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White P ine Public Library

Genealogical Resource Materials

106 E. Walnut
Stanton, Michigan 48888
(989) 831-4327

Thanks to Judy Hardy for providing this list of materials.


  • 1850 Federal census, microfilm, Montcalm County.
  • 1850 Federal census index, Montcalm County
  • 1850 Federal census
  • 1860 Federal census, microfilm, Montcalm County
  • 1860 Federal census, index, Montcalm County
  • 1870 Federal census, microfilm, Montcalm County
  • 1870 Federal census, index, Montcalm County
  • 1870 Federal census, index, State of Michigan
  • 1870 Mortality schedule, Michigan, microfilm
  • 1880 Federal census, microfilm, Montcalm County
  • 1880 Federal census, index, Montcalm County
  • 1880 Mortality schedule, Michigan, microfilm
  • 1884 State census, microfilm, Montcalm County (some townships missing)
  • 1884 State census, index, Montcalm County
  • 1890 Michigan Veterans census index
  • 1890 Michigan Veterans & Widows of veterans census, microfilm
  • 1894 State census, microfilm, Montcalm County
  • 1894 State census, index, Montcalm County
  • 1900 Federal census, microfilm, Montcalm County
  • 1900 Federal census, index, Montcalm County
  • 1910 Federal census, microfilm, Montcalm County
  • 1910 Federal census, index, Montcalm County
  • 1920 Federal census, microfilm, Montcalm, Montgomery and Newaygo counties
  • 1920 Federal census, microfilm, parts of Kalamazoo Co, Kalkaska Co., Kent Co, Grand Rapids City
  • Montcalm County school census, 1905-1925, Belvidere Township
  • Montcalm County school census, 1905-1925, Bloomer Township
  • Montcalm County school census, 1905-1925, Bushnell Township
  • Montcalm County school census, 1905-1925, Cato Township
  • Montcalm County school census for other townships – on going project
  • Stanton High School Graduates, 1880-1935

NEWSPAPERS (on microfilm)

  • Stanton Clipper Herald, 26 Mar 1880- 31 Dec 1960 (some years missing)
  • Greenville Independent, 1 January 1861-11 April 1925
  • Greenville Daily Independent, 13 Apr 1925-31 Dec 1926
  • Greenville Daily Call, 7 Aug 1922-18 June 1923
  • Howard City Record, 22 Aug 1872-25 Dec 1919
  • Lakeview Enterprise, 5 January 1894-1 Jul 1965
  • Crystal Banner, 9 November 1889-31 Jan 1891
  • Fenwick News, 9 January – 13 February 1903; 13 March-3 April 1903; 19 June-26 Jun 1903
  • Belding Daily Bee, 17 July – 20 August 1903
  • Greenville Daily News, 9 February 1927-31 Dec 1929
  • Edmore Times (coming soon) starting with Jan 5, 1939 (nothing saved before that date)
  • Book listing the Michigan newspapers on microfilm available at the State of Michigan library


  • Tombstone inscriptions and some burial records for all current cemeteries in Montcalm County.
  • Surname index for all tombstone inscriptions and burial records in Montcalm County.
  • Cemetery records for Gratiot County, 1933-1937
  • Michigan cemetery atlas, includes maps and locations of over 3800 burial sites
  • Michigan cemetery source book, companion to the Michigan cemetery atlas


  • Michigan marriages, early to 1850
  • Index to the Register of deaths, Mt. Pleasant, MI, 1897-1936
  • Michigan Death Index, 1867-1882
  • Montcalm County death index 1867-1950
  • Montcalm County death index and records, microfilm, 1867-1914
  • Montcalm County birth index 1871-1970
  • Montcalm County marriage index 1851-1970
  • Montcalm County marriage index and records, microfilm, 1851-1936
  • Montcalm County divorce records, names and dates, 1852-1888
  • Montcalm Co. additional deaths/burials gleaned from church, newspaper & funeral home records
  • Index to birth, marriages, birthdays, anniversaries, and miscellanous – various years
  • Index of obituaries from the Greenville Daily News, 1987-1989
  • Fairplains Township burial permits (1940’s-1960’s) and death records, 1918-1922 & 1933-1951
  • Montcalm County Obituaries from the Greenville Daily News, 1999
  • Ionia County Death index, 1867-1878
  • Obituary file containing most of the obits appearing in Daily News since the early 1990’s and some earlier
  • Danish Church Records as recorded by Rev. Ole Amble


