Below are links
to digital formats of a few collections in Heritage Hall. To learn of
all the records are stored in Heritage Hall use the Hekman Library web
catalog at the Hekman Library
Images available on line
the history of Calvin College
the History of Calvin Theological Seminary
Dutch in Michigan
Anniversary, birthday, wedding, and obituary announcements
A card file
of death, birthday, and wedding anniversary notices published in The
Banner and De Wachter, from the 1870s through 1999, alphabetically arranged by surname, is located
in the reading room. In addition hard copies of the entire run of each
periodical are available in the reading room.
PDF index to the Banner announcements,
Births, Marriages, Anniversaries, and Deaths from Christian Courier, formerly Canadian Calvinist and Contact, arranged alphabetically by surname. From databases available in the reading room.
PDF index to Christian Courier announcements, 1946-2015
Drenthe (Michigan) Presbyterian
Church family records, 1852-1883. The
remaining members of this congregation joined the Drenthe Christian
Maxwell, New Mexico Christian Reformed Church family information. The congregation existed 1893-1908, and supported the Bethesda Sanatorium (tuberculosis hospital) located in the community.
Perch Lake, Michigan
(near LeRoy) Christian Reformed Church family information. The congregation
Pillar Church Family Information 1847-1880. The church still exists in Holland, Michigan and has been known as First Reformed Church and Ninth Street Christian Reformed Church.
Rilland, Colorado (near Alamosa) Christian Reformed Church membership information. The congregation existed 20 January 1893 - 11 December 1893.
South Holland (Michigan) Presbyterian Church, 1849-1867 family records. The congregation
had a building near the intersection of 32nd Street and Washington Street in Holland, Michigan.
Vriesland (Michigan) Christian
Reformed Church membership records, 1857-1893. The congregation
Emigrants from the Netherlands to North America, 1946-1963
Information about emigrants, primiarly to Canada via Pier 21, assited by the Immigration Committee of the Christian Reformed Church in North America.
Emigrants from Drenthe, the Netherlands
This is a list of emigrants,
1845-1872, to West Michigan provided by Ger de Leeuw based on sources
in the Netherlands.
Weddings (1896-1913) conducted
by Rev. Henry Beets.
Weddings (1864-1872) conducted
by Rev. Douwe J. Vander Werp and Rev. Roelof T. Kuiper (1879-1889) while
at Graafschap (Michigan) Christian Reformed Church
conducted by Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte
Young Calvinist Obituaries
Gold Star (military) deaths of members of the Christian
Reformed Church in North America, 1941-1973 collected by the Young
Calvinist magazine. (List is not complete.)
Below are descriptions of some of the more heavily used collections
in Heritage Hall. Data from these collection are not available in digital
format and Heritage Hall does not have sufficient staff to conduct family
research, but patrons are welcome to conduct their research in person.
The Dutch Immigrant
The German Immigrant Letter Collection
Published and manuscript
genealogies of Dutch-American families.
Holland-America Line Passenger Indexes, 1900-1940
Microfiches copies of the lists with annual indexes, includes all passengers
sailing on the Holland-America Line and is not limited to a single nationality.
Background on the Holland America Line: http://www.JewishGen.org/infofiles/hollam3.txt
Detailed description of the lists
Swierenga Passenger Indexes
NOTE: Some microfilm copies of the original records of Swierenga's
research are deposited in Heritage Hall, but these copies contain no data
in addition to what is in the published sources. These indices contain
detailed indexes of people who emigrated from the Netherlands to America
between 1820 and 1904. Many of these records are now available from Family
Tree Maker, "Immigration Records: Dutch in America, 1800s" (CD#