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Phone 517-543-8792 E-mail: Corresponding Secretary ecgsoc@gmail.com. Website: www.miegs.org     © 2018 Eaton County Genealogical Society

Web Updates

This is a list, in most recent date order, of updates made to the website.  This list was started in March 2011.

DateChange
July 30, 2015 Added the August 2015 to the Newsletter page.
July 30, 2015 Updated theMilitary Special Interest Group page.
July 24, 2015 Updated the list of the Scanned Probate Packets to the Database page.
July 2, 2015 Added a 'Bakeless Bake Sale' Pay Pal option to the Home page.
July 2, 2015 Updated the list of the Scanned Probate Packets to the Database page.
July 1, 2015 Added the July 2015 to the Newsletter page.
June 11, 2015 Updated query response time on the Home page.
June 3, 2015 Updated some of the speakers for 2015 on Programs page.
May 31, 2015 Added the June 2015 to the Newsletter page.
May 29, 2015 Members section:  Added May 2015 General meeting minutes.
May 28, 2015 Updated the list of the Scanned Probate Packets to the Database page.
May 20, 2015 Members section:  Added May 2015 Board meeting minutes.
May 8, 2015 Updated the Military Special Interest Group page with a database search option.
May 2, 2015 Updated the Military Special Interest Group page with individual links.
May 1, 2015 Added more Boyd Preston index cards to the Charlotte Library page.
April 30, 2015 Added the May 2015 to the Newsletter page.
April 23, 2015 Added the Annual Bus Trip to Allen County Library Registration Form for people to reserve their seat(s).
April 19, 2015 Updated the Military Special Interest Group page with a new on-line military veteran form to add veteran information to the Military Database.
April 13, 2015 Updated the Military Special Interest Group page with several Individual Indexes.
April 13, 2015 Members section:  Added April 2015 Board meeting minutes.
April 2, 2015 Added a new Rural Schools page for a preview of the new Eaton County Historical Commission book "Rural Schools of Eaton County, Michigan".
March 31, 2015 Added the April 2015 to the Newsletter page.
March 26, 2015 Added more Boyd Preston index cards to the Charlotte Library page.
March 25, 2015 Added a new All-Names Database Lists page to show alphabetical lists of all names contained in our multiple databases.
March 19, 2015 Members section:  Added March 2015 Board meeting minutes. Treasurer reports are now also included beginning in 2015.
March 18, 2015 Added more Boyd Preston index cards to the Charlotte Library page.
March 8, 2015 Added a new page for the Military Special Interest Group indexes and files.
March 8, 2015 Added a PayPal option to pay for research fee of $20.00 for non-members. See the Send A Request page for details for members and for non-members for sending a request for volunteer research.
February 28, 2015 Updated some of the speakers for 2015 on Programs page.
February 28, 2015 Added the March 2015 to the Newsletter page.
February 25, 2015 Added more Boyd Preston index cards to the Charlotte Library page.
February 14, 2015 Home page:  Posted notice of opening the room for research on the third Saturdays of the month from Feb-Sept 2015, 10am-2pm.
February 14, 2015 Members section:  Changed password; see your membership card for new password.
February 11, 2015 Updated the list of the Scanned Probate Packets to the Database page.
February 10, 2015 Added more Boyd Preston index cards to the Charlotte Library page.
February 6, 2015 Added a new link for History at Home; A Guide to Genealogylogylink on the Links page.
February 1, 2015 Added the February 2015 to the Newsletter page.
January 22, 2015 Members section:  Added January 2015 Board meeting minutes.
January 15, 2015 Added more Boyd Preston index cards to the Charlotte Library page.
January 11, 2015 Members section:  Updated the Members Mug book.
December 31, 2014 Added the January 2015 to the Newsletter page.
December 31, 2014 Updated the Projects page with new 2015 Charlotte Library Joint Scanning Project.
December 27, 2014 Members section:  Added December Special Board meeting minutes.
December 14, 2014 Updated the list of the Scanned Probate Packets to the Database page.
December 12, 2014 Added Holiday closings on the Home page.
December 12, 2014 Members section:  Added December Board meeting minutes.
November 21, 2014 Members section:  Added new page for the Member Book.
November 20, 2014 Members section:  Added November Board and General meeting minutes.
November 10, 2014 Added Pay Pal and on-line application to our Membership page.
November 10, 2014 Added Website Descriptions for our website.
November 8, 2014 Added Site Maps for our website.
