Old Announcements about  
What's New
- 2006
at the Kent County Michigan GenWeb Project

 

December 2006

12/29/2006:   Sneden Genealogy, Reusser Genealogy
12/29/2006:
   Maps showing the layout of these cemeteries:  Fairplains Cemetery,
Fulton Street Cemetery, Greenwood Cemetery, Oak Hill Cemetery, Valley City Cemetery and Woodlawn Cemetery
12/27/2006:
   List of Grand Rapids City Parks, 1915 - to be worked on
12/27/2006:
  1916 Eighth Grade Graduates of Franklin and Hall Street Schools
12/27/2006:
   1915 Eighth Grade Graduates of Buchanan and Division Avenue schools 
12/27/2006:
  1915 Grandville Avenue Christian School Eighth Grade Graduates
12/27/2006:
   1910 Kent County School Graduates 
12/27/2006:
   1871-1874 Kent County Birth Records - A,  B,  C  - transcribed by Sue Irvine.
12/27/2006:
  Grand Rapids site showing detailed plat maps of most cemeteries in Grand Rapids, etc. - http://d1005402.dotsterhost.com/index.htm
12/27/2006:
 Genealogy Lookup Forum - a new web site of volunteers who will do various types of look ups: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~genealogylookup/
12/27/2006:
  Obituaries: John DeFaye, Gerrit Frielink, John LaSotta, John Slabbekoorn,
Out Steenstra and Mrs. Katherine Steketee.
12/06/2006:
  Koon School Students, Alpine Twp., 1911, 1925, 1938 
12/06/2006:
 Miscellaneous Schools Students of Alpine Township  
12/06/2006:
1910 Eighth Grade Graduates of Kent County, Michigan
 

November 2006

11/25/2006:  Standard Oil Company, Acme truck, 1923  
11/25/2006:
  Murphy's Delivery Service - 1923 Dodge Panel Truck
11/25/2006:
  Veterans of the Street Railway Service, 1923 
11/25/2006:
  Genealogy of Samuel Reusser and Descendants 
11/25/2006:
  Obituaries: Betty Jean Cook, Harold F. Cook and Cora M. Cook.
11/24/2006:
  Genealogy of Christian Friend family.
11/24/2006:
  A new site called Common Corners which will be covering the West Michigan area and giving information on the local historical and genealogical societies.  This is a new project of WMGS.   http://www.commoncorners.com
11/24/2006:
  1923 newspaper photo of Davenport Business Institute Building.
11/24/2006:
  1923 newspaper photo of Sigsbee School.
11/21/2006:
  The State Archives of Michigan has received the 1897-1920 films of the state wide death certificates.  They are divided by county and by year.  Within the next two years the archives will hold all the Marriage, Divorce and Death certificates for the state.  Birth certificates will not be available.
11/21/2006:
  Old Michigan Maps showing the layout of every county with locations of cities and villages.
11/21/2006:  Perry McCarty, new Captain of Engine House No. 4
11/21/2006:
  Photos of early G. R. Railway Street employees.
11/21/2006:
  1915 Partial List of Students at Congress Street School, Diamond Street School and Sigsbee School.
11/21/2006:
 Masonic Proclamation
11/21/2006:
  St. Mark's Hospital
11/21/2006:
 Pine Rest Hospital  
11/21/2006:
  Grand Rapids Academy of Medicine
11/21/2006:
  Deane Family genealogy  
11/21/2006:
  John W. Blodgett to build new U. B. A. Hospital, to be renamed Blodgett Hospital.   
11/21/2006:
 Obituaries: Andrew Centilli, Peter Cooper, Elizabeth Cross, John Cross, Peter Graumans, John Hanson, Maria Kooy, Rollin Ormiston, Hilda Streight, Leonard VanYsseldyke, and Daniel Westcott.
11/09/2006:
  Correction made to Chapter XXXI of Baxter's History
11/08/2006:
 Grand Rapids Buildings: Masonic Temple, Hermitage Hotel, G. R. Commercial Savings Bank, Keeley Institute, Daniels Neuropathic Institute
11/08/2006:
  Obituaries: Lorene Ward and Francis DeRyke
 

