Genealogical Society: The Marquette County Genealogical Society
offers volunteer assistance from 12:00 noon until 4:00 pm on most
Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. No appointments necessary;
call 226-4311 to ascertain if a volunteer will be present.
Remote (online and by phone) obituary requests are $5.00 per request (per name) for up to
one hour of research per name. After one hour, the charge is $10.00 per
People requesting an obituary must prepay the $5.00 per request (per
name) charge. Additional time, if any, will be billed when the results
are sent. Payment is due whether the research is successful or not.
Visitors to the library are assisted for free.
For more detailed information, see our Obituary
For genealogy and/or local history assistance, please stop by
the Reference Desk on the second floor, call the Reference Department
at 906-226-4311, or e-mail
the Reference Department Staff.
Reference staff help patrons use the microfilm and microfilm
reader/printer to search archived issues of Marquette's local
newspapers. The PWPL's microfilm collection includes
incomplete holdings of the
Lake Superior Journal (July 1846 - December 1849) and Lake Superior News &
Mining Journal (July 1846 - November 1868). It
also includes The
Weekly Mining Journal (1868 - 1918), The Daily Mining Journal
(June 1884 - December 31, 1953) and the current newspaper, The Mining Journal,
from its inception in January 1954 through present day.
(online tools provided
to library patrons that are not freely available through the world wide
web, but can be accessed with your library bar code and PIN.)
HeritageQuestOnline (use this link from home)
This database includes all of the
images and extensive indexing from the 1790 - 1930 U.S. federal
censuses. It offers more than 22,000 digitized book
titles, including early family histories and local histories.
Additionally, there are more than 250 primary source
documents such as tax lists, city directories, probate records and
more. It also includes Periodical Source Index (PERSI),
Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files,
the Freedman's Bank Records, and the U.S. Serial Set Private Relief
Actions, Memorials and Petitions. HeritageQuestOnline is
provided by the statewide Michigan e-Library (MeL). Free
access is available via both home and library internet connections.
Log-on from home using either your library card or Michigan
Maps website provides digital access to 1793 large-scale maps
Michigan towns and cities, including Lansing, Detroit, Flint, Grand
Rapids, Traverse City and nine maps of the City of Marquette as it grew
between 1884 and 1946.
only within the library:
has approximately 4,000 databases including key collections such as
U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930; the Map
Center containing more than 1,000 historical maps; American Genealogical
Biographical Index (over 200 volumes); Daughters of the American
Revolution Lineage (over 150 volumes); The Great Migration Begins:
Immigrants to New England, 1620-1630; Social Security Death Index
(updated monthly); WWI
Draft Registration Cards; Federal Slave Narratives, and a
strong Civil War collection.
The oldest and largest FREE genealogy site
USGenWeb Project Free
genealogy and family history online
List of Genealogy Sites on the
Internet Online starting point for geneology
Internet Includes the history of tribes in each
section of the country
of Genealogy Libraries in the U.S.
Comprehensive collection of geneaology resources by state
Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island
Foundation, Inc. Immigrant records and passenger
lists for people entering the U.S. through New York City
collection of free family history, family tree and
genealogy records in the world provided by the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-Day Saints
genealogy websites, research tips, and community forum
First Immigration Center Castle
Garden, part of the Battery Conservancy, offers immigration records
from 1820 - 1892, before Ellis Island opened
Includes family histories, Civil War Service Records, and
Library of Michigan death records from 1897-1920
Index to the Marquette County Naturalization
Funeral records from
October 9, 1896 to
June 1958 are available at the Canale-Tonella Funeral