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More Genealogy on the Web

Links to the Making of Modern Michigan Collection, U.P. Obituary Database, Michigan Cemetery Database and much more are available below.

Miscellaneous Michigan Links

Upper Peninsula Regional Digitization Center
Seeking Michigan 

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

Upper Peninsula | Statewide

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.


The mission of the Upper Peninsula Digital Network, or UPLINK, is to manage and sustain a low-cost, secure, and geographically distributed digital preservation and access service for locally created digital primary source material documenting the history of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Cemetery Records


Sunday School Books

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.


Family historians and genealogists prize the information that ship passenger lists have to offer. Although the information recorded on the lists was not made standard until the twentieth century, finding an ancestor or research target on a ship’s passenger list still provides valuable knowledge about the ancestor. The information on these lists include age, who they traveled with, what ship they took if they traveled first-class or steerage, what port they sailed from and what port they landed at, and their occupation when they took the journey. All of this information was typically recorded along with extra information like their physical description.

Harper's Weekly

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"

HomeAdvisor's guide to genealogy

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

Consumer Affair's dna testing guide

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.