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December 2004

12/30/2004:  Index to 1855 Kent County Landowners, "A - B" transcribed by Karen Blumenshine.
12/20/2004: 
Early Kent Co. Death Records, W-X-Y-Z transcribed by Karen Blumenshine.
12/18/2004: 
The Layout of the Townships in Kent County and closeups of the townships by ES.
12/12/2004:
  Although this is an Ottawa County item, it might interest some Kent County families.
Jo Kelly has started a website on Chester Township, Ottawa County.  She is compiling the history and there is a genealogy database of over 2800 surnames at this time.
http://mysite.verizon.net/res6xy3i 
12/12/2004: 
A new digital library project of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation - every known issue of the Virginia Gazette from 1736-1780
http://www.pastportal.com
12/12/2004:
 Kent Co. Death Records, T-U-V transcribed by Karen Blumenshine.
12/12/2004: 
Kent Co. Death Records, R-S transcribed by Karen Blumenshine.
12/12/2004: 
A Mt. Calvary Cemetery listing for Vedro should be Vidra/Vidro per the family and this has been corrected.
12/12/2004: 
A thank you from Linda for our site.  She was able to find a long lost cousin.

November 2004

11/27/2004:  Correction made to link to Dibean Michigan Marriage records.
11/27/2004: 
1927 Lowell Tp. District #3 Students, October 1927 transcribed by ES.
11/27/2004: 
Miscellaneous Death Records of Grand Rapids, 1867-1921 transcribed by ES.
11/27/2004: 
Miscellaneous Death Records of Sand Lake, 1952-1971 transcribed by ES.
11/27/2004:
  Algoma Township Death and Burial Records, 1951-1963 transcribed by ES. 
11/27/2004: 
Cannon Township Death Records, 1911-1952 transcribed by ES.
11/27/2004: 
Index to Articles on Women from newspapers found at the Grand Rapids Public Library 1840's - Early 1930's, transcriber ES.
11/26/2004: 
Biographical articles for Mrs. James H. Campbell, Mrs. Elizabeth (Cary) Collins and Mrs. W. G. (Patricia) Hall transcribed by ES.
11/26/2004: 
1930 St. Mary's Nurses Graduating Class transcribed by ES.
11/26/2004: 
1922 St. Mary's Nurses Graduating Class transcribed by ES.
11/16/2004:
 A link to the Rockford Register - transcribed obituaries and biographies, 1871-1941 - seachable but not browseable.

11/16/2004: 
Obituary for John Walker Cobmoosa.
11/16/2004: 
A new genealogy link for Anton Vedders in the Netherlands.
11/16/2004:
  Early Kent County Death Records, 1867-1872, O-P-Q, transcribed by Karen Blumenshine. 
11/16/2004: 
1907 Exodus, the yearbook of Central High School listing faculty and students - transcribed by Cindi Closser.
11/04/2004: 
Courtland Township Death Record dates, 1908-1935, transcribed by ES.
11/04/2004: 
Articles on the death of Mrs. William Judson and Mrs. Bertha Turner Burgess transcribed by ES.
11/04/2004: 
Photo of the 1891 Central High School building by ES.
11/04/2004: 
1922 Blodgett Hospital Graduating Nurses transcribed by ES. 
11/04/2004: 
Early Kent County Death Records, 1867-1872 I-J-K-L  and  M-N  transcribed by Karen Blumenshine.
11/02/2004: 
Some West Michigan Brides, 1856-1934, alphabetically by Maiden Name and by Married Name transcribed by ES.
11/02/2004: 
Index to Fire Service of Grand Rapids Fire Department, 1899 transcribed by Sue Irvine
 

October 2004

10/24/2004:  Early History of Grand Rapids High School (later known as Central High School) transcribed by ES.
10/16/2004: 
Fix some broken links.
10/16/2004: 
October 1912 Helios newsletter of Events for Central High School
October 1912 Helios newsletter of Alumni
December 1912 Helios newsletter of Events
January 1915 Helios newsletter of Events transcribed by Jennifer Godwin.

