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12/14/2000: Added a link to Jamie Hillegonds' off-site transcription of the Woodlawn Cemetery records.
12/12/2000: Added Chapter 51 of the Baxter 1891 history on "Entertainment" thanks to Barb Jones.
12/12/2000: Added the "E" marriages from 1845-1870 thanks to Karen Blumenshine.
12/12/2000: Added a description of Merriman Cemetery thanks to S.M.G. Davis.
11/12/2000: Added Chapter 13 about Byron Township to the Tuttle history transcription.
11/12/2000: Added A-H of Grandville Cemetery in Wyoming Township. (And found out some new information about my Godwin ancestors. Yay!) Thank you VERY much Karen Blumenshine!
11/12/2000: Added photos of Merriman Cemetery in Lowell Township thanks to Susan M. Gates Davis.
10/26/2000: Added links to the WMGS' nifty new Chapman index on the Chapman page.
10/07/2000: Added "M" birth records from 1867 to 1870 thanks to Susan Hallock.
10/05/2000: Added the second half of Elmwood Cemetery thanks to the amazing Karen Blumenshine!
10/05/2000: Added the remainder of the wonderful new Manni 2000 transcription of Washington Park Memorial Gardens.
10/02/2000: The new featured biography is of Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920), a figure in the Reformed Church.
10/01/2000: Added descriptions of Cascade/Cook/Teeple Cemetery and Snow Cemetery thanks to Susan M. Gates Davis.
10/01/2000: Added the Alpine Township section of the 1850 census, transcribed by Dave Wallace.
09/29/2000: Added the A marriages from 1845 to 1870, thanks to the inestimable Karen Blumenshine.
09/29/2000: Added C through N of the original Manni reading of Washington Park Memorial Cemetery.
09/29/2000: Added Chapter 10 of Tuttle's 1874 history, on Ada Township.
09/22/2000: Added Chapter 16 of Tuttle's 1874 history, on Gaines Township.
09/22/2000: Added Chapter 14 of Tuttle's 1874 history, on Caledonia Township.
09/21/2000: Added A and B of the brand-new, original Manni reading of Washington Park Memorial Gardens in Grand Rapids. Thank you Debbi and Michelle!
09/21/2000: Added Rockford Cemetery in Plainfield Township thanks to Ronnie!!
09/21/2000: Added the first half of Elmwood Cemetery in Solon Township thanks to Karen Blumenshine. Thank you very much Karen!
09/17/2000: Updated several of the addresses and the information on the Kent County Historical and Genealogical Society page.
09/17/2000: Corrected broken links and various typos throughout the site.
09/17/2000: Added a picture of Daniels Cemetery.
09/17/2000: Added all of Oakwood Cemetery, also known as Lowell Cemetery, in Lowell Township, thanks to the efforts of Debbi Manni and Ronnie Aungst.
09/17/2000: Added a new change-watcher service called SpyOnIt, which I consider to be superior to the Mind-It service we were using before. If you want to be notified when this page is updated, scroll down to the bottom of the righthand column of the body of the page and click on the "SpyOnIt" button.
09/10/2000: Added the 1850 census for Cascade and Gaines Townships.
09/09/2000: Added link to the 1894 Michigan State Veterans' Census from Michigan Family History Network, which now includes the
records for Kent County. Visit our Military Records page.
09/09/2000: Added some links to the Military index page and generally tidied it up.
08/21/2000: Added Chapter 25 of the 1874 Tuttle history.
08/21/2000: Added cemetery pictures for: Alaska, Barber, Bowne Mennonite, Bowne, Boynton, Gilbert, Holy Corners, Lakeside, South Gaines Cemetery, St. Mary's, St. Patrick's, St. Sebastian's, Whitneyville and Winegar plus a page of pictures of landmarks Bowne Center.
08/21/2000: Added the D.A.R. reading of Alpine Cemetery in Alpine Township, also known as Pine Grove Cemetery. Thank you Ronnie!
08/21/2000: Added T through Z of Pine Hill Cemetery thanks to Debbi! That completes this Paris Township cemetery. Thank you!
08/21/2000: Added the D.A.R. reading of Livingston Cemetery in Plainfield Township, also known as Plainfield Cemetery. Thank you Ronnie!
08/20/2000: Added the D.A.R. reading of Caledonia Cemetery in Caledonia Township. Thank you Ronnie!
08/20/2000: Added letters E through S of Pine Hill Cemetery in Paris Township thanks to Debbi Manni! Thank you Debbi!
