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Peninsula Community Library

Local History Resources and Research

Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society

Old Mission Gazette History Archives 

Dougherty Mission House

Traverse Area District Library Local History Collection

Bureau of Land Management (United States Department of the Interior) - search for purchase patents from the land office. See signatures of your ancestors and get dates for specific purchases.

Library of Michigan and Archives of Michigan (family history link) - information about their resources and some newspaper links.

MIGenWeb - Michigan genealogy information online, part of USGenWeb

Find A Grave - Search by last name, cemetery name, etc.; find pictures of grave stones; some have additional documents and pictures.

The Michigan One Room Schoolhouse Database

Archaelogical Atlas of Michigan, William B. Hinsdale.

Searchable Map of Native Territories, Languages and Treaties

Threads of History - A 1892 Signature quilt by the Ladies Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church is on exhibit in our Community Room until March 31, 2024. Display includes items related to the Old Mission families named on the quilt. The display is courtesy of the Archer/Sargent/VanBrocklin Family.
     Additional links: A Brief History of the Old Mission Methodist Episcopal Church, Ladies Aid Societies in Michigan, and Ann's Article