Michigan Family History Societies(J-M)

This section lists county associations from Jackson to Macomb giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and other Societies

Jackson County Genealogical Society

Many resources are accessible in their Library located at 211 W. Ganson Street, Suite 170, Jackson, MI 49201, which include a map of Townships in the area. Indexes of Jackson Co. Deaths 1886-1899 and 1900-1901 are also accessible.

Numerous publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • 1884 Township State Census for various Townships
  • 1890 Assessment Rolls for Sandstone and Blackman Townships
  • The Anniversary Book: Compiled Newspaper Clippings
  • Naturalisations
  • Surname Master Index to the Lexicon Vols. 1 to 27
  • Tompkins Centre Book of Births, Marriages and Deaths
Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mijackgs/jcgs.htm

Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society

Many Historical Records have been transcribed and indexed by the association, and it is possible to search for all individuals mentioned in them. 

Databases include:

  • 1884 Kalamazoo Co. Census(Partial)
  • Applications for Veterans Burial Allotment
  • Charleston Township Women Electors 1917-1936
  • City of Kalamazoo Police Deaths
  • Foreign Deaths and Marriages
  • Kalamazoo Co. Coroner's Inquests
  • Kalamazoo Valley Heritage Bible Records
  • Non-Residential Burial Permits
  • Truesdale Funeral Home Books

Thee society has transcribed names of the interred in Mountain Home, Mountain Home Jewish, Riverside and Riverside Jewish Cemeteries and have listed Heads of Government for the City of Kalamazoo which starts in 1843.

Website:
http://www.mikvgs.org/index.html

Leelanau Historical Society

The association was established in 1957, its aim being to collect and preserve the history of Leelanau County.

Many resources are available in their museum located at 203 East Cedar Street, Leland, Michigan, which include Photographs, Letters, Government Documents, Newspapers and Manuscripts. 

You can also search their on-line catalogue.

Website:
http://www.leelanauhistory.org

Macomb County Genealogy Group

The association was established in 1973 in order to provide a forum where people could share experiences and assist each other with their research. There are links to some Databases are on the site, which include:

  • Cemetery Master Index
  • Church, Court and Probate Records Indexes
  • Funeral Home Books
  • Macomb Co. 1930 Census Index
  • Military Index
  • Obituaries

Some Issues of their Newsletter Echoes From Our Past are available in PDF Format.

Numerous publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Knight, Chase and Allied Families
  • Macomb Co. Genealogy Group Heritage Cookbook
  • The Monforte Letters: Correspondence of Historical Interest 1837-1919
  • Transcription of Sterling Grove Cemetery

A list of surnames currently being researched by Members is also available.

Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mimcgg/

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