MCGS Research Services

 

Muskegon County Basic Research Fees

All research is conducted by volunteers of the Muskegon County Genealogical Society. Payment is to be made directly to MCGS by cash, check, money order, or PayPal via our website.

Service Provided Members Non-Members

General Information Gathering:

Research prep work on a person/family including - who you want researched, what time period, what you already have, what you are looking to find, etc. This can be done by email, phone or in person at the Torrent House.

Up to 1 hour FREE Up to 1 hour FREE
Actual Research: Done by a volunteer. $25/hour $35/hour
Vital Records: Transcribed copy of Muskegon County marriage or death records.

2 free copies/year.

$8 for any additional

$8 per copy
Newspaper Obituary: Photocopy or digital.

2 free copies/year.

$8 for any additional

$8 per copy

Newspaper Information: Phototcopy or digital:

Death/Funeral/Birth Notices

Business Advertisement

Photos Published in Newspaper

News Articles

Cost of large articles will depend on size.

Death/Funeral/Birth Notice

$2/each

Business Advertisement

$2/each

Photos from Newspaper

$2/each

News Article

$2/per Paragraph

Death/Funeral/Birth Notice

$3/each

Business Advertisement

$3/each

Photos from Newspaper

$3/each

News Article

$3/per Paragraph

 

Note: We are not allowed to take photocopies or pictures of Vital Records.

For certified copies of Vital Records contact: Muskegon County Clerk, 1903 Marquette Ave, Suite A104, Muskegon, MI 49442 or visit their website: Muskegon County Clerk

All research requests must be submitted via the online submission form (see below), we can email the form directly to you. PLEASE provide as much detail as you can about the Person to Research (one person per form). The more we know, the less time it will take, and less cost to you! Don't worry about missing information. After receiving the form(s) we will contact you via email or phone with the estimated cost for the services(s) requested.

 

reCAPTCHA Checkbox: Please set your Site and Secret key in the configuration page.

 

If you have another person you would like to submit CLICK HERE.

 

OTHER TYPES OF PROJECTS:

The type of projects our Society can do are broad. Projects outside of Basic Research are approved (or denied) on a case by case basis. Examples include:

  • Historical House History (not for legal purposes) - $350.
    • For houses that are anticipated to be 100+ years old.
    • Includes search of City Directories, Newspapers, Deeds Office for historical records and Tax Records.
    • Printed and published in a 3-ring binder, with a copy of the digital PDF file.
  • Family Tree - Range of $200 - $350.
    • Typed and formalized based onto h research and records you have compiled.
    • Includes 4 or 5 generation Pedigree Chart and Family Group Sheet(s).
    • Photocopies of supporting documents and records.
    • Arranged by generation.
    • May include up to 5 photographs that we will scan for you.
    • Printed and published in a 3-ring binder, with a copy of the digital PDF file.

If you are interested in a project such as these or have an idea of your own, please complete the below form with your project information.