  • History of Ionia and Montcalm Counties, Michigan, by John S. Schenck
  • History of Montcalm County by John Dasef
  • History of Montcalm County by Chapman
  • Portrait and Biographical album of Gratiot county, Michigan
  • History of Ferris and Home Townships
  • Pleasant Hill memories
  • Blanchard Community Centennial, 1873-1973
  • Richland Township Centennial, 1869-1969
  • Stanton Centennial, 1863-1963
  • Trufant History
  • Wyman Centennial, 1879-1979
  • In Celebration of Breckenridge’s (Gratiot Co.) 125 th anniversary, 1861-1986
  • Indians, Saw Mills, and Danes: The early history of the Flat River area of Michigan
  • Derby Dreams, memories of Derby Lake and Derby Gardens
  • Edmore Centennial book, 1878-1978
  • Douglass, a Michigan Township
  • Ghost Towns of Westville and Slaght’s Mill
  • Memories of Colby Ranch
  • Historical stories and pictures of the Central Montcalm area
  • History of the Greater Greenville area, 1844-1994
  • Some Early History of Ferris and Home Townships
  • Story of North Sidney Area, 1884-1984


  • Patriots: Ionia County, Michigan Men who were in the Civil War, 1861-1865
  • DAR Michigan Military Records 

        * Rev soldiers bur in MI, pensioners of territorial MI, MI men awarded
       * Medal of Honor 

  • Patriots: Montcalm County, Michigan Men who were in the Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial, directory of names
  • Michigan’s Own: the Medal of Honor, Civil War to Vietnam War
  • Biographical Sketches of Montcalm County Civil War Soldiers
  • Record of Civil War Soldiers discharged as recorded at the Montcalm County Clerk’s office
  • Michigan Men in the Civil War


  • "Dear Carrie….": the Civil War letters of Thomas N. Stevens
  • Give God the Glory: Memoirs of a Civil War Soldier, Simon Cummins, 1843-1928
  • Genealogy of the Blanding family
  • Diligent: a Genealogy of Edwin Alonzo Alvord and Amelia Maria Allen Alvord
  • Descendents of George Howorth
  • Indented Family Lines of William Harrington, Byron Rummer, Luke Stowell and Issac Pettis
  • William Cope, Phoebe Ellsworth: their family and descendents (My Gramma was a Cope)
  • Genealogy study: surnames include Card, Crittenden, Ostrom, Brinkman and Roloff
  • Noah Family Descendents
  • Wilson and Related Families in Hardin County (Ohio) by Robert E. Wilson (includes index)
  • Reynolds Pioneering Chronicles: N.Y. and Southern Michigan, surnames Reynolds, Watkins, Hancock
  • Patch-Amsbury Family Chronicle: allied lines Gillett, Manning, Marsden, and Norcross
  • Broken Ties: the Scrapbook of Bessie Townsend
  • Benoni Dickinson and His descendants
  • Descendents of Albert Finch, Sr.: (Ackely, Cooper, Craft, Hosner, Proctor, Richards, Senning, Woodbeck)
  • Greenhoe Family History: descendents of Michael Greenhoe
  • Battling the Bolos: the personal diary of Private J.P. Darling
  • History of the Hodges – Ellsworth familes: including related family lines


  • Searching for your Danish Ancestors
  • Beginning Danish Research
  • Genealogical guidebook & atlas of Denmark
  • Danish American Heritage Society Newsletter
  • Danish Church Records, Montcalm County: Vital records recorded by Rev. Ole Amble
  • Danish English Dictionary
  • The Bridge: Journal of the Danish American Heritage Society


  • Plat books starting as early as 1897
  • Montcalm County Tract Book and Index, 1835-1875
  • Many area directories
  • Farm Journal Rural Directory, 1917-1922 (includes those living in Greenville and Montcalm County)


  • Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan, 1870-1909, census and genealogy for the Ottawa and Ojibwa
  • Naturalization Records for Oakland county, MI
  • Historical Homes in Stanton
  • Headlight Flashes, magazine pub in May of 1896, contains bios and pictures of some of Greenville’s leading citizens.

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