October 2006

10/29/2006:  Obituaries: Patricia Brookman and Robert Chad Termolen
10/29/2006:
  Genealogies: Cook-DeKock family contributed by Judy Vezzetti  and
Rev. Samuel Graves and Dr. Schuyler Graves
10/29/2006:
  Obituaries: Cornelius DeYoung, Fred Gilner, H. J. Grooters, S. Eugene Hull, Orie Kruger, Frank Neuman, Simon P. Oosting, A. Schipper, Nicholas Spoelstra and Henry Vander Leest.
10/29/2006:
  1900 Bowen's Sketches: Chard Archer Christian, George Clapperton, Charles Henry Cogshall, Leonard L. Conkley, Frank Judson Cook, Henry Heber Cossitt, Harry Douglas Cowan, Harmon Cowens, James Cox, John Crahen, Edgar Burdette Crandell, Harry Creswell and Allen Durfee
10/29/2006: 
Ashley Cemetery Records, Grattan Township, updated.
10/24/2006:
  Elizabeth Steinmann, new Grand Rapids city library in 1900. 
10/24/2006:
  New email address for Han Lijster regarding the Schoondermark family
stamlijs@kprplanet.nl
10/21/2006:
  Mrs. Eliza Taylor, president of the Michigan Women's Relief Corps, 1923.
10/19/2006:
  Civil War veterans, William A. Jackson and James B. Whitney meet.
10/19/2006:
  Biographies - Famous - David Cornel De Jong, author, and Meindert De Jong, children's author. 
10/19/2006:
  U. B. A. - 1893 Nursing Graduates, 1908 Nursing Graduates  
10/19/2006:
  Butterworth Hospital - 1901 Nursing Graduates, 1914 Nursing Graduates  
10/19/2006:
  1923 Furniture Exhibit - G. R. Furniture Exchange buildingG. R. Furniture Exhibition building, Klingman Exhibition building, Lawrence Freedman Furniture Company, Rindge Exhibition building
10/19/2006:
  G. R. Businesses: 1900 Voigt & Herpolsheimer's grand opening,
G. R. Savings Bank Branch, and G. R. National Bank - West Branch.  
10/19/2006:
  Obituaries: James H. Campbell, Frank K. Cargill and Edwin B. Seymour
10/12/2006:
  1859 Boundaries of the Grand Rapids wards.
10/12/2006:
  1884 State Census, Alpine Township Index contributed by Mary Rasch Alt.
10/12/2006:
  The Lookups page has been revamped into areas to help in locating what is available - Census, General Michigan, Kent County, Other Lower Peninsula Counties, the Upper Peninsula, Other States and Countries and War Record lookups.
10/12/2006:
Chi Benedict is willing to do Lookups in 'We Have With Us Today', a collection of Portrait Pen Sketches (about 220 of them) done by Ray Barnes in the G. R. Herald.
 

