What's New - 2005
12/23/2005: Chuck Fuller is working on listing
all the names of those buried in Potter's Field in Lake Forest
Grand Haven. He is looking for information from anyone who
has an ancestor buried there. If you do, please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org This sounds like a great
project. Thank you for working on this, Chuck, there
will be people who will appreciate this.
12/10/2005: For information regarding the Michigan Soldiers Home (now known as the Veterans Facility) http://www.michigan.gov/dmva
12/08/2005: Early History of Allendale Township transcribed by Leslie Coulson. All of the township have been transcribed by Leslie, Thank You!
12/08/2005: Early History of Crockery Township transcribed by Leslie Coulson
12/03/2005: The University of Cambridge has a free online course for learning how to read and transcribe 1500-1700 English handwriting. http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/ceres/ehoc/
12/03/2005: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Jackson County Genealogical Society and the Jackson County Historical Society are offering Pioneer Certificates to honor the early settlers of the county, which will be 175 years old in 2007.Contact them for further information.
12/03/2005: Early History of Polkton Township transcribed by Leslie Coulson
Spring Lake Christian Reformed Church, 1882-1982, Pastors,
Officers and Highlights
11/26/2005: Grand Haven Reformed Church, 1850-1950, Pastors, Officers and Statistics
11/26/2005: Early History of Holland and Holland Township transcribed by Leslie Coulson
11/26/2005: Early History of Robinson Township transcribed by Leslie Coulson
11/26/2005: Early History of Park Township transcribed by Leslie Coulson
11/22/2005: Early History of Olive Township transcribed by Leslie Coulson
11/22/2005: Early History of Georgetown Twp. and Hudsonville transcribed by Leslie Coulson
11/22/2005: Early History of Blendon Township transcribed by Leslie Coulson
11/22/2005: Thomas Harback Family for Six Generations contributed by Sally Bowman
11/17/2005: Short Histories of Ferrysburg, Zeeland Town and Township, Grand Haven Township, Wright Township, Jamestown Township and Chester Township transcribed by Leslie Coulson.
11/15/2005: Short Histories of Coopersville, Port Sheldon Township and Tallmadge Township transcribed by
11/15/2005: Hudsonville Christian Reformed Member Directories for 1946, 1950, 1956, 1959
11/12/2005: LDS is in the process of digitizing their book holdings, mostly family histories to date
and they are putting them online at BYU (Brigham Young University), fully searchable by any word.
http://www.lib.byu.edu/ then click home page, follow the links - Find Other Materials/On Line Collections at BYU/
Text Collections tab/ Family History Archive. If you have a common surname, use the "Search All" box with
"search full text" checked.
11/12/2005: A new transcription of the 1850 Ottawa County Census
11/12/2005: 2004 Transcript of East Holland Cemetery Records by Shirley Krombeen
09/19/2005: Link to place genealogy books, etc.
to sell or a place to buy new, used, out-of-print, hard-to-find
genealogy materials. This is a free web site. No service fee. Only the price that the seller would like to receive.
www.genealogyclassifieds.com This could be a great site if enough people get involved in using it. 2008 - this site no longer working.
09/19/2005: Link to locate and obtain birth, marriage and death certificates in the UK - England, Wales
Scotland and Northern Ireland - this is not a free site - http://www.bmd-certificates.co.uk
09/19/2005: Jamestown Christian Reformed Church Members to 1927
09/17/2005: Ferry Elementary School - Some Class Photos with names of students
09/17/2005: Lamont High School History and Picture
09/09/2005: West Drenthe - 2005 update transcribed by ES.
09/09/2005: Rusk Cemetery - 2005 update transcribed by ES.
08/27/2005: Sexton's Records
for Burials in Marne Cemetery, 1896-1953 transcribed by
Loekie Boersma from
notebooks found in the Wright Township Clerk's office.
08/26/2005: Link to 1860 Ottawa County Federal Census Images Online
08/21/2005: Tallmadge Township, School District No. 1, Students, 1880
08/21/2005: Tallmadge Township, School District No. 1, Students, 1871
08/19/2005: Abbreviations for Crockery Township Cemetery Records.
08/19/2005: Bentheim Cemetery Records through 1961, Allegan County, MI - a border cemetery.
08/17/2005: A very big "Thank You" to Yntze van der Honing from the Netherlands for sending me updates on links
to the Netherlands. Check out the Index to the Dutch Records and, hopefully, there will be a link there to help you with
your ancestors. I would just state that I always appreciate any help with broken links - whether it is just to inform me that
they are broken or to give me an updated link to the site.
08/17/2005: Nunica Cemetery Records, 1986 and the south part through 2004
08/17/2005: Soldiers and Their Wives buried in Nunica Cemetery
08/09/2005: New link to Castle Garden Depot of Immigration since 1855 - www.CastleGarden.org
08/09/2005: Layout of Graafschap Cemetery in Sections 31 and 36 transcribed by ES.
08/09/2005: Graafschap Cemetery in Section 36 - West side of 60th Avenue, north of 32nd Avenue, 2004 by ES.
08/09/2005: Graafschap Cemetery in Section 31 - Northeast corner of 32nd Street & 60th Avenue, 2004 by ES.
