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There are numerous genealogy and history books which have been scanned or transcribed online and available to read.  These books can take some time to read or peruse but are well worth the time to learn how your ancestors lived.  Many of these include biographical sections too which are rich in family connections.


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Statewide Michigan History Books Online

1860 Michigan Gazetteer and Business Directory

1873 Michigan Atlas

1905 Portrait and Biographical Record of Northern Michigan

Published by B. F. Bowen Co.

1911 A History of the Northern Peninsula of Michigan and it's People

     by Alvah L. Sawyer, published by The Lewis Publishing Company, 1911.

1912 A History of Northern Michigan and it's People

     by Perry F. Powers; assisted by H. G. Cutler.

1915 History of Michigan

     by Charles Moore.

1917-1918 Polk's Michigan State Gazetteer & Business Directory

Old Settlers

     A historical and chronological record, together with personal experiences and reminiscences of members of the Old settlers of the Grand Traverse region

     by S. E. Walt, 1918.


Allegan County

History of Allegan and Barry Counties, Michigan

     with illustrations and biographical sketches of their prominent men and pioneers.

     Philadelphia; D. W. Ensign & Co., 1880

Portrait and Biographical Record of Kalamazoo, Allegan and Van Buren Counties, Michigan

     by Chapman Brothers, 1892

A twentieth century history of Allegan County, Michigan

     by Henry F. Thomas, 1907


Alpena County

Complete History of Alpena County, Michigan

     Written by William Boulton 1876.

The Town That Wouldn't Die, Alpena, Michigan

     by Robert T. Haltiner.  Excerpts from this book.


Baraga County

1903 Biographical Record

     this volume contains biographical sketches of leading citizens of Houghton, Baraga and Marquette Counties, Michigan.

     Biographical Publishing Co., 1903.

History of L'Anse Township

     1922, by the American history class of L'Anse High School: Grenafore Westphal, Lola Menge, Madeline Holliday, Gertrue Cosgrove, Hans Tollefson, Elsie Lehto, Martin Almli, Oliver Thure, Eileen Lough, Henning Johnson, John McDonnell, Gordon Seavey, Edward Westphal.


Barry County

History of Allegan and Barry Counties, Michigan

     with illustrations and biographical sketches of their prominent men and pioneers.

     Philadelphia; D. W. Ensign & Co., 1880


Berrien County

1906 A Twentieth Century History of Berrien County

By Orville William Coolidge.


Clinton County

1880 Shiawassee & Clinton County History


Genessee County

1879 History of Genesee County, Michigan.

     With Illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers.

     by Franklin Ellis.

1892 Portrait & Biographical Album of Genesee, Lapeer & Tuscola Counties, Chapman Bros.

1908 Biographical History of Genesee County by B. F. Bowen

Honor Roll and Complete War History of Genesee County, Michigan in the Great World War 1914 to 1918.

     Published by The Flint Daily Journal ca 1920

An Account of Flint and Genesee County from their Organization

     Published 1924 by National Historical Association


Grand Traverse County

1884 The Traverse Region,

     historical and descriptive, with illustrations of scenery and portraits and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers.

     Published by H. R. Page & Co., 1884.

1918 Old Settlers

     Pa historical and chronological record, together with personal experiences and reminiscences of members of the Old Settelers of the Grand Traverse region.

     Compiled by S. E. Wait and W. S. Anderson.


Gratiot County

1884 Portrait and Biographical Album of Gratiot County History

1906 Biographical Memoirs of Gratiot County

     by J. H. Beers

1913 Gratiot County

     by Willard D. Tucker (Willard Davis)


Hillsdale County

1879 History of Hillsdale County, Michigan with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers.

     by Johnson, Crisfield., Everts & Abbott. 1879.

Compendium of History and Biography of Hillsdale County, Michigan

     Elon G. Reynolds, editor. 1903

Portrait and Biographical Album of Hillsdale County, Michigan

     Chapman Brothers, 1888.


Houghton County

1903 Biographical Record

     this volume contains biographical sketches of leading citizens of Houghton, Baraga and Marquette Counties, Michigan.

     Biographical Publishing Co., 1903.

Americanization of the Finnish People in Houghton County, Michigan

     by Clemens Niemi, 1921.


Huron County

1938 Huron County Golden Jubilee Pioneers

     by Chet Hey.

1922 Pioneer History of Huron County, Michigan

     by Florence McKinnon Gwinn.


Isabella County

1884 Isabella County History

1906 Faces & Places Familiar - Mount Pleasant


Kalamazoo County

Portrait and Biographical Record of Kalamazoo, Allegan and Van Buren Counties, Michigan

     by Chapman Brothers, 1892


Lapeer County

1892 Portrait & Biographical Album of Genesee, Lapeer & Tuscola Counties, Chapman Bros.


Marquette County

1903 Biographical Record

     this volume contains biographical sketches of leading citizens of Houghton, Baraga and Marquette Counties, Michigan.

     Biographical Publishing Co., 1903.


Mecosta County

1883 Mecosta County History


Midland County

1884 Midland County History


Shiawassee County

1880 Shiawassee & Clinton County History


Tuscola County

1892 Portrait & Biographical Album of Genesee, Lapeer & Tuscola Counties, Chapman Bros.


Van Buren County

Portrait and Biographical Record of Kalamazoo, Allegan and Van Buren Counties, Michigan

     by Chapman Brothers, 1892


Wayne County

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