10/16/2004:  
Caledonia Cemeteries through the mid 1980's contributed by Ken Gackler.
10/14/2004: 
New maps of each township and the City of Grand Rapids showing the locations of the cemeteries by ES.
10/06/2004: 
Some corrections made.
10/05/2004: 
1921 South High School yearbook, faculty and students names transcribed by Sue Offenbeck.

September 2004

09/07/2004:  "K" Transient Deaths, Kent County, 1874-1887 transcribed by ES.
09/04/2004: 
Scanned postcard of - G. R. Savings Bank Bldg, 1919; G. R. State Bass Hatchery; Mt. Mercy Academy, 1925 Pantlind Hotel Gilbert Bldg, 1919Pearl Street Bridge View; Lowell City Hall, 1919;
09/02/2004:
  S-Z 1902 Thornapple Valley Pioneer Assn Members Information transcribed by Marcia Shears.  
09/02/2004: 
G - H Kent County Death Records, 1867-1874 transcribed by Karen Blumenshine.
 

August 2004

08/30/2004:  Ada Pioneer Association Early History and Some Obituaries of Members transcribed by ES. 
08/30/2004: 
Ada Pioneer Association Membership List, 1892-1907 transcribed by ES.
08/27/2004:
 1902 Membership List, S-Z, part of the S's are completed, Thornapple Valley Pioneer Assn transcribed by Marcia Shears.
08/27/2004: 
1902 Membership List, M-R, of the Thornapple Valley Pioneer Assn transcribed by Marcia Shears.
08/24/2004: 
List of the Older Leaders of Grand Rapids, 1901 transcribed by ES.
08/24/2004: 
13th Annual High school reunion with List of Members and the Class Year transcribed by ES.
08/24/2004: 
History and Members (ca 1895) of the Grand Rapids Assn of Alumni of the University of Michigan transcribed by ES.
08/23/2004: 
Photo of the Gaines United Brethren Church, 1903.
08/23/2004: 
Photo of the Old Alpine Grange.
08/23/2004: 
Commencement program of the 1957 Senior Class of the Orthopedic Central School transcribed by ES.
08/23/2004: 
Family Genealogy link for Pease and Sawyer lines - http://peasesawyer.com
08/22/2004: 
Village of Grandville Tax Assessments, 1886-1890 transcribed by ES.
08/22/2004: 
Village of Grandville, Voter Registration, 1896-1910 transcribed by ES.
08/21/2004: 
A new site for those wishing to place older Kent County family obituaries on - Local ObituariesContact the county coordinator for the proper way to send them.
08/21/2004: 
More new Dutch links online.
08/21/2004:
A link for families having ancestors in Grafschaft, Bentheim, Germany
http://www.genealogienetz.de/genealogy.html per LoriAnn VanFarowe Pawlik.
08/19/2004: 
Sacred Heart School Photo about 1917-1919 contributed by Dave Trepke.  Anyone able to identify anyone in the photo, please let the county coordinator know.
08/19/2004: 
Index to Early Marriage Records, Kent County (work in progress being done by the Western Michigan Genealogical Society) -
http://genweb.wmgs.org:591  
08/19/2004: 
Kent Co. Early Death Records -
C,   D,   E-F,
 transcribed by Karen Blumenshine.
08/19/2004: 
From 1906 Goss History of Grand Rapids - Lists of Bar Associaton, Attornies, Judges and Elected Officials transcribed by Joanie Welke.
08/04/2004: 
Dates of Township Organization in Kent County transcribed by ES.
08/01/2004: 
Photos taken about 1919 of Davenport Business School and the founders,   Mr. and Mrs. Davenport.

