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Important News

Would you like to help transcribe or collect information?



Important News

Would you like to help transcribe or collect information? Mail to: Dave Petersen




Local History Resources

Ludington Daily News -   
Microfilm 1940 - 1980 (complete)  Bound editions 1980 - current       (complete)

Mason County Press   
Loose copies 1956 - 1976
(mostly complete - few issues missing)
1986 - 1987

Census Records
Mason County
  1850, 1860, 1870, 1880
  1890, 1900, 1910, 1920
Plus other miscellaneous census 
records for  other counties.

Ludington High School
1914 - 1932, 1937,  1939 - 1957,   1961,  1977 - 1989

Scottville High School
1911, 1912, 1919, 1921, 1964 - 1969

St. Simons High School
1961 - 1964

Plat Maps
1904,  1915,    1930

Phone books   
1976 - Present
Miscellaneous earlier books

City Directories
1950 - current (complete)
Miscellaneous earlier books

Cemetery Records
Computer database of all Mason County  Cemeteries.  Jack Madsen, Compiler

Ludington High School 1939
*Scottville Hot Rod races 1947-1950
*1955 Mason County Centennial
*1973 Ludington Centennial
*Ludington High School Band trip aboard      the SS Badger to Green Bay ,Wi.
*Scottville and the Harvest Festival- 1960
* Plus various other local films

Vertical File
Newspaper clippings and  various items on many Mason County subjects such as the Carferries, the Pumped Storage Facility, 
and Ludington and various township histories.

The library has numerous books on the Mason County area  and makes an effort to
acquire all published books written by Mason County Authors., and all  published local

Acquisition Program
Over the next several years, the library  will obtain  all available newspapers on microfilm, and will soon received a microfilm copy of the county's naturalization records.


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This site and affiliated Projects make no claims or estimates of the validity of the information submitted. Please remember that each new piece of information must be researched and proved or disproved by weight of evidence.

Note to researchers, I do not maintain information on families outside of my own at this time, Your best chance to contact other family researchers and find information is going to be in posting some of your family information on the Mason County Boards. Volunteers and lookup materials can be found in the "lookups" category. -I routinely check the postings if I have information or can steer you in another direction I will contact you. I do not provide research services. Historic White Pine Village can help you in that area.

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