(906) 774-1218

The next Genealogical Society meeting will be held on Thursday, April 23, at 1 PM. 

Dickinson County Genealogical Society

The Dickinson County Genealogical Society meets at 1 PM at the Dickinson County Library--Main Branch on the fourth Thursday of the month September-May. The November meeting occurs on the third Thursday of the month, also at 1 PM.

The Dickinson County Genealogical Society has a new website!  Included are links for many resources about the local area, a history of the society, and much more.  Click here to see the new website today! Or use the link below:

Menominee Range Memories - The Rest of the Story
William Cummings will be sharing bi-weekly historical articles with the Daily News beginning in December of 2015.  The Library is excited to share additional content and photographs on our website.  To learn more about this project click here to read the Introductory Column.  For a complete list with links to each article and additional information click here. 

Local History PowerPoint Presentations

William Cummings has shared a number of his presentations including  "Remnants of Early Downtown Iron Mountain," "Early School Days in Dickinson County, Michigan" and most recently he shared "Researching Your Family Tree."  There is no audio with these slides, but there is plenty of excellent information and many photos included, to see the complete list with links to each presentation click here. Enjoy!

Historic Photographs
William Cummings has compiled and captioned a number of historic photographs of the local area.  He has organized the photographs by geographic area of the County.  The goal of these links is to make photographs of the Menominee Iron Range with accurate captions available to the public.  Please view the complete list of links to view the photographs and for more information on how you can help reach that goal!  To see the complete list with links to each file click here.  Enjoy!

Local and Regional History Files
William Cummings has compiled hundreds of pages of valuable local and regional history files.  The files are currently only available at the library, but the indexes have been included online.  To see the list of files with links to each index click here.  If you have any questions, please call the Library for assistance!

Dickinson County Business Listings, 1879-1928
William Cummings compiled this information from R.L. Polk's Michigan Gazetteer and Business Directory (1879, 1881, 1885, 1887-1888, 1889, 1891-1892, 1895-1896, 1901, 1903-1904, 1905-1906, 1907-1908, 1909-1910, 1911-1912, 1913-1914, 1915-1916, 1917-1918, 1919-1920, 1921-1922, 1923-1924, 1925-1926, 1927-1928). It is 105 pages and download times may vary.

Annotated Bibliography for Dickinson and Iron Counties, The Menominee Iron Range, and the UP
This annotated bibliography was compiled by William Cummings and updated in 2019. It is 63 pages and download times may vary.

City Directories and Gazetteer Information (New Content Added to the website in 2019!)
The Local History Collection at the Main Branch includes many valuable city directories for Dickinson County.  A few resources are also available in digital format.  To see a complete list with links to available files click here.

Microfilm available at the Dickinson County Library

Newspapers on Microfilm at the Dickinson County Library
This is a listing of the newspapers and dates that are available on microfilm. Please stop in to view these reels.

Federal Census Records on Microfilm at the Dickinson County Library
This is a listing of the census records that are available on microfilm. Please stop in to view these reels.

Michigan County Histories and Atlases Online Collection
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' 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 and funding resources to this project.

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More Online Resources

Genealogy on the Web
Includes links to the Sanborn Maps, Making of Modern Michigan Collection, U.P. Obituary Database, Michigan Cemetery Database and many more.

Local Resources in Dickinson County
Includes a list of other resources in Dickinson County for local history information including museums and research centers.

Dickinson County Information
Includes links for local municipalities as well as Census information.

HomeAdvisor's Guide to Genealogy is a good, general resource for starting your genealogy exploration.

Consumer Affairs' DNA Testing Guide can help you to navigate the products available from various companies to help you find the right resource for your search. Visit the Common Questions section to get general advice on different types of tests and resources.


Dickinson County Library - (906) 774-1218
Solomonson Branch Library - (906) 563-8617
North Dickinson Branch Library - (906) 542-7230
Email : dcl@dcl-lib.org