08/04/2005: Ottawa Center Cemetery to Fall of 2004
08/04/2005: Pastors of First Jenison Christian Reformed Church
08/04/2005: Index to Members of Overisel Christian Reformed Church, 1883-1988
08/04/2005: Early History of Prospect Park Christian Reformed Church, Holland, MI
08/04/2005: Early History of Providence Christian Reformed Church, Holland, MI
to the 1876 Ottawa County Atlas
07/23/2005: Decatur Reformed Church Members
07/23/2005: Burnips Methodist Church Pastors
07/23/2005: Overisel Reformed Church Charter Members and Their Descendants
07/16/2005: Drenthe Scottish Presbyterian Church - Women and Their Spouses, 1852-1886
07/16/2005: East Saugatuck Christian Reformed Church - History - Members, 1869-1969
07/16/2005: Allendale Christian Reformed Church, Members, 1940's - 1980's
07/13/2005: Crockery Township School Records, 1884-1887 Attendance, Students, Parents/Guardians
07/03/2005: Tallmadge Township - Oaths of Office from 1840 Record Book transcribed by ES
07/03/2005: Lakewood Cemetery, 2004 - A - N, O - Z transcribed by ES.
Cemetery, 2004, transcribed by ES.
06/27/2005: Noordelos Cemetery Records, 2004, transcribed by ES.
06/27/2005: East Drenthe Cemetery Records, 2004, transcribed by ES.
06/27/2005: Old Drenthe Cemetery Records transcribed by ES.
06/25/2005: Obituaries: Joseph Dearborn, Emily Dearborn, Avery Densmore, Mercy Drew, Myron Drew, Lloyd Drew,
Robert Dykstra, Orrin Edson, Mary Edson, Guy Edson, Pearl Edson, Musa Edson, Glenn Edson, Lee Edson, Thomas Edson, Grant Edson and Carolyn Edson.
06/25/2005: Some updates on Maplewood Cemetery
06/25/2005: Early Records of Restlawn Memorial Gardens through 1938 transcribed by ES.
06/22/2005: Obituaries of Nicholas Boone Family
06/22/2005: North Holland Cemetery updated with the old records.
06/02/2005: Addition to Rosedale Memorial Park - Surname of Norton
05/28/2005: New Genealogy Link (somewhat limited
05/28/2005: New links under Deaths, Marriages, Land, Michigan Archives Online and Michigan County Clerk's
05/19/2005: Early Settlers Information of Ottawa County, anyone wishing to give information on early settlers that is not already in this file, please send it to the county coordinator.
Open this file for directions.
05/06/2005: Deaths due to influenza in the Zeeland Record from 18 Oct 1918 - 13 May 1919
05/06/2005: WWI Deaths of Servicemen from Ottawa County
05/06/2005: North Holland Cemetery Records, Holland Tp. transcribed by ES.
04/28/2005: Some links fixed.
04/28/2005: Photo of 1938 Hudsonville Basketball Team - Regional Champions
04/28/2005: Early Ottawa County Family Information, transcribed by ES.
04/22/2005: Early Ottawa County Family Information, transcribed by ES.
04/22/2005: Postcards of Spring Lake - Ashley Heights; Boat Racing on Spring Lake from Helen Seeley
04/22/2005: Michigan Postcards of the (1) Harbor at South Haven, 1930 from Helen Seeley;
(2) Fish Hatchery at Paris; (3) Central State Normal School, Mt. Pleasant
04/22/2005: Obituaries for Lucille Gust, William Gust, Luella Emily Harvey and Lucy P. Ireland submitted by
04/22/2005: Two New Categories - Obituaries and Non-Ottawa County
04/15/2005: Online address for 1918 Ottawa County Directory contributed by Don Bryant
04/15/2005: Early Settler Information of Ottawa County, transcribed by ES.
04/08/2005: Blendon Tp. Death Records, 1909-1991
04/06/2005: Beginning a new project - Early Family Information of Ottawa County.
This is mainly from the southeastern part of Ottawa County.This will be a continuing series
and if anyone has family information on the early settlers in any area of Ottawa County that they would like included in this, please let me know.
Cemetery Records to Early 2005 with much more information on
03/12/2005: Wright Township Tax Assessments, 1848-1868
03/12/2005: WWI, Company L, 126th Infantry - History and Roster for 1917 and 1918.
03/12/2005: 1893 Ottawa County Biographies - Mrs. Hannah C. Barnard, Aloys Bilz, Sherman H. Boyce, James D.
Edward, Henry Jekel, Rokus Kanters, Hubert Pelgrim, Moses Robinson, Gerrit Rooks,
Oscar Sanders, George D. Sanford, Jared D. Wetmore, M. D., M. L. Weston, M. D., Cornelius Westrate -
This completes the Ottawa County Biographies from the Muskegon and Ottawa Counties Biographies, 1893.
02/21/2005: Free genealogy site -
02/16/2005: Address and link to the Tri-Cities Historical Museum
02/16/2005: Correction for Ann (Himelberger) Lillie, buried in Advent Cemetery, Wright Tp.
02/16/2005: New link to genealogy for Zeeland Province, Netherlands: http://geneaknowhow.net/digi/zeel-ei.html
Photo of 8th
Grade Class of Ferrysburg School, 1950 contributed by Helen
01/29/2005: Ottawa County Poor Farm Residents, 1919-1932 (Later known as Community Haven)
01/26/2005: Early History of Blendon Township transcribed by ES.
01/26/2005: Early History of the Ottawa County Poor Farm
01/26/2005: Ottawa County Poor Farm Residents, 1866 - 1871
01/26/2005: Ottawa County Poor Farm Residents, 1872 - 1883
01/20/2005: Link to U. S. Funeral Homes listed by state
01/16/2005: Additional information on the VanderWoude/Machiela families buried in Borculo Cemetery.
01/03/2005: St. Joseph's Cemetery, Wright Township, 1940-1991, transcribed by Loekie Boersma 10 July 1992.
Transcribed by ES.
01/03/2005: 1850 Ottawa County Census - online
Created: 26 January 2005