November 5, 2014 Members section:  Added a new First-Peek index of Bonds and Oath of Office records from 1846-1894, with scanned images of the front of the documents available.
November 1, 2014 Updated the list of the Scanned Probate Packets to the Database page.
October 29, 2014 Posted a sample of the new Digital Monthly Newsletter .
October 19, 2014 Members section:  Added September General and October Board and General Meeting minutes.
September 18, 2014 Updated our Scrapbook page with 2014 September meeting picture.
September 15, 2014 Posted new 2015 Membership dues and benefits on the Home page and on the Membership page.
September 11, 2014 Members section:  Added September Board Meeting minutes.
August 28, 2014 Updated the list of the Scanned Probate Packets to the Database page.
August 24, 2014 Members section:  Added a new First-Peek index of 556 Land Record documents from 1860-1931, with scanned images of the front of the land records available.
August 21, 2014 Updated our Volunteers page with new profile for Phyllis, Steve and Joann. Also updated our Scrapbook page with 2014 August meeting picture.
August 21, 2014 Members section:  Added August General Meeting minutes.
August 13, 2014 Members section:  Added August Board Meeting minutes and the Duty Descriptions of Officers and Committee Chairmen.
July 22, 2014 Updated our Volunteers with new July's Volunteer Drawing Winner.
July 23, 2014 Updated the list of the Scanned Probate Packets to the Database page.
July 21, 2014 Added more Boyd Preston index cards to the Charlotte Library page.
July 21, 2014 Members section:  Added July General Meeting minutes.
July 20, 2014 Notification of a new Member Benefit Committee meeting on our Home page.
July 16, 2014 Upated our Scrapbook page with July's General Meeting.
July 11, 2014 Added more Boyd Preston index cards to the Charlotte Library page.
July 11, 2014 Members section:  Added July Board Meeting minutes.
July 4, 2014 Updated Officers page with new 2014-2015 officers.
July 1, 2014 Updated our Volunteers with new June's Volunteer Drawing Winner.
June 23, 2014 Added more Boyd Preston index cards to the Charlotte Library page.
June 21, 2014 Upated our Home page with the information that we will be placing an order for ECGS shirts after the July meeting. See the Flyer for more information. Shirts
June 21, 2014 Upated our Scrapbook page with June's General Meeting.
June 21, 2014 Members section:  Added June General Meeting minutes.
June 16, 2014 Added a list of the Scanned Probate Packets to the Database page.
June 13, 2014 Links Page had a new section added of "Helpful Information" links to help researchers. The first link is the Trace Your Family Tree link.
June 13, 2014 Members section:  Added June Board Meeting minutes.
June 11, 2014 Added more Boyd Preston index cards to the Charlotte Library page.
May 31, 2014 Guestbook Added a new ECGS Guestbook.
May 30, 2014 Members section:  Added April and May General Meeting minutes.
May 22, 2014 Updated our Volunteers with May's Volunteer Drawing. Also upated our Scrapbook page with May's General Meeting.
May 22, 2014 Updated Officers page with Publicity Chairman Joy Black's email address and photo.
May 21, 2014 Members section:  Added a new 'First Peek' page for Members. The newest indexes will be posted as soon as they are available.
May 21, 2014 Members section:  Added May Board Meeting minutes.
May 20, 2014 Added more Boyd Preston index cards to the Charlotte Library page.
May 17, 2014 Added a new page to explain a possible new Membership Booklet.
May 9, 2014 Added more Boyd Preston index cards to the Charlotte Library page.
May 8, 2014 Added more Boyd Preston index cards to the Charlotte Library page.
May 7, 2014 Updated our Volunteers with new Volunteer profile and event. Also upated our Scrapbook page with the Duck Lake Group meeting at ECGS.
May 1, 2014 Members section:  Changed password for Members Only section.
April 30, 2014 Updated our Volunteers page with a Probate Packet Scanning event picture. Also upated our Scrapbook page with the "Past Years" photos for Scrapbook 2000-2009
April 28, 2014 Upated our Home page and a new Volunteers page to show volunteer profiles, events and local businesses donating to our Volunteer Drawings.
April 28, 2014 Upated our Scrapbook page with two new additional "Past Years" photos. One is the Scrapbook 1988-1999 page and the other is the Scrapbook 1996 Quilt Drawing page.
April 22, 2014 Added more Boyd Preston index cards to the Charlotte Library page.
April 19, 2014 Posted our annual Bus Trip Flyer to Allen County Library.
