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Welcome to Western Michigan!
The 2023-2024 Winter Newsletter is available for download here
NEWS - The Writers Group has an update.
Be sure to check out the 2023 dates & the new meeting place.
History Detectives 2024 will be held on
Saturday 20 January 2024.
All 8 presentations from 2023
are available for review (Video recordings).
Links found here:
The Western Michigan* Genealogical Society was founded in 1954 with the purpose of preserving and making available for genealogical research the records of our ancestors; encouraging and assisting members in genealogical research; promoting the exchange of knowledge and encouraging the deposit of genealogical records in established libraries and archives.
Membership Information is online.
*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.
A resource site for historical and genealogical organizations & repositories within West Michigan www.commoncorners.com
New WMGS Publication!
STATE LAND PATENTS, KENT COUNTY, MICHIGAN
Originally compiled by Western Michigan Genealogical Society in 1984, this publication was redone and improved in 2010. 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 sal than any other county in lower Michigan at that time.
Soft cover, 114 pages REVISED, 2010
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List of Acquisitions and Donations
Periodicals in Michigan
these periodicals and/or newsletters (whatever has been done over the
years) are available at the Library of Michigan (Lansing) and in
respective local libraries. Societies: please update the webmaster with
corrections or additions.
File Subject Index to Grand Rapids Newspapers
of Grand Rapids was edited by Z. Z. Lydens (Grand Rapids, Michigan:
Kregel Publications, 1966). A subject card file, citing primarily
newspaper articles was prepared during the project and serves as an
indirect index to Grand Rapids newspapers.
Do you have questions, comments or suggestions
for Michigana? Contact the editor, Bobbi Schirado at Michigana@wmgs.org.
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Saturday, Jan 6, 2024
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