Resources Available at the Grace A. Dow Library

The books below are just a sample of the resources available in the Genealogy Room at the Library - there are hundreds of books and census indexes for most of the United States prior to 1900 and some census indexes and resources for Canada as well.

Books About Midland and the Saginaw Valley:
Michigan's White Pine Era: 1840-1900
Rolland Maybee, Michigan Historical Commission, 1960
Titabawassee River Log Marks, Ralph Stroebel,
Saginaw Public Library Eddy Historical Series #2, Saginaw, 1967
The Story of Logging the White Pine in the Saginaw Valley,
Irene Hargreaves, Red Keg Press, Bay City, 1964
Michigan State Census Indexes 1710 - 1870 

Dow Chemical and the Dow Family:
The Dow Story: the History of Dow Chemical Company
Don Whitehead, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1968
Dow Research Pioneers: Recollections 1888-1949
Robert Karpicek, Pendell Publishing, Midland, 1984
The Architecture of Alden B. Dow, Sidney Robinson
Wayne State Press, Detroit, 1983 

The County and City of Midland:

Midland County Cemetery Records: (book form) 1850-1894

Midland Obituary Index: 1872-1921

Midland County Cemetery Book

Midland County Census: (book form) 1900, 1910, 1920

Midland City Directories: 1933 and up

     Midland City Reports: 1946 to present
Midland Telephone Directories: 1949 to present

Midland High School Yearbooks: 1944 to present

Dow High School Yearbooks: 1965 (opening year) to present

     Portrait and Biographical Album of Midland County, Chapman Bros., Chicago, 1884 
     Midland County Centennial
     Stories of Men Who Traveled Through Midland Before 1835
     First White People in Midland
     A Short History of the Indians of Midland County
     Four Early Midland History Facts
        All written and self-bound by Harold and Norman Moll in the 1950's
     The County of Midland Michigan 1897
        A Map and Directory
     Salt of the Earth: The History of Midland County (an absolutely superb work)
        Dorothy Langdon Yates, Midland County Historical Society, 1987
     Sanford Area Centennial 1870- 1970
        A Photo Album Keepsake 

On Microfiche:
    Midland Sun (newspaper): 1883-1927
    Midland Republican (newspaper): 1881-1937
    Midland Daily News (newspaper): 1937 - present 

Plus many family histories either on file or on microfiche! 

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)

New York Public Library

Libweb - Library Servers via the WWW

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

Midland County Vital Records
The Midland County Clerk has birth, marriage, divorce, civil court and land records from 1880 
Midland County Clerk 
220 W. Ellsworth
Midland, Michigan 48640 
A non-indexed site containing the death files from the State of Michigan from 1867 to 1884. Parents and cause of death may also be listed.
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 came from New York, Canada, Ireland and Germany

Adoption: A Website of Links and Tips - for those researchers that are touched by adoption.
1895 USA Atlas Searchable state and county maps.
 Michigan GenWeb Master County Index. Links to all the sites within Michigan of the

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, Midland, and receive back a listing of all the place names called Midland 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
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites- Michigan. Links to numerous sites.

Get Involved!: Give Help--Get Help

There are a number of ways to get involved in the USGW or MIGENWEB project and help others as well as yourself.

Volunteers for lookups!. If you own or have access to sources for Isabella County (birth records, marriage records, tax records, cemetery records, biographical information, county or city histories, etc.), sign up to be listed on the "Lookup" page. 
Volunteer to help the USGENWEB Project in your own state or county!
Help is needed throughout the country, whether it is for a county coordinator, lookups, the census project, the tombstone project or assisting the county coordinator in maintaining a page. Contact your State Coordinator for more details. 

2003 - 2020 all rights reserved of html coding and graphics by  by Donna Hoff-Grambau

 1996 - 2002 by Jeri Shangle



Volunteers hold copyright to the material they have donated for this site.  Not to be copied and used in any format to any other site or in any other media. 

 This server space is provided by Michigan Family History Network
Visit the Michigan Family History Network for more Midlalnd County names.


Back to the Midland County Page!