Attention all genealogists and people interested in preserving history…
We are pleased to announce a new history center that opened in Newaygo County March 2012.
The new “Terry Wantz Historical Research Center” will be a new addition to our County, but will also be serving other states and counties. Wherever your family has come from, we will be able to help!
Through collections and computer access we will be able to expand our resources to help patrons with their genealogy quests. We are looking forward to serving our County and beyond.
Sandy Vincent Peavey, director, and Linda Hagen will be offering their years of experience to assist those who need it along with holding classes and conferences. The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will also be available to those who are interested in researching their revolution ancestors.
We are looking for additions to our collections so if anyone has items to share by donating or just letting us scan we would greatly appreciate it. A few of the items we we are looking for are plat books, year books, photos, obituaries, funeral cards and compiled family history books along with many other items. If you have items to share or would like further information please call us at 231-335-2221
We will be housed in the Old Caruso’s building downtown Fremont and yes the old marble soda bar is still there. It was purchased at the Worlds Fair in Chicago and has found a home here ever since. We are sure it will bring back many fond memories for many people who spent a night after the movies eating ice cream sundaes and candies from Carouso’s, a local landmark.
We are pleased to be able to offer this new service to our citizens and name it after a good friend and historian Terry Wantz, who through his many books and years of work, has helped save the history of Newaygo County and loved to share with everyone. We are sure Terry would be pleased!