Lookups

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This page will change as new volunteers are acquired. Please visit us often, especially if you don't see what you need at this time.

Please remember that the contacts listed below have volunteered to do lookups for Alpena County. Please be reasonable with the amount of lookups you request and be specific.

Please be sure to put ALPENA COUNTY LOOKUP in the subject line of your email.

  • Alpena County Library Searches (see listing of microfilms). Please limit requests to 2 per week.

Email them at genealogy@alpenalibrary.org 

  • Index to Death Entries in Early Alpena Newspapers,1871-1919
    (Note: The Above Titles are Only Listings of Death Entries, Not Complete Information)

Daniel A. Bellware

  • 1860 Census for Alpena County - you will need to provide township
Jamie Riemersma
  • The 1891-1892 Alpena City Directory

RoseMarie Guthrie

  • Vial - Dates & Events of Alpena
Lorrie LaCross

*Remember to check the NEMGS Homepage, 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.

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 and I don't have access to the original obituaries. 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.

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

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

Census
1860 Alpena Census Index

1870-1920 if you know the township, page, enumeration district or
any other identifying information.
Any family living in Wilson Twp., Alpena: 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920.

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

There are no exisiting state censuses for Alpena County.

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

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

 

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