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Michigan Local Histories, Pioneer Resources and Bibliographies
This highlight is not intended to be a comprehensive list of Michigan local history, pioneer resources, and biographies; rather, it is a list of useful and notable materials available at the Library of Michigan. Searching ANSWER (www.answercat.org), is the only way to determine if the Library of Michigan holds the resources that you seek. Keep in mind, there is much more to discover. Items can be found in ANSWER by using Keyword, Title, Author and/or Subject searches. Capitalization and punctuation are not necessary when searching ANSWER.
Local History Sources
County Histories of the Old Northwest. Series V: Michigan. 1973?.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM 2S F566 .C67 1973, reels 1-88
Reel Index to the Microform Collection of County and Regional Histories of the "Old Northwest," Series V, Michigan. 1975.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F566 .C67 Index
Welch, Richard W. County evolution in Michigan, 1790-1897. 1972.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS 2S JS451.M55 W44 1972
Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society. Evolution of Michigan townships. 1972.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572.A15 M53 1972
Michigan History Magazine. 1917-.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS 2S F561 .M57
Michigan Historical Commission. Michigan Bibliography. 2 vols. 1921.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS 2S Z1297 .M62 1921
Michigan State Gazetteer and Business Directory for [year]. 1856/57-1931/32.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N HC107.M5 .S752z
Romig, Walter. Michigan place names: the history of the founding and the naming of more than five thousand past and present Michigan communities. 1986.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F564 .R6 1986
Michigan Genealogical Council. Guide to the Michigan genealogical & historical collections at the Library of Michigan and the State Archives of Michigan. 1996.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F565 .M53 1996
S.W.Beal, editor. Michigan local history book review index. 1917-1960 and 1961-1985. 1994 and 1990.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN MICROFICHE 2S F566 .M5235 1994 and 1990
Benson, Clyde E. Index to Portrait and biographical album of Ingham and Livingston counties, Michigan. 1969.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572.I5 P6 1891, Index
Burton, Clarence Monroe. History of Wayne County and the City of Detroit, Michigan. Edited by David Lee Poremba. 1930.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572.W4 B97 1930
Detroit in Its World Setting: A Three Hundred Year Chronology. 2001.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F574.D4 D497 2001
Lankton, Larry D. Hollowed ground: copper mining and community building on Lake Superior, 1840s-1990s. 2010.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572.K43 L36 2010
Braun-Hass, Linda. Michigan's crossroads to freedom: the underground railroad in Jackson County. Publication 2017.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N E450 .H37 2017
Leach, M. L. A history of the Grand Traverse Region. 1883, 1999?
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN MICROFICHE 2S LH4950
Reed, Earl H. The dune country. 1916.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN MICROFICHE 2S LH8295
Strickland, W. P. Old Mackinaw, or, The fortress of the lakes and its surroundings. 1860.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN MICROFICHE 2S LH4982
Smith, Dee. Treks into the past: historical sketches of Michigan's thumb. 1989.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F566 .S64 1989
Kestenaum, Justin L. Michigan's pioneers : an anthology. 1984.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F565.5 .K4 1984
Pioneer Collections: Report of the Pioneer Society of the State of Michigan. 1877-1888.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS 2S F561 .M62
Historical Collections: Collections and Researches made by the Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society. 1888-1916.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS 2S F561 .M62
Michigan pioneer and historical collections: genealogy index. (Typed from cards at Michigan State Library). 1968.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F561 .M47 Index
Michigan State Historical Society. Classified finding list of the collections of the Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society. 1952.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F561 .M4712 1952
Michigan Historical Collections: Documents relating to Detroit and vicinity, 1805-1813. 1915-1929, 1988.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN MICROFICHE 2S LH5404
Library of Michigan, family history. Pioneer family collection and index. 1998.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM 2S F565 .L5 no. 22584
Michigan pioneer records. (38 volumes). 1961-1996.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F565 .M532
Index to pioneer families of Michigan. 1974.
LIB OF MICH MICROFILM 2S F565 .M532 Index
Sesquicentennial pioneer files. 1994.
LIB OF MICH RARE 4N Media F565 .M485 1994
Michigan sesquicentennial pioneer index. 1990?
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN MICROFICHE 2S F565 .M483 1990
Loomis, Frances, comp. Michigan Biography Index. 1946-1958.
LIB OF MICH INDEX TABLES 2N F565 .L55z
Varnum, Mina Humphrey. Noted women of Michigan. Before 1954.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F565 .V338 1900z
Michigan Biographies, Including Members of Congress, Elective State Officers, Justices of the Supreme Court, Members of the Michigan Legislature, Board of Regents of the University of Michigan, State Board of Agriculture and State Board of Education. 1924.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS 2S F565 .M62 1924
Michigan Manual. 1836-2018.
LIB OF MICH MICH DOCS 2S JK5830 .A32
Ford, Gerald R. A Time to Heal: The Autobiography of Gerald R. Ford. 1979.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N E 866 .F67 1979
Troester, Rosalie Riegle, Ed. Historic Women of Michigan: A Sesquicentennial Celebration. 1987.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N CT 3260 .H5 1987
Washington, Margaret. The narrative of Sojourner Truth. 1993.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N E185.97.T8 W36 1993
Meijer, Hendrik G. Arthur Vandenberg : the man in the middle of the American century. 2017.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N E748.V18 M45 2017
Markel, Howard. The Kelloggs : the battling brothers of Battle Creek. 2017.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F574.B2 M36 2017
Vincent, Bird John. Congressman Bird J. Vincent, 1880-1931. 2016.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F566 .V56 2016
Kelley, Frank J. The People's Lawyer: The Life and Times of Frank J. Kelley: the Nation's Longest-serving Attorney General. 2015.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N KF373.K35 A3 2015
Moore, Michael. Here comes trouble: stories from my life. 2011.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N PN1998.3.M665 A3 2011
Marable, Manning. Malcolm X: a life of reinvention. 2011.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N BP223.Z8 L57636 2011
Curcio, Vincent. Henry Ford. 2013.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N CT275.F68 C87 2013