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Resources:Books

Arenac County Books

The following books relating to Arenac County local history and genealogy have been published:

History & People:

1883 to 1983 One Hundred Years of Growth, Arenac County Centennial- Road Tour Guide Through Historic Arenac County, Arenac County Centennial Commitee, 1983

Purchase:  Contact the Arenac County Historical Society
Libraries:  Standish Mary Johnston
Lookups:  no
Surname Index - contributed by Doris Demet

Content:  not known

A History of Arenac County, Michigan; Calvin Ennes; Edited, Compiled and Amended by Paul Michalke; 2003

Purchase:  Contact the Arenac County Historical Society
Index:  Available from the Arenac County Historical Society
Libraries:  None
Lookups:  no

Content:  208 pages including history of all 12 townships, Charity Islands and the Indians of Arenac County.   Softcover, coil bound.   Collage of vintage county pictures on the front cover and inside the back cover.

A Point to Remember: the History of Point Lookout, Michigan, Varerie W. Korth, 1991

Purchase:  Not known to be currently available
Libraries:  Arenac County Historical Society Museum; Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Lookups:  Yes

Content: 162 pages with maps.

A Touch of the Past: Arenac Co. 1880-1914, Bill Donnelly and John Cuthbertson, 1992

Purchase:  Not known to be currently available
Libraries:  Arenac County Historical Society Museum; Pinconning; Iosco-Arenac Dist. (ask at desk).
Lookups:  no

Content:  1 vol. looseleaf and 2 cassettes.  The notebook represents pictures and written accounts and the two cassette tapes represent actual firsthand old timers who lived during this time period.   (George Mahoney and Jim Cuthbertson).

Alla Lizzie; Helen Eichstaedt; 1995

Purchase:  Contact the Arenac County Historical Society
Libraries:  Library of Michigan, Lansing; Arenac County Historical Society, AuGres
Lookups: no

Content:  175 pages plus illustrations;  ISBN 0965119300

Arenac County Fair Premium Book - Originally printed in 1885, the Arenac County Fair was held at Omer, Michigan, when Omer was the County Seat. 

Purchase:  Contact the Arenac County Historical Society
Libraries:  none
Lookups:  no

Content:  Unknown

AuGres Centennial, 1865-1965: From Timber to Tourists, 1965

Purchase:  Contact the Arenac County Historical Society
Libraries: Library of Michigan, Lansing; Clarke Historical Library, Mt. Pleasant; Detroit Public Library, Detroit
Lookups:  no

Content:  78 pages with illustrations.

Echoes, Carl S. Stodolak, 199?

Purchase:  Available, $28.00 including postage.  Write:
     Standish VFW Post #3724
     3580 W. Huron Road
     Standish, MI  48658
Libraries:  Hoyt/Saginaw
Lookups:  no

Content:  10 pages listing Arenac County Veterans and the wars in which they served.  86 pages of personal stories of those who served.  Includes pictures.

First Families of Standish Township, 197?

Purchase:  Contact the Arenac County Historical Society
Libraries: Bay City
Lookups:  no

Content:  32 pages plus illustrations

History of Arenac County, H. A. Chamberlain, 1912

Purchase:  Not known to be currently available
Libraries:  Arenac County Historical Society Museum; Standish Mary Johnston; Iosco-Arenac Dist.
Lookups:  no
Surname Index - contributed by Doris Demet

Content:  Unknown

History of Au Gres Township, Arenac County, Calvin Ennes, 1968

Purchase:  Not known to be currently available
Libraries:  Library of Michigan, Lansing
Lookups:  no

Content:  60 pages.

History of the Sterling Area, Virginia Adams, 1976

Purchase:  Contact the Arenac County Historical Society
Libraries:  Standish Mary Johnson Library, Standish; Library of Michigan, Lansing; Clarke Historical Library, Mt. Pleasant; West Branch Public; Bay City; Hoyt/Saginaw; Iosco-Arenac Dist.
Lookups:  Yes
Surname Index - contributed by G Knopp

Content:  16 pages, a narrative of the early settlement in Deep River and Adams Townships during the period 1870-1920.   Many early families mentioned.  Includes brief history of Sterling's Methodist, Lutheran, and Presbyterian churches.

