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Kent County Death Index

An index to the deaths recorded in Kent County, Michigan from 1867 to 1929.

War of 1812 Contributor

The Western Michigan Genealogical Society is in the process of computerizing the index to the early Kent County death records. The index is being placed on the Western Michigan Genealogical Society’s website for your benefit.

Currently there are 97,785 records in the database.

Some records from Book 1 covering 1869 - 1872 have been transcribed and additional information, including Gender, Age, Cause of Death, Parents might be shown for some of these records.

The originals are held at the Kent County Clerk’s Office, and you can request copies of any records of interest from them.

Download this form and complete it as instructed. While it doesn't have a space for the Book and Page Numbers that our index provides, write them on the form in the Marriage License section, and indicate that you don't know the date (unless you do of course).

Include payment as instructed on the form.

Or you can order online, but at this time the online form isn't set to accept the Book and Page number. This is being worked through currently, and so may change in the future. You can do this online by going to this page https://www.accesskent.com/VitalRecords/ and clicking the link at the bottom for "Marriage Records 1845 to Present".

There is a fee for this - from the AccessKent.com web site:

Special notice about marriage record requests:
1) The search fee for a vital record is $10 and includes one certified copy. Additional copies of the same record are $3 for each copy. A nominal convenience fee ($3) also applies to your order total. Search and convenience fees are non-refundable.

The following are volunteers who have willingly spent their time on this project.

 Roger Moffat
 Shirley De Boer
 Becky Smith
 Jeri and Alan Landheer
 Walt De Boer
 Jan Williams
 Joan Welkie
 Sue Bogard
 Sue Irvine
 Marlene Fabbro
 Mary Huizen
 Karen Blumenshine
 Don Bryant
 Sue Merizon
 Megan Heyl
 John Strickland
 Darlene Snyder
 Kaye Fish
 Jan Williams
 Bill Grinstead
 Cherie Nagy
 Charlyn Bailey
 Judy Dood


Good Luck with your searches!!!

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