September 2006

09/23/2006:  Some links repaired.
09/19/2006:
 1926 History of U. B. A. and Blodgett Hospital
09/19/2006:
  1923 Blodgett Nursing School Graduates 
09/19/2006:
  1914 U. B. A. Nursing Graduates (later, Blodgett Hospital)
09/17/2006:
 GR/People - John D. Karel and Robert A. Compton
09/17/2006:
1923 Six Wheel Ford Carryall 
09/17/2006:
  Mrs. A. P. VanDine's 1923 Graduating Class of Parliamentary Law 
09/17/2006:
  John Krauskopf, youngest veteran at Michigan Soldiers home, 1923 
09/17/2006:
  GR/bldgs - Riverview Furniture Store and Kent State Bank - East
branch
09/14/2005:
  Change of URL for the Michigan State Archives lookups.
09/11/2006:
 Scanned postcards: Burleson Hotel & Sanitarium, St. Mary's Hospital
09/11/2006:
  Scanned postcards: Grand Rapids/Places:  Wider Division Street and
North Park Pavilion, Campau Square
09/11/2006:  Scanned postcards: Grand Rapids/Buildings: Rowe Hotel, The Coliseum,
  St. Andrews Cathedral
09/10/2006:
  Fountain Street Baptist Church Members, 1870-1903 transcribed by Mindy Koole.
09/10/2006:
  Bowen's Biographical Sketches: Hon. Byron M. Cutcheon, Paul P. Davis and Robert H. DeCoux transcribed by Jeri Landeer
09/10/2006: 
Addition genealogy information on Joris Schoonermark family from Han Lijster
09/10/2006:
  Obituaries: Gerald Van Wieren and Marilyn De Mull
09/06/2006:
   Furniture Buildings: G. R. Furniture Exhibition Bldg., Klingeman Exhibition Furniture Bldg. and Rindge Furniture Exhibition Bldg.
09/06/2006: 
 Edward Heaton, Master Wrecker - photos of old buildings that were removed.
09/06/2006:
   Members of Greenville Baptist Church, 1875-1881 transcribed by Mindy Koole.
09/02/2006:
   Changes and improvements in the GR category - bldg, businesses and places.
 

  August 2006

08/31/2006:   Biography of Lynn Rae Perkins, author and illustrator of children's books.
08/30/2006:
   Genealogies: Joris Schoondermark
08/29/2006:
   Scanned postcards:  G. R. City HallG. R.- Y.M.C.A.,  Butterworth Hospital, G. R. Boat and Canoe ClubMichigan State Fish HatcheryFox' Stone House, E. Fulton Street and Waterfront on Reeds Lake.
08/28/2006:
  Two genealogy links:
http://rootsweb.com/~websites/usa/michigan.html
http://resources.rootsweb.com/~rootslink/ - Roots Link Registry
08/28/2006:
   Michigan's National cemeteries online - Ft Custer, 21,804 burials and Great Lakes, 1,139 burials - http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/mi/mitable.htm
08/26/2006: 
 Repaired some links.
08/26/2006:
   Obituaries: Cornelius DeYoung, Mrs. Josephine Huitema, Mrs. Julia A. Silsbe,
Chester M. Scherer and Simon P. Oosting. 
08/26/2006: 
 Bowen's Sketches: Arthur R. Rood, Samuel L. Sharpsteen and John, John M.
and Jacob Steketee
08/13/2006:
   Changes made in the South High School yearbooks, 1919, 1921, 1936  
08/13/2006:
   Some broken links repaired.
08/07/2006
:   1966 Maps of the Grand Rapids Wards  - Ward One,   Ward Two,
Ward Three  and information on the Formation of the Wards.
08/07/2006:
   1911 Maps of the Grand Rapids Wards
08/07/2006:
   1876 Maps of the Grand Rapids Wards 
08/07/2006:  1876 and 1887 Listing of Grand Rapids Street Names
08/05/2006:
   Obituaries: Rev. G. Broene, Charles Centilli, Johanna Centilli, Rev. Joldersma, Dr. Henry Locher, Hattie Crosby Newton and Lottie Sherwood.
08/05/2006:
   G. R. business - Breen & Halladay Fuel Company 
08/05/2006:
   Bowen's Sketches - Fred Saunders and Dr. Henry Saunders
08/05/2006:
   Biographies: Harley Baker and C. Jongejan transcribed by ES/
 

