Michigan County Histories

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The Michigan County Histories collection is projected to provide access to
192 histories dating from 1866 to 1926. The collection provides all members of the
community with keyword searching and page-by-page access to digitized reproductions
of Michigan county atlases and histories as a resource for historical and
genealogical research. Initial collection content comprises titles
selected from Frances Loomis's Michigan Biography Index (Detroit: Detroit
Public Library, 1946), Bentley Historical Library holdings, and the
Research Publications microfilm publication County and Regional Histories
of the Old Northwest. Additional content selected from titles listed in
Michigan Atlases and Plat Books by William Miles (Lansing: State Library
Services, 1975) may be added as funds permit.

The collection is a collaborative effort of Michigan's Council of Library
Directors, composed of the directors of the following institutions, all of
whom have contributed time and funds:

The collection contents are fully searchable and are freely available to the public.



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Last update April 20, 2004.