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SURROUNDING COUNTIES


Mecosta County is bordered on the North by Osceola County, on the South by Montcalm County, on the West by Newaygo County, and on the East by Isabella County.



WHAT'S NEW!!


July 1, 2017 - Added a photo of Chippewa School, Chippewa Township. You'll find it under Mecosta Schools of Long Ago.
July 3, 2017 - Added Grant Center School photo and an update to the Reed School in Grant Township.
July 3, 2017 - Have been adding little bits and pieces to the Mecosta County Schools of Long Ago.
July 3, 2017 - Added a bit of history for the Union School of Big Rapids (1882) and more 1882 Millbrook News in the township section.
July 10, 2017 - Have been adding bits and pieces to the schools, along with township news, obits and deaths, scattered all over.
July 10, 2017 - Few more circuit court proceedings. Additions added to the Big Rapids Current Newspaper.
September 28, 2017 - Today I visited the Remus Area Historical Society and Museum in Wheatland Township and we discussed MIGenWeb and other State Projects. It was quite informative and I urge you to visit their site and join. I plan to do that to learn more about the east side of the county. The members are very friendly and helpful.





Index to Mecosta County Local History Page


BIOGRAPHIES & FAMILY HISTORIES

Index to Surnames

Family Tales ...Bios from Mecosta County

BOOKS

Books of Interest for Mecosta County

BUSINESS PEOPLE OF MECOSTA COUNTY

Mecosta County Businesses & Business People- NEW!!

CEMETERIES

Michigan Graveyards

Mecosta County Cemeteries

Mecosta County Cemeteries - Location Map

CENSUS

Census Index of pages

CHURCHES

Westminster Presbyterian Church of Big Rapids History

History of the Catholic Church of Big Rapids

Stanwood-Higbee Methodist Church Pastors - 1886-1974

Big Rapids Congregational Church in the News

CIRCUIT COURT

Circuit Court Proceedings 1880

DIRECTORIES

1918 - 1923 Mecosta County Farm Directory

1884 Mecosta Co. Rural Directory

1884 Big Rapids City Directory

ELECTIONS

First Village of Morley Election - 1870

New Supervisors Elected - 1871

1945 Mecosta Township Ballot

FAMILY STORIES

A Family Named Hand

Chloe Forward Davis Family Group Sheet - Contributed by Ivan Corbin

Chloe Forward Davis Individual Record - Contributed by Ivan Corbin

FEATURES

In the Woods - Featured Stories by Jim Wood

FUNERAL HOMES

Funeral Home Listing

Mohnke Funeral Home

GENEALOGY HELP

Genealogists and Researchers

Just Beginning Your Family Tree??

Information Exchange Corner

Genealogy Links

Where To Find It

GOVERNMENT

Unclaimed Letters Big Rapids Post Office August 01, 1871- NEW!!

Big Rapids First Postmasters- NEW!!

Old Mecosta Jail and brief history

1870 Petit Jury Drawn

1871 Petit Jury Drawn

New County Clerk Fee Schedule

HISTORY

Mecosta County Poor House, Stanwood

Big Rapids Mayors

Organization of Mecosta County

Mecosta County Early Days

Pioneers of Mecosta County

HISTORICAL, GENEALOGICAL and Other SOCIETIES

Mecosta County Genealogical Society

HISTORICAL MONUMENTS

School Section Lake Old Settlers Monument - List of Negro Settlers

LAND RECORDS

Mecosta County Land Patents

1879 - Every Name Index - Fork Township Plat Book - Contributed by Tom Bennett

LIBRARIES

Phelps Free Library

Mecosta County Libraries & Resources

LOOKUP VOLUNTEERS

Lookup Volunteers

MAILING LISTS

MAPS

Mecosta County Plat Maps

1879 Mecosta County Atlas

Map of Mecosta County

MILITARY

Civil War Honor Roll

Civil War Soldiers of Mecosta Co., as compiled by James Wood-

Korean War Casualties-

Mecosta County Pension Records - 1883-

Mecosta County in the Civil War

Mecosta County in the Spanish American War

Civil War Soldiers of Mecosta County

Veteran Ancestor Registry

MISCELLANEOUS

Annual Gathering of the Pioneers

Our Oldest County Patriachs

Big Rapids Boosters - Some of the Citizens Who Make the City what it is and What it is Not

History of the Medical Profession in Mecosta County

Story of the Four Drive Tractor and Inventor J. H. Fitch

1895 Mecosta County Hunting Licenses

1873 Dog Licenses and Owners

Hard on Musk Rat Catchers - Three Millbrook and two Remus men arrested and fined.

Big Rapids Secret Societies

NATURALIZATION & PROBATE

NEWSPAPERS

News from the Big Rapids Current in 1879 to more coming.

A few deaths from the Current Newspaper (1881-84)

News Briefs of Big Rapids & Mecosta County

1873 Local Occurances

Obituary Indices for Surnames A - Z Online.

Disorderlies & Wife Whipping

Borland Sensation - Double Tragedy - Murder/Suicide

Pioneer Magnet News from the late 1800's

Pioneer Magnet News from the late 1800's - Page 2

Pioneer Newspaper Obits

Traverse City Train Wreck Involving a Big Rapids Man - Guy Sheneman

Pioneer Group Newspaper

Old Newspaper Clippings

Old Newspapers Available on microfilm from Libraries.

OLD SETTLERS

Old Settlers of Mecosta, Isabella, and Montcalm Counties - Monument.

Old Settlers Reunion.

Slater/Myers Family (Cotterman and Letts)

PHOTO ALBUMS

Mecosta County in Old Photos

Family Photo Album- NEW!!

PIONEERS

Charlie Gay - Founder of the Pioneer Newspaper- NEW!!

SCHOOLS

Mecosta Schools Long Ago - City/Village/Rural

Autograph Book of Sarah Vollwiler Townsend

Mecosta County Schools of early 1900's

Barryton Yearbook Signatures

Ferris State University



SURNAMES

Surnames of Mecosta County

TOWNSHIPS - CITIES

Deerfield Township Online

Fork Township Online

Hinton Township

Mecosta County Townships and the City of Big Rapids

VITAL RECORDS - BIRTHS, DEATH, MARRIAGES, OBITUARIES

Millbrook Township Births - Incomplete

Millbrook Township Burial Permits (Incomplete)

Millbrook Township Death Certificates - Incomplete

Mecosta Area Marriages - Found from random news articles

Page of random obituaries contributed.

1873 Mecosta County Deaths- Contributed by Pat McArthur

Obituary Indices for Surnames A - Z Online.

Marriage Announcements from the Pioneer News

1938 Deaths from the Pioneer News

1939 Deaths from the Pioneer News

Mecosta County Vital Records

Michigan Marriages - Dibean Collection of all the Counties

Mecosta County Obituaries Submitted by Family Members

Seeking Michigan Website for Death Certificates Slow, but worth the time

OFF SITE LINKS

Genealogical Death Index (Gendis)

Detroit Society of Genealogical Research, Inc.

Western Michigan Genealogy Society Databases

    (Contains Kent County Obits - Many in this area used Kent Co. Hospitals)

TheUSGenWeb Project

World Genealogy Web Project

Michigan Specific USGenWeb Search Engine





Thank you to Merryann Palmer and Monica Erickson for Getting Mecosta County Started!

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