July 2004

07/29/2004:  From 1906 Goss History of Grand Rapids - History and List of Policemen, History and List of Firemen, Board of Police and Fire Commissioners, and History and 1905 List of Mail Carriers transcribed by Maureen Slade.
07/28/2004: 
Postcards scanned of the early
G. R. Museum (1909), G. R. City Hall
Kent County Courthouse Building,
the Antoine Campau Park (1907) and
the Morton House (1913)
07/21/2004: 
The links to the Kent Co. Naturalization Records and to the Heritage Hill Neighborhood Assn have been fixed.
07/21/2004: 
History of St. Patrick's Catholic School - Parnell transcribed by Karen Blumenshine
07/19/2004:
  Photo John Ball Park Pavilion, ES
07/19/2004:
  Photo Michigan Soldiers Home, ES 
07/19/2004: 
Photo of Y. M. C. A. Bldg., ES
07/19/2004: 
Photo of Fulton St. Park Fountain,ES
07/19/2004: 
1915 Photo of the Michigan Soldiers Home. 
07/19/2004:
  1912 Photo of the Pavillion at Lincoln Park - anyone have any information as to where Lincoln Park was/is, I would like it to add to this photo. 
07/19/2004: 
1913 Photo of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, the oldest church building in Grand Rapids.
07/19/2004: 
1913 Photo of New Union High School Building - These four photos donated by Helen Selee.
07/14/2004: 
Information on Uncle Sam needs your homefront stories for WWII.
07/14/2004: 
Patricia Cutaway sent me the following from postcards that she has: 1907 Fountain at Fulton St. Park and 1907 North Park.
07/13/2004: 
1881 Chapman's Cannon Township Biographies.
07/13/2004: 
1881 Chapman's Ada Township Biographies.
07/13/2004: 
History of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Parnell, Grattan Township transcribed by Karen Blumenshine.

June 2004

06/25/2004:  "M" Early Grantors Land Records for Kent County transcribed by Joanie Welke.
06/25/2004: 
April 1920,"Helios", Central High School Newsletter transcribed by Nancy Phillips.
06/21/2004: 
1855 Kent County Plat Maps and Name Index,  AB  transcribed by ES.
06/11/2004: 
Someone purchase a photo album from a antique shop in Los Angeles, CA some years ago.  He would like to find descendants of those in the photos from Grand Rapids from about 1902-1919.  The three families are Charles D. Bennett, Claud Hugo Corrigan and Claude M. Hurd.
http://64.227.172.63/PhotoAlbum/index.html
06/11/2004: 
Vital Records site - http://www.vitalrec.com
06/11/2004: 
Genealogy links - http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA
06/11/2004: 
Arizona FREE searchable birth and death records.  Births: 1887-1928        Deaths: 1878-1953
http://genealogy.az.gov/
 

May 2004

05/28/2004:  Demolai Commandery, 1856 - 1883, history of members translated by Susan Gates Davis.
05/28/2004: 
Alpine Christian Reformed Church Records including: Early History, Pastors, Chronology of Events, Deacons, Members, Servicemen, 1881-1981 transcribed by Karen Blumenshine
05/24/2004: 
Grand Rapids Transient Death Records, "N"
transcribed by ES.
05/20/2004:
  Deaths sent by Briee DeGraaf - include Belstra, DeGraaf, Koenes, Vriezeman, etc. 
05/20/2004: 
Marriages sent by Briee DeGraaf - include Belstra, DeGraaf, Koenes, Vriezeman, etc.
05/20/2004: 
There is a website where you can link to - the University of Michigan has completed almost all of the Michigan County Histories including some of our local histories: 1881 Chapman, 1891 Baxter, 1906 Goss, 1878 Everett, 1918 Fisher, and White's Old Grand Rapids, 1925 and volume III of White's by Fuller mainly of biographical sketches of Grand Rapids residents, 1926 -
http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/micounty/
05/17/2004: 
Central High School 1954 Class Scrapbook transcribed by Sue Irvine.
05/05/2004: 
Lowell Township Death Records, 1898 - 1907 and abbreviations transcribed by Nancy Myers.
05/05/2004: 
1899 Grand Rapids High School yearbook"Fleur-de-lis" transcribed by Cindi Closser.
05/05/2004: 
White's Sketches, 1924 - Carl L. Adams, John Caulfield, Walter B. Gleye, Charles B. Judy, James F. Knowlton, Louis V. Middleton, Walter E. Miles, Jacob Ryskamp, Louis B. Saunders, F. Peter Schmidt and Frank Vandeven transcribed by Nancy Myers.
 

