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Family History Detective: A Step-By-Step Guide to Investigating Your Family History
Call Number: H 929.1 A4255
Family history is a topic that fascinates anyone, but the research and academics behind tracing a family tree can make genealogy seem like an intimidating hobby. Family Tree Detective will remove the intimidation factor by breaking down the research methods into basic steps readers can follow to fi nd immediate success. Readers will learn how to start their search with sources in their own homes'journals, scrapbooks and other memorabilia. They'll also learn how to locate and effectively use census, courthouse and church records and keep their information organized using pedigree charts, group sheets and effective organizing systems.
The Michigan Companion
Call Number: H 977.4 M614
Features more than 1,200 entries that explore the most significant, best known, and most influential people, places, events, organizations, products, history, and other subjects about Michigan.
Cemeteries of Berrien County, Michigan. Bainbridge Township
Berrien County Genealogical Society
Call Number: H 977.411 C3944BAIN
Maps and tombstone transcriptions for cemeteries in Bainbridge Township, Berrien County.
Family Trees: A Manual for Their Design, Layout & Display
Call Number: H 929.1 L9899
The first detailed guide to the alternative ways to lay out and draw up a genealogical chart, following the production of a finished document for display on the wall or in a book with copious illustrations that take the reader through the process in easy stages.--From the publisher.
The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635
Call Number: H 929.374 A549.1
Volume VII, T-Y. Completes the series.
I.O.O.F. Costumes, Collars, Sashes, Jewels, Banners, Books, Badges and Supplies
Ihling Bros. Everard Co.
Call Number: H 366.3 I252
Independent Order of Odd Fellows regalia catalog from the 1940s.
Gull Lake High School
Call Number: H 371.8976 G973
Gull Lake High School yearbook for 2008.
Neurasthenic Nation: America's Search for Health, Happiness, and Comfort, 1869-1920
Call Number: H 616.8528 S395
Neurasthenic Nationinvestigates how the concept of neurasthenia, the ill effects of modern civilization such as insomnia or impotence, helped doctors and patients, men and women, and advertisers and consumers negotiate changes commonly associated with “modernity.” Combining a survey of medical and popular literature on neurasthenia with original research into rare archives of personal letters, patient records, and corporate files, David Schuster charts the emergence of a “neurasthenic nation”-a place where people saw their personal health as inextricably tied to the pitfalls and possibilities of a changing world.
Comstock High School
Call Number: H 371.8976 C739
Comstock High School yearbook for 1988.
Vicksburg High School
Call Number: H 371.8976 B2551
Vicksburg High School yearbook for 1995.
Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund 1976-2011: A 35-year Michigan Oil and Gas Industry Investment Heritage in Michigan's Public Recreation Future
Call Number: H 977.4 W523
From the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula to a harbor park in downtown Detroit, more than 1,600 public recreation facilities from rail trails to parks to fishing piers statewide have benefitted from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, born of a unique alliance of government, environmental groups and the Michigan oil and gas industry in the mid-1970s serving as a solution to a seeming impasse. Join retired Michigan Oil & Gas News magazine Managing Editor Jack R. Westbrook, who covered the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund from embryo to adulthood, on a tour of these projects, with general plus oil and gas histories of their county home venues.
Blood on the Water: The Great Lakes During the Civil War
Call Number: H 973.7 S8815
While the Union and Confederate armies bludgeoned each other on the battlefields what was happening on the Great Lakes? What Confederate plots were hatched to attack the unprotected Great Lakes? How close did the South come to changing history? This book looks at this fascinating and largely ignored part of the Civil War.--From the publisher.
Great Lakes Lighthouses, American & Canadian: A Comprehensive Directory/Guide to Great Lakes Lighthouses, American & Canadian
Call Number: H 387.155 O458
Features over 300 lighthouses, with photos and descriptions, historical data, locations, and a comprehensive index.
Great Lakes Disasters
Call Number: H 977 K11.5
Both man-made and natural disasters around the Great Lakes are detailed in this latest Wayne Kadar book. Fire, tornadoes and storms, he covers them all.--From the publisher.
New York Essays: Resources for the Genealogist in New York State Outside New York City
Call Number: H 929.3747 H523
Collection of essays about New York with practical information that will help you find your upstate ancestors, and the historical information to better understand the world in which they lived.
Michigan's Destination Depots: Lighthouses Along the Rivers of Steel
Call Number: H 385.314 C1899
Through words and pictures, the authors convey the lasting influence that the railroads have made in the world in which we live. This book is as much about communities and people as it is about railroads and depots. Readers are treated to interesting facts and stories from high jinx to high stakes as they center on the town's depot.--From the cover.
Passenger and Immigration Lists Index.
Gale Research Company
Call Number: H 929.3016 F479 SUPPL.
Continuing series. 2012 supplement.
Snapshots: A Saugatuck Album: A Photographic History of Saugatuck, Michigan
Call Number: H 977.414 S3547
In 1830, William and Mary Butler entered the Saugatuck harbor and began the first permanent settlement of Allegan County. Within half a century of the Butlers’ arrival, the mysteries and grandeur of the Saugatuck-area landscape were legendary and were incorporated into the prose and poetry of many writers, including Carl Sandburg, James Fennimore Cooper, and Edgar Lee Masters. By 1910 an unending stream of visitors filed in, some with paintbrushes to the summer art colony, some armed with hammers to build cottages—and some with cameras. This book of amateur photographs is an attempt to give voice to some of the thousands of people who came to several little villages—Saugatuck and others nearby—along the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. The snapshots are entertaining to be sure, but more than that they provide a fascinating window to the past and how people responded and contributed to the mystique of this beautiful landscape.--From the publisher.
Painting the Town: A History of Art in Saugatuck and Douglas
Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society
Call Number: H 977.414 P1487
Beginning in the 1890s, hundreds of city artists, mostly from Chicago, flocked to the Saugatuck-Douglas area for its unspoiled lakes, forests, dunes, and picturesque villages. The great industrial boom in large cities like Chicago and Detroit led to a shocking increase in wealth and mechanization but also brought overcrowding, noise, and dirt. These urban artists sought escape from the complexities of city life and came to believe that the wholesomeness of the natural landscape and "the life of the plain people" represented the genuine America. By 1930, so many city artists arrived every summer that several art schools were organized in Saugatuck, including the Ox-Bow Summer School of Painting, established by painters from the Art Institute of Chicago. Several artists from the summer schools earned national and regional recognition, including Claes Oldenburg, LeRoy Neiman, Francis Chapin, Carl Hoerman, Alfred Krehbiel, John Norton, and William Greason. Illustrated with black-and-white and color reproductions of paintings of Saugatuck-Douglas and its surrounding landscape, Painting the Town also includes biographies of 90 artists known to have worked in the area since 1890. This book also explores the role of the artist as historian, since the paintings and sketches included have helped Saugatuck to define and memorialize its landscape and its past.--From the publisher.
History by Camera: Saugatuck & Douglas Photographs, 1870-1970
Call Number: H 977.414 S5515
This book offers rare historical views, some of which are up to 138 years old. Author/photo editor Jack Sheridan and graphic designer Rick Vanderleek collaborated in producing this volume. Jack browsed the archives to select 233 "stop and stare" photos and maps.--From the publisher.
