EMMET COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
The Suburban Trains are from circa 1905. Taken between Lake and Bay Streets, looking north. The house, top right center, is the brick apartment house on the corner of Rose and Division Streets in Petoskey, MI.
Historical Society &
NEW MEETING LOCATION AND DATES (First Tuesday)
The Emmet County Genealogical Society holds a monthly General Meeting at 7:00 PM on the first Tuesday of every month at the American Legion Hall, 455 Bay Street, Petoskey, MI (1/2 block from Stafford's Perry Hotel) unless otherwise noted. Please join us, visitors are always welcome. Use side door entrance.
September 2, 2014 - General Meeting
September 17, 2014 - Presentation by Richard Wiles, "A Bitter Memory - The Burt Lake Burn-Out"
7:00 p.m. American Legion Hall - The Public is Welcome to this FREE presentation
October 7, 2014 - General Meeting and plans for November Fall Harvest Potluck Dinner
November 4, 2014 - Fall Harvest Potluck Dinner - Military Theme - More information to come
December 2, 2014 - Members Christmas Party
Learn How to Climb Your Family Tree - Saturday August 23 - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Alanson Area Public Library
This is an Ancestry.com class with Jackie Weber.
Pre-registration required by Monday, August 18 - call 231-548-5465. No charge if you are an AAPL Cardholder.
Membership Fees are $15.00 for one year. Single or couple (husband and wife)
EMMET COUNTY CIVIL WAR VETERANS RESEARCH PROJECT
EMMET COUNTY HISTORY PROJECT
Both the Civil War and History Project Notebooks will soon be housed at the Alanson Area Public Library
Our Elected Officers for the 2014-2015 Membership Year
Alanson Area Public Library We are very grateful for the generosity of the Alanson Area Public Library for housing all our society holdings. We have many research books available. We sincerely thank all involved for their help, assistance and time on this project. Alanson Area Public Library
Our Friends - Angel Ambassadors A newly developed one time hand up non profit organization formed to bring awareness and contributions to all Veterans causes and needs. Visit the Angel Ambassadors Website.
The Harbor Springs Historical Society and History Museum has a genealogy section on their website. It has searchable database and is an ongoing project. Harbor Springs Historical Society & Harbor Springs History Museum.
Greenwood Cemetery in Petoskey, MI has a website with a genealogical lookup page where all of their burial and obituary records can be searched and printed. A search there will return maiden names as well as last names. A contact form is available on their website for persons wanting information. Greenwood Cemetery
NEWSPAPER ARCHIVES Greenwood Cemetery is pleased to announce they have begun offering newspaper archives on the web. Go to their website at www.gwood.us and open the Newspaper Research page. There you can search for and read the newspapers they have uploaded. The research page allows you to search by year or by year and month if you are looking for a particular newspaper or timeframe. There are about 2,200 newspapers uploaded now. The first batch begins in 1875 and ends in 1907. These newspapers are made available with permission and cooperation of the Petoskey News Review. This is an ongoing project as we scan, process and upload the newspapers.
Volunteers Are Needed
Members are needed to help with the expansion of the Emmet County Genealogical Society and be on the Membership Committee. This will be an ongoing project. If you have an interest in being on this committee, please email: Janet Fettig Corresponding Secretary.
If you are interested in becoming involved in the Emmet County Genealogical Society or have ideas or talents you'd like to share, please contact Recording Secretary, Marcia Maves.
This page was
updated August 11, 2014.
Train photo at top of
page - contributed by Lowell Kosloskey.