History of Genesee County, Michigan: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers

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Everts & Abbott, 1879 - Genesee County (Mich.) - 446 pages
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This is an excellent book for those researching their early ancestors in Genesee County. It goes through the history of the county by township and gives a pretty accounting of the different families including when they arrived, the different family members, often times birth, death and marriage records were included. Overall, an excellent book for researching family lines. 

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Extremely interesting! Civil War account is fabulous. Now I know about the Coutant's of Coutant street in Flushing! Great information about many of the founding fathers in the area!


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