Grand Rapids & West Michigan Research

Grand Rapids Photo Resource Sites

Grand Rapids History Center Grand Rapids Public Library  |  GRPL

Grand Rapids Public Museum Collections Grand Rapids Public Museum  |  GRPM

City of Grand Rapids Archives Grand Rapids, Michigan

Tri-Cities Historical Museum Grand Haven, Michigan

City of Grand Rapids Archives Okema  |. Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

Grand Rapids History Online

Grand Rapids Historical Commission  |  GRHC

Furniture City History Grand Rapids Historical Commission  |  GRHC

Grand Rapids: GR Government & History Grand Rapids Community College  |  GRCC

Grand Rapids History Center Grand Rapids Public Library  |  GRPL

Grand Rapids Public Museum Collections Grand Rapids Public Museum  |  GRPM

City of Grand Rapids Archives Grand Rapids, Michigan

Greater Grand Rapids Women's History Council  |  GGRWHC

Grand Rapids African American Museum  |  GRAAM

Grand Rapids Civil War Roundtable  |  Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids Chicks GVSU Special Collections & University Archives

Tri-Cities Historical Museum Grand Haven, Michigan

Ionia County Historical Society Ionia, Michigan

 

West Michigan History

Kutsche Office of Local History Grand Valley State University  |  GVSU

History Detectives GR  |  Grand Rapids, Michigan (Launching January 22, 2022)

Ada Historical Society Ada, Michigan

Coopersville Area Historical Society Cooperville, Michigan

Grand Valley State University Special Collections and Archives  | GVSU

Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project  | GVSU

Rockford Area Historical Society Rockford, Michigan

 

Libraries and Museums Research Facilities

Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor

Hekman Digital Library Calvin College, Grand Rapids

SeekingMichigan.org State Archives of Michigan, Lansing

 

Family & Genealogical Research Online

Western Michigan Gnealogical Society  |  WMGS

Family History Library of Michigan Archives

 

Facebook Groups

Grand Rapids Historical Society

History Detectives GR

West Michigan History: Then & Now

Grand Rapids History 1960 and Before

Grand Rapids Hydroelectric Power

If You Grew Up in Grand Rapids/Kent County Then You Remember ...

You Know You Grew Up in Wyoming, Michigan if ...

Wyoming Michigan History Room

Kent County, Michigan MIGenWeb

 

YouTube Channels

Grand Rapids Historical Society YouTube Channel

History Detectives GR (coming)

 

Podcasts About GR

Glance at the Past Listen Online by Grand Rapids Historical Commission

Glance at the Past Downloadable Apple Podcast by Grand Rapids Historical Commission

Grand Rapids Local History Podcast On Spotify by Grand Rapids Local History Buffs

This Podcast is Haunted On Podbean by Jen & Cate

This Podcast is Haunted Downloadable Apple Podcast by Jen & Cate

 

Searchable Books & Publications Online

Grand Rapids Press (1893–present Newsbank)

Grand Rapids Polk City Directory 1912 (Key to Address Change) at Hathi Trust Digital Library Collection

Grand Rapids City Directories (1859–1933) at Hathi Trust Digital Library Collection

History of the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan by Albert Baxter (1891)

History and Directory of Kent County, Michigan by Dillenback & Leavitt (1870)

History of Grand Rapids by Charles R. Tuttle (1874)

History of Kent County by Charles Chapman (1881)

 

Mailing Address
Grand Rapids Historical Society
c/o Grand Rapids Public Library

111 Library St NE FL 4
Grand Rapids MI 49503-3268

(616) 988-5497 GRPL

grhs.local@gmail.com

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