History of the Sterling Area, Second Generation, Virginia Adams, 1977

Purchase:  Contact the Arenac County Historical Society
Libraries:  West Branch Public Library, West Branch
Lookups:  Yes
Surname Index - contributed by Doris Demet

Content:  15 pages, a narrative of Deep River and Adams Township histories from 1920-1975.  Many families mentioned.   Includes a timeline of notable events.

Omer Centennial Book 1872-1972, Centennial Book Committee, 1972

Purchase:  Contact the Arenac County Historical Society
Libraries:  Iosco-Arenac Dist. (ask at desk); Clarke Historical Library, Mt. Pleasant
Lookups:  no
Surname Index - contributed by Doris Demet

Content:  48 pages plus illustrations

One room country schools, Arenac County, Michigan, edited by Marie Bauer & Friends of Arenac County Historical Society, 1992

Purchase:  Contact the Arenac County Historical Society
Libraries:  West Branch Public Library, West Branch; Library of Michigan, Lansing
Lookups:  no
Surname Index - Volume 1 - contributed by Doris Demet
Surname Index - Volume 2 - contributed by Doris Demet
Surname Index - Volume 4 - contributed by Doris Demet

Content:  4 volumes with illustrations and maps.

The Story of Standish and its People, 1876-1976, Allan McCready, 1976

Purchase:  Contact the Arenac County Historical Society
Libraries:  Bay City; Hoyt/Saginaw; West Branch Public; Iosco-Arenac Dist.; Rose City/Ogemaw Dist.; Clarke Historical Library, Mt. Pleasant
Lookups:  no
Surname Index - contributed by Doris Demet

Content:  108 pages plus illustrations

Wah Sash Kah Moqua, or Thirty-Three Years among the Indians; Sagatoo, Mary A. Henderson Cabay; 1897

Purchase:  Contact the Arenac County Historical Society
Libraries:  Library of Michigan, Lansing; Arenac County Historical Society, AuGres
Lookups: no

Content:  140 pages plus illustrations

Genealogical Data:

Arenac County Michigan Cemetery Inscriptions,   Betty Brokoff Barringer, 1992

Purchase:  Out of print
Libraries:  Arenac County Historical Society Museum; Bay City; Pinconning; Iosco-Arenac Dist.; Flint Library - Main Branch.; Clarke Historical Library, Mt. Pleasant
Lookups:  content on-line
Errata:  on-line

Content:  476 pages plus index, a compiled listing of cemetery inscriptions of 17 Arenac County Cemeteries.   Cemeteries:  St. John's Byzantine, Polish National, Sterling, Arenac Twp., Evergreen, St. Edward's, Linwood, Resurrection, Woodmere, Clayton Twp., Cedar Valley, Alger, Sims Whitney, Sims Family, Coon Family, Saganing, Pine River.

Cedar Valley Cemetery lot purchasers and tombstone inscriptions : Twining, Michigan, Karen J. Brewer, c1990

Purchase:  Not known to be currently available
Libraries:  Library of Michigan, Lansing; Flint Library - Main Branch
Lookups:  no

Content:  132 pages plus map.

Evergreen Cemetery and St. Edward's Catholic Cemetery: Omer, Michigan, Karen J. Brewer, c1991

Purchase:  Not known to be currently available
Libraries:  Library of Michigan, Lansing; Flint Library - Main Branch
Lookups:  no

Content:  20 pages.

Gravestone inscriptions : Pine River Cemetery, Standish (Arenac County), Michigan, Recorded August 18, 1984, by members of the French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan, c1984.

Purchase:  Not known to be currently available
Libraries:  Library of Michigan, Lansing
Lookups:  no

Content:  14 pages.

Maps:

Standard atlas of Arenac County, Michigan: including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county / compiled and published by Geo. A. Ogle & Co., 1906

Purchase:  Not known to be currently available
Libraries:  Library of Michigan, Lansing - MICROFILM 2S; Detroit Public Library, Detroit
Lookups:  content on-line

Content:  Township maps showing land ownership.

Circa 1920 plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county

Purchase:  Contact the Arenac County Historical Society.

Content:  Township maps showing land ownership.


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