History of Avon Township, 1820-1940
Call Number: H 977.438 P921
Originally presented as the author's thesis (masters)--Colorado State College of Education, 1944.
The Color of Night: A Young Mother, a Missing Child and a Cold-Blooded Killer
Timmerman, L. C.
Call Number: H 364.1523 T5843
A skillfully woven true crime account of a horrendous crime, a family's quest for answers, and the landmark case that tested the Federal Death Penalty Act. Nineteen-year-old Rachel Timmerman, who was about to testify against the man who had raped her, disappeared with her toddler daughter, Shannon. A month later, Rachel’s body was discovered in a lake chained to cinde blocks and with her eyes and mouth covered in duct tape. Soon a trail of bodies begins to emerge. Is a serial killer at large? Written by Rachel's father and uncle, The Color of Night is a shocking story of violence, murder, and the search for justice.--From the publisher.
The New Loyalist Index
Call Number: H 929.373 B9426
A master index identifying over 5,000 Loyalists. Covers several dozen sources including both published works and American and Canadian archives. Volumes I & III
Twenty Families of Color in Massachusetts, 1742-1998
Call Number: H 929.3744 D712
This book outlines twenty families of color in Massachusetts, including the descendants of Quawk Barbadoes; James E. Biddle; Isaiah Butler; Andrew Camps; John Ceasar; Joseph J. Fatal; John T. Hilton; Peter M. Howard; Aaron C. Joseph; William Kellogg; Primus Lew; Henry G. Lewis; Stephen Maddox; Betsy Raymond; Thomas Revaleon; George W. Ruffin; Carter Selden; Edward Skeene; James Monroe Trotter; and Amintus Weeden.
New England Court Records: A Research Guide for Genealogists and Historians
Call Number: H 929.374 R216
For beginners and experienced researchers, Rapaport provides a guide to understanding and obtaining court records in the New England states. She explains the fundamentals of law, types of courts and documents and where to find them, terminology, then individual chapters on Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
African-American Newspapers and Periodicals: A National Bibliography
Call Number: H 071.3 A2583
The authentic voice of African-American culture is captured in this first comprehensive guide to a treasure trove of writings by and for a people, as found in sources in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. This bibliography of over 6,000 entries is the indispensable guide to the stories of slavery, freedom, Jim Crow, segregation, liberation, struggle, and triumph.Besides describing many new discoveries--from church documents to early civil rights ephemera, from school records to single-mother newsletters, from artists' journals to labor publications--this work informs researchers where and how to find them (for example, through online databases, microfilm, or traditional catalogs).
Historical Tour Guide: A Walking Tour of Rochester, Michigan
Call Number: H 977.438 H67354
Walking tour highlights 37 locations in downtown Rochester. It also lists monuments, historical markers and plaques.
The Genealogist's Guide to Researching Tax Records
Call Number: H 929.1 D225
The census taker came every ten years and often missed people. The tax collector came every year and seldom missed anyone. The Genealogistâ€™s Guide to Researching Tax Records will give you the techniques to locate, read, and understand the valuable information in these annual records. Researching tax records, which date from the 1620s to the present day, can help you establish the location, real estate, personal possessions, economic status and perhaps even the occupations and family relationships of your ancestors. Learn how to find tax records, how to read these records and understand the information they provide.--From the publisher.
African American Resources at the New England Historic Genealogical Society: A Selected Bibliography
New England Historic Genealogical Society
Call Number: H 929.3396 A2583
Published as a companion to the web portal AfricanAmericanAncestors.org, this book lists only a portion of the many resources at NEHGS available to those researching their African American ancestors: published genealogies, local histories, original manuscripts and rare documents, online databases, and vital and other records. The book also includes an essay by Kenyatta D. Berry on how to begin your genealogical search.--From the publisher.
Windows on the Past: Identifying, Dating, & Preserving Photographs
Call Number: H 771.46 G133
A useful guide to dating and caring for family photographic collections. This book opens with the identification and care of non-paper photographs such as daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes; and paper photographs such as carte de visites, cabinet cards, and other photographs including 20th Century photographs. Preservation through computer technology is covered. A chapter devoted to dating photographs through costumes and props is organized by decade.--From the publisher.
Finding the Civil War in Your Family Album
Call Number: H 973.7 T2444
Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective, turns her attention to portraits and pictures taken in the Civil War era to help you find wartime stories in your family photo collection. These images, whether it’s a man in uniform or a woman posing with her children, tell the story of your family’s involvement in a critical period of history. If you’re not sure if your photo dates from that timeframe, this book will help you determine when it was taken.--From the publisher.
Guide to Diaries in the R. Stanton Avery Special Collections
Call Number: H 929.374 G94648
From the seventeenth century to the present, the diaries in the R. Stanton Avery Special Collections — written by men and women from their teens to their nineties — record details of historic events and of their private lives, giving us fresh insight into the past. This new paperback lists the diaries (approximately 300) currently in the NEHGS archives; images of actual diary pages are included. Perusing the contents, the reader will get an idea of the depth and variety of the collection and also a sense of the rich historical detail the diaries and journals contain. A comprehensive index lists all personal names and place names and thus is useful to anyone researching a specific family or geographic area.--From the publisher.
A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries
Call Number: H 929.3744 L2222
For each known cemetery in the state, this newly revised guidebook gives the year of consecration or oldest stone or burial, location, printed and manuscript sources for the records, and contact information. Includes citations to published transcriptions of gravestones listings and a full index of cemeteries.
A Researcher's Guide to Boston
Call Number: H 929.374461 L187
This is a handy guide that identifies and locates the collections and repositories housed in Boston, Massachusetts, that are of use to genealogists, including probate, land, institutional and vital records, seamen's papers, records of the poor, voter lists, and city censuses.
Ship Passenger Lists
Call Number: H 929.375 B7912
Contains all of the articles, lists, excerpts, abstracts and minutes listed in the third edition of Lancour's Bibliography. This set includes obscure foreign sources and excerpts from books, bibliographies and place and variant surname spelling indexes. Set includes three volumes - The South, 1538-1825; New York and New Jersey, 1600-1825; and Pennsylvania and Delaware, 1641-1825.
Indian Deeds: Land Transactions in Plymouth Colony, 1620-1691
Call Number: H 929.37448 B2168
Transcriptions of more than four hundred Native American land conveyances from Plymouth Colony court records.
Call Number: H 977.496 T555
"This book is written for the visitor who wants to know more about Marquette, for the longtime Marquette resident who loves its history, for people who want a tour guide as they walk around Marquette, for readers of my novels who want to know more about the people and places that inspired my characters and stories, and finally, to preserve some oral history and memories of myself and others before they are lost" -- author's note.
Bibliographic Checklist of African American Newspapers
Call Number: H 071.3 H519
Henritze consulted over a hundred sources, including advertising directories, union lists, African American bibliographies, and yearbooks to compile her list of over 5,000 newspapers and periodicals that have served American of African descent throughout US history. Each entry includes title, city and state, frequency of publication, dates, and sources of information. The listing is alphabetical by city, and the publications are indexed by title; the third dimension--date--often needed by historians must be triangulated from those.
