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History & Genealogy

The Eastern Upper Peninsula is an historically significant area in Michigan and Canadian history. Bayliss Public Library has a collection of materials of historical and genealogical interest. Both historians and genealogists may find valuable resources within this collection.

These materials relate to the history of the Eastern Upper Peninsula and the people who have resided here. The focus of this collection is Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac Counties.

The collection includes Michigan-related books, documents, and other materials, plus a variety of indexes, databases, microfilm, and on-line full text transcriptions and photographic records.

The on-line transcriptions and photographs were initially developed with a grant from the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Library of Michigan. This project continues to be expanded as photographs and transcriptions of additional documents are completed. The Library works closely with the Chippewa County Genealogical Society and the Chippewa County Historical Society in the expansion of this project. The genealogical society meets monthly at Bayliss Public Library. The historical society sponsors talks and displays at Bayliss Public Library.

Most of the collection is housed in the Judge Joseph H. Steere Room and the Genealogy Cabinets. Other resources include the Sault Evening News index, microfilm, and on-line access to full-text transcriptions and photographs. Please follow the links on the left to descriptions and links to of each of these resources.

Because of the fragile nature of many of the materials, restrictions apply and an appointment may be required for access to the Judge Joseph H. Steere Room and certain other materials. For more information, or assistance with any resources, please contact the Reference Librarian.



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