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"Genealogy of the French Families of the Detroit River Region 1701-1911." Christian Denissen. Detroit Society for Genealogical Research. 1976. Two volumes. 1392 pages. 185 page index. Based chiefly on the records of Ste Anne parish (Detroit) and Assumption parish (now Windsor, Ont.) the material is organized into families with added information from Tanguay and other documents. It is the life work of The Rev Fr Christian Denissen who died in 1931, and published in book form in 1976 by the DSGR as a bicentennial project. A 2nd edition, with added contributions up to 1936, is currently out of print. PL

"An Index of Pioneers From Massachusetts to the West Especially the State of Michigan." Charles A. Flagg; Clearfield Company, Inc.; 1915. MO3

"Michigan Place Names." Walter Romig, L.H.D., 979 Lakepoint Rd. Grosse Pointe, Michigan 48230; Wayne State Univesity Press, 1986. The history of the founding and the naming of more than 5000 past and present Michigan communities. PLEASE NOTE: This book contains only Place names. It does not contain a list of People names. B10

"They Died to Make Men Free." William M Anderson. A history of the 19th Michigan infantry of the Civil War. TV

Branch Co.

"Branch Couty, Michigan, 1871 County Directory." B10

"History of Branch County (Michigan) 1879." Illistrations and Biographical sketches. B10

Clinton Co.

"History of Shiawassee and Clinton Counties Michigan." Philadelphia: D. W. Ensign & Co. 1880. History of Shiawassee and Clinton Counties, Michigan with illustrations and Biographical Sketches of their Prominent Men and Pioneers. [This book is now freely available to download from the Internet Archive.]

Hillsdale Co.

"150 Years in the Hills and Dales, Bicentennial History of Hillsdale County, Michigan." The Hillsdale County Historical Society & the Hillsdale Co. Bicentennial Commission, 1976. Large two-volume set of family-submitted histories in Hillsdale County, Michigan for the Bicentennial 1976. BJ

"Robinson's 1973 Hillsdale County, Mich. Rural Directory." Robinson's 1973 Telephone directory for the entire county. Includes street address and in many cases the listings include employment data for the head of household as well as ages for all residents in the household. The book also includes a listing of township officers for the year. I will not make copies of this book, but will supply the exact text for any individual requested. BH5

Ionia Co.

"Family Maps of Ionia County, Michigan." by Gregory Boyd. EB

Isabella Co.

"Salt River Shepherd 1857-1957, Shepherd Centennial." Shepherd Area Historical Soc., Newell L. Oren, Chairman. B13

Kent Co.

"History of Grand Rapids, Michigan." Albert Baxter, Munsell & Co., 1891. PLEASE review the materials online at: http://www.migenweb.net/kent/baxter1891/ and use the Kent County Michigan GenWeb Project search engines before requesting a lookup in this book. JG3

Leelanu Co.

"100 Years in Leelanau." by Edmund M. Littell, The Print Shop, Leland, Michigan, Copyright 1965. Sponsored by "Leelanau County Prospectors Club." An eighty page book packed with town histories. B13

Lenawee Co.

"Adrian Monthly Meeting Records (Society of Friends) (Quakers)." Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, v.4, pt. 2, 1946. Births, marriages, deaths, certificates of transfer, etc. for the Quaker meeting in Adrian, Michigan. DG4

Macomb Co.

"1940 Mount Clemens (Macomb Co., MI) Telephone Directory"; including: Center Line; East Detroit; Mount Clemens; Roseville, inc. Fraser; St. Clair Shores; Warren. Published Oct. 1940, Michigan Bell Telephone Co. Especially helpful for locating someone in 1940 census. KA2

Monroe Co.

"Death Records of Monroe Co., Michigan Vol. 1, 1867-1878." Genealogical Society of Monroe Co., Michigan, 1994. Death Records 1867-1878. MC2

"Death Records of Monroe County, Michigan Volume II, 1879-1888." Genealogical Society of Monroe County, 1998. MC2

"Death Records of Monroe Co., MI., Volume III, 1889-1897." The Genealogical Society of Monroe Co., MI., 2003. MC2

"History of Monroe County, Michigan." Talcott E. Wing, 1890. MC2

"A History of Newport and Berlin Township, Michigan." T. Victor Menard, Monroe County Library System, 1995. SAB

