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Western Michigan
Genealogical Society
c/o Grand Rapids
Public Library
111 Library Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI
49503-3268
Email - wmgs@wmgs.org
 

BIOGRAPHICAL RESOURCES

Learn about: FISHER | BAXTER | EVERETT

To obtain a copy of the any of these Kent County History, Grand River Valley Memorial or Grand Rapids History biographies, send $5 per biography (check or money order) to:

WMGS Search Committee, KENT COUNTY BIOGRAPHIES
c/o Grand Rapids Public Library
111 Library Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3268

Make your check payable to: Western Michigan Genealogical Society

Unless you indicate an email address, please include business sized SASE with a first class stamp with a request for 1 to 3 biographies. A business sized SASE with two first class stamps must be included with a request for 4 to 6 biographies. No staples please.

If the biography includes a photograph, a scan of the photograph (computer file .tif or .jpg format) will be included at no additional fee. Some of the persons listed have only a photograph and no biography and they are noted in the index as PHOTOGRAPH ONLY. Many of the photographs include a facsimile of the person's signature. Most of the biographies are about a page in length and usually include information on the subject's parents and place of origin. Spouse and children are also usually listed. A few of the subjects have more than one page. A few Grand Rapids businesses are profiled in this volume as well. SEE SAMPLE FROM THE KENT COUNTY BIOGRAPHICAL VOLUME

To be sure the biography is the person you are interested in, inquiries will be answered by sending an email to wmgs@wmgs.org. Please indicate which index and the word "BIO" in the subject of your message.
 

KENT COUNTY BIOGRAPHICAL (FISHER)

Grand Rapids and Kent County Michigan;
Historical Account of their Progress From First Settlement to the Present Time
, by Ernest B. Fisher, Editor; In Two Volumes; Chicago: Robert O. Law Company was published in 1918

Index Vol. II - All Biographical Sketches in Volume II are arranged in alphabetical order.  Kent County (FISHER) Biographical Sketches
 

HISTORY OF GRAND RAPIDS (BAXTER)

The History of the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan, by Albert Baxter; New York and Grand Rapids: Munsell & Company, Publishers, 1891

Most of the 112 Extended Biographies in this book include a lithograph portrait of the individual. The index includes a page number for reference as they are found throughout the volume. Grand Rapids (BAXTER) Extended Biographies
 

MEMORIALS OF THE GRAND RIVER VALLEY (EVERETT)

Memorials of the Grand River Valley, by Franklin Everett, A.M.; Chicago: The Chicago Legal News Company, 1878

Biographical Sketches in this volume include a lithograph portrait of almost all of the 80 individuals treated. Many are from the Grand Rapids area, but Ionia, Montcalm, Ottawa and suburban Kent County are also represented. Grand River Valley (EVERETT) Biographical Sketches

  *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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