The Western Michigan Genealogical Society online searchable database has been a help to me in my genealogical journey. The database has more than 2 million records online-some free, some you use pay pal for. The WMGS database has been online for 10 years now. Highlights of the database are:
- West Michigan Newspapers-index to death notices and obituaries from the Grand Rapids Press and Grand Rapids Herald, 1910-present. Also, engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements.
- Kent County School Census
- WWI Veteran's Census-for Kent County, Michigan
- Michigan Census Index-for West Michigan counties
- Index to Kent County Deaths
- Index to Kent County Marriages
- 1881 History of Kent County
- Surname and Query Post Section
- plus, much more.
Check the Western Michigan Genealogical Society database for those ancestors from Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan and surrounding area.