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Alpena County Lookup Resources

Jolene Kelly Pillars

(Under construction- Some of the links might not work, I am updating them. If you find a problem, please let me know.)

Remember to check with NEMGS. They will have their own web page on line soon. , a lot of these resources listed (books only) can be bought from them. All money goes to support the Society or visit your local FHC and order these films listed on the Alpena County Library Microfilm collection page.

Books  (see History)
Enduring Poles by Natsolim (Harry Milostan)
Home Was Alpena

City Directories
Ancestry.com - various years
CD 1884-1890 (selected cities and years)
Telephone Directory- Oct 1957

Newspapers
Death Entries in Early Alpena Newspapers 1871-1900 Vol. 1
Death Entries in Early Alpena Newspapers 1901-1919 Vol. 2
Death Entries in Early Alpena Newspapers 1920-1929 Vol. 3
Death Entries in Early Alpena Newspapers 1930-1939 Vol. 4
Death Entries in Early Alpena Newspapers 1940-1949 Vol. 5
Death Entries in Early Alpena Newspapers 1950-1959 Vol. 6
Death Entries in Early Alpena Newspapers 1960-1969 Vol. 7
Death Entries in Early Alpena Newspapers 1970-1979 Vol. 8
Death Entries in Early Alpena Newspapers1980-1989 Vol. 9
Note: This is just an index. Compiled by the
NEMGS. You can request a photocopy of an obituary from the Alpena Public Library for .25 plus SASE. Attn: Lori Grumet. Please only limit your request to two or three at a time.
 This is strictly volunteer work.

1976 Bicentennial Edition of The Alpena News

Index to Dates of Events, Alpena, MI 1840-1914
by NEMGS. Indexed by Rhea LaCross

Plat Maps and Land
Index to 1903 Plat Book of Alpena, Presque Isle and Montmorency County, MI
by Rhea LaCross and NEMGS.

Church Records
St. Anne Church Records, Alpena, MI 1882-1922
by Lorrie and Rhea LaCross and NEMGS: Predominantly French

St. Mary's Church Funeral Records 1887-1925 by NEMGS: Predominantly Polish.

St. Bernard Church Records, Alpena, MI 1864-1925 by NEMGS: Predominantly Irish but include Polish, and French.

Cemeteries
Holy Cross Cemetery Sexton Records by NEMGS.
Cemetery Records of Evergreen, Hebrew, and Grace Lutheran. Alpena, MI by Lorrie and Rhea LaCross.
King Settlement Cemetery - headstone inscriptions only. by Faded Genes
Sanborn Twp. Cemetery (headstones only). by Faded Genes
Spratt Cemetery (headstones only) by Faded Genes
St. Rose Cemetery (headstones only) by Faded Genes
Long Rapids Twp. Cemetery (Index only) Faded Genes
James C. Owens' Record of Burials at Alpena, Mich. 1911-1916

History
Every Name Index to The Complete History of Alpena County, Michigan
by Jolene Kelly Pillars

The Complete History of Alpena County, Michigan by William Bolton

Centennial History of Alpena County by David D. Oliver

Long Rapids & Vicinity compiled by Ruth Ann Cochrane.

Lachine & Vicinity 1909-1984

(No indices for these books, I am working on it)

Census
1860 Alpena Census Index

1870-1920 if you know the township, page, enumeration district or
any other identifying information.
Any family living in Alpena County: 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930. 
(Send identifying information)

Check out the 1870 Mortality Schedule or the 1880 Mortality Schedule.

There are no exisiting state censuses for Alpena County.

Index to 1900 Census, Alpena County, MI by Faded Genes.

Probate Records
LDS Film # 0964889, item #2 Alpena Probate Calendar 1872-1915
(Remember Probate records include more than just wills) For a complete list of what you can order through your FHC, check out the Alpena County Library Microfilm collection.

Probate copies on microfilm are available for .75 per page. Write: Alpena County Probate Court, County Office Building, Alpena, MI 49707 (517-354-8785)

Vital Records
Alpena Co. Death Index 1871-1904

                           Various birth, marriage, death indices, send name, I         might not have the index for your surname. I am no longer doing any vital record searches, but I will check the index for your name.

War
1894 Michigan Veterans Schedule. Alpena County, MI 1894 Veterans Schedule

World War I enlistment- if you don't have ancestry

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