Manuscripts at the New England Historic Genealogical Society: R. Stanton Avery Special Collections
Call Number: H 929.374 M2949
Navigate through more than 12 million resources housed in the R. Stanton Avery Special Collections.
Colony of Connecticut: Minutes of the Court of Assistants, 1669-1711
Connecticut. Court of Assistants
Call Number: H 929.3746 C7518
The Connecticut Court of Assistants functioned as the court of appeal for the colony, many cases coming from the county courts. But it was also the original jurisdiction for some matters, particularly divorce and murder.
Great Migration Newsletter
Call Number: H 929.374 A549.2
Continuation of a series - vols. 11 - 15.
Roberts , Gary
Call Number: H 929.374 N899
An Anthology of Columns First Published in the NEHGS Nexus, 1986-1995. Volumes 1 and 2.
The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635
Call Number: H 929.374 A549.1
Continuation of the series. This volume contains names beginning with letters M - P.
A Copper Country Logger's Tale
Call Number: H 977.499 S6485
A collection of memories of logging in the Upper Peninsula during the Great Depression.
A Michigan Polar Bear Confronts the Bolsheviks: A War Memoir: The 337th Field Hospital in Northern Russia, 1918-1919
Call Number: H 947.084 A5468
In the waning days of the First World War the Allied nations sent a small expeditionary force to Northern Russia to aid retreating Czechoslovakian forces and to prevent crucial military supplies from falling into the hands of the Bolsheviks who had recently won their communist revolution and made peace with their former German enemies. This memoir chronicles the experiences of Anderson, a member of the US Army medical corps, as he travels to Russia with the US contingent, setting up field hospitals and treating the wounded in the many battles with the Red Army. The work, edited by Gordon Olson, a Michigan historian, includes an extensive collection of illustrations including many candid photographs of the soldiers, their frozen surroundings and local people, which complement the familiar, narrative style of the author.
Michigan and the Civil War: A Great and Bloody Sacrifice
Call Number: H 973.7 D3892
With lively narration, telling anecdotes and vivid battlefield accounts, Michigan and the Civil War presents, as never before, the story of Michigan's heroic role in saving the Union. Beginning with Michigan's antebellum period and antislavery heritage, the book describes the state's rapid response to President Lincoln's call to arms, its involvement in the greatest battles and its most interesting personalities. In the triumphant conclusion, Custer corners Lee at Appomattox, and the Fourth Michigan Cavalry apprehends the fleeing Davis. Based on thorough and new research, this volume is surprising in breadth, at times awe-inspiring and a continual revelation of long-overlooked Civil War contributions of the Great Lake State.
You Ought to Write All That Down:A Guide to Organizing and Writing Genealogical Narrative
Call Number: H 808.066 D762
We all have been told that we should write a book. Here is a complete, detailed, and well written guide for planning, organizing, writing, publishing and selling such a work.
Guide to Tracing your African Ameripean Civil War Ancestor
Call Number: H 929.3396 B8269
With approximately 200,000 African Ameripeans serving in the U.S. Colored Troops, the Union Army or Navy during the Civil War, it is very likely every African Ameripean had at least one ancestor who fought in the Civil War. This helpful guide describes how to use the following federal and state records: Military Records and Pension Records; U.S. Colored Troops' Records; Union Navy Seamen's Records; General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1865; Miscellaneous Records Relating to Veteran's Claims; General Correspondence of the Record and Pension Office, 1889-1920; and national and state archives.--From the cover.
Tombstones of Your Ancestors
Call Number: H 929.1 S2963
A comprehensive guide to recording and understanding tombstone inscriptions and art. Traces the historical development of tombstone materials, styles, artwork and epitaphs, and details the process of creating and preserving a clear reproduction of a grave.
The Detroit School Busing Case: Milliken v. Bradley and the Controversy Over Desegregation
Call Number: H 344.0798 B346
In the wake of Brown v. Board of Education, racial equality in American public education appeared to have a bright future. But, for many, that brightness dimmed considerably following the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Milliken v. Bradley (1974). While the literature on Brown is voluminous, Joyce Baugh's measured and insightful study offers the only available book-length analysis of Milliken, the first major desegregation case to originate outside the South.--From the publisher.
The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635
Call Number: H 929.374 A549.1
Continuation of the series. This volume contains names beginning with R and S.
A Glimpse into the Past: The History of Three Rivers, Michigan
Call Number: H 977.419 L2878
A history of Three Rivers including many photos and maps.
Gull Lake Middle School
Gull Lake Middle School
Call Number: H 371.8976 G9725
Gull Lake Middle School yearbooks for 1966, '70-'77, '79, '84-'92
Horse Tales From Mackinac: A Collection of Stories from the Mackinac Island Town Crier
Call Number: H 977.492 D9245
Candice Dunnigan's articles from the Town Crier about horse "characters" on Mackinac Island and the horse culture in general.
Climax-Scotts High School
Call Number: H 371.8976 C6398
Climax-Scotts High School yearbooks for 1954, '55, '56, '57 and '58.
Pure Michigan: Eating Fresh and Local in the Great Lakes State
Call Number: H 641.59774 P9856
This new cookbook showcases Michigan’s culinary specialties. It also offers ideas of how to enjoy a visit to savor and explore Pure Michigan products at u-pick farms, orchards, farmer’s markets, restaurants and more than 80 vineyards and wineries.--From the publisher.
On the street: Poetry
Call Number: H 811 H8436
This book is a collection of poems and prose poems, written over a period of years, which give voice to the histories, dreams, realities, frustrations, and undeniable gifts and talents found among individuals on the street. They attest to the qualities of wisdom, dignity, and humor; the resilience, anger, and insight; as well as the regrets, confusion, tragedy and painful memories which are often hidden beneath the topsoil of their very human lives.--From the author.
The Octagon House Inventory
Call Number: H 720.973 P9779
An architectural reference book detailing the Nineteenth Century Octagon Houses in America and Canada.
Family History on the Net 2011/12
Call Number: H 929.10285 W329 2011-2012
This is the third edition of what has become an almost indispensable aid for family historians [for research in the UK]. In compiling the new edition, the author has carefully checked every entry from the previous edition for accuracy. Web addresses and descriptions have been updated and many valuable new genealogical sites have been added. The book is divided into sections grouped alphabetically under straightforward headings, such as Births, Marriages & Deaths; Law & Order; Surnames; and Wartime and Military Sources.
The Ultimate Search Book: Worldwide Adoption, Genealogy, & Other Search Secrets
Just how do search experts get past the wall of secrecy and roadblocks to their loved ones? How, in the case of adoptees, do they find someone without a prior knowledge of the name? It is these and other questions that this volume answers by providing "how to" search tips and resources--for free and for fee--for legally accessing information and for locating anyone in the U.S. and 200 other countries.--From the publisher.
Rails Around Michigan: The Wolverine State in Days Past
Call Number: H 385 K2981
From the Frontier days when lumber and tourism were Michigan's first industries to exporting Michigan's automobiles to markets all over the country, the railroads of Michigan played a very important role in the state's development as a recreational destination and industrial powerhouse. Come along for a look back at Michigan's railroads from the 1950's through the 1980s, from Detroit to Grand Rapids, Mackinaw City and Marquette; from Lake Michigan to Lake Superior. Railroads covered include Amtrak, Ann Arbor, Chesapeake & Ohio, C&NW, Detroit & Mackinac, DT&I, Grand Trunk, Milwaukee Road, LS&I, Michigan Northern, New York Central, Penn Central, Pennsylvania Railroad, and the Soo Line.--From the publisher.
