Muskegon

Original meaning of the word Muskegon from Native-American word meaning marshy river. County originated in 1869.

Selected general works

Muskegon County Genealogical Society.
History of Muskegon County, Michigan: a proud legacy. 2009.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F572.M9 H65 2009

Smith, James L.
An account of Muskegon County. 1924.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM 2S  F566 .C67 1973 r.62 no.191

H.R. Page & Co.
History of Muskegon County, Michigan: with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers. 1882.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F572.M9 H57 1998

Eyler, Jonathan.
Muskegon County: harbor of promise: an illustrated history. 1986.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F572.M9 E94 1986

Hansen, William P.
Our founding photographers: a look at the history of photography in Muskegon County, Michigan. 2011.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F572.M9 H36 2011

Selected newspapers

Muskegon.
The Muskegon Chronicle. 1869-1881: 1913-1916: 1917-2017.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Muskegon.
Muskegon daily chronicle. 1880-1909.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Montague.
The Montague observer. 1946-1973.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Whitehall.
The Whitehall Forum. 1874-1880: 1883-1964.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Muskegon.
Muskegon News and Reporter. 1870-1887.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM NEWSPAPERS 2S

Selected plats, maps, and atlases

Muskegon County Genealogical Society,
1864 map of the counties of Ottawa & Muskegon and part of Allegan.1986.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   G 1413.O9 E5 1986

Beers, F. W. (Frederick W.)
County atlas of Muskegon Michigan: from recent and actual surveys and records / under the superintendence of F. W. Beers. 1877.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   G 1413 .M9 B4 1877a

Boyd, Gregory A.
Family maps of Muskegon County, Michigan: with homesteads, roads, waterways, towns, cemeteries, railroads, and more. 2009.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F572.M9 B69 2009

General Map Company.
Muskegon County land ownership directory, atlas and plat book. 1949.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   G 1413 .M9 G4 1949

Selected records, indexes, and transcriptions

Corwin, Nancy.
Declaration of intent, 1859-1890, Muskegon County, Michigan. 1998.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F572.M9 C67 1998

Miller, Sharon.
Early marriages of Muskegon County, MI: residents 1839-1867. 2001.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F572.M9 M455 2001

Driscoll, Betty S.
Muskegon County Michigan births: 1867-1875. 2006.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F572.M9 D74 2006

Muskegon County Genealogical Society
Cemetery records of Muskegon Co., Michigan. 1983.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F572.M9 C45z v.’s 1-4

Riley, Ronald J.
Muskegon County, Michigan, birth record: 1867-1875. 1995.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F572.M9 R554 1995

Selected government publications

Muskegon County state census, 1894. 1975.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM 2S  F572.M9 M873 1884 reels 1-3

Civic Affairs Research, inc.
Anatomy of a community; characteristics of the people of the Muskegon County area. 1968.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   HB3525.M9 C5 1968

Michigan Department of Commerce

Community profile: City of Muskegon Heights / prepared by West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission. 1986.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL    HC108.M874 C66 1986

Michigan Department of Commerce
Community profile: City of North Muskegon / prepared by West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission. 1986.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL    HC108.N676 C66 1986

Michigan Department of Commerce
Community profile: City of Norton Shores / prepared by West Michigan Shoreline Regional. 1986.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS OFFICIAL    HC108.N67 C66 1986

Updated 11/29/2018