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 &
A Guide to Genealogy
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.
August 2, 2016 - General Meeting
September 6, 2016 - Richard Wiles - Presentation - "PETOSKEY - 1950's STYLE"
7 p.m. American Legion Hall
Come join us in a trip back to the nostalgic days of the 1950's.
Petoskey, Michigan was destined to become Michigan's northern resort town with the arrival of the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad tracks in November of 1873. By the 1880's on, it was known at various times as the "Queen City of the North," "The Pearl of the North," Michigan's "Winter Capital" and other catchy names. During the 1950's Petoskey became known as a national and internationally known "Summer Shopper's Mecca," featuring a Sak's Fifth Avenue, Bob Baker Shoes, Flora Ottimer, Sara Weinstock-Emily Nasser and other specialty shops. Besides the specialty shops, Petoskey in the 1950's was an exciting place to be.
October 4, 2016 - General Meeting
(meetings subject to change)
Membership Fees are $15.00 for one year. Single or couple (husband and wife)
Membership Dues are due July 1, 2016 for the year 2016-2017.
Members may submit free queries and surname submissions to be included in the Quest, the ECGS Newsletter. Send them to: Emmet County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 2476, Petoskey, MI 49770
PRESERVING EMMET COUNTY HISTORY PROJECT
We are pleased to announce
Nine Large History Project Binders are now housed at the Petoskey District Library
and the Alanson Area Public Library for your reading and research.
Pictures and information will be added frequently.
Four - Petoskey History Binders
Two - Regional History Binders
Two - Family History/Memoir Binders
One - Obituary Binder
Petoskey District Library 231-758-3114 These binders have been catalogued by the library.
Alanson Area Public Library 231-548-5465
EMMET COUNTY DECEASED MILITARY VETERANS RESEARCH PROJECT
In keeping active in our important goal of preserving history, we are currently researching all Military Veterans who had any connection or relationship with Emmet County. Our goal is to honor our Veterans with a short written account of each Veteran's life, along with information on their military service. Any help on this project would be greatly appreciated. If you have knowledge of any War Veteran from Emmet County please contact us.
The Military Binders will be added to the libraries this coming fall.
Researching the following Military Wars:
Mexican American War
BOOKS FOR SALE
A Look Around Little Traverse Bay, by Candace Fitzsimons - Hardcover 2007 - $10.00 (includes shipping and handling)
Our Elected Officers for the 2016-2017 Membership Year
Newsletter - Kim Morgan
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.
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 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
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 July 31, 2016.
Train photo at top of
page - contributed by Lowell Kosloskey.