Libraries, Research Centers
& Resources

Libraries and Research Centers: Hands on, real time research off line.

Isabella County Libraries
  • Chippewa River District Library
           Veterans Memorial Library
           301 S. University Avenue
           Mt. Pleasant, Michigan  48858
           Hours: Mon-Thursday 10 am to 9 pm
                      Friday & Saturday 10 am to 5:30 pm
                      Sunday 1:30 - 5:30
Sunday hours are only between Labor Day and Memorial Day, the VML is closed on Sundays in the Summer.

           Microfilmed copies of Mt. Pleasant and Isabella County newspapers.

  • Faith Johnson Memorial Library
          4026 Michigan Street
          Rosebush, Michigan  48878
          Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 12pm  to 8 pm
                     Wednesday & Saturday 10 am to 2 pm
  • Coe Township Library 
          309 W. Wright Avenue
          Shepherd, Michigan  48883
          Hours: Monday and Thursdays 10am to  8 pm
                     Tuesday 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am to 1 pm
  • Weidman Public Library
          3453 N. School Road
         Weidman, Michigan 48893
          Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday 10 am to 5:30 pm
                     Thursday 12:30 pm to 8 pm
  • Fremont Township Library
          2833 West Blanchard Road
         Winn, Michigan 48896
         Hours:  12-8 Monday and Thursday, and 4-8 Tuesday and Wednesday, closed Friday
  • Rolland Township Library
         324 Street
          Blanchard, Michigan 49310
          Hours: Monday & Wednesday 1 pm to 5 pm
                     Friday 1-5 & Saturday 9 am to 1 pm
  Current hours and information about the VML is also available at:


Films at the Mt. Pleasant Family History Center - click on this link to see which films the FHC holds in its' permanent collection.

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
    1404 S. Crawford Road
    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

    Wednesdays 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
    Call for an appointment on other days during hours if the above times are not convenient.

    Visitors Welcomed

 During inclement weather or holiday seasons please call for availability!
The Family History Center will be closed during the winter when the Mt. Pleasant Schools close.

Statewide Resources for Genealogical Research

Library of Michigan
    Abrams Foundation Historical Collection: Genealogy and Local History
    717 West Allegan Street
    PO Box 30007
    Lansing, Michigan 48909-7507
    Current hours of operation may be obtained through the LOM's website. Click on Family History for
    the genealogy and history information.
    The Library of Michigan is the 4th largest repository of genealogical information in the US.
    The LOM has the complete census for the United States from 1790 through 1930.

Clarke Historical Library
    Central Michigan University
    Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48859
    Library Hours:
    Monday through Friday - 8am to 5pm; Saturdays, as scheduled, 8am to 12pm
    The Clarke Historical Library has a listing of its Michigan and US history holdings online, as
    well as a bibliography of materials on Native Americans. Presently, the library has online the
    scanned in 1884 County Histories for Isabella, Gratiot, Midland and other Michigan Counties.

Burton Historical Collection of the Detroit Public Library

Countrywide Resources for Genealogical Research

Library of Congress

Allen County Public Library (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library

National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections

Newberry Library (Chicago, Illinois)

Libweb - Library Servers via the WWW

Family Search - online databases of the Mormon Church

Ancestry.Com - rotating free databases, current SSDI a continuing free database

Vital Statistics: births, marriages, deaths, divorces, and other vital facts

Isabella County Vital Records
The Isabella County Clerk has birth, marriage, divorce, civil court and land records from 1880 
Isabella County Clerk 
200 North Main Street 
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48858 
A non-indexed site containing the death files from the State of Michigan from 1867 to 1884. Parents and cause of death are listed also.
Michigan County Clerks Genealogy Directory
1994 Edition containing the address, phone, FAX number, genealogy research hours, identification requirements for use of records, cost of certified, and genealogy copies, other copy fees and list of records and inclusive dates for all the counties of Michigan.
State Wide Obituary Listings
Current daily listings from: Ann Arbor News, Bay City Times, Flint Journal, Grand Rapids Press,Jackson Citizen Patriot, Kalamazoo Gazette, Muskegon Chronicle and the Saginaw News.
United States Vital Records Information Site. A private genealogy page that contains information on how and where to obtain vital records (such as birth, death, marriage and divorce records) for every territory, state and county in the U.S.

Michigan and US Links: Our ancestors aren't always where we think they are!

Many Michiganians or Michiganders if you prefer came from New York, Ohio, Canada, Ireland and Germany


Adoption: A Website of Links and Tips - for those researchers that are touched by adoption.
   Ellis Island Search Forms and Ship Arrivals - Steve Morse's excellent search engine.
1895 USA Atlas Searchable state and county maps.
Place Names The USGS place name index.
   The distance finder will calculate the distance between two sites and give you driving directions.
   Handy when trying to figure out how close relatives may have lived to one another.
Michigan GenWeb Master County Index. Links to all the sites within Michigan of the
   MIGENWEB. Includes links to the Census Project, and the
   Tombstone Project.
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites- Michigan. Links to numerous sites.
The Genealogy Homepage. Sponsored by The Family Tree Maker Online.
The American Immigrant Wall of Honor, Search the Wall. This site allows you to check a
   name to see if it is on the wall at Ellis Island.
Find The County For Any City In The United States. Enter the name of a city, for instance,
   Mt. Pleasant, and receive back a listing of all the place names called Mt. Pleasant in the US.
Bureau of Land Management: Eastern States, General Land Office
   Searchable land patents in Michigan and other states.
British Columbia Vital Event Indexes
Ohio Death Index. A searchable index of deaths in the State of Ohio from 1913 to 1937.
Colorado Statewide Marriage and Divorce Index

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