Genealogy Resources

Ancestry.com

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. The internet IP connection is what authenticates your connection, so you should not need to log in, and this database should be available from your home internet connection.

GenealogySpot.com

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.

Local Ludington History

Information on Mason County, local town, historical settlements, early settlers, archeology, etc. available.

Find A Grave – Mason County

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.

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

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.

FamilySearch

A large, free database with over one billion indexed records online.