"MARRIAGE RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, MICHIGAN, VOL. 1: 1818-1864." Genealogical Society of Monroe County, Michigan, Inc. in conjunction with The Monroe County Library System. Marriages 1818 to 1864. Y2

"Marriage Records of Monroe County, MI. Vols 1 to 5, 1817 to 1905." Genealogical Society of Monroe Co., Mi Inc. 1988 to 1993. Marriage Records for Monroe Co., MI. 1817 to 1903. MC2

"Recollections of Life in Monroe County." Marion Childs - 1956-1962. Interviews of elderly people who have lived in Monroe County all their life. Interviews begin about 1956 and end about 1962. Some interviews contain valuable genealogical information while other are just anecdotes of what life was like growing up in the late 19th century and early 20th century in Monroe County. Indexed by names and places. SAB

"St. Charles Church Newport, Michigan: A Historical and Biographical Review St. Charles Church, 1932." Biographical review of all parishoners and their families. SAB

"Wills Recorded in Deed Books in Monroe County." Indexed by Shirley and Dan Muszynski. An index to wills recorded in Monroe County 1847 - 1900. SAB

Muskegon Co.

"1920 Plat Book of Muskegon County, Michigan." Published by W W Hixson & Co. Rockford Ill. Plat maps of Muskegon County in 1920. B10

Oakland Co.

"1845 Oakland County, MI. census." Limited to only these townships: Avon, Troy, Pontiac, Bloomfield, West Bloomfield, Milford, Farmington, Royal Oak. The entire census can be found at the Royal Oak City Library, in Royal Oak, MI. Also, find at the Historical Library in Lansing, MI. KA2

"The Addison Album." Barbara D. Stafford, BMS Publishing Company, April 2000. LO1

"Ferndale of Yesteryear", by Maurice F. Cole, 1971. Family stories and photographs, school class pictures, local officials, local history. KA2

"Mt. Avon Cemetery/Rochester Cem., Rochester, Oakland County, MI." Compiled by:Beverly Lancaster, Russel Reed, Dorothy Scott. Published by Pontiac Area Historical and Genealogical Society (only date indicated was 1987). Burial records prior to 1879 were lost; DAR reading done in 1920's; 1879-1905 in first ledger book; 1906-1931 in second ledger book; 1932 to present 1987 in third ledger book. Then a fourth book was begun. Includes those graves moved to Mt. Avon from the "old Graham Cemetary" in 1926. Burial books are found at Rochester City Clerks office. Rochester Historical Commission made a card file of burials for Mt. Avon. KA2

"Oakhill Cemetery Burials 1869-1906." Indexed by Beverly Lancaster and Dorothy Scott; published by the Pontiac Area Historical and Genealogical Society 1986 From an early Sexton's book, it represents 3,597 burials that took place 1869-1906, NOT including graves removed from the old cemetery in "downtown" Pontiac to the present site. After 1907, burial records were kept on file cards, which can been seen at the cemetery office in Pontiac, Michigan. (Only one of three books for this cemetery). KA2

"Oakland County, Michigan Oak Hill Cemetery (older sections) 1822-1991." Prepared by Beverly Lancaster and Russel Reed, Pontiac Area Historical & Genealogical Society, 1992. This book was reprinted and distributed by the Oakland County Genealogical Society in 2002. Oak Hill Cemetery was given to the city of Pontiac in 1822. The book contains Names, many birth dates and/or ages at death,some relationships are shown, date of death and most (not all) have lot numbers. There are also maps to locate the various areas within the cemetery. According to the introduction, sometime prior to 1906 there was a fire in the cemetery office. Some records were saved and any additional information obtained form loose burial permits is also listed. SL2

"Old Timers tell it like it was"; pub. by Ferndale Historical Society, 1987; Ferndale, Oakland Co. MI. Stories about Ferndale and it's citizens by residents, City officials, school personal and others; photographs. KA2

"Reading from the Royal Oak Cemetery, including St. Mary's Cemetery." Both are in Royal Oak, Michigan. KA2

Osceola Co.

"Portrait and Biographical Album of Osceola County" of prominent and representative citizens of the county. Chapman Brothers Publishing Co, Chicago, 1884. 225 names, family information, plus county information from earliest settlement to 1884. There are over 2 dozen photos too. EG

Saginaw Co.