08/20/2000: Added the D.A.R. reading of Holy Corners Cemetery in Caledonia Township. Thank you Ronnie!
08/20/2000: Added the D.A.R. reading of Daniels Cemetery in Caledonia Township. Thank you Ronnie!
08/20/2000: Added the D.A.R. reading of Lithuanian Freedom Cemetery in Walker Township. Thank you Ronnie!
08/20/2000: Added the D.A.R. reading of Rolfe Cemetery in Lowell Township. Thank you Ronnie!
08/20/2000: Added the Dave Wallace transcription of the 1850 Ada Township census. Thank you Dave!
08/16/2000: Added A through D of Pine Hill Cemetery thanks to Debbi Manni.
08/16/2000: Added Ronnie Aungst's transcription of Chapel Cemetery in Oakfield Township. This completes Oakfield Township. Thank you Ronnie!
08/16/2000: Added Chapter 22 of Baxter on political parties and elections thanks to the great work of Barbara Jones. Thanks Barb!
08/16/2000: Added "L" of the early birth records thanks to Susan Hallock. Thank you Susan!
08/16/2000: Added the up-to-date through 2000 and complete transcription of Sts. Peter and Paul Lithuanian Catholic Cemetery by Margaret gillis and Debbi Manni! Amazing job! Thank you!
08/13/2000: Added the remaining letters "N" through "Z" of Greenwood Cemetery in Sparta Township. Thanks very much to Karen Blumenshine for another marvelous job!!
08/12/2000: Added the Dave Wallace transcription of the 1850 Sparta Township census. Thank you Dave!
08/12/2000: Added "M" of Valley City Cemetery from Christine Ross. This completes Valley City Cemetery! Thank you very much to all our volunteers.
07/23/2000: Added the Dave Wallace transcription of the 1850 Byron Township census. Thank you Dave!
07/22/2000: Dave Wallace has provided us with his transcription of the 1850 census of Kent County. Caledonia Township is up first.
07/19/2000: Added letter K of the early birth records thanks to Susan Hallock.
07/19/2000: Added letters A through M of Greenwood Cemetery in Sparta from the D.A.R. readings thanks to Karen Blumenshine. Thank you Karen!!
07/19/2000: Added letters R through the end of Courtland Cemetery. Thank you so much Debbi! Now we're done with Courtland.
07/16/2000: Added Chapter 30 of Baxter about the Press of Grand Rapids thanks to Ed Howe.
07/16/2000: Added letters H through M of Courtland Cemetery thanks to Debbi Manni.
07/03/2000: Added Barbara Jones' transcription of Chapter 23 of Baxter on the topic of Liquor and Temperance.
07/03/2000: Added Diane Teelander's transcription of the D.A.R. reading of Spencer Mills Cemetery in Spencer Township. This brings all of the Spencer Cemeteries online!
07/03/2000: Added Ronnie's transcription of the D.A.R. reading of Old Rockford Cemetery in Courtland Township.
07/03/2000: Added Ronnie's transcription of the D.A.R. reading of Cascade Cemetery in Cascade Township. This brings all of the Cascade Cemeteries online!
07/03/2000: Added the description of Bowne Mennonite Cemetery provided by Susan M. Gates Davis.
07/03/2000: Added the remainder of St. Andrew's Cemetery, letters R through Z. Thank you so very very much Karen for transcribing this entire cemetery. Absolutely wonderful job!
07/03/2000: Added Chapter 2 from the 1874 Tuttle history of Grand Rapids and gave that book a proper index page.
06/18/2000: Added "H" birth records thanks to Susan Hallock. Thank you Susan!
06/18/2000: Added the list of local boys killed in World War I from Fisher's 1918 history.
06/18/2000: Added letters "H" through "Z" of the name index to Fisher's 1918 history, added the section on the history of Grand Rapids cemeteries and added links from that to our Master Cemetery List.
06/17/2000: Added letters "A" through "G" of Courtland Cemetery in Courtland Township thanks to Debbi Manni. Thanks Debbi!
06/17/2000: Added letters "A" through "G" of the name index to the historical volume of Fisher's 1918 history.
06/17/2000: Added the 1889 membership roll for Grand Rapids Lodge No. 11 of the I.O.O.F. 06/11/2000: Added "N" of the birth records. Thank you Ronnie!
06/11/2000: Added Oakgrove Cemetery in Paris Township. Thank you Ronnie!
06/11/2000: Added "K" of Oakhill which we'd missed before. Thank you Ronnie!