Housekeeping for Historic Homes and House Museums
Call Number: H 648.5 H4426
Valuable advice for homeowners and house museum operators on cleaning and caring for historic homes and their contents.--From the publisher.
Greetings from Berrien Springs, Michigan
Call Number: H 977.411 M996.5
A pictorial history of Berrien Springs from its beginnings in the early 1830’s. The book is filled with 290 photographs, maps, and drawings.--From the publisher
Mine Towns: Buildings for Workers in Michigan's Copper Country
Call Number: H 977.499 H6788
Hoagland (History and Historic Preservation, Michigan Technological University) examines working-class domestic life in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula over the two decades from 1890 to 1918. Because of the peninsula's remoteness, mining companies offered housing to lure workers, often building entire towns in the wilderness. Hoagland focuses on the relationship between workers and employers, examining surviving buildings to map the connections between companies and workers, revealing how both sides turned this paternal relationship to their own advantage.
Queen of the Lakes
Call Number: H 387.245 T474
An account of the ships that have borne the name "Queen of the Lakes," an honorific indicating that, at the time of its launching, a ship was the longest on the Great Lakes. Thompson presents a vignette of each of the dozens of ships that have held the title, chronicling the dates the ship sailed, its dimensions, the derivation of its name, its role in the economic development of the region, and its sailing history.
Mayday! Tragedy at sea: The Sinking of the S/S Carl D. Bradley & S/S Cedarville
Call Number: H 977 H7981
On November 18, 1958, the S/S Carl D. Bradley, a 640-foot self-unloading limestone carrier, sank during a Lake Michigan storm. Thirty-three men perished, fifteen of whom were never recovered. Only two survived, First Mate Elmer Fleming and Frank Mays, a deck watchman. Less than seven years later, on May 7, 1965, the S/S Cedarville sank in the Straits of Mackinac after colliding with a Norwegian salty, the M/V Topdalsfjord. At the time of the collision, the Cedarville was loaded with more than 14,000 tons of open hearth limestone. Ten Cedarville crewmen lost their lives, one of whom was never found. Like the Carl D. Bradley, the Cedarville's home port was Calcite, located in Rogers City, Michigan. Mayday! contains more than 80 photographs, illustrations and maps. It details the loss of the Carl D. Bradley, the rescue attempts of the U.S. Coast Guard, and the devastating impact the shipwreck had on Rogers City, Michigan, the home town of most of the sailors who were lost. It further details the results of the latest deep-water dives on the Bradley wreck, which have sought to answer one of the greatest questions about the sinking - did the ship really break in two? The book discusses the nautical confusion as the Cedarville and Topdalsfjord converged then collided in heavy fog in the Straits of Mackinac, as well as the fatal navigation error which contributed to the deaths of ten Cedarville crewmen. The official U.S. Coast Guard Reports of these Great Lakes' tragedies are also included.--From the publisher
Greetings from Buchanan, Michigan
Call Number: H 977.411 G6555
This pictorial history documents the history of the town from its beginnings in the early 1830s and its founding in 1842. This book makes for a valuable resource and documentation. Filled with 480 photographs, maps, drawings.--From the publisher.
Locomotives Along the Lakeshore: Railroads of Berrien County, Michigan
Call Number: H 385 M9967
This book relates the history of each railroad line that operated in Berrien County. The 174-page book includes hundreds of photographs of railroad locomotives, depots and train crews, plus endnotes, a bibliography and index.--From the publisher.
The Metz Fire of 1908
Call Number: H 977.482 M5961
This book tells the story of the worst tragedy in the history of Presque Isle County.
Echoes From the Sunrise Side
Call Number: H 977.482 H7981.1
A series of historical “snapshots” of Northeastern Michigan. “Scattered throughout the book are images, words, and memories that reflect the lives of its people…”Some of the topics covered include Elowsky’s mill, Billy Whiskers author Frances Trego Montgomery, Onaway’s American Wood Rim Company, the murder of Sheriff Duane Badder, Old Presque Isle Lighthouse, the wreck of the Fay, and the Millersburg fire of 1911. 152 Pages, Numerous Photos--From the publisher.
Torch Lake: The History of Was-Wah-Go-Ning
Call Number: H 977.485 M4788
In this volume Mary Kay McDuffie and Ed McDuffie have produced a history of Torch Lake which is worthy of one of our nation's most spectacular natural wonders. Torch Lake: the History of Was-Wah-Go-Ning is a beautifully written marvelously illustrated volume and quite obviously a labor of love.The book is chronologically arranged with separate chapters covering the settlement of the lakeshore including surrounding towns, from prehistoric times until the mid 20th century. Woven through each decade are the fascinating details of Torch Lake's geology as well as its economic, social, and political history. The 673 photos carefully selected and arranged to illustrate the historical narrative make the past as described here spring to life.--From the cover.
Scots Episcopalians at Home and Abroad, 1689-1800
Call Number: H 929.3411 D635.7
For his latest book genealogist and historian Dr. David Dobson has surveyed a variety of primary and secondary sources for the purpose of assembling a list of baptism, marriage, and death records in the absence of official registers. Many records are in original manuscript form in churches or diocesan libraries, some are in typescript or manuscript sources in the National Archives of Scotland, while a handful of others have been published in full or in part. All of Dr. Dobson’s entries identify the Episcopalian by name, location, a date, and the source. Many attest to the individual’s confirmation, spouse or other relative, occupation, and even destination in the colonies.--From the publisher.
Haitians in Michigan
Call Number: H 977.4004 L322
In Haitians in Michigan, Michael Largey chronicles the challenges facing Haitian immigrants and their U.S.-born children as they seek to maintain their cultural identity in the United States. Beginning with a useful outline of Haitian political history, Largey explains how Haiti and the United States have become linked by a shared history of commerce and colonialism.
Tales from the Ypsilanti Archives: Tripe-Mongers, Parker's Hair Balsam, the Underwear Club & More
Call Number: H 977.435 B5881
Author Laura Bien offers up a diverse sampling of offbeat and lighthearted stories that will transplant readers to the bygone days of Ypsilanti- from the fight Ypsilanti waged against standardized time to the gloom apparent in a Ypsilantian's Depression-era grocery receipt, and from Jackson's glowing pork chop to the time Ypsilantians staunchly defended themselves against accusations of 'sloppy speech.' Join Bien to enjoy these quirky tales and learn what life used to be like in this fascinating city.
Extreme Michigan Weather: The Wild World of the Great Lakes State
Call Number: H 551.6 G8783
Paul Gross, a popular Detroit television meteorologist, shows readers exactly how extreme the weather in Michigan can be, from heat waves to bitter snows, ice storms to tornadoes, floods to high winds. Gross delves into the mysteries of extreme weather, explaining how the state's harshest extremes and biggest storms come to be, helping readers to understand and truly appreciate what greets them when they step outside each day. Weather in Michigan is memorable---nearly everyone can remember when an ice storm knocked out power for a week, when lightning hit a tree nearby, a snowstorm interrupted big plans, or record high temperatures allowed people to play golf in January. This is an opportunity to understand how those things are possible. In addition to an exploration of the state's weather extremes, Gross also provides detailed weather data (daily record highs, lows, precipitation and snowfall) from twenty-two cities around the state, allowing you to see just how normal---or unusual---the day's weather might be.
