c/o Grand Rapids
111 Library Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
|QUESTIONS & ANSWERS - KENT COUNTY CLERK|
The Website is
Searchers from other countries should be able to request marriage and death certificates and pay for them by their credit card if the credit card is approved for international use. However – be advised that if a search is requested and no document is found, the requester will still be charged the search fee.
The increased postage has not been an issue. Kent county has absorbed the extra cost through the mailroom.
The "fee" of $3.00 is for up to $75 worth of requests. More is added after that cost has been reached.
For more information, call the Office Administrator. Phone number is 616-336-3554. Fax number is 616-336-2885.
|PRESERVE YOUR FAMILY HISTORY|
The Allen County Public Library would like to remind
you of a long-standing service. For many decades, individuals who
have not had a desire to officially publish their genealogical work
have sent an inbound master copy to the Historical Genealogy
Department. In exchange for the privilege of allowing them to make
one photo copy for their collection, they provide the compiler of
the work with one complimentary, bound photocopy for his or her own
collection in addition to returning the original master copy.
It is a great way to make sure your work is preserved and available for future generations of researcher. In addition having a copy at their library ensures that your work is secure from any disaster that might, heaven forbid, befall your personal library.
If you are interested in taking advantage of this service, just mail your unbound master copy to:
Steve Myers, Assistant Manager, Historical Genealogical Department, PO Box 2270, Fort Wayne, IN 46801-2270.
Include a note that simply reads, Photocopy Exchange Program.. (From the Saginaw Genealogical Society Newsletter, November 2004 issue)
Knowing what the question and date of the enumeration was makes a difference in calculating the birth year from the census.
-From Waterloo-Wellington Branch OGS vol. 28
*Includes Kent County and the counties immediately surrounding; namely Ottawa, Muskegon, Newaygo, Montcalm, Ionia, Barry and Allegan Counties. There is some extension beyond these counties into other areas of the Western Lower Peninsula.