FlintGenealogical Society
Flint Genealogical Society
Serving Flint and Genesee County
Hands Across The Generations
The GTW depot at Otterburn, Michigan.  Otterburn was located on the GTW's original Flint route through downtown.  Otterburn was five miles west of downtown Flint, in what is today the east edge of Swartz Creek.
Depot Otterburn, MI
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2024 FGS form to print out.
 
 
The Flint Genealogical Society's
Annual Dinner was
June 4, 2024 at Italia Gardens
 
 
 
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The Flint Genealogical Society's
 
Next meeting will be: 
 
September 3, 2024      at     7 pm
at the
Burton Senior Center.
3410 S. Grand Traverse St., Burton, MI 48529
 
 
 
 
Our Speaker will be:
Lorene Wilson.
 
 
Topic will be:
TBA.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
( * Info updated on June 2, 2024 )
 
 
 
 
 
 
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William Stanley Fickel
B:  May 1880
D:  12 September 1882
 
 
 
 
 
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LibraryofMichigan
 
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Land Research and Sanborn Maps - Virtual Program

Thursday - July 11, 2024     6:30 PM,  Zoom
Land ownership is an underutilized, yet invaluable, tool for uncovering information about your family’s history. Learn about the boundary system where property was divided and organized throughout Michigan’s history. See examples of Sanborn Maps and how they chronicled the urban areas of our state.

 

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Cemetery Research with the Library of Michigan

( was on Zoom - Thursday - May 2, 2024 )  Zoom

If you missed it, like I did, you can watch the recording on their

Facebook page.
Watch This Program

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Find the full schedule of 2024 programs, registration information, and recordings

of past sessions at Michigan.gov/LMPublicPrograms.

 
 
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Why Do People Keep Destroying This Headstone?
Dime Store Adventures
 
 
 
 
Warren Gibbs
died by arsenic poison
March 23, 1860
 
 
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Michiganology
Probate
 
Probate Court Research $10
 
 
 
 
The above link was sent in by Trudy Krueger.
FGS member since 3/17/1998
 
 
 
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         Genesee
 
 
 
 
 
Jacob Smith, a Canadian-born German, and his Chippewa wife opened a trading post in 1819 where Flint is now located, then the site was called Grand Traverse or "the great crossing". Jacob Stevens, a farmer from New York state became the first settler in what then called Flint River in 1825.  Grand Blanc School - Fall of 1912
Genesee was organized as a county under an act of the Legislature, approved March 8, 1836, which provided "that the county of Genesee shall be organized, and the inhabitants thereof entitled to all the rights and privileges to which, by law, the inhabitants of the other counties of this State are entitled."
The county seat of Genesee county is Flint.
 
 
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Find a Grave
 
Cronk
 
Cronk Cemetery
Also known as West Flint Cemetery
Beecher Road, Flint Township, Genesee County, Michigan, USA
 
 
I had asked our FGS member Carol Cronk Cole
if this cemetery was named for someone in her family.
She said YES, It was named for James Cronk.
 
Cronk
 
1777 - 13 Sep 1831
 
Carol also wrote:
It has long been my suspicion that the immediate need for that cemetery may have been the fact that James Cronk (1777-13 Oct 1831) died 3 days after his initial arrival in Flint.  He is buried in that cemetery, although I suspect that the stone is not standing.  Last time I was there it was not, and I suspect no one has done anything about that since.  If you could get me in touch with someone who could get that stone standing again I'd like to do that. I have pictures of the stone when it was standing and as it was when I last saw it.  Whether James Cronk's burial is the oldest or first in the cemetery, I don't know.
 
 
 
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September 3rd
Flint Genealogical Society Meeting
  FGS Monthly Meeting,  will be at the   Burton Senior Center 3410 S Grand Traverse St., Burton, MI   48529     Our speaker will be    Lorene Wilson.                                          Topic will be TBA.       See the May 2024 newsletter for more info. Visitors are always welcome.   ...
October 1st
Flint Genealogical Society Meeting
  FGS Monthly Meeting,  will be at the   Burton Senior Center 3410 S Grand Traverse St., Burton, MI   48529     Our speaker will be    TBA.                                          Topic will be TBA.       See the October 2024 newsletter for more info. Visitors are always welcome.     ...
November 12th
Flint Genealogical Society Meeting
* Note: The meeting will be the second Tuesday of November.   FGS Monthly Meeting,  will be at the   Burton Senior Center 3410 S Grand Traverse St., Burton, MI   48529     Our speaker will be    TBA.                                          Topic will be TBA.       See the November ...