April 19, 2014 Upated our Home page and a new Scrapbook page to begin showing pictures of meetings and events when available.
April 18, 2014 Upated our Home page and our Projects page with a new Family Tree for kids event with the Charlotte Community Library, and updated additional scanning dates at the Library.
April 13, 2014 Added more Boyd Preston index cards to the Charlotte Library page.
March 26, 2014 Added more Boyd Preston index cards to the Charlotte Library page.
March 20, 2014 Members section:  Added March General Meeting minutes.
March 17, 2014 Added a new page Charlotte Library that lists pdf files containing the scanned Preston Boyd index card images from Charlotte Community Library.
March 17, 2014 Added our new Computer Chairperson to the Officers page.
March 16, 2014 The Programs page has been updated with 2014 August and September speaker information.
March 13, 2014 Members section:  Added March Board Meeting notes.
March 5, 2014 Upated our Home page and our for Projects page with a new joint scanning project with the Charlotte Community Library.
February 28, 2014 Upated our Programs page for July and November meetings.
February 27, 2014 A new Calendar of Events page has been created to display various events we will be hosting, or in some cases, events other Societies will be hosting.
February 22, 2014 The Programs page has been updated with speakers for April, May, June and October 2014.
February 17, 2014 Members section:  Added February Board Meeting notes.
February 17, 2014 Flyer for Ionia County Genealogy Open House and Workshop - March 8th, 2014.
February 7, 2014 The Programs page has been updated with 2014 March speaker information.
January 29, 2014 The Researchers page has a new Researcher added to the list. These are some names of people you may contact to talk with about providing Eaton County research.
January 16, 2014 Quest page:  Added email option to send possible newsletter articles to the Quest Editor.
January 16, 2014 Members section:  Added entire index of Probate Packets with indication that packet has been scanned.
January 16, 2014 Members section:  Updated Board Meeting notes for January 2014.
January 16, 2014 A new Researchers page has been added. These are some names of people you may contact to talk with about providing Eaton County research.
December 18, 2013 Members section:  The Probate Packet images have been removed as the storage for them is too high. We will research other potential solutions to allow access to these online.
December 13, 2013 Members section:  Added the Probate Packet index file with pdf files linked to the index for last names that begin with 'A'. In addition, the Members page now shows a list of the indexes where we include images or pdf files.
December 12, 2013 Updated Members page with 2013 December Board Meeting and new version of Bylaws as of the 2013 November General meeting.
December 10, 2013 Replaced entire website with new design.
December 10, 2013 Updated the days we are open until further notice on the Home page; We are now open from Tuesday-Thursday rather than Monday-Thursday.
November 24, 2013 Added Grand Ledge Library Cards to the Database Page. (This index has been available for some time and have lost where it was linked on our site.)
November 23, 2013 Updated Home page with new ECGS Mission Statement.
November 17, 2013 Redesigned the Officers page, which includes photos of most officers.
November 17, 2013 Members section:  Updated General Meeting Minutes for November 2013.
November 17, 2013 Updated Home page with room closing dates for the 2013 holidays.
November 15, 2013 A new Blog has been added for the ECGS Long-Term Planning ideas.
November 14, 2013 Membership Application is now for the calendar year of 2014.
November 6, 2013 Members section:  Updated Board Minutes for November 2013.
October 30, 2013 Members section: Updated General Meeting minutes for October 2013.
October 24, 2013 Members section: Updated Board Minutes for October 2013.
October 14, 2013 Added a Society Survey and inviting all people to take a moment or two to submit.
September 20, 2013 Members section: Updated corrected Board Minutes & General Meeting minutes for September 2013.
September 19, 2013 Added a Thank-You section for the annual Frontier Days Bake Sale fundraiser on the Home page.
September 13, 2013 Members section: Updated Board Minutes page September 2013 board minutes.
September 2, 2013 Members section: Updated online database.  Added 'books' Hayes Green Beach Hospital, Roster of Post 40 GAR, Scrapbook 93 - Lois Bisel Scrapbook & Obits, Goodwin Photos, Deed Record Book 12, Deed Record Book 4, Vietnam Veterans KIA from Eaton County list by John Moran, Vogt Funeral Home records, Beatrice Scott Photo Albums, Canada Settlement School History, First Land Owners, Gertrude Swain Photo Albums of Munson School, Scrapbook 32 Photo Albums, includes Hubbard School, Doris Shaver Autograph Books.
August 29, 2013 Replaced old Guest Book with new Guest Book.  We lost our old guest book software, which was a separate application.  This new guest book is now part of our website.
