The Western Michigan Genealogical Society (WMGS) is dedicated to gaining knowledge, teaching others genealogy and family history, and preserving genealogical records.
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We operate our one room #10 school house that was built in 1887. The school was moved to Heritage Park where we use it as a school museum and have elementary students come and spend a regular school day there.
One of our project's has been to microfilm all the Grandville newspapers. These include the Grandville Star, Southwest Alliance Newspapers dating back to 1912 and most recently the Advance Newspaper. After filming they are turned over to the Grandville Library for use on microfilm.
We also have files pertaining to people past and present who lived in Grandville. These are taken from clippings and scrapbooks that people donated to us. We also clip out current Grand Rapids Press obituaries of Grandville people. We have a printout of our Grandville Cemetery which was formerly the Wyoming Township Cemetery.
Grandville Historical Commission, 3195 Wilson, Grandville, MI 49418 Open to the public: First Thursday of each month, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.