A User's Guide to the Official Records of the American Civil War
Call Number: H 973.7 A294
This book is a guide to the War of Rebellion records. The full set of these records are in documents storage at the library and are available for research. Ask at the local history desk.
The History of Michigan Wines: 150 Years of Winemaking Along the Great Lakes
Call Number: H 641.22 H363
Savor the taste of wines inspired by the Great Lakes as enthusiasts Lorri Hathaway and Sharon Kegerreis introduce passionate winemakers like Joseph Sterling, who ignited Michigan's first viable wine region in the 1800s along Lake Erie. Discover how the Detroit River was used for bootlegging during Prohibition, how the raid on red wine in the Upper Peninsula generated national headlines and how Michigan became the first to repeal. Learn about the wineries that boosted production to make Michigan a leading wine producer through the 1960s, when the changing marketplace caused a slump in production and sales. Since then, new grape varietals have spurred resurgence in the industry, garnering Michigan worldwide attention for its locally influenced wines. Discover Michigan's vibrant wine history, which is vital to the second most agriculturally diverse state and top tourism region becoming a premier agritourism destination.
The Wexford: Elusive Shipwreck of the Great Storm, 1913
Call Number: H 977 C3196
The steamer Wexford, with her flared bow, tall masts, and her open, canvas-sided hurricane deck, charmed spectators as she carried cargo across the Great Lakes. The romance and adventure of her British and French history in the South American trade followed her. Under newly appointed 24-year-old captain Bruce Cameron, her fateful final voyage was punctuated with opportunities to be saved from destruction , but his persistence in trying to make port at Goderich led to tragedy - a victim of the storm of 1913. Over a period of 87 years, she eluded many efforts to locate her remains, but was finally discovered in 2000 by a sailor using a fish-finding device. Since then, she has been visited by thousands, but sadly plundered. Our story traces her history from her British origins in 1883, through the transition to become a "Laker," the eventful storm, the search, and her ultimate discovery in southern Lake Huron, and the controversy over how she should be protected.
Abstracts of the Testamentary Proceedings of the Prerogative Court of Maryland
Skinner, V. L.
Call Number: H 929.3752 S6285
Volumes 9, 14, 15, and 22-29 have been added to the collection.
Ecorse, Michigan: A Brief History
Call Number: H 977.433 W285
Ecorse, the oldest downriver community, was the site of many critical battles from the French and Indian War through the War of 1812 as French and English settlers forged new homes in the Michigan wilderness. By 1827, the scattering of settlers had developed into a small community, and the township of Ecorse was formed. During the Prohibition era, the peaceful riverfront was transformed into hideouts for rumrunners and other nefarious lawbreakers. From a prosperous shipbuilding industry to a championship rowing club and the Detroit River runs made by the Bob-Lo boats, Ecorse's history is one that continues to engage residents and impel the community forward.--From the publisher.
Before the Baby Boomers: Children of the Great Depression, World War II, Korea, and Rogers City's Boom Years
Call Number: H 977.482 T474.1
Before the Baby Boomers tries to show what life was like in Rogers City during the years that members of the Silent Generation were growing up there. “Life was very different then,” said Thompson, “and I try to capture that in the book. While the book pays homage to people born between 1929 and 1945, I think that anyone who has lived in the community will find it interesting. Things have changed very dramatically since members of the Silent Generation were born.”--From the publisher.
The Baby Boomer's Guide to Rogers City: Rogers City Businesses Before Urban Renewal
Call Number: H 977.482 H7981
The book consists of stories and pictures of old Rogers City, it's businesses, and it's residents. The intent of the authors is best described by this quote from the back cover."Many of the buildings that Rogers City's Baby Boomer generation grew up with are gone. A few burned, but most were demolished in the name of "progress." The largest number were torn down in the early 1970's as part of Rogers City "Urban Renewal Project." It claimed the massive Bertram Building, Krueger Hardware, Rog-Isle, Hasenburg's Market, Pat's Party Store, and the Wonder Bar, among others. How different downtown Rogers City would be today if Urban Renewal had actually concentrated on solving problems in America's urban areas and left small communities alone. Those of us who were here during the 1950's and 1960's remember most of those old buildings, and the businesses that occupied them. This book is intended to help preserve those memories."--From the publisher.
Baby Boomers II: People, Places, and Events from Rogers City's Baby Boomer Years
Call Number: H 977.482 T474
Baby Boomers II is 160 pages long and contains 142 photos and accompanying text. Thirty of the photos are of buildings and businesses, while the other 112 photos are largely of people who were here during the Baby Boomer years. According to Thompson, a total of 1,049 people appear in the photos.. Some of the topics covered in the book include buildings and businesses, churches, people, schools, sports, celebrations, “the beach,” and “the park.”--From the publisher.
Walls & Molding: How to Care for Old and Historic Wood and Plaster
Call Number: H 643.7 S558
How to Care for Old and Historic Wood and Plaster What are the best methods for removing stains from wood finishes? How can you determine the type of finish on your molding? How can you repair the cracks in your plaster cornice? You've been told you have "alligatored paint": what is it and what can you do about it? ... Answers to these questions and hundreds more are found in this detailed guide to caring for and reviving old wood and plaster walls and moldings. Carefully shaped woodwork, delicate plaster molding and colorful painted finishes give unique character to the interiors of old buildings. Walls and Molding describes the history of these key features and clearly explains how to save and repair them. Written for homeowners and others responsible for the care of buildings from 50 to 250 years old, and based on the principles of preservation expressed in the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings, this authoritative handbook offers practical advice for all aspects of caring for old wood and plaster walls and molding. Detailed methods are included for diagnosing, cleaning, repairing and reconstructing wood panels and molding as well as patching and replastering walls - all stressing the three-pronged approach of the National Park Service: repair, replace and, only as a last resort, re-create.
Ghosts and Legends of Michigan's West Coast
Call Number: H 133.1 H225
Western Michigan is home to some of the state's most picturesque places- and also some of its most chilling tales. Ghost story researcher and enthusiast Amberrose Hammond exposes the mysterious and spirit-ridden world of many beloved Michigan destinations as she skillfully weaves narratives of a world unseen by most. From the lingering spirit forever working in the Grand Theatre and the band of melon-headed children prowling the Saugatuck State Park to the lights of the Lake Forest Cemetery staircase waiting to reveal one's place in the afterlife, these tales are sure to give pause to anyone daring enough to experience these hauntingly beautiful spots...after dark.
Detroit Area Test Tracks
Call Number: H 629.222 D2633
The catastrophic failure of a new but unproven copper-cooled Chevrolet in 1923 led the General Motors Corporation to buy back the 100 cars it had sold to the public and recall another 400 in company and dealer hands. As a result, in 1924 General Motors started building the industry's first scientific proving ground to test new vehicle designs before they were released for production and sale. Before this, all automakers tested new cars haphazardly on public roads and within limited engineering laboratories. Better known by the public as test tracks, the proving grounds became a source of curiosity for decades about the secrets they might hold. Detroit Area Test Tracks goes behind the test track walls to show how the facilities evolved and what typically takes place inside.