August 28, 2013 Members section: Updated General Minutes for July 2013 and Board & General Minutes page.
July 20, 2013 Added 2013 Eaton County Heritage Conference information.  (Flyer)
July 20, 2013 Added new Society E-mail of ecgsos@gmail.com.
July 20, 2013 Members section: Updated Board Minutes page July 2013 board minutes.
July 3, 2013 Updated Officers page with new 2013 officers.
June 26, 2013 Members section: Updated General Meeting Minutes page June 2013 board minutes.
June 23, 2013 Members section: Updated Board Minutes page June 2013 board minutes.
June 19, 2013 Programs page has been updated with September & October 2013 speakers.
May 10, 2013 Added 2013 Bus Flyer details and added 2013 MGC Delegate Minutes to Members Page.
April 27, 2013 Programs page has been updated with July & August 2013 speakers.
February 9, 2013 Members section: Updated Board Minutes page with vote results of new shelving.
February 8, 2013 Programs page has been updated with the first few speakers for the 2013 year.
December 29, 2012 Members section: Updated ECGS 2012 November Board & General meeting minutes.
December 29, 2012 Added index of Eaton County Vietnam Soldiers killed in action, donated by John Moran.
December 29, 2012 Updated Officers page with new ECGS Treasurer.
December 29, 2012 Added bus trip sponsored by the Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society to Allen County on Saturday, March 2, 2013.
November 5, 2012 Added more back issues of the Quest Newsletters.
October 18, 2012 Members section: Updated ECGS 2012 September Board & General minutes, and 2012 October Board meeting minutes.
September 16, 2012 Changed paper copy fees to 20 cents (old fee was 10 cents) on Send A Request page.
August 25, 2012 Added Scrapbook 93 Index, with Images of the scrapbook pages, to the Database Page.
August 23, 2012 Added a new index of all cemetery names from our Cemetery Database.
August 23, 2012 Members section: Updated ECGS General 2012 August meeting minutes.
August 14, 2012 Added South Eaton (Long) and Riverside (Bellevue) to Cemeteries page.
August 12, 2012 Members section: Updated ECGS General 2012 July meeting minutes.
August 12, 2012 Added Brickyard Cemetery Index and Woodlawn Cemetery Index to Cemeteries page.
July 18, 2012 Added new Probate Packet Scanning Project information to the Home page and added the project flyer.
July 18, 2012 Moved the Family Search 1940 Census Indexing project information to a separate document.
July 18, 2012 Members section: Updated ECGS Board  2012 July meeting minutes.
July 17, 2012 Updated 2012-2013 Officers.
May 28, 2012 Updated speaker for November 2012 on Programs page.
May 21, 2012 Updated speaker for October 2012 on Programs page.
May 21, 2012 Members section: Updated ECGS Board and General  2012 May meeting minutes.
May 14, 2012 Updated speaker for August 2012 on Programs page.
May 8, 2012 Added 2012 Bus Trip information and application.
May 8, 2012 Members section: Updated MGC 2012 March meeting minutes.
May 1, 2012 Changed Members Only password.
April 24, 2012 Updated Home page with information about indexing 1940 Michigan Census records for Family Search through MGC Group.
April 17, 2012 Updated Cemeteries Page with updated indexes for Dimondale, Gresham, Hager, Hillside Delta, Munger, Needmore, Olivet, Rosehill & Spaulding cemeteries.
March 22, 2012 Updated Image Files on  Members page with some Eaton Rapids postcards donated to ECGS by member.
February 22, 2012 Updated Members page to inform members of password change on May 1, 2012.
February 9, 2012 Updated some of the speakers for 2012 on Programs page.
February 2, 2012 Updated Cemeteries page with Delta Center 2012 index (and photos are available).
January 25, 2012 Updated 2012 meeting dates and 2012 Bus Trip date.
December 12, 2011 Updated Home page with 2011 holiday closings.
November 13, 2011 Members section: Updated MGC September meeting minutes and ECGS November meeting minutes.
November 12, 2011 Updated Index System 'Book' listing.
November 9, 2011 Updated Membership Application for 2012.
November 6, 2011 Updated the Cemetery Symbols Project actual Cover Page, Table of Contents, Index By Name.  CD's will be ready to sell by November 9th, 2011! 
October 25, 2011 Updated Cemeteries page with Woodlawn Information page.
October 23, 2011 Introducing new Cemetery Symbols Project, a CD going on sale November 9, 2011.