  July 2006

07/26/2006:   Obituaries: Jacob, Victor, Olive and Henry Bogardus;
Obituaries: Johanna, Marjorie, Mrs. Paul Zee, Sr. and Paul Zee, Jr.  
07/26/2006:
   Bowen's Sketches - Henry J. Richter, William Rose, Harry Smith, Henry Smith, Nathan G. Smith, Marinus A. Sorber, Jens Sorensen, M. D., Henry Spring, Urias S. Springer, Edward Squires, Andrew J. Stebbins, William Stoughton, William J. Stuart and Alfred M. Switzer, M. D. transcribed by Natalie Runyan.
07/26/2006:
   "V" Transient Deaths, 1874-1887 - this project is done. 
07/23/2006:
   Fountain Street Church - Dedication of Children, 1950-1951
07/23/2006:
   Bowen's Sketches - Anson L. Smith, M.D., Edward L. Smith, Abel T. Page, Malcolm C. Sinclair, M.D. and Clark E. Slocum transcribed by Natalie Runyan
07/22/2006:
   Obituary of Mrs. Mary VanBlois, local public official
07/22/2006:
   1913 Proposed Franklin Street School Building  scanned by ES
07/22/2006:
   Johnson Furniture Company - new 1913 plant transcribed by ES.
07/15/2006:
   Obituaries: Adrian E. Cornu, William Cornu, Hector Robertson and
Jorean VanPortfleet.
07/15/2006:
   Change of addresses for the State Archives and Library of Michigan
07/15/2006:
   1936 South High School Yearbook - includes photos of the Seniors, List of Seniors that had not picture, photos of the faculty and list of Juniors and Seniors transcribed by ES.  This yearbook was donated by Julie Powers.
07/13/2006:
   Bowen's History - Biographical sketch of Wm Read Shelby.
07/13/2006:
   African-American Genealogy Sources online
07/13/2006:
   Grand Rapids from the 1856 Michigan State Gazetteer by Charles F. Clark
transcribed by ES. 
07/13/2006:
   WWII Memories by Floyd Kiernan transcribed by ES.  From an article donated by Denise Slattery of Oklahoma. 
07/08/2006:
   Transient Death, Surname "R", 1874-1887 transcribed by ES.
07/06/2006:
   WPA Project - 1941 Alpine Township Rural Property Inventory - the material was contributed by the Alpine Township Historical Commission.  This is a wonderful resource for finding information on ancestors house, other buildings and what type of land they had, etc.  Also, listed are the counties that were inventoried and the information needed to access the files at the State Archives building.  A big "Thank You" to the historical commission for their contribution.
07/02/2006:
   Fountain Street (Baptist) Church Members, 1902
07/01/2006:
  Bowen's Biographies - William Chapel, G. Chappell, G. Clapperton and W. R. Shelby transcribed by Leslie Coulson.
07/01/2006:
   Obituaries - Roberta Jean Walker, Elbert Teeple and Myrtle Easlick
07/01/2006:
   Truman Young and Family

  June 2006

06/16/2006:   Kent County Citizenship Records, Di-Dz
06/16/2006:
   Obituaries for Victory H. Hanson and Charles A. Matthews
06/16/2006:
   The name of Isaac R. Church has been added to the Kent County list of the 6th Michigan Cavalry, Civil War 
06/16/2006:
  Greenwood Cemetery, Walker Twp., additional names, their burial site and burial date through 1879 have been added to the 2001 version of the cemetery records.
06/10/2006
:    Information on Kent County and a link for further information.
06/10/2006:   
Some links to the 1911 Canadian Census
06/10/2006:   
Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society has a new project.  They are working on placing the indexes, transcribed records and photos of the tombstones online.
06/10/2006:  
 Bowen Biographies: Albert Carroll, Thomas Carroll, Louis Chamberlin, Charles Chandler, Gurden Chapel and Harvey Chadwick transcribed by Leslie Coulson.

  May 2006

05/31/2006:    Kent County Citizenship Records, Da-De 
05/31/2006:
    Map Layouts for Oakwood Cemetery, Lowell, Michigan 
05/31/2006:
    Horton Rounds Family Bible Records   
05/31/2006:
    New Information on some of the Military societies
05/21/2006:
    Links fixed on 1933 Ottawa Hills Faculty Photos
05/21/2006:
    1855 Kent County Land Owners
05/16/2006:
    Fountain Street Baptist Church Members, 1885 
05/16/2006:
    Transient Deaths, Grand Rapids - Ma-Mc,    Me-My
05/11/2006:
   Changes made and broken links repaired in the categories:  Links,  Medical and  Newspapers
05/08/2006:
    Genealogy website for the Bergy, Nash, Seibert, Porritt families plus others who lived in the Caledonia and Bowne Townships.  
05/08/2006:
    Eugene Buck is willing to make copies of Military and Pension records at the National Archives for the cost of his time and the cost of the copies.
Ebuck43@aol.com   
05/08/2006:
   Database is a catalog of American Civil War photographs from the Special Collections Branch of USAMHI.  Eventually, this database will include photos, articles worn or used by soldiers from the Mexican War in the 1840's to recent operations.
http://www.carlisle.army.mil/usamhi/PhotoDB.html
 