Ladies of the Lights: Michigan Women in the U.S. Lighthouse Service
Call Number: H 387.155 M233
Michigan once led the country in the number of lighthouses, and they're still a central part of the mystique and colorful countryside of the state. What even the region's lighthouse enthusiasts might not know is the rich history of female lighthouse keepers in the area. Fifty women served the sailing communities on Lakes Huron, Michigan, and Superior, as well as on the Detroit River, for more than 100 years. This is no technical tome documenting the minutiae of Michigan's lighthouse specifications. Rather, it's a detailed, human portrait of the women who kept those lighthouses running, defying the gender expectations of their time.
Green and White
Hackett High School
Call Number: H 371.8976 I28
Hackett Catholic High School yearbooks for 1967, '68, and '69.
The Family Tree Problem Solver: Tried-and-True Tactics for Tracing Elusive Ancestors
Call Number: H 929.1 R595 2011
Genealogy research can be hindered by a number of problems: incomplete or missing records, census irregularities, individuals of the same name and burned courthouses. In "The Family Tree Problem Solver" readers find proven methods for overcoming all of these 'brick walls' and more. Real-life case studies illustrate the solutions without burdening the readers with overly complicated explanations of theories and record overviews. And new appendices provide readers with best practices for using DNA and online research to solve their genealogy problems.--From the publisher
Call Number: H 371.8976 K135
Kalamazoo Academy yearbook for 1981.
Plainwell High School
Call Number: H 371.8976 T843
Plainwell High School yearbook for 1992.
Lawrence High School Yearbook
Lawrence High School
Call Number: H 371.8976 L4213
Lawrence High School yearbook for 1992.
Cemeteries of Berrien County, Michigan. Bertrand Township
Berrien County Genealogical Society
Call Number: H 977.411 C3944BERT
Burial listings and cemetery maps for Bertrand Township in Berrien County, Michigan.
First Assembly Christian School
Call Number: H 371.8976 C5815
1987 yearbook for First Assembly Christian School of Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Mattawan High School
Call Number: H 371.8976 M6766
Mattawan High School yearbooks for 1965, 1966, and 1968.
Paw Paw High School
Call Number: H 371.8976 W252
Paw Paw High School yearbook for 1981.
Telling the Kalamazoo Community RACE Story
Call Number: H 305.8 T276
Local residents of Kalamazoo, Michigan share their stories of race and ethnicity.
Gull Lake High School
Call Number: H 371.8976 G973
Gull Lake High School yearbooks for 1990 and 1992.
Call Number: H 929.374734 K555
The old Dutch records of Kingston, New York, commonly referred to as the Kingston Papers, are fundamental to the study of New Netherland and constitute the historical basis for virtually all that is known of the local administration of the region of Esopus, formerly the village of Wildwych, named Kingston by the English, during the formative years 1661-1675. The records consist of court minutes and secretary's papers, providing a record of hearings and trials as well as a record of legal and administrative transactions, and are of far-ranging historical and genealogical significance. Actions brought before the court frequently involved suits for the recovery of money due for wages, goods sold, and money loaned, as well as litigation involving theft, slander, and assault. Other court business appearing in the records pertains to the regulation of municipal affairs, principally land use, trade and security. The "Secretary's Papers, 1664-1675," contain legal transactions (contracts, agreements, bonds, wills, powers of attorney, and other declarations) and transfers of real estate (leases, conveyances, and bills of sale) and provide the researcher with an abundance of data pertaining to the inhabitants of Kingston--data concerning their place and date of birth, residence, occupation, and family relationships--and are of far-ranging genealogical and historical significance.--From the publisher
Parchment High School
Call Number: H 371.8976 C5811
Parchment High School yearbook for 2007.
Sparky Anderson: The Life of a Baseball Legend
Call Number: H 921 A551S
With his familiar shock of white hair an craggy, prematurely aged face and twinkling eyes, Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson was a one of a kind personality beloved by generations of fans not just in the two cities he led to World Series championships, but throughout the baseball world. When he retired in 1995 he was third on the list of all-time winningest managers, have accumulated 2,194 victories in managing the Cincinnati Reds to two championships in nine years and adding another with the Detroit Tigers whom he managed for seventeen seasons.
The Colonial Clergy and the Colonial Churches of New England
Call Number: H 929.374 W426
This work is an annotated, alphabetical list of about 2,000 clergymen of colonial New England. The annotations furnish such useful genealogical information as place and date of birth and death, names of parents, college of matriculation, date of ordination, religious denomination, names of parishes, with dates in which livings were held, and a variety of similar matter. Also included is a complete list of colonial New England churches.--From the publisher
Chicora: Lost on Lake Michigan
Call Number: H 977.4 L2659
The Chicora of the Graham & Morton Transportation Co. left Milwaukee on January 21, 1895, and disappeared in a raging gale. The story is chronicled as it happened, day by day, with contemporary newspaper and telegraph reports. Illustrated by photographs, engravings, newspaper stories and headlines, maps and facsimiles of the hand written messages discovered on the beaches of Lake Michigan following the tragedy.--From the publisher
The German Element in the Ohio Valley: Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana
Call Number: H 929.377 K9299
In 1880 Gustav Koerner (1809-96), one-time Lieutenant-Governor of Illinois and confidant of Abraham Lincoln, published a comprehensive history of Germans in America entitled Das deutsche Element in den Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika, 1818-48. Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann has here translated and edited selected chapters from Koerner covering the states of Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana and adding extensive references to additional sources.The work portrays the German element through the lives of individuals. Accordingly, Koerner offers a wealth of biographical information about people such as Martin Baum, Wilhelm Nast, Dr. Joseph H. Pulte, Heinrich A. Ratterman, Georg Walker, Ludwig Rehfuss, General Gotfried Weitzel, Nikolaus Hoffer, Pastor August Kroll, Gustav Tafel, Christian Heyl, Wilhelm Schmidt, Johann H. Ropke, G. W. Barth, Albert Lange, Johann Georg Rapp, and many others. Even better, researchers will find more comments concerning Koerner’s subjects and their families and careers in Mr. Tolzmann’s annotated footnotes to the text itself, making this translation an important addition to the literature of 19th-century German-Americans.--From the publisher
Historical Sketches of North Carolina from 1584 to 1851: compiled from original records, official documents, and traditional statements, with biographical sketches of her distinguished statesmen, jurists, lawyers, soldiers, divines, etc
Call Number: H 975.6 W5635
Historical Sketches of North Carolina is divided into two parts. The first deals with the history of the state as a whole. The second part--by far the largest and most important, and drawn almost entirely from unpublished records--consists of historical sketches of the component counties. Each of these essays includes accounts of prominent families, thumbnail biographies of distinguished statesmen, soldiers and professional men, and lists of county officials.
