Genealogy

GENEALOGY RESOURCES

 

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Recommended for: Genealogy, local history and biography researchers. 

HeritageQuest Online includes all of the images, and extensive indexing, from the 1790 - 1930 U.S. federal censuses. It offers more than 22,000 digitized book titles, including early family histories and local histories. Additionally, there are more than 250 primary-source documents such as tax lists, city directories, probate records and more. It also includes Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, the Freedman’s Bank Records, and the U.S. Serial Set Private Relief Actions, Memorials and Petitions. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only. Click here for access.

 

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Access WorldVitalRecords.com in the library, or in the home. Search over 5 billion Genealogy and Family History records and 28 million family trees including US and world censuses and images, military records, and 1 billion newspaper articles.  Unique and exclusive local and world collections. Click here for access. 

 

 

 Ancestry

Ancestry - Library Edition makes family research easy for beginners while still providing in-depth tools for even the most advanced genealogists. Recent search enhancements offer intuitive content organization, image enhancing and simplified on-screen navigation. Plus, a new Enhanced Viewer allows nearly all content to be viewed through this one interface.

Click hereAncestry.com is available on Library computers only

 

Comparison between Ancestry.com Library Edition and Heritage Quest Online

 

 

 

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GENEALOGYSPOT.COM
Find the best free genealogy resources for beginners and experts alike at GenealogySpot.com. Search for ancestors, build your family tree and much more. Click here.


 

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MeL.org Genealogy Gateway - Click here

Description: Recommended for: Genealogy, local history and biography researchers.
HeritageQuest Online includes all of the images, and extensive indexing, from the 1790 - 1930 U.S. federal censuses. It offers more than 22,000 digitized book titles, including early family histories and local histories. Additionally, there are more than 250 primary-source documents such as tax lists, city directories, probate records and more. It also includes Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, the Freedman’s Bank Records, and the U.S. Serial Set Private Relief Actions, Memorials and Petitions. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.Recommended for: Genealogy, local history and biography researchers. HeritageQuest Online includes all of the images, and extensive indexing, from the 1790 - 1930 U.S. federal censuses. It offers more than 22,000 digitized book titles, including early family histories and local histories. Additionally, there are more than 250 primary-source documents such as tax lists, city directories, probate records and more. It also includes Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, the Freedman’s Bank Records, and the U.S. Serial Set Private Relief Actions, Memorials and Petitions. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.

Whether you are charting your family tree, researching your ancestry or seeking information on family or social history, the resources you’ll find in this gateway will get you started or move you forward in your quest.


Michigan Genealogical Death Indexing System - Click here

Offered by the Michigan Department of Community Health, search here for death records of Michigan residents who died between 1867-1897.
 

Local Ludington History - Click here
Information on Mason County, local town, historical settlements, early settlers, archeology, etc. available.

 

Find A Grave - Mason County - Click here

A searchable online index of Mason County's 31 Cemeteries.  Includes maps to locate each cemetery and pictures of each grave, along with birth and death information (as available).  Users may also update site information. 

 

 Mason County Cemetery Index online - Click here 

A Link to the index of the 31 Mason County Cemeteries.  Information available is only what was inscribed on the tombstone. Survey and Indexing done prior to 1990. Cemetery listing courtesy of ludingtonmichigan.net. Additional information available at www.historicwhitepinevillage.org.

For copies of obituaries please contact: Librarian@MCDLibrary.org There is no charge for simple obituaries when full information is provided. Extended searches may require a charge.

 

Google Archives Search - Click here

Google Archives has many of the issues of the Ludington Daily News available online. Begin your search of Mason County obituaries with Google Archives.

 

Library sponsored Genealogy Classes & Workshops
The Library regularly sponsors genealogy classes & workshops.  Check the calendar of events for the next scheduled workshop - or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

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