April 2004

04/28/2004:  The Dept. of Veterans Affairs put 3.2 million records for veterans buried in National Veteran's Cemeteries on the web. http://www.cem.va.gov   
04/28/2004: 
The Library of Michigan has a cemetery search by County, Township, Cemetery Name and/or keyword.
http://michigancemeteries.libraryofmichigan.org/search.aspx 
04/28/2004: 
1897 Peninsular Club Members transcribed by Beverly Summers.
04/28/2004: 
1904 Peninsular Club Members transcribed by Beverly Summers.
04/28/2004: 
Smith Memorial Congregational Church Pastors and Officers, 1887-1963 transcribed by Nancy Phillips.
04/28/2004: 
Smith Memorial Congregational Church History transcribed by Nancy Phillips.
04/16/2004:
South High School 1917 Yearbook - Students and Staff transcribed by Karen Blumenshine.
04/08/2004: 
Online site for maps tracing the origins of names in medieval Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England.
04/08/2004: 
A new category under Resources has been made: Medical Facilities which will better cover local hospitals, alumni associations, etc.  We have contact for Butterworth and St. Mary's Hospital Alumnae Associations and the yearbook for Butterworth Nursing School and staff.  If someone has other yearbooks, etc. to add to this category, we would appreciate hearing from you.
04/08/2004: 
A new military website that many will find of use.  It is the American Battle Monuments Commission regarding burials not in the United States.  If you enter the name of someone killed in WWI, WWII, Korea and some Vietnam service men you will find information on them.  I found a WWI soldier who was buried in France and a picture of the cemetery where he was buried.  .
04/08/2004: 
Grand Rapids Transient Deaths, "W-X-Y-Z, 1874-1887 transcribed by Karen Blumenshine
04/08/2004:
Grand Rapids Transient Deaths, "I-J", 1874-1887 transcribed by ES.
 

March 2004

03/31/2004:  A new Resource Category is titled Requests.  This is a place for people requesting help with a project that would be of significance to the Kent County area such as the Railroad Project seeking to identify people who worked for the railroads in our area.  This is not a place for help for private family history but for projects affecting the larger community.  
03/31/2004: 
Additions and Corrections made.
03/31/2004: 
Online photos for the Centennial of the 1904 Flood in Grand Rapids on the GVSU site.
03/30/2004: 
Index to Biographies in Bowen's 1900 History of Grand Rapids and Kent County transcribed by Jennifer Godwin.
03/19/2004: 
Immanuel Presbyterian Church Funerals, 1918-1930 transcribed by ES.
03/19/2004: 
Lowell Pioneer, Johanna (Denton) Brockitt photo and obituary.
03/19/2004: 
Lowell Pioneer, Minerva (Bartholomew) Denton obituary.
03/19/2004: 
First Presbyterian Church Membership list transcribed by ES.
03/19/2004: 
Immanuel Presbyterian Church Membership List, 1919-1929 transcribed by ES.
03/18/2004: 
1893 Will of Morgan Lyon, owner of the Lyon Block in Lowell donated by J. Wm Lowry.
03/18/2004: 
Dutch Online link corrected
03/18/2004: 
Lost and Found - a photocopy of the James W. and Mary (Lewis) Simms family record will be given to a descendant of the family upon request.
03/18/2004: 
Information on the Morrissey family buried in Resurrection Cemetery and Woodlawn Cemetery donated by Janice Cafarelli.   
03/18/2004: 
Immanuel Presbyterian Baptisms and Marriages, 1917-1930 transcribed by ES
03/18/2004: 
Early History and Membership of Sacred Heart Parish transcribed by Maureen Slade.
03/12/2004: 
"U" Transient Deaths for Grand Rapids, 1874-1887, transcribed by ES
03/12/2004: 
"Q" Transient Deaths for Grand Rapids, 1874-1887, transcribed by ES.
03/12/2004: 
"O" Transient Deaths for Grand Rapids, 1874-1887, transcribed by ES.
03/12/2004: 
"G" Transient Deaths for Grand Rapids, 1874-1887 transcribed by ES.
03/10/2004: 
Link to information on medieval maps of Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England
03/08/2004: 
WWII Registry - has searchable databases.  You can register your relatives and even include a photo.
03/08/2004: 
Online links to Dutch research
03/08/2004: 
1918 South High School yearbook - faculty, students and member in service transcribed by Beverly Summers.
03/08/2004: 
1913 Union High School yearbook - faculty and students transcribed by Beverly Summers.
03/08/2004: 
1921"Aurora" Union High School yearbook - faculty and students transcribed by Cindi Closser.
03/04/2004: 
Grand Rapids Transient Deaths, "S", 1874-1887 transcribed by Karen Blumenshine
03/03/2004: 
Link restored to view of Parnell, Grattan Township.
03/03/2004: 
Corrections made
03/03/2004: 
Thank you from Kathy for our website.

