Genealogy in West Michigan is in the news a lot more than you might think. You just might have to find articles accidentally, though. Just recently I’ve spotted the following articles.

Archaeology Meets Genealogy at Niles (Michigan) Dig is about Isaiah Zoschke’s trip to Niles for the Fort St. Joseph archaeology camp. It turned out to be a connection to his family history. His ancestor was Hezekiah Niles, whom the city of Niles was named after.  Read it here at the Niles Star newspaper website.

Here’s another about Gladys Simpson, a 100 year old Cereal City (Battle Creek) native. She shares her cereal secret for her longevity. This is from a Montana news website called the Daily Inter Lake. Click here for the article.

Last (for today), but not least Muskegon’s Hackley Library got my attention about a month ago. The Muskegon Chronicle ran this story in July.

Find an interesting genealogical news article involving West Michigan and send it on to me at president(at) and we’ll post it here.