  April 2006

04/28/2006:    NOTE: The biographical sketches in Bowen's 1900 History are more detailed than some of the other histories of this area.  Also, the information on the priests at the churches whose history is in this book, are more detailed as far as genealogy.  This is a volunteer project and we are just beginning to work on it.  If you are interested in helping with this project, please let us know.  It requires a WORD program.  Thank you!
04/28/2006:
    Bowen's 1900 History: William H. Ross, M. D., portrait and biographical sketch; Rial V. McArthur, biographical sketch is located in the article on the Masonic Home.
04/28/2006:   
Bowen's 1900 History - St. Mary's Catholic Church , St. Joseph's Catholic Church
 
St. James' Catholic Church St. Andrew's CathedralGrand Rapids Masonic Home
04/28/2006:
    Kent County Health Department Project - requesting any photos or history related to the department - there is a contact address for further information.
04/24/2006:
    Some links repaired.
04/23/2006:
    Additional information on Fallasburg Village.
04/23/2006:
    1912 - the renaming of certain streets in Grand Rapids.  
04/23/2006:
    Fifth Avenue Christian Reformed Church 25-Year History (later known as Franklin Street Christian Reformed Church).  Transcribed by ES.  
04/23/2006:
    Small history of McKay Tower   
04/23/2006:
    Photo of James A. Rumsey and of his home added to the family information.
04/18/2006:
    James A. Rumsey House and Family Information  
04/18/2006:
    Grand Rapids Fire Station No. 12
04/18/2006:
    Biographical sketch of James A. Rumsey, pioneer   
04/18/2006:
    Biographical sketch at the death of Frayer Halladay, President of the Michigan Exchange Private Bank.
04/18/2006:
   Obituary of Gerrit DeWitt 
04/18/2006:
   Obituary of J. W. TenHaaf 
04/18/2006:
    Obituary of Mrs. Cornelia TenHaaf 
04/18/2006:
    Obituary of Mrs. John Pauels
04/08/2006:
   Obituary for Ruth V. Keith
04/08/2006:
    Obituary for Jane Parkhill Blye contributed by Tom and Carolyn Thompson.
04/07/2006:
    Kent County Citzenship Records, 1840-1932, Ch-Cl    and Co-Cz
04/03/2006:
   Westminster Presbyterian Church Baptisms, 1900-1922, transcribed by ES.
 

  March 2006

03/31/2006:    1934 Creston Memoirs, Faculty Photo, Seniors Photos and Their Activities   transcribed by Nancy Myers.
03/25/2006
     1933 Creston Yearbook, list of Seniors and their photos and their activities transcribed by Nancy Myers.
03/25/2006:
    Lowell Township Death Records, 1908-1919 transcribed by Karen Blumenshine. 
03/25/2006:
    New online URL for Index to FGS (family group sheets) that have been submitted to the Michigan GenWeb.
03/21/2006:
    Biography of Glendon Swarthout, Author
03/14/2006:
   Some links repaired.
03/11/2006: 
  A biography of James Anderson Rumsey and his family contributed by Jean and Doug Rumsey
03/11/2006:   
The Biographies for Famous People has been changed and there are a number of new biographies at this site now transcribed by ES.
03/08/2006:
   Biography of Richard VanderVeen
03/08/2006:
   Cemetery links and other links repaired.
 