Reminiscences and Memoirs of North Carolina and Eminent North Carolinians
Call Number: H 975.6 W5635.1
Essentially a continuation of Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina from 1584 to 1851, this scarce work contains extensive genealogies of over sixty-five eminent families, with reminiscences of their times and additional biographical and historical material. Once again, chapters are arranged by counties in alphabetical order, with sixty-two of the early counties treated, largely from the viewpoint of family history. Further information is given in two separate articles by other authors: "North Carolina in the Colonial Period," by Daniel R. Goodloe; and "Early German Settlers in Eastern Cabarrus County," by Gen. Rufus Barringer.--From the publisher
The Old and New Monongahela
Van Voorhis, John
Call Number: H 974.88 V284
In the compilation of this work Van Voorhis extracted liberally from early and contemporary newspapers of Monongahela and adjacent regions and counties, some in Pennsylvania and some in West Virginia--all of which, in their obituaries particularly, provide important and often unique biographical and genealogical data. Also included are lengthy sketches of the early families of the Monongahela Valley, each showing, in substance, family members and their relationships, dates and places of birth, marriage and death, occupation, standing in the community, and places of migration to and from the Monongahela Valley. With an Index to every one of approximately 8,000 names referred to in the text.--From the publisher
The German Element in the Northeast: Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey & New England
Call Number: H 929.374 K9299
In 1880 Gustav Koerner (1809-96), one-time Lieutenant-Governor of Illinois and confidant of Abraham Lincoln, published a comprehensive history of Germans in America entitled Das deutsche Element in den Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika, 1818-48. For the work at hand, The German Element in the Northeast, Don Heinrich Tolzmann translated and edited selected chapters from Koerner covering the states of Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and New England. Dr. Tolzmann has added extensive annotations that further explain the text and provide references to additional sources as well.--From the publisher
Michigan Ice Hockey: Celebrating the All-Time Greats and Most Memorable Moments
Call Number: H 796.962 N426
Michigan Ice Hockey is a fan's ultimate guide, telling the story of the program from its first, humble days of skating outdoors on the frozen Huron River, to today's competitions on the best rinks in the nation. It covers everything from leading scorers to tournament results to NHL player alumni. It's a love story for those conquering heroes on skates, the traditions and trivia that surround them, and the fans that drive them. And it's the story of a university, an alumni base, and an entire community with a passion for pucks. Greg Nelson is a professional writer and author of M Is for Michigan.
Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland, 1536-1810
Call Number: H 929.3415 I389
All of the Prerogative Wills of Ireland were destroyed by a fire in the Dublin courthouse in 1922, but before that Sir William Betham had made abstracts of the genealogical data in the wills from 1536 to 1800. In 1897 Sir Arthur Vicars prepared this index to Betham's abstracts.The index has 40,000 entries arranged alphabetically by the name of the testator, showing his rank, occupation, or condition; his town or county of residence; and the year when the estate was probated. In view of the loss of the original wills, this is one of the most useful tools in all of Irish genealogical research.--From the publisher
Remotely Yours: A Historic Journey into the Whitefish Point Area
Call Number: H 977.491 H982
Remotely Yours brings the full history of the Whitefish Point area into the present in a way that will not likely be forgotten. Huttenstine's writing style is as engaging as the story she tells and draws readers into the lives of the people of the Point — Native Americans, lighthouse keepers, fishermen, cranberry farmers, U.S. Navy radiomen, coastguardsmen, teachers, and local politicians. Visitors to the Whitefish Point area will revel in the degree of authenticity still existing there — Centennial Cranberry Farm, Whitefish Point Harbor, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and grounds, and Vermilion Point Nature Preserve on Lake Superior. The history leading to the establishment of these sites is covered by Huttenstine in a final chapter that ends where she begins — in a place she loves for its natural beauty, solitude, and serenity.--From the cover
Howell Goes to War 1861-1865
Call Number: H 977.436 H974
Civil war history of Howell in Livingston County, Michigan.
Our Grand Journey: Discovering the River We Thought We Knew
Call Number: H 977.415 O936
History and photos of the Grand River.
Livingston South Goes to War 1861 - 1865
Call Number: H 977.436 H974.1
Civil war history of Livingston South in Livingston County, Michigan.
From Kelso to Kalamazoo: The Life and Times of George Taylor, 1803-1891
Call Number: H 921 T24165
The original manuscript written by George Taylor, who introduced celery cultivation to America, along with recollections of such events as the Great Fire of Chicago.
Vintage Grand Rapids: A Kaleidoscope of Photographs. Vol. II
Call Number: H 977.456 V789
Historic photos of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
A 1,000-Mile Walk on the Beach: One Woman's Trek of the Perimeter of Lake Michigan
Call Number: H 917.74 N682
In 2009, Loreen Niewenhuis walked completely around Lake Michigan. This book chronicles that journey, a 1,000-mile walk around the world's fifth-largest lake. The book explores both the geology of the lake and the measure of a person -a woman, married, mother of two sons (who joined her for portions of the walk). But most of the walk was done solo, an adventure in discovery of self and place. Niewenhuis conveys a sense of the magnitude of the lake she loves, a place so elemental to the states which form its shores. From a ground-level perspective, the book explores the natural and human history of Lake Michigan . . . and raises important questions about preserving our wild places and protecting fragile ecosystems on which we all depend.
Gull Lake High School
Call Number: H 371.8976 G973
Gull Lake High School yearbooks for 1982, '83, '87, and '89.
The complete Beginner's Guide to Genealogy, the Internet, and Your Genealogy Computer Program
Call Number: H 929.1 C637 2011
The modern world of genealogy combines the traditional methods of research with the awesome power of computers and the Internet, a combination so powerful that it has transformed the way we do genealogy. The purpose of this book, therefore, is to train the researcher in this new methodology, tying the fundamentals of genealogical research to the infrastructure of computers and websites. In other words, it is a manual for modern genealogy--designed for the beginner but useful even to the most seasoned researcher.--From the cover
The 4th Michigan Infantry in the Civil War
Call Number: H 973.7 B537.2
Based on government archives and articles written by veterans, this history narrates the daily life of the 1,500 soldiers serving in the volunteer militia regiment known as the 4th Michigan Infantry during the Civil War. The details of how the men prepared for combat are described along with scenes from the New Bridge skirmish and the Battle of Gettysburg. B&w photographs of soldiers and a complete roster are provided.
Richland High School
Call Number: H 371.8976 G973
Richland High School yearbook for 1948.
Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North
Call Number: H 323.1196 S9478
The struggle for racial equality in the North has been a footnote in most books about civil rights in America. Now this monumental new work from one of the most brilliant historians of his generation sets the record straight. Sweet Land of Liberty is an epic, revelatory account of the abiding quest for justice in states from Illinois to New York, and of how the intense northern struggle differed from and was inspired by the fight down South. Thomas Sugrue’s panoramic view sweeps from the 1920s to the present–more than eighty of the most decisive years in American history. He uncovers the forgotten stories of battles to open up lunch counters, beaches, and movie theaters in the North; the untold history of struggles against Jim Crow schools in northern towns; the dramatic story of racial conflict in northern cities and suburbs; and the long and tangled histories of integration and black power.
Wounded Warrior: The Rise and Fall of Michigan Governor John Swainson
Call Number: H 921 S9692G
Glazer, who has served as an assistant Michigan attorney general, legal adviser to Michigan governor James Blanchard, and as a state circuit judge, offers a biography of Michigan governor John Swainson (1925-1994). Swainson lost both legs in World War II, became Michigan state senator, and was elected governor in 1960. He was then elected to the Michigan Supreme Court, but was indicted on federal charges of bribery and perjury and convicted of lying to a federal grand jury, leading him into depression and alcoholism. Glazer reexamines the FBI's investigation of Swainson, as well as the trial and testimony of an FBI informant, and describes new information from eyewitnesses who never testified and relates Swainson's rehabilitation and return to public life as a historian.
