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Genealogy Collections at MSU Archives & Historical Collections: Government and Organization Records

Government Records

Berrien County tax receipts                                                                                           

Cass County, Michigan records                                                                         

  • c.00261
  • 2 volumes
  • This collection contains two volumes of records for Cass County, Michigan. One volume contains minutes of school board meetings for the town of Ontwa, Cass County, Michigan, 1832-1866. The other volume contains court records for the same county.
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Muskegon County records                                                                                             

  • c.00035
  • 3 folders, 55 volumes
  • This collection contains 55 volumes of tax rolls for Moorland Township, Muskegon County, Michigan, for the years 1861-1930. Also included is a volume of tax assessments for Muskegon County (1902) recorded by County Supervisor Tom J. G. Bolt. In addition, the collection contains two volumes (1893-1896) recording Bolt's visits as Commissioner of Schools to Muskegon County schools. The visitation records contain data on students, teachers, school buildings and equipment, and curricula.
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Other Organizations

Michigan Society of the Sons of the American Revolution records                   

  • 00126
  • 8 cubic feet, 157 volumes
  • The bulk of the materials documents the activities of the Michigan Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (M-SAR) during the first two decades of the 20th century as well as the period from 1945 to 1962. More extensive documentation for the latter era results from the activities of Jackson Towne, who held various posts in the M-SAR during his membership and collected the material that was subsequently donated. The collection contains incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence, constitutions of various SAR societies, membership rosters, yearbooks, and report of numerous state societies, as well as bulletins, publications, pamphlets, and programs collected by the M-SAR. The correspondence deals with such business activities of the M-SAR as the processing of membership applications, annual dues collections and annual meetings. The constitutions of the various societies, also found in many of the yearbooks, arranged alphabetically by state, also list annual activities, meetings and in some cases speeches and reports made to the society. The two groups, publications, and pamphlets were left unchanged, but the distinction between the groups should be noted. These materials range from family genealogies to general histories as well as material of historical interest. The bulletins and programs announce and record the various social functions and other events of the member societies.
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Detroit Society for Genealogical Research magazine                                      

  • c.00185
  • 2 folders                       
  • This collection consists of two issues of the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Magazine, containing various articles on genealogical information and methods of research.
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