Terry Wantz Historical Research Center
Terry Wantz Historical Research Center


Founded: 2012

Board of Directors:

President               Kyle Converse
Vice President      Terri Teall
Secretary               Trude Bushaw
Trustees                 Belva Bouswma

                                Todd Truman
                                Mary Frazier

​​Our Story

Our Organization

The Terry Wantz Historical Research Center opened in March 2012 in the Caruso's building at 10 West Main Street in Fremont and moved to 30 East Main Street at the end of 2015. We service all of Newaygo County and beyond. We serve Newaygo County as well as other states and countries with their genealogy and family search questions. Wherever your family came 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 to serving our county and beyond.
We will be offering years of experience to assist those who need it through classes and conferences. The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Belva Bouwsma the Regent of the Whispering PInes and Prairie Chapter of Newaygo County also is available to help those who are searching for their revolution ancestors.

We are now 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 are looking for are plat books, year books from all of the Newaygo county schools, photos, obituaries, funeral cards and compiled Newaygo County family histories along with any other interesting items that would help fellow genealogist with  their research. If you would like further information please call us at 231-335-2221.

We are pleased to be able to name it after a good friend and historian Terry Wantz who through his years of work has helped preserve the history of Newaygo County and loved to share his love of history with anyone willing to listen. We are sure Terry would be pleased.