Michigan Geography and Geology
Call Number: H 977.4 M6235
Compiled by 54 of the state’s leading experts in their fields, and replete with hundreds of excellent maps and graphics, this is a book for the contemporary naturalist, historian, and scholar. It is easy to read and well organized, with major sections on Michigan’s geology, history, natural systems, e.g., soils, vegetation aquatic fauna, and land uses. At the end of the book are a number of full-color plates – maps and graphics – that add to the eye-appeal and overall utility of the book. Although any book on the state of a state will eventually become dated, this book may stand the test of time for many years and should be a valuable resource for untold thousands.--From the publisher.
Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Dutchess County, New York: An Historical and Genealogical Study of All the 18th Century Settlers in the Patent
Call Number: H 929.374733 D655
Volume 10 in the series, covering Paine to Rogers.
Gull Lake High School
Call Number: H 371.8976 G973
Gull Lake High School yearbooks for 1966, '67, '68, '79.
Pandora's Locks: The Opening of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway
Call Number: H 577.63272 A3763
This historical account of the building of the St. Lawrence Seaway balances the extraordinary scope of this construction project against the damaging biological shift of the marine ecosystems in the area. Alexander, an environmental journalist and author, spent nearly a decade researching the effects the seaway had on the entire Great Lakes region. He provides general readers with a detailed account of the invasive marine species that migrated into these waters through the ballast water tanks of ocean freighters and shows how this ecological disaster is continuing to spread throughout North American waters.
Researching African American Genealogy in Alabama: A Resource Guide
Call Number: H 929.3396 T2413
With the upsurge of interest in family heritage in the past few decades, many are seeking records of births, deaths and marriages but are finding it slow going. For African-Americans the search is particularly difficult, in part because reference guides were not available for Alabama. Here Taylor comes to the rescue with this study, based upon her significant experience in the field and many years of lecturing on genealogy. Taylor is particularly qualified to prepare this guide because she is also the head of reference for the Alabama Department of Archives, and the result is a model of organization and comprehensiveness. Particularly impressive is her work on the massive migration of Alabama's freedman to urban areas of Alabama and to northern cities through most of the twentieth century.
The Art of Tradition: Sacred Music, Dance, & Myth of Michigan's Anishinaabe, 1946-1955
Call Number: H 977.004 K9683
A half-century ago, three writers-all intimately familiar with the Native American culture of their time and locale-collaborated to produce a 450-page typescript of a study entitled Religious Customs of Modern Michigan Algonquians, together with sound recordings and photographs. Their 1959 work offered a detailed view of the life of Ojibwe and Odawa music, dance, myth, and ceremony at mid-century. Now framed by a substantive editor's introduction, and published for the first time in book form, this material offers a unique glimpse into a significant and largely overlooked era in the history of North American ethnology and ethnomusicology.
Otsego High School
Call Number: H 371.8976 C732
Otsego High School 1960 yearbook.
Kalamazoo Central High School
Call Number: H 371.8976 K14
Kalamazoo Central High School yearbooks for 1987, 1993, 1994, and 1999.
Loy Norrix High School
Call Number: H 371.8976 A172
Loy Norrix High School yearbooks for 1990 and 1996.
Highlights of '57
Comstock High School
Call Number: H 371.8976 C739
Comstock High School yearbooks for 1957 and 1989.
Scraps from the Past
Schoolcraft High School
Call Number: H 371.8976 S3726
Schoolcraft High School yearbooks for 1993 and 1994.
Vicksburg High School
Call Number: H 371.8976 B2551
Vicksburg High School yearbooks for 1975, 1976, and 1994.
Richland High School
Call Number: H 371.8976 G973
Richland High School yearbook for 1953.
More What Did They Mean by That?: A Dictionary of Historical and Genealogical Terms Old and New
Call Number: H 423.1 D762.1
Drake offers his second collection of obsolete words and phrases or obsolete meanings of words and phrases still current. In most cases, he does not indicate when or where the terms were in use, and the example quotations are not attributed. The cross-referencing is substantial. There is no index or bibliography. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Flight to Freedom: The Story of the Vietnamese of West Michigan
Call Number: H 977.4 F621
Story of Vietnamese refugees who resettled in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the people who assisted their resettlement.
Purple and Gold
Kalamazoo Christian High School
Call Number: H 371.8976 K16P
Kalamazoo Christian High School 1943 yearbook.
Above Mackinac and Some of its Neighbors: A New Collection of Historical and Original Aerial Photographs
Call Number: H 977.492 C182
A collection of historical and original aerial photos of the upper peninsula of Michigan. The pictures are captioned (by Phil Porter), but there is no other text.
My Dear Wife: The Civil War Diary & Letters of Capt. John Quigley
Call Number: H 921 Q636
John Quigley didn't perform great heroic feats, but he did carry out his duties with honor even while he suffered to see his family and grew angry when he couldn't obtain a furlough. He was very human. His diary and letters are a unique and personal view of regimental politics, camp life, battles, and the land in which he traveled. His papers create snapshots of historical events from one man's perspective.
What Did They Mean By That?: A Dictionary of Historical and Genealogical Terms Old and New
Call Number: H 423.1 D762
The family historian must seek out the records of the merchants, courts, legislators, and churches, as well as the everyday expressions of the common men and women, all the while striving to remain aware that just as we have created words like television, computer, microwave oven, automobile, space station, gigabyte, and airplane, and set aside words as ticking and icebox, stadle, and squabpie, our ancestors had to do the same. They made up the likes of telegraph, railroad, and telescope, and assimilated German words like hex, sauerkraut, fresh, hoodlum, and kindergarten; Spanish words such as barbeque, chocolate, and tornado; French sounds like bayou, levee, depot, and chowder; and Indian words such as hickory, pecan, hominy, moccasin, and raccoon. Though they invented the likes of popcorn, sweet potato, eggplant, bullfrog, and backwoodsman, they left behind them terms no longer needed in their daily lives. Gone were the likes of moxa (Indian moss burned on an area of the body, thought to cure gout), hautboy (oboe), gruntling (young hog), muchwhat (nearly), revelrout (a ruckus), and, from most regions of the U.S., the long "a" sounds of old England (fahst for fast, dahnce for dance, and hoff, meaning half.)The words found here are seen at every turn of research; in court documents, church records, books, newspapers, letters, and songs.--From the cover
Emigration From the United Kingdom to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports
Call Number: H 929.341 E539
Continuing the series with volumes 11-16. These cover the time period July 1875 through December 1880.
Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists
Call Number: H 929.7 P713F
The descent from the later Plantagenet kings of England, Henry III, Edward I, Edward II, and Edward III, of emigrants from England and Wales to the North American colonies before 1701.
Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700
Call Number: H 929.7 W426
The lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and some of their descendants.
The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts
Call Number: H 929.37445 H869
Volume also includes some related families of Newbury, Haverhill, Ipswich, and Hampton.
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