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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

Charlevoix Emmet History

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



Genealogical Death
Indexing System

Census Online

The National Archives

Ellis Island

Bureau of Land

Social Security
Death Index

History at Home:

A Guide to Genealogy


                             Surnames A - J     Surnames K - Q     Surnames R - Z







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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

Due to the upcoming Holidays & other circumstances the dates

for our June & July meetings have been changed. 

June 7th meeting has been changed to Wednesday, June 15, 2016

July 5th meeting has been changed to Wednesday, July 13, 2016


June 15, 2016 - General Meeting - members vote for new officers and board members

July 13, 2016 - General Meeting

August 2, 2016 - General Meeting

(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)

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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.


The Civil War and History Project Notebooks are now housed at the Alanson Area Public Library


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


Our Elected Officers for the 2015-2016 Membership Year

                    President - Judy Krawczyk  231-347-9441
                    Vice President - Joseph Hoffman

Treasurer - Clare Amacher
                    Recording and Corresponding Secretary -
Marcia Maves

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.

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

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 May 15, 2015.
Webmaster -
Penny Hills-Postma

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