Mecosta County
Genealogical Society
Library Collection





FEDERAL 001 - 099

001 - Census Index Kent County, MI.  1860
002 - Census - Mecosta Co. & Kent Co. 1860
003 - Census Mecosta Co. Partial 1870
004 - Census Mecosta Co. Extracts 1880
005 - Census - Civil War Union Vets 1890
006 - Census - Big Rapids, MI.  1870

We have all available Mecosta Co. Federal Census thru 1920 on CD ROM's

020 - Veteran's Graves - Civil War
021 - Civil War 1861-1865 First Regiment Engineers Mechanic
022 - Civil War Veterans buried in Newaygo Co.
023 - NY Soldiers Living in MI - Roster of Pensions

030 - MI Volunteer Spanish/American War 1898
031 - Spanish American War 1898

040 - WWI and WWII
041 - Selective Service Army Lottery 1917

050 - WWII
051 - WWII Honor Roll Index
052 - WWII CO. E. - Big Rapids
053 - WWII Draftees - Mecosta Co.


STATE OF MICHIGAN 101 - 199

100 - Michigan History
101 - Michigan - County Clerks Offices
102 - County Evolution in Michigan 1790 - 1897

109 - Logging & Lumbering
110 - Logging Story - Saginaw River Valley
111 - Native Americans in Michigan
112 - Indians

120 - Historical Gazateer of Newaygo Co.
121 - Newaygo Co. Portrait & Bio Album 
122 - Bios - Lived in Mecosta Co. Fifty Years - 4-18-1912

130 - Evart - 100 years

135 - Michigan Cities A-I (Vera Barker Papers)
136 - Michigan Cities J-Z (Vera Barker Papers)

140 - Reed City Centennial

MECOSTA COUNTY 200 - 299

200 - History of Mecosta County
201 - Mecosta County Naturalization Index
202 - Mecosta County Portrait & Bio Album & Index
203 - Mecosta County and it's Hub
204 - Mecosta County Voters - 1912
205 - Mecosta County Jail
206 - Mecosta County Land Patentees
207 - Mecosta County Land Owners - 1900
208 - Mecosta County Chronology

220 - Old Settlers
221 - Old Settlers - A Nation within itself

234 - Pioneer/Pioneer Magnet News Briefs
235 - Newspaper Clippings


COMMUNITIES 300 - 349

300 - Barryton

305 - Big Rapids History - 1906 Water Power Book
306 - Big Rapids Anniversary 125 years
307 - Biography of Big Rapids Area - Pioneer
308 - Big Rapids History Vol. I, II, III
309 - Big Rapids Centennial 1855 - 1955
310 - Big Rapids Facts
311 - Big Rapids "Swede Hill"
312 - Village of Chippewa Lake


324 - Mecosta Area Centennial 1879 - 1979
325 - Mecosta

329 - Morley Area Centennial and Index
330 - Morley Memories & Index
331 - Morley

334 - Paris

339 - Remus Area Centennial
340 - Remus

344 - Rodney, Michigan - 1910
345 - Rodney

347 - Rodney Book


TOWNSHIPS 350-399

350 - Mecosta County Townships

357 - Austin Township Officials 1908 - 1920

360 - Colfax Township 1890 Tax Rolls

363 - Pioneer Life in Chippewa Township
364 - Emerald

375 - Grant Township Records
376 - Grant Township Treasurers Records fo 1913

378 - Township of Green

381 - Hinton Twp. Assessment Indexc 1904, 1910 - 1911
382 - Hinton Twp. Bountys Paid
383 - Hinton Twp. Assessment Cards 1930 - Vol. I, II, III

387 - Mecosta Township

389 - Historical Millbrook


BUSINESSES 400 - 499

400 - Banks in Big Rapids

420 - Businesses - Misc. Industries

425 - Businesses - Misc. Retail Stores

440 - Photographers


CHURCHES 500 - 599

504 - First Baptist Church of Big Rapids

508 - Congregational Church
509 - United Church of Big Rapids - Presbyterian & Congregational

516 - St. Andrew's Episcopal Church of Big Rapids

519 - Early Methodist Churches
520 - First United Methodist Church of Big Rapids
521 - First Methodist Churches
522 - Methodist
523 - Stanwood United Methodist Church records

