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Genealogy research can be a daunting job with so many options of where to begin. Look over the links below and see where they take you.
Bureau of Land Management (United States Department of the Interior) - search for purchase patents from the land office. See signatures of your ancestors and get dates for specific purchases. Remember that at the time of settlement, the nearest land office was in Ionia.
Clinton County News Archives from 1966 - 1976
Clinton County Cemetery locations and information
DeWitt Library - Has links to over thirty websites - many of them local sources - to birth, death, census, marriage, Civil War records, newspapers, and many others
Find A Grave - Search by last name, cemetery name, etc.; find pictures of grave stones; some have additional documents and pictures
Genealogists of Clinton County - various vital records, school information - including yearbooks
History of Shiawassee and Clinton Counties, Michigan
Ionia County MIGen Web: Michigan Genealogy on the Web
Library of Michigan and Archives of Michigan - information about their resources and some links
MeL - Michigan eLibrary - use your driver's license number or a library card number to access census records for free
MIGenWeb - Michigan genealogy information online, part of USGenWeb
Saint Joseph Cemetery, Pewamo Database - includes pictures of gravestones
Seeking Michigan - tips for research, events, pictures, maps, death and Civil War records
Saint Mary Cemetery, Westphalia Database from the DeWitt Library, created by Dianne Schafer in 1999
Saint Mary Cemetery, Westphalia: beginning of a project; includes some pictures
Schafer, Johann Joseph - group sheet