06/11/2000: Added links to the 1889 and 1890 city directories for Grand Rapids online at Ancestry.com. These are "for-fee" subscription-based databases.
06/11/2000: Added links to the official Grand Rapids City Cemeteries website.
06/11/2000: Added link to the WMGS' Veterans Home Index Project to our Veterans' Page.
06/11/2000: Added descriptions from Susan M. Gates Davis for Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Winchester, Winegar, Boynton, St. Sebastian, Gilbert, Daniels, Gaines, St. Patrick's Caledonia, Bowne Center Cemetery.
06/10/2000: Added a page of postcard images of Tulip Time in Holland, Ottawa County, Michigan.
06/04/2000: Added an index page for the Chapman history.
06/03/2000: Added a history of some of the major masoleums at Oakhill Cemetery thanks to Ken Bratt of Calvin College.
06/03/2000: Added "M-N-O-P-Q" of St. Andrew's Cemetery, thanks to Karen Blumenshine.
06/03/2000: Added "G" of the 1867-1870 birth records, thanks to Susan Hallock.
06/03/2000: Added "N" burials at Valley City Cemetery thanks to Christine Ross.
06/03/2000: Added "H" burials at Valley City Cemetery.
06/03/2000: Added "D" burials from Greenwood thanks to Debbi Manni.
06/01/2000: Added a picture from Tom McCormick of an aerial view of the Parnell Church and Cemetery.
05/12/2000: All of the 1292 biographies from the History of Kent County published by Chas. C. Chapman & Co. in 1881 are online, more than a year after starting this huge project in March 1999! Thanks so much to all the wonderful volunteers who have worked so hard!!!
05/09/2000: Added Boynton Cemetery in Byron Township. All of the Byron Township cemeteries are now online!
05/08/2000: Added Debbi Manni's pictures for Brooklawn, Mill Creek and Fairplains cemeteries.
05/08/2000: Added "B" gravestone records from Greenwood Cemetery thanks to Debbi Manni.
05/08/2000: Added "H" marriages from 1845-1870 thanks to Tracy Polyak.
05/07/2000: Added several items to the Master Cemetery List: Tom McCormick's comments on the history and records available for Parnell Cemetery; Susan M. Gates Davis' descriptions of South Gaines Cemetery, Holy Corners Cemetery, Lakeside Cemetery and Barber Cemetery; and photographs from Debbi Manni of Alpine Center Cemetery, Chubbuck Cemetery, Greenwood Cemetery in Sparta, Myers Cemetery, Riverbend, or Lamoreaux, Cemetery, and Saur-Cross Cemetery.
05/03/2000: Added Tom McCormick's transcription of the second half of Parnell Cemetery in Grattan Township, completing the D.A.R. reading of this cemetery. Thank you Tom!
05/03/2000: Added Susan M. Gates Davis' descriptions and photos for Blain and Whitneyville Cemeteries. Wonderful detail Susan. Thank you!
05/02/2000: Added F birth records from 1869-1870 thanks to Susan Hallock!
05/02/2000: Added J, K and L of St. Andrew's Cemetery from Karen Blumenshine. Thanks Karen!
05/02/2000: Added Tom McCormick's transcription of Chapter 3 from Baxter on the Advent of the White Man.
05/02/2000: Added descriptions and pictures to our Master Cemetery List produced by Susan M. Gates Davis for St. Mary's Cemetery in Cascade, Alaska Cemetery and Dutton Cemetery.
05/02/2000: Added several links to our "Other Links" page about the Grand Rapids Chicks.
05/01/2000: Added Chapter 2 from Baxter, about Native Americans in Western Michigan before the occupation of the land by white settlers. Thanks to Tom McCormick for this transcription
05/01/2000: Added Barbara Jones' transcription of the D.A.R. reading of Winchester Cemetery in Byron Township.
05/01/2000: Added the remaining names to Margaret Gillis' transcription of the military stones at Sts. Peter and Paul Lithuanian Catholic Cemetery. Thank you Margaret!
05/01/2000: Added "R" of Valley City Cemetery thanks to Susan M. Gates Davis!
05/01/2000: Added "P" and "Q" of Valley City thanks to Christine Ross!
05/01/2000: Added a index page for Furniture topics.
05/01/2000: Added Tom McCormick's transcription of Chapter 42 from Baxter on the subject Furniture and Cabinet Wares.
04/27/2000: Added Tom McCormick's transcription of Chapter 1 from Baxter on Location and Surroundings.
