Miscellaneous Michigan Links
Michigan Counties Histories and Atlases
The Michigan County Histories and Atlases online collection is projected to provide access to 192 histories and 169 atlases dating from 1866 to 1926. There are 146 histories (in 172 volumes) currently online. The collection offers keyword and page-by-page access to digitized reproductions of Michigan county histories (and eventually atlases) as a resource for historical and genealogical research. Initial collection content comprises titles selected from Frances Loomis's Michigan Biography Index (Detroit: Detroit Public Library, 1946), Bentley Historical Library holdings, and the Research Publications microfilm publication County and Regional Histories of the Old Northwest. Additional content selected from titles listed in Michigan Atlases and Plat Books by William Miles (Lansing: State Library Services, 1975) will be added as funds permit. The Library of Michigan, the Michigan Council of Library Directors and the Michigan Library Consortium each contributed significant time or funding resources to this project.
The Making of Modern Michigan
A selection of digitized resources (including photos, sound recordings, and maps) illustrating the history of 19th and early 20th century Michigan history. The Dickinson County Library is the recipient of a grant supporting the digitization of local historical photographs to contribute to the overall project. The Making of Modern Michigan is funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services, an independent federal agency that supports the nation's museums and libraries.
A new index of obituaries in Upper Peninsula Newspapers, this index is compiled by librarians throughout the Upper Peninsula. The index includes The Daily News (Iron Mountain), the Norway Current, The Daily Press (Escanaba), and The Mining Journal (Marquette). Please note that The Daily News and the Norway Current have only been indexed since 2003. The indexes from the other papers date back further.
A cemetery database hosted by the Library of Michigan offers genealogists, historians and researchers online access to information about cemeteries in Michigan. The database identifies the location of over 3,700 Michigan cemeteries and lists sources at the Library of Michigan where the researcher can find the names of those buried in each cemetery.
The database is searchable by cemetery name, county, township, specific location and keyword. The record for each cemetery contains detailed information about its location and whether the Library of Michigan owns a transcription of the cemetery. A transcription is a listing of persons buried at a cemetery, taken either from cemetery records or copied directly from headstones. Transcription sources may also include sexton’s records, obituaries or other historical information.
- You can search cemetery records from thousands of cemeteries around the world using Interment.net.
Michigan Cemeteries (from Interment.net)
Dickinson County (not online through this site) come in to the library to use our print resources
Wisconsin Cemeteries (from Interment.net)
- Find A Grave is a website that allows you to search for cemetery records in many ways. Below are links to the list of Dickinson County Cemeteries as well as the general Cemetery Search Page on the site.
Dickinson County Cemetery List
Cemetery Search Page
- BillionGraves is another website that allows you to search for cemetery records. You can search for people or cemeteries using the link below.
BillionGraves Advanced Search
preserve all Michigan newspapers located in Michigan. This project is
made possible, in part, by a grant made by the National Endowment for
the Humanities to the Library of Michigan.
Sunday School books from the 19th century have been scanned and are now available on line to researchers. Check out what your ancestors were reading in church and how these books affected their world view. A project of Michigan State University.
A commercial website containing the full text of the 19th century Periodical Harper's Weekly. Contains some free content based on specific topics such as "Tobacco use in the 19th century"
A commercial website focusing on Irish Genealogy. Although they sell products, there are some free resources available.