"Saginaw County Cemeteries Book 1." Saginaw Genealogical Society, Inc. Saginaw, Michigan, 1982. Index/listing for Wildwood Cemetery and Chesaning Township Cemetery. DC3

"Saginaw County Cemeteries Book 2." Saginaw Genealogical Society, Inc. Saginaw, Michigan, 1982. Index/listing for Oakgrove Cemetery, Bridgeport; Pinegrove Cemetery, Bridgeport; St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Bridgeport; Birch Run Township Cemetery; and Hammond Cemetery, Birch Run Twp. DC3

"Saginaw County Cemeteries Book 3." Saginaw Genealogical Society, Inc. Saginaw, Michigan, 1982. Index/listing for St. Charles Cemetery. DC3

"Saginaw County Cemeteries Book 4." Saginaw Genealogical Society, Inc. Saginaw, Michigan, 1982. Index/listing for Brant Twp Cemetery; Taymouth Twp Cemetery; Wheaton (Indian) Cemetery, Taymouth Twp. DC3

"Saginaw County Cemeteries Book 5." Saginaw Genealogical Society, Inc. Saginaw, Michigan, 1987. Index/listing for West Side Cemetery, Freeland; St Johannes Cemetery, Frankentrost; Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery; Richland Township Cemetery. DC3

"Saginaw County Cemeteries Book 6." Saginaw Genealogical Society, Inc. Saginaw, Michigan, 1987. Index/listing for Buena Vista Twp Cemetery; Kochville Methodist Cemetery; Owen Cemetery; Bethel Lutheran Church Cemetery; Frankenmuth Twp Cemetery; St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. DC3

"Saginaw County Cemeteries Book 7." Saginaw Genealogical Society, Inc. Saginaw, Michigan, 2000. Index/listing for Catholic Cemetery, Albee; Pierce Cemetery, Birch Run; Darling Family Cemetery, Albee; West & East Pinegrove Cemeteries, Albee; Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, Blumfield; Olive Branch Methodist Cemetery, Frankenmuth; Maple Grove Twp Cemetery; Oakgrove Cemetery, Brady; Spaulding Twp Cemetery; Cook Episcopal Cemetery, Taymouth Twp. DC3

"Saginaw County Cemeteries Book 8." Saginaw Genealogical Society, Inc. Saginaw, Michigan, 2000. Index/listing for Jaquith Family Cemetery, Tittabawassee Twp; Pine Grove Cemetery, Tittabawassee; Pioneer Family Cemetery, Saginaw (aka Bacon Cemetery); Vasold Cemetery, Tittabawassee. DC3

"Saginaw County Cemeteries Book 9." Saginaw Genealogical Society, Inc. Saginaw, Michigan, 2000. Index/listing for Evangelical United Brethren Cemetery, Kochville; Pine Hill Cemetery, Saginaw (aka Swarthout or Camin Cemetery); Saginaw Twp Cemetery (aka McCarty or Ure Cemetery); Saginaw Poor Farm Cemetery; Whitney Pioneer Family Cemetery, Saginaw; Braley Pioneer Family Cemetery, Saginaw; The Old Lutheran Cemetery, Gladwin County; Bourret Cemetery, Gladwin County; St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Marion Springs; St Theresa's Mission Cemetery, Marion Springs; Marion Springs Twp Cemetery, Marion Springs. DC3

"Saginaw County Cemeteries Book 10." Saginaw Genealogical Society, Inc. Saginaw, Michigan, 2000. Index/listing for James Township Cemetery, Garfield Cemetery #1, Swan Creek; Garfield Cemetery #2, Swan Creek; Richland Lutheran Cemetery, Richaland; Fremont Twp Cemetery. DC3

"Saginaw County Cemeteries Book 11." Saginaw Genealogical Society, Inc. Saginaw, Michigan, 2000. Index/listing for Fort Saginaw Military Cemetery; Burial at Saginaw are cemeteries from Case's Funeral Home records; Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines at Oakwood Cemetery; Hebrew Cemetery, Spaulding Twp. DC3

St. Clair Co.

