINNER PACKAGE (sample of all charts)

By Western Michigan Genealogical Society.
This contains 2 numbered Four-generation Charts, 2 unnumbered Four generation charts, 8 Family Record Sheets, and 2 each of our 13 worksheets listed below, for a total of 38 charts. In addition, instructions and helpful addresses are included.

............................. $ 3.00


RECORD SHEETS

Number Description Price/Doz. Price/50
4/75 Four-generations Charts (numbered) $ .75 $2.50
5/75 Four-generations Charts (unnumbered) $ .75 $2.50
6/75 Family Record Sheets $ .75 $2.50

WORKSHEETS

Number Description Price/Doz. Price/50
10/75 Genealogical Correspondence Logs $ .75 $2.50
11/75 Genealogical Search Logs $ .75 $2.50
12/75 County Vital Record Sheets - Birth $ .75 $2.50
13/75 County Vital Record Sheets - Marriage $ .75 $2.50
14/75 County Vital Record Sheets - Death $ .75 $2.50
16/77 1800, 1810, 1820 Federal Census Sheets $ .75 $2.50
17/77 1830, 1840 Federal Census Sheets $ .75 $2.50
18/77 1850, 1860, 1870 Federal Census Sheets $ .75 $2.50
19/77 1880 Federal Census Sheets $ .75 $2.50
20/78 1900 Federal Census Sheets $ .75 $2.50
21/83 1910 Federal Census Sheets $ .75 $2.50
22/92 1920 Federal Census Sheets $ .75 $2.50
23/94 Census Checksheet Form $ .75 $2.50

ANCESTRAL CHARTS:

5 GENERATION
17" x 22" folded, 3-ring punched
$ 2.00
6 GENERATION
17" x 22" folded 3-ring punched
$ 2.00
8-GENERATION
 17” x 22” when unfolded, 3-ring punched
$ 2.00
12 GENERATION
22" x 23" folded to 8 1/2" x 11"
printed on both sides, 3-ring punched
$2.00
15 GENERATION
25" x 27" folded to 8 1/2" x 14"
printed on both sides, 3-ring punched
$2.00

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  *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.


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