04/27/2000: Vicki Scott has provided us with a wonderful Historical Sketch and Membership Roster for Vergennes Christian Church.
04/27/2000: Added links to sketches of Catholic schools in Grand Rapids from a booklet published in 1910.
04/27/2000: Added a brief history of Elmwood Cemetery to our Master Cemetery List.
04/26/2000: Added "G" and "H" from St. Andrew's Cemetery thanks to the inestimable Karen Blumenshine.
04/26/2000: Added Merriman Cemetery in Lowell thanks to Ronnie.
04/26/2000: Added Wright Cemetery in Lowell.
04/23/2000: Posted "O" burials in Valley City Cemetery thanks to Susan M. Gates Davis. Thank you Susan!
04/23/2000: Posted "E" births from 1867-1870 thanks to Susan Hallock. Thank you Susan!
04/23/2000: Ronnie Aungst has posted all of the remaining bios for Lowell Township. Thanks Ronnie!
04/23/2000: Posted all the remaining sections of the 1939 Rockford Centennial history. This book is now complete.
04/16/2000: Added letters D, E and F of St. Andrew's Cemetery. Thank you Karen!!
04/16/2000: Added lots more bios, updated the Chapman bio links page. Linked up individuals from Jana Wellman Ulrich's transcription of Cannon and Plainfield Twps. Will get to Ada with the next batch.
04/16/2000: Added Ronnie's transcription of the D.A.R. reading of St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Cascade Township.
04/09/2000: Karen Blumenshine is a cemetery typing machine! She's brought us letters A through C of St. Andrew's Cemetery, which means that all of the Grand Rapids cemeteries are now represented on the site. Thank you Karen!
04/09/2000: Added Margaret Gillis' partial transcription of Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Walker. Thank you Margaret!
04/09/2000: Added Chapter 48 of Baxter, thanks again to the excellent Ed Howe, on the topic of "Street Railways and Gravel Roads."
04/08/2000: Updated the page with the links to the Chapman biographies to bring it up-to-date. We're really getting close. Stop by and see if any of the newly posted bios are of interest.
04/08/2000: Added A-K of Parnell Cemetery in Grattan Township thanks to a new volunteer Kathleen Johnson. Looks great Kathleen -- thank you!
04/08/2000: Added Margaret Gillis' April 1999 transcription of Lithuanian Freedom Cemetery in Walker Township. Thank you Margaret! We are honored to have this excellent original record on our site!
04/04/2000: Added Whitneyville Cemetery in Cascade Township thanks to Ronnie.
04/04/2000: Added D early birth records thanks to Susan Hallock.
04/04/2000: Added Margaret Gillis' transcription of rows 1 through 3 of 6 of the military section at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery.
04/04/2000: Added Ronnie Aungst's transcription of a booklet about the organization of York Lodge, No. 410, F. and A.M. - Roll of Membership - Grand Rapids, 1922. Added Organizations and Associations subsection to the Genealogy Specific column.
04/04/2000: Added an excellent link from the state fiscal service about the Michigan state veterans' homes, including the Old Soldiers' Home at Grand Rapids.
04/04/2000: Added White Swan Cemetery in Oakfield Township thanks to Ronnie Aungst.
04/04/2000: Added the letter L and the first half of S from Valley City Cemetery thanks to Susan M. Gates Davis.
04/04/2000: Added the second half of S and T from Valley City Cemetery thanks to Christine Ross.
04/04/2000: Added U of the early marriage records thanks to Ronnie.
04/04/2000: Added all the remaining records for the Soldiers' Home Cemetery, letters H-Z. This large and very historical important cemetery is now complete. Thank you so much Karen!
04/04/2000: Added A, C and G of Greenwood Cemetery. Debbi, you're wonderful - thank you!
04/04/2000: Added Barbara Jones' transcription of Cannonsburg Cemetery. All of the Cannon Township cemeteries are now online. Thank you Barbara!
04/04/2000: Moved all the books links to their own page and subsequently added more detailed descriptions.
04/04/2000: Added history of the Merritt Lamb American Legion Post from the Rockford Centennial history.
04/04/2000: Transcribed the list of pensioners on the roll in 1883 for Kent County. Totals 531 names, with name, post office, amount, cause for which pensioned and start date.
04/04/2000: Completed transcribing the names and notes of interest from the 1900 La Plume high school magazine.
04/04/2000: Re-organized the obituary index page into an easy-to-read table.