544 - Lutheran Churches
545 - Zion Lutheran Church 1886 - 1950

570 - Catholic Churches

573 - St. Michael's Parish

599 - Miscellaneous Churches


SCHOOLS 600 - 699

600 - Big Rapids Teachers & Administrators
601 - Big Rapids Alumni List

625 - Chippewa Hills Yearbook - 1978
626 - Chippewa Hills Yearbook - 1979 
627 - Millbrook Township School Records

630 - Morley Stanwood Yearbook 2002

650 - Austin Township School Officials

655 - Hinton Township School

698 - Timme Library - Ferris State University
699 - Centennial History of Ferris State University


REFERENCE MATERIALS 700 - 799

700 - Newsletters MCGS and Index Book I
701 - Newsletters MCGS and Index Book II

705 - Handy Book for Genealogists 1971 ED
706 - Miscellaneous Newsletters

720 - Mecosta Co. Plat Book - 1918 
721 - Mecosta Co. Plat Book - 1975
722 - Mecosta Co. Plat Book - 1993
723 - Mecosta Co. Plat Book - 1997

739 - Big Rapids 125th Birthday Celebration Essays
740 - Big Rapids City Directory 1875-6
741 - Big Rapids City Directory 1882-1883
742 - Big Rapids City Directory 1884

749 - Big Rapids Area Directory 1980 
750 - Farm Journal Directory - Mecosta Co. 1918 - 1923
751 - Farm Bureau Directory - Mecosta Co. 1950

765 - Mecosta County Directory - 1905

775 - Articles about Big Rapids by Jim Wood




CEMETERIES 800 - 899

800 - Detroit Society Copy of Mecosta County Cemetery Records
801 - Aetna Township Cemetery & Deeds
802 - Cemetery Walks

807 - Highland View Cemetery thru 1991

823 - Pine Plains (Byers) Cemetery

828 - Deerfield Township Burial Permits

867 - Martiny Cemetery

871 - Ladner Cemetery

877 - Millbrook - Decker Cemetery 

890 - Stanwood Cemetery  

We have another large book of combined burials



VITAL STATISTICS 900 - 999

900 - Pioneer Published Births 1937 - 1950 
901 - Births - Pioneer - 1937 - 1971
902 - Birth Index - Pioneer 1951 - 1971

905 - Birth & Death REcords - Barryton, Fork Twp., Sheridan Twp.
906 - Birth Records - Millbrook
907 - Birth Certificates - Derfield Twp.

912 - Austin Twp. Birth Records 1933 - 1941

915 - Aetna Township Birts

931 - Mecosta Co. Marriages
932 - Dibean Marriage Collection fo Mecosta Co.
933 - Austin Township Marriages
934 - Stanwood Methodist/Episcopal Mariages & Baptisms

961 - Obituaries 1997 (Pioneer) and Index
962 - Obituaries 1998

964 - Early Deaths Reported by the Pioneer 1932 - 1943
965 - Pioneer Obit Index 1862 - 1889
966 - Yearly Deaths Reported by the Pioneer

970 - Death Index "A" Mecosta County Courthouse

975 - Aetna Twp. Death Records 1909 - 1951
976 - Aetna Twp. Burial Permits & Death Records
977 - Colfax Twp. Death Records 1906 - 1952
978 - Deerfield Twp. Death Records 1912-1927 & 1950 - 1952
979 - Millbrook Twp. Death Records 1908 - 1937
980 - Austin Twonship Death Records 1934 - 1951

989 - Mecosta Township Burial Permits
990 - Death Certificates Mecosat Co. 1946 - 1949
991 - Rogers/Mohnke Funeral Homes Records Index 1899 - 1949


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The Society has 17 large index boxes of obituaries, miscellaneous early school records from Morley 
Stanwood Schools, Youngman Funeral Homes Records, Vera Barker Papers (this lady cut out obits, 
marriages, anniversaries, news items, etc. for years and we have about 35 - 4" books full of these misc. 
items, many, many more things that are currently being worked on and not yet catalogued yet.