February 2004

02/18/2004:  A corrected link to the Michigan Soldiers in the Great War.
02/18/2004: 
New plat maps link -
http://www.cis.state.mi.us/platmaps/sr_subs.asp 
02/18/2004: 
Index to History of Rockford by Homer L. Burch transcribed by Susan Irwin.
02/18/2004: 
Index to Michigan Soldiers Obituaries, Volume 4, 1937-1939 transcribed by Karen Blumenshine.  
02/12/2004: 
Partial List of Lisbon Public School students, 1946-1951
02/12/2004: 
Earl Baldwin letter includes family information and memories of the Grand Rapids area.

January 2004

01/29/2004: White's Sketches, 1924 - Ralph H. Widdicomb, Christian DenHerder, Stanley Strong, Theodore O. Williams, John G. Rauser, and Frank Oole transcribed by Nancy Myers.
01/27/2004: 
List of Ladies Literary Clubs in 1906 and their dates of organization.
01/27/2004: 
Marriages submitted by Briee DeGraaf alphabetically by Groom and by Bride
01/27/2004: 
!902 Sketches of Thornapple Valley Pioneer Association Members , A-L  by Marcia Shears.
01/27/2004: 
1877 Lowell Township Military List
01/27/2004: 
McKenney School - Teacher's Memories, Byron Township transcribed by Beverly Summers. 
01/27/2004: 
Link to The Ontario Genealogical Society in Canada with information
01/27/2004: 
Contact information for the Butterworth Nurses Alumni Association and the 
St. Mary's Nurses Alumni Association.
01/18/2004: 
Thornapple Valley Pioneer Association 1902 Members Biographies, A-B, C-F and G-L  transcribed by Marcia Shears.
01/17/2004: 
White's Sketches, 1924 - David S. Brown, Edward J. Clark, Claude T. Hamilton, Robert W. Irwin, Christopher W. Leffingwell, Fred H. Lock, Paul A. Mastenbrook, Samuel A. Morman, Richard Schaddelee, James Vander Waals and Wilmarth Show Case Company transcribed by Nancy Myers.
01/10/2004: 
Kent County 1876 township maps revised.
01/10/2004: 
Union High School 1918 Faculty transcribed by Jennifer Godwin
01/10/2004: 
Union High School 1918 Senior Class transcribed by Jennifer Godwin.
01/07/2004: 
White's Sketches, 1924 - Julius Houseman Amberg, Paul N. Belleisle, Wm M. Bertles, Wm B. Banks, George T. Boughner, John W. Bowles, Charles C. Cargill, Edward J. Chamberlin, D.D.S., Louis H. Chamberlin, M.D., Jess W. Clark, Harrison S. Collisi, Wencel L. Cukerski, Chaffee Bros. Furniture Company, Charles L. Frost, Claude T. Hamilton, Henry T. Heald, Frank W. Hine, Oscar E. Kilstrom, Benjamin P). Merrick, Samuel N. Naylor, Fred C. Temple and Herman F. Vanderwerf transcribed by Nancy Myers.  
Thanks, Nancy, for all your contributions!


Created: 2004
URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/~mikent/whatsnew/2004.html

Contact County Coordinator: Evelyn_Sawyer@msn.com