"Biographical Memoirs of St. Clair County, Michigan." B. F. Bowen, Publisher -- Logansport, Indiana -- 1903. Part II of this book, "Compendium of Local Biography," contains biographies and (select) pictures of notable individuals of St. Clair County, Michigan *prior to 1903,* the date of publishing. The ONLY surnames appearing in the book are as follows:
Allen, Ainsworth, Allington, Arnot, Atkins, Atwell, Avery, Babel, Baer, Bailey, Baird, Baker, Balden, Baldwin, Ballentine, Balmer, Banfill, Barron,Bartlett, Beach, Beard, Beebe, Beecher, Beehr, Bell, Bennett, Berk, Berney Bidleman, Blynn, Boehmer, Bonker, Bourlier, Brabaw, Bradley, Braidwood, Breen, Bricker, Brothwell, Brown, Buckeridge, Bullock, Butler, Butlin, Cade, Cady, Cain, Campbell, Cantine, Carleton, Carson, Caster, Catherman, Caughell, Cavanagh, Chamberlain, Cheeseman, Clark, Clausen, Clay, Cogley, Cohrs, Colby, Cole, Conklin, Cook, Coon, Cowan, Cowles, Crimmins, Crocker, Crowley, Curry, Dalrymple. Davidson, De Graw, Diem, Dickie, Dohrman, Donahue, Duval, Dysinger, Elliott, Eichorn, Engel, Evans, Fairbrother, Fasbender, Fergus, Fields, Fish, Fitz, Folkerts, Francis, French, Geer, Gibbons, Gillick, Glaspie, Glyshaw, Golding, Gottsleben, Gould, Graber, Graham, Green, Hall, Hamilton, Harrow, Harsen, Hart, Hartsuff, Haskell, Hill, Hoffman, Hood, Hopkins, Houghton, House Howard, Huggett, Hunter, Hyde, Jackson, Jenne, Johnson, Jones, Kasdorf, Keil, Kekeisen, Kendall, Kenyon, Kern, King, Kingsley, Kinney, Kirk, Koch, Kruger, LaBounty, Lamb, Lambkin, Lashbrook, Latour, Laughran, Law, Lepien, Lester, Lewis, Livingston, Lockwood, Loomis, Lown, Low, Lutz, Lynch, McAuley, McIntyre, McKenna .McKenzie. McLennan, McMurtrie, McNaught, McNaughton, Mackey Maines, Maurer, Mavis, Meldrum, Menzies, Merritt, Meskill, Meyer, Middleton, Miller, Mills, Mitchell, Montney, Moody, Mooney, Moore, Morgan, Morley, Morris, Muhlitner, Mundt, Myron, Newell, Noble, Nolan, O'Leary, O'Meara, Osborne, Pace, Paldi, Palmer, Parker, Patrick, Patterson, Pearce, Peasley, Peters, Petz, Phelps, Phillips, Pickard, Plant, Porter, Port Huron Times, Proctor, Quain, Ramsey, Rapley, Randolph, Rawlings, Recor, Reid, Reichenbach, Richardson, Roberts, Robertson, Rodgers, Rose, Roy, Russell, Rutledge, Ryan, Schnoor, Schriner, Schweitzer, Seidel, Seymour, Sharpe, Shepherd, Shepperd, Sherman, Simpson, Skinner, Smith, Sperry, Springborn, Springer, Sprotberry, Standel, Stein, Stevens, Stewart, Stone, Streeter, Strevel, Sutton, Sweet, Tacey, Taylor, Thomas, Todd, Trumble, Uppleger, Van Norstrand, Veitch, Vincent, Volker, Walker, Ward, Warner, Warren, Watson, Weber, Weil, Welch, Wendt, Wenning, Westcott, Westrick, Whipple, Whitaker, White, Wilks, Williams. SS10

Shiawassee Co.

"History of Shiawassee and Clinton Counties Michigan." Philadelphia: D. W. Ensign & Co. 1880. History of Shiawassee and Clinton Counties, Michigan with illustrations and Biographical Sketches of their Prominent Men and Pioneers. [This book is now freely available to download from the Internet Archive.]

Van Buren Co.

"Van Buren County Michigan, A Pictorial History." Van Buren Regional Gen. Society, 2003, Turner Publishing Company, Paducah, KY Lots of photos, with paragraph descriptions of the who/what/when. BB7

Wayne Co.

"The Book of Detroiters; A Biographical Dictionary of Leading Living Men of the City of Detroit." Edited by Albert Nelson Marquis; Published by A.N. Marquis & Co., Chicago. c1908. This book was written in 1908 and only included those men who were living at the time it was published. This book is now online at: http://www.usgennet.org/usa/mi/county/tuscola/det/.