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.





Petoskey, MI

Alanson  Area Public Library

Harbor Springs

Historical Society &

Harbor Springs History Museum

Emmet County Death
and Marriage Records

Emmet County Michigan Gen Web

U.S. Gen Web Project


Cyndi's List



Family Tree Maker

Genealogical Death
Indexing System

Census Online

The National Archives

Ellis Island

Bureau of Land

Social Security
Death Index

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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.

Upcoming Meetings

March 3, 2015 - Member's Auction  Bring some things to auction off.

          This will help raise money to help support our society.

April 7, 2015 - Richard Wiles Presentation - Anatomy of The Murders

          The Robison Family Murders at Good Hart. 

May 5, 2015 - General Meeting (discuss new board members)

June 2, 2015 - General Meeting (elect new board members)

July 7, 2015 - General Meeting (new board members take office)

(meetings subject to change)


Membership Information

Membership Fees are $15.00 for one year. Single or couple (husband and wife)

Click here for the Membership Form. Membership Form

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

Books For Sale

A Look Around Little Traverse Bay, by Candace Fitzsimons - Hardcover 2007 - $10.00 (includes shipping and handling)

Read more about this book - Description

Order Form



In keeping active in our important goal of preserving history, we are currently researching all Civil War Veterans who had any connection or relationship with Emmet County. Our goal is to combine a short written account of each Veteran's life, along with information on his military service.  We expect to research approximately 1,000 veterans. Any help on this project would be greatly appreciated. If you have knowledge of a Civil War Veteran from Emmet County please contact us.



We are collecting newspaper articles, photos and stories of local businesses, events and family memories pertaining to Emmet County.  Please contact us is you would like to contribute to this project.


Both the Civil War and History Project Notebooks will soon be housed at the Alanson Area Public Library


Brooks Cemetery    McKinley Twp./ St. Clements Cemeteries   Friendship Twp. Cemetery


Our Elected Officers for the 2014-2015 Membership Year

                    President - Alan Thelen
                    Vice President - Judy Krawczyk
                    Recording Secretary -
Marcia Maves
                    Corresponding Secretary -
Janet Fettig
                    Treasurer -
Clare Amacher

Committee Chairpersons:

                    Newsletter - Kim Morgan
                    Resource Look-Up Chair -
Alan Thelen


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 March 1, 2015.
Webmaster -
Penny Hills-Postma

Train photo at top of page - contributed by Lowell Kosloskey.