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Genealogy Resources



Search your family history on this friendly database. 
Only available in the library building.


An additional family history database.
Available through Michigan eLibrary from anywhere in Michigan. 


Michigan Room

The library’s Michigan Room hosts the following resources:

  • Microfilm of Charlevoix Newspapers, 1800’s – present
    • Can also be viewed online here
  • Books with historical relevance to Northern Michigan
  • Charlevoix Oral Tradition Videos recording the lives of local residents (These are available for checkout)
    • Can also be viewed online here
  • Charlevoix High School Yearbooks, 1924, 1947-present are available in print in the Michigan Room
    • Can also be viewed online here

Other Genealogical Resources:

Charlevoix Historical Society 
You can make an appointment for research help. Check their site for hours and contact information. Here is a link to their Research Guide.

To view Charlevoix Obituaries click here. This is an ongoing project to digitize over 100 years of local obituaries being undertaken by the Friends of the Charlevoix Public Library. Obits are currently available 1900-present.

Greenwood Cemetery, Petoskey
Includes local burials and obituaries from the Petoskey News-Review.

Library of Michigan Genealogical Resources

Seeking Michigan (Archives of Michigan)

Rootsweb Genealogical Community
Many different websites for genealogical information in one site. Most of them are free.

Find a Grave

USGen Web Project

Vital Records Information

National Archives Genealogical Page

Directory of Online Death Indexes & Records

The Allen County Public Library
Known for its vast collection of genealogy resources, many of them are available online.