03/08/2000: Karen Blumenshine, an wonderful and enthusiastic new volunteer, has brought us letters A through G of the burials at the Old Soldiers' Home in Grand Rapids. Thank you Karen!
03/08/2000: Added Chapter 58 of Baxter, thanks to Ed Howe, on the topic of Improvements and Progress.
03/06/2000: Added "F" of the Greenwood cemetery records thanks to Debbi Manni.
03/06/2000: Added "V" of the Valley City cemetery records thanks to Christine Ross.
03/06/2000: Added several new postcards to the images page, including five contributed by Ronnie Aungst.
03/06/2000: Moved all the obituary links off the main page onto their own obituary index page.
03/05/2000: Added pictures of the following cemeteries: St. Andrew's, Martin, Mason, Graceland, Oakhill, Fairplains and Fulton Street.
03/04/2000: Added "G" of Valley City Cemetery.
03/04/2000: Added "P" of the early birth records from 1867-1870, thanks to Ronnie.
03/03/2000: Added Ashley Cemetery in Grattan Township thanks to Barbara Jones -- wonderful!
03/03/2000: Added the parts of Chapter 36: Parks and Cemeteries of Baxter that were not yet online.
03/03/2000: Added more sections of the centennial history of Rockford, about Julia A. Moore, "the Sweet Singer of Michigan," the state of the City of Rockford in 1939, exciting times in Rockford, and the history of the Boy Scout movement in Rockford.
03/02/2000: Added page with HTML you can cut-and-paste to add Kent County Michigan GenWeb Project links, logos and our search box to your site.
03/02/2000: Added Chapter 46 of the 1891 Baxter history about Early Highways, Stages and Plank Roads.
03/02/2000: Added "U" burials at Valley City thanks to Christine Ross. Thank you Christine!
03/02/2000: Added link to the Grandville Chamber of Commerce.
03/02/2000: Totally cleaned up and reorganized the search engines page. You can now also search the GenConnect boards and the mailing list archives directly from this page, rather than just linking to another search page.
03/02/2000: Added "E" and "J" of Greenwood Cemetery thanks to Debbi Manni.
02/29/2000: Moved military and Civil War links to a separate page.
02/29/2000: Moved the church and religion links to a separate page.
02/29/2000: Added link to WMGS School Records 1903-1925 to our school resource page.
02/29/2000: Added link to the Kent County Clerk's official genealogy pages.
02/28/2000: Added "C" of the early birth records thanks to Susan Hallock. Thank you!
02/28/2000: Added "K" of Valley City Cemetery thanks to Susan M. Gates Davis. Thank you!
02/26/2000: Added Mason Cemetery in Grattan Township thanks to new volunteer Barbara Jones. Thank you so much Barbara!
02/24/2000: And the crowd roars to their feet as they realize that success has finally been had!! Ronnie Aungst has completed the transcription of huge Oakhill with the letter "D." Thank you Ronnie! You're the BEST!
02/24/2000: Added Chapter 15 of Baxter: Fourth of July Celebrations, thanks to Ronnie Aungst.
02/21/2000: Added "W" burials at Valley City thanks to Christine Ross. Thank you very much Christine!
02/21/2000: Added Chapter 5: Incidents and Reminiscences from Baxter by Ronnie.
02/19/2000: Added a link to the military section of the "Other Links" page and updated the Volunteers FAQ.
02/19/2000: Added Lisbon Cemetery in Sparta Township.
02/19/2000: Added Chapter 40: Foundries and Machine Shops - Iron, Brass and Other Metal Works from Baxter, thanks to Ed Howe!
02/12/2000: Added names and notes from the 1900-1901 editions of the "La Plume" magazine published at Central High School.
02/12/2000: Moved diaries and letters links off the main page onto the other links page. Gave the schools links and articles their own index page and moved them off the main page.
02/12/2000: Added history of the Rockford Public Schools.
02/12/2000: Linked to a collection of historic Grand Rapids postcards placed online by Don Bryant.
02/12/2000: Added Ronnie Aungst's transcription of the "C" burials at Oakhill. Thank you Ronnie!
02/12/2000: Added the remainder of the 1876 plat maps, for the following townships: Ada, Algoma, Alpine, Bowne, Caldeonia, Cannon, Cascade, Courtland, Gaines, Grand Rapids, Grattan, Lowell, Nelson, Oakfield, Plainfield, Solon, Sparta, Spencer, Tyrone, Vergennes and Walker. Added Nelson Township plat map for 1894.
