SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR GENEALOGY COLLECTION

  • MUSKEGON CO. VITAL RECORDS ON MICROFILM: BIRTHS, DEATHS, MARRIAGES (SEE BELOW)
  • MUSKEGON NEWSPAPERS (see below)
  • MUSKEGON CO. CENSUS (MICROFILM) 1884 & 1894
  • FAMILY HISTORIES
  • SAM ATHERTON COLLECTION, OCEANA CO. (INDEXED)
  • SURNAME INDEX (3 X 5 CARD FILE)
  • CITY DIRECTORIES (MUSKEGON CO.)

MUSKEGON COUNTY RECORDS ON MICROFILM

SUBJECT DATES
BIRTHS, INDEX 1867 - 1949
BIRTHS, LIBER 1 - 8 1867 through Jul. 10, 1917
DEATHS, INDEX 1867 - 1965
DEATHS, LIBER 1 - 3 1867 through May 31, 1918
REGISTER OF DEEDS, INDEX 1838 - 1887
REGISTER OF DEEDS, RECORDS Nov. 10, 1838 - 1928
MARRIAGES, INDEX 1867 - 1949
MARRIAGES, LIBER 1 - 5 1859 through Jun. 17, 1916
DECLARATIONS OF INTENTION, INDEX 1859 - 1941
DECLARATIONS OF INTENTION, LIBER 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 Nov. 3, 1859 - Sep. 26, 1906
NATURALIZATION RECORDS LIBER A-D 1894 - 1906

NEWSPAPERS ON MICROFILM

Muskegon Reporter Apr. 28, 1859 - Sep. 24, 1864
Muskegon Chronicle (Weekly) 1869 - 1900
Muskegon Chronicle (Daily) 1880 - Current
The News and Reporter Feb. 1, 1870 - Sep. 29, 1899
Muskegon Lakeside Weekly Feb. 25, 1874 - Jun. 30, 1875
Muskegon Lakeside Register May 3, 1876 - Apr. 14, 1877
Muskegon Journal Jun. 26, 1857; Dec. 18, 1877 - Jul. 26, 1881
Shelby Independent Apr. 10, 1880 - Feb. 9, 1884; Feb. 1887
Muskegon News / Morning News / Daily News Reporter Aug. 4, 1882 - Feb. 18, 1909
Peninsular City Pioneer 1891 - 1892 (some dates missing)
Monitor Muskegon May 13, 1891 - Jan. 25, 1893
Michigan Posten Thorsdagen (Swedish) Oct. 23, 1890 - May 7, 1891
The New World (Muskegon Heights) Jun. 4, 1891 - Mar. 9, 1893
Muskegon Record (Daily Record) Jan. 3, 1901 - Sep. 29, 1904
Muskegon Enterprise Jan. 28, 1870 - Jan. 24, 1873 (missing Jun. 24, 1870 - Aug. 19, 1870)
Muskegon Times Jun. 7, 1911 -  Mar. 31, 1916
Muskegon Heights Record Sep. 6, 1923 - Sep. 14, 1956
Muskegon Free Press Nov. 7, 1924 - Mar. 20, 1925
Muskegon Observer (East End Enterprise) Dec. 12, 1924 - Mar. 26, 1942
Southwest Muskegon & Lakeside News

Dec. 3 & 11, 1931; Jan. 8, 1932; Dec. 1, 1933

 

 

 

Help Pages

  • African American Genealogy Research - Bibliography of resources for researching African American genealogy, including beginner's guides, guidebooks, case studies, and bibliographies. African American Family Histories and Related Works in the Library of Congress is also available by navigating up a level on this website to Bibliographies & Guides. From the Library of Congress, Humanities and Social Sciences Division. (LII)
  • African American Research - Overview of the resources of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) for researching African American genealogy (LII)
  • Census Tools  - has several Excel spreadsheets available for free download. (RB)
  • Genealogy: Advice for Effective Searches - Answer a series of simple questions and get free, customized advice on the most effective next steps in your genealogy search.
  • Genealogy Roots Blog - Info on doing research. (LIB)
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