Genealogy Resources must be accessed from our library’s internet. Billions of genealogy records, including census, death, marriage, and military records.

You either come in and use one of our computers, 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.

Local Ludington History

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

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

People 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

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.

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.


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

Obituary Research Requests

For copies of local obituaries please contact: There is no charge for simple obituaries when full information is provided. Extended searches may require a charge.