02/12/2000: Added new cemetery maps for Fulton Street, Oakhill and Greenwood in Grand Rapids.
02/12/2000: Updated the lookups page.
02/12/2000: Added information on how to research your ancestor in the Michigan Old Soldiers' Home.
02/12/2000: Added two old postcards to our images page, of the Ryerson library and a double bird's eye view of the city.
02/11/2000: Added "O" and "Q" of the 1867-1870 birth records thanks to Ronnie Aungst.
02/10/2000: Added "Y" and "Z" burials from Valley City Cemetery in Grand Rapids thanks to our newest volunteer, Christine Ross. Thank you so much!
02/10/2000: Added Chapter 42 from Baxter, as transcribed by Ed Howe, on the topic of Wagons, Carriages and Other Vehicles.
02/10/2000: Added "I" and "J" burials at Valley City thanks to Susan M. Gates Davis.
02/10/2000: Added "I" burials at Greenwood thanks to Debbi.
02/06/2000: Added "B" burials at Oakhill Cemetery in Grand Rapids thanks to Susan M. Gates Davis. Welcome back Sue!
02/06/2000: Added "L" burials at Greenwood Cemetry in Walker Twp. thanks to Debbi!
02/06/2000: Added another chapter of the Rockford History book, on the J. Briggs family.
02/05/2000: Added Chapter 32 of Baxter on the topic of Benevolent Institutions and Organizations. This file was whipped out in record time by our newest volunteer Ed Howe. Thank you very much Ed!
02/05/2000: Added five stereoviews to our Images page, including pictures of Reed's Lake, the Baptist Church and a Grand Rapids High School.
02/05/2000: Added another chapter of the Rockford history book, on the Wolverine Shoe Co.
02/04/2000: Added the first few sections of the Rockford Centennial Celebration (1839-1939) Historical and Program Book.
02/04/2000: Added "I" and "J" early births thanks to Ronnie.
02/04/2000: Added "I" early marriages thanks to Ronnie.
02/04/2000: Added Graceland Cemetery in Grand Rapids thanks to Ronnie.
02/04/2000: Updated the State Coordinator's email address.
01/31/2000: Added a page devoted to historic images of Grandville, Michigan and updated the Grandville Historical Commision page. Thanks very much for all the help and contributions of Marilyn DeVries.
01/31/2000: Added Marshall Cemetery (Old Bostwick Lake Church Cemetery) in Cannon Township thanks to the wonderful independent efforts of new volunteer Lois DeGraaf. Thank you so much Lois!
01/31/2000: Added "K" and "W" burials for Greenwood Cemetery in Walker Township and gave that cemetery a central index page because the transcription was getting so big. Thank you Debbi. You rock!
01/31/2000: Added "F" burials to Oakhill thanks to Ronnie.
01/27/2000: Updated the page of links to the biographies from Chapman that we have transcribed and online.
01/24/2000: Added "E" and "G" burials at Oakhill thanks to Ronnie.
01/24/2000: Added the remainder of Chapter 12 from Baxter about the Old Settlers' Association, thanks to the ever-amazing Ronnie.
01/24/2000: Added the early birth records from 1867 to 1870 for "B" thanks to Susan Hallock a wonderful volunteer! Thank you so much Susan!
01/16/2000: Thanks to the ever-awesome efforts of Ronnie Aungst we have our first complete history of Grand Rapids book online! The 1926 centennial history by William J. Etten is a fascinating read with details on every aspect of city life. Please give it a look, and send Ronnie your thanks!!
01/16/2000: Added a city infrastructure section to the Other Links page.
01/16/2000: Added obituary index page.
01/16/2000: Added biography of Rev. Isaac McCoy to our main biographies page, and reorganized it a bit to make it a proper index page.
01/16/2000: Added link to the transportation section of our Other Links section that describes the "corporate genealogy" of the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad.
01/16/2000: Added link to our Diaries and Letters section on "Newspaper Clippings Concerning the Death of Edward Aldrich Raymond."
01/12/2000: Added Blain Cemetery in Gaines Township thanks to volunteer Jolene Pell!
01/12/2000: There have been many new bios additions in recent days thanks to our wonderful volunteers! Be sure to stop by our Biographies Message Board and check them out. Who knows -- they could tell you the whole story of your family history!
01/12/2000: Added letters V-Y-Z to Greenwood, finishing off the second half of that cemetery in Walker. Thank you so much Debbi!
01/12/2000: Added several cemetery photographs provided by Ronnie Aungst.