FlintGenealogical Society
Flint Genealogical Society
Serving Flint and Genesee County
Hands Across The Generations
Downtown Swartz Creek
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The Flint Genealogical Society's
Next meeting will be: 
March 5, 2024      at     7 pm
at the
Burton Senior Center.
3410 S. Grand Traverse St., Burton, MI 48529
Our Speaker will be:
Derek Blount.
Topic will be:
“They Came by Sail and Steam”
U.S. Version – This program will discuss what information is needed and where to find it to locate immigration and naturalization records with examples. A discussion on locating passenger lists will show you alternative places to look for information.  The program also includes Great Lakes travel and alternative records.
Derek J. Blount is a professional genealogist.  He has worked for 35 years on his family genealogy traveling America, Canada and United Kingdom gathering records, visiting cemeteries and churches.  Derek was born in England and specializes in research in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth nations.  He holds a B.S. degree from Oakland University and has completed course work at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburg.  He has lectured on numerous genealogy subjects for the past 11 years to many of the Michigan genealogical societies.  He also serves as Vice President of the Oakland County Genealogical Society and is also on the Board of the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research.  Derek also holds memberships in the Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan and the Welsh American Genealogical Society.  He holds memberships in the Association of Genealogical Professionals and the Society of Genealogists in London.
( * Info updated on February 20, 2024 )
Can you guess Where in
Genesee County, MI this is ?
Where in GC
Your clues are:
1.  In Flint
2.  Above door says "Stanton"
( And I don't think that I can give anymore clues without giving you the address? )
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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.
Find a Grave
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.
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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March 5th
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    Derek Blount.                                          Topic will be “They Came by Sail and Steam” U.S. Version – This program will discuss what information is needed ...
April 2nd
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    Rozlyn Kelly.                                          Topic will be Michigan Roots: African American Migration in Michigan. The presentation discusses the migration of Blacks to Michigan in ...
May 7th
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 May 2024 newsletter for more info. Visitors are always welcome.     ...