  February 2006

02/27/2006:   The Military file has been revamped and some links added and repaired.
02/27/2006:
   Interested in finding more about DNA?  This is a good resource: http://www.familytreedna.com/   There is also one at Ancestry.com. 
02/27/2006:
   Civil War Soldiers Buried in Byron Twp. Cemeteries donated by Kathy Brummel
02/26/2006:
   WMGS's latest completed database is the Index to the Census of WWI Veterans in Kent County
02/26/2006:
   The Michigan Volunteers of the Spanish American War are now online.
02/26/2006: 
 A New Category has been added - Publications 
02/26/2006:  
A new publication, "Pioneers of French Canada and Detroit" 
02/26/2006:
 1869 Birth Certificate of Sidney Frank Burch of Courtland Township
02/16/2006:
  Civil War Soldiers - Kent County, First Cavalry, Sixth Cavalry, Tenth Cavalry, Third Infantry, Fifth Infantry and Eighth Infantry transcribed by ES
02/14/2006:
  Brief history and Parish Archives of Blessed Sacrament Church donated by Jamie Perry 
02/14/2006:
  Bowen's Biographies - Allen Adsit, Joseph Albright, George W. Allen, Sheldon Allen and John W. Champlin transcribed by ES.
02/08/2006:
  1924 Central High School - Photos of football team, Three Arts Club and Senior Class Play.
02/08/2006:
  Some changes made in links and links to images.
 

  January 2006

01/31/2006:  1933 Ottawa Hills Students and Faculty transcribed by Sue Irvine.
01/30/2006:
 Kent County Civil War Infantries History and names of soldiers - Sharpshooters, First, Fourth, Ninth, Tenth, Twelfth, Fifteenth, Seventeenth, Twenty-Third, Twenty-Fifth, Twenty-Sixth and Thirtieth transcribed by ES.
01/30/2006:
 Roseboom Family Obituaries
01/29/2006:
  1933 Ottawa Hills High School yearbook -
Photos scanned of: Faculty, Seniors, Room Session, Sports teams and the Entrance to the school building by ES. 
01/29/2006:
 Information on identifying old land descriptions contributed by Barbara VanderMark.
01/29/2006:
  Corrected address and email for the State Archives of Michigan.
01/28/2006: 
1924 Central High School Yearbook - students, faculty and participants in various groups transcribed by Roberta Meeker.  
01/28/2006:
  Benevolent Societies listed in Goss's History of Grand Rapids, 1904 transcribed by Ron Springsteen. 
01/28/2006:
  Second Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, Members, 1850-1869 transcribed by Mindy Koole.
01/27/2006:
  Addition to Kent County Township Layout of the surveyed town and range numbers.  
01/27/2006:
 Thomas Harback Genealogy changed.
01/27/2006:
  Additional information added to Cemetery Index.
01/20/2006:
  NOTE: The email address has been changed again.  Western Michigan Genealogical Society is overseeing the Kent County GenWeb and the new email address will show this connection. evlynsaw@comcast.net
01/17/2006:
  Alpine Christian Reformed Church Members, 1881-1882 transcribed by ES.
01/14/2006:
  Kent County Civil War Records, 3rd Michigan Cavalry, 4th Michigan Cavalry and 5th Michigan Cavalry transcribed by ES. 
01/14/2006:
  Kent County Citizenship Records, Ca-Ce transcribed by ES.
01/10/2006:
 Index to book, From Here to There in Kentwood Public Schools" by Goldie Snow, 1959 transcribed by Sue Irvine
01/10/2006:
  More information on the Matthews Family  
01/10/2006:
  1916 Land Owners, U - Z transcribed by Karen Blumenshine.
01/10/2006:
  Link changed to the photos of Grand Rapids, www.photogr.be  instead of  www.grandrapids.50webs.com
01/03/2006: 
Slowly changing the email address for the county coordinator.
01//03/2006:
1913 Union High School senior high photos.
01/03/2006:
  1923 Central High School, senior high photos, faculty, and students    
01/03/2006: 
Thomas Harback Genealogy
 


Created: 2006
URL: http://kent.migenweb.net/whatsnew/2006.html