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Notices, Disclaimers, Caveats and Information
Kent County Michigan GenWeb Project
The purpose of this website is provide free data of genealogical and historical value through the Internet. We hope that this page can be a cooperative effort, with many Kent County researchers sharing material and resources.
About the Kent County Michigan GenWeb Project
The title of this website is the Kent County Michigan GenWeb Project. The uniform resource locator (URL) for the homepage of this site on the World Wide Web is <http://kent.migenweb.net//>. The Kent County Michigan GenWeb Project is a part of the Michigan GenWeb Project MIGenWeb Project and the USGenWeb Project, and is associated with the World GenWeb Project.
General Notices and Disclaimers
It is important to note that all of the above genealogical data, whether part of this page or available through a link from this page, must be researched and proved or disproved by weight of evidence. We hope that these online materials will be of help to you but is always best to consult original primary material for verification.
All material on these pages is for non-commercial use only. All information submitted to this project remains -- to the extent the law allows -- the property of the submitter who, by submitting it, agrees that it may be freely copied but never sold or used in a commercial venture without the knowledge and permission of its rightful owner.
Please keep in mind that the transcriptions herein of original historical documents represent the opinions of their authors and the mindset of a specific time and place in American history. They are not the opinions of the creators of this website, and should not be considered to be endorsed as such because of their location on this website.
MIGenWeb Project Official Notices and Disclaimers.
Read the MIGenWeb Project Official Notices and Disclaimers for complete background on the Michigan GenWeb Project.
Importance of Volunteerism and Cooperation
Please share with us what you can, whether it be a suggestion for a new link, or a transcription of original records. Our many volunteers are an invaluable part to the Project. Without them, none of this would be possible.
Preservation of Work and Matter of Succession in Case of Emergency
Should one of the current Kent County Michigan GenWeb Project Coordinators be unexpectedly unable to fulfill her duties or obligations to the site, control of the information on this website should revert to her Co-County Coordinator. Should both coordinators become unable to serve, control would revert to the MIGenWeb Coordinator. Before any changes are implemented and a new coordinator selected, all the information herein should be completely duplicated and archived in both digital and printed paper form. Copies should be placed at the Grand Rapids Public Library, the Library of Michigan and in the collection of the Western Michigan Genealogy Society. Control of the information should be shared by the remaining County Coordinator and MIGenWeb Project State Coordinator until a new County Coordinator can be selected. The System Administrator is hereby granted permission to transfer control of the site to the individuals described above and to release account/password information as needed.
Associations and Affiliations
This site is not an official Kent County government site, nor is it officially affiliated in any way with the Kent County government, Kent County Chamber of Commerce, any municipal or township governments or chambers of commerce, the Western Michigan Genealogical Society, local historical societies, the Grand Rapids Public Libraries or the Kent District Library. However, this site is grateful for all the contributions of these organizations to preserving area history and genealogy resources.
Site Creation Tools
This site is built on a Macintosh, using MS Word 6.0, Netscape Communicator 4.5, Fetch 3.0.3 and PhotoShop 4.0.
About the Kent County Coordinators
Evelyn Sawyer has become the Kent County Gen Web Co-County Coordinator taking Jennifer Godwin's place as of August, 2001. firstname.lastname@example.org. (New email as of January, 2006) She lives in Hudsonville, Michigan and has been very involved with the Western Michigan Genealogical Society.
Mindy Koole has replaced Cyndi Kuhlman as volunteer coordinator, 2004.
Cyndi Kuhlman has become the Kent County GenWeb Co-Coordinator and is taking Ronnie Aungst' place in charge of coordinating volunteers as of August, 2001. Cyndi lives in Wyoming, Michigan and has been very involved in Western Michigan Genealogical Society
Jennifer Godwin became the new Kent County Michigan GenWeb Coordinator in February 1999. She became Co-Coordinator in November 1999. Please contact her if you have any comments or questions about this page. She lives in Mountain View, California. Her great-great-great- granduncle William R. Godwin came to the Grand River area in about 1836 with his brother Henry. They settled in the southwestern portion of the county. The Godwin Heights area is named after this family, the school district in particular being in honor of William R. Godwin's son Augustine, long-time Wyoming Twp. supervisor and school superintendent.
Ronnie Aungst has served as Kent County Michigan GenWeb Co-County Coordinator in November 1999 and as Assistant Kent County Michigan GenWeb Coordinator since May 1999. She is a former MIGenWeb Coordinator for Roscommon County. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Ronnie also serves as the MIGenWeb Coordinator for Chippewa County, Michigan.
Mary Del Rivette was the original Kent County Michigan GenWeb Coordinator and served from the establishment of the site in 1996 to year-end 1998.