Billions of genealogy records, including census, death, marriage and military records. Ancestry.com is available on the library’s internet only. You either come in and use a computer, or you can bring a laptop or mobile device to our library, and use the WiFi to connect. Our guest WiFi works in the parking lot at both branches, and we never turn it off.
MyHeritage (Library Edition)
Available through MeL eResources, this EBSCO database is available to Michigan patrons. Your internet IP connection is what authenticates you, so you do not need to log in. If you are new to MyHeritage, a tutorial is available to help you get started.
Find the best free genealogy resources for beginners and experts alike at GenealogySpot.com. Search for ancestors, build your family tree and much more. Click here.
Michigan Genealogical Death Indexing System
Offered by the Michigan Department of Community Health, search here for death records of Michigan residents who died between 1867-1897.
Information on Mason County, local town, historical settlements, early settlers, archeology, etc. available.
A searchable online index of Mason County’s 31 Cemeteries. Includes maps to locate each cemetery and pictures of each grave, along with birth and death information (as available). Users may also update site information.
Mason County Cemetery Index online
A Link to the index of the 31 Mason County Cemeteries. Information available is only what was inscribed on the tombstone. Survey and Indexing done prior to 1990. Cemetery listing courtesy of ludingtonmichigan.net. Additional information available at www.historicwhitepinevillage.org.
FIND YOUR ANCESTORS. EXPLORE THEIR LEGACY.
People Legacy is one of the largest online repositories for cemetery and grave records from all available historical sources. Resources include burials and details on final dispositions for more than 130 million people. Find this resource at https://peoplelegacy.com/
For copies of local obituaries please contact: Librarian@MCDLibrary.org There is no charge for simple obituaries when full information is provided. Extended searches may require a charge.
Google Archives has many of the issues of the Ludington Daily News available online. Begin your search of Mason County obituaries with Google Archives.
History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy
A good how-to and guide for the average person who wants to start delving into family history. Includes links to website genealogy resources, ways to improve your genealogy skills, how to record your own current family’s history, and links to military sites with genealogy records.
A large, free database with over one billion indexed records online.