September 28, 2011 Members section: Updated MGC July meeting minutes and ECGS September meeting minutes.
September 19, 2011 Members section: Updated Index System Database.
September 18, 2011 Updated Index System 'Book' listing.
September 14, 2011 Updated Surname lists on the Surname page.
September 12, 2011 Updated categories Court Files, Genealogy & Vitals on Database Files page.
September 5, 2011 Updated Cemeteries page with Carrier Information page.
September 3, 2011 Updated Cemeteries page with West Carmel Information page.
Aug 30, 2011 Updated Cemeteries page with Millerburg Information page.
Aug 30, 2011 Members section: Added 2011 August General Meeting minutes.
August 17, 2011 Updated Officers page: Federation of Genealogical Societies delegate is Gary Copenhaver.
August 17, 2011 Members section: Added 2011 August Board Meeting minutes.
August 7, 2011 Updated Database File List with latest list of Index System books.
July 28, 2011 Updated Cemeteries page with Brickyard Information page.
July 27, 2011 Updated Bus Flyer to date of October 15th 2011.
July 24, 2011 Updated Officers page with 2011-2012 officers and updated 2011 October Bus Trip Flyer.
July 23, 2011 Members section: Added May 2011 MGC Delegate Meeting Minutes and General Meeting minutes.
July 9, 2011 Added updated Maple Hill  & Bosworth & Pinch & Benton Twp/Potterville cemetery lists on Cemeteries page.
June 17, 2011 Home Page: Added 2011 Abrams Genealogy Seminar link.
June 6, 2011 Members section: Added Michigan Genealogical Council Delegate Meeting Minutes (beginning with March 2011) to the Members Section Menu page.
June 5, 2011 Updated Oakwood Oneida cemetery information page with wonderful new photos and information, including the brand new Vietnam dedication.  See all 5 pages!
June 3, 2011 Members section: Added more Board and General Meeting minutes.
May 20, 2011 The Members section has the images for the Grand Ledge Index Cards index.  This is a very large file and it may be difficult or impossible to load.  This file has been broken into several different groups alphabetically and you may now load the smaller files.  (If you are still having difficulties with these, please use the e-mail on the Members page to request a further break-down of the index.)
May 20, 2011 Added cemetery Information pages for Cogsdill, Freemire, Hager, Kalamo, Mason & West Windsor cemeteries.
May 11, 2011 Summer Bus Trip and Ancestry Seminar 2011 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
May 11, 2011 Added cemetery Information pages for Meadowbrook, Sunfield and Welch cemeteries.
April 23, 2011 Updated speaker (Sandra Redmond from Calhoun County GS) for October 2011 on the Programs page.
April 20, 2011 Added MEL (Michigan e-Library) Genealogy link and Michigan Cemetery Sources (Library of Michigan) link to our Links page.
April 18, 2011 Added Woodlawn Cemetery Website to our Links page.
April 17, 2011 Added cemetery Information pages for Bentley, Bosworth, Bunker Hill, Center Eaton, Dimondale, Forest Lawn, Follet, Fox, Green, Gresham, Hamlin Oakwood, Maple Hill, Munger, Perry, Rosehill, South Eaton and West Windsor cemeteries.
April 11, 2011 Added cemetery Information page for Strange/South Oneida cemetery.
April 1, 2011 Added cemetery Information page for Benton Twp-Potterville, Olivet, Needmore, Riverside and Spaulding cemeteries.
March 30, 2011 Added Grand Ledge Index Cards images (36,000+)  to the Image Files page, Members Section.
March 30, 2011 Updated Officers page.  Sher Brown is now Quest Editor.  Updated Programs page. Shirley Hodges will speak on 'The Hardy Girls' in July.
March 27, 2011 Updated Blog with a new "Follow With E-mail" feature and a calendar of meetings and events. The calendar is at the bottom of the blog.
March 27, 2011 Added cemetery Information pages for Delta Township cemeteries Deepdale, Delta Center and Hillside.
March 18, 2011 Added cemetery indexes for Courter-Pray, Freemire, Oakwood Hamlin, Oakwood Oneida, Pioneer and Union cemeteries.
March 17, 2011 Land Records: Added Book 2 'Grantees to Grantors' records.
March 15, 2011 Members Section.  Additional features are available for members.  A usercode and password are required to access the menu items.  Anyone can access the Members Menu to see what is available.
March 7, 2011 Added cemetery information links for Oakwood Oneida, Pioneer and Union cemeteries.