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Blue Water Michigan Family History Center

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.


The Blue Water Michigan Family History Center, located on the beautiful St. Clair River on the corner of M29 and Yankee Roads, serves all of St. Clair County. The Center is a reference office with materials and a friendly staff on hand to provide assistance in using center resources to identify ancestors.  

Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:

  • 1990 North River Rd St Clair MI 48079 United States
  • Corner of M29 and Yankee Road.
  • This is not a mailing address.Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.
  • The Blue Water Family History Center entrance is located at the South door of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints building.
  • Enter through the double doors and we are the first door on the right.
  • Restrooms are available.
  • There is plenty of parking including handicapped accessible.
  • Language:English

Phone:

  • 1-810-329-4910

E-mail:

  • MI_BlueWater@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday:10:00am-2:00pm
  • Thursday:6:30pm-9:00pm

Holiday Schedule:

Closed Tuesday after Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend: Closed July 4th: Closed the week of Thanksgiving: Closed the last two weeks of December: Other sporadic closings throughout the year: We occasionally close unexpectedly because of inclement weather or illness. Please call for information about unexpected alterations to our normal operation hours.



Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events
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  • The 1940 US Census will be available online on April 2, 2012 for the first time.  Unlike previous census years, images of the 1940 US Federal Census will be made available as free digital images.  Upon the census' release, FamilySearch and its partners will coordinate efforts to provide quick access to these digital images and immediately start indexing these records to make them searchable online for free.  This census is the largest, most comprehensive, and most recent record set documenting the 132 million people living in the United States in 1940.  For more information about how you can get involved in the 1940 US Census Project, please visit:  https://familysearch.org/1940Census.

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

Microfilm On Indefinite Loan:[edit | edit source]

  • Various Michigan County Census Records 1820-1930.
  • St. Clair County Birth Indexes 1868-1972
  • Delayed Births 1867-1972; Marriages 1838-1917; Deaths 1868-1974.
  • Other Michigan Counties including Birth, Marriage, Death and Cemetery Records.
  • Various U.S. States: California, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
  • Various Foreign Countries: Canada, and extensive German collection and other countries.
  • The Family History Center has a complete inventory listing on hand for your convenience.

Databases and Software:[edit | edit source]

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. 

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • Three computers are available for access to FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com as well as other family history resources on the Internet.
  • Three microfilm and microfiche readers
  • Computer printouts - $0.15 per page
  • Microfilm may no longer be ordered.
  • We currently do not have access to a Microfilm Printer.


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Resources in the Local Area
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  • The Michigan Room

    St. Clair County Library - Main Library
    210 McMorran Blvd.
    Port Huron, Michigan 48060
    Phone: (810) 987-7323
    Toll Free: (877) 987-READ

  • Michigan Room Hours

    Monday: 8:30-4:00, 5:30-8:30
    Tuesday through Friday: 8:30-4:00
    Saturday: 9:30 - 5:00 CLOSED for LUNCH (12-2)
    Sunday: Closed

  • St. Clair County Family History Group, Inc.

    Membership Meetings
    All meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m., except November (3rd     Wednesday), and no meeting in December.
    Sandy Knoell oversees the refreshments and snacks that are provided at every meeting.
    The meetings are held at:
    Port Huron Museum
    1115 Sixth Street
    Port Huron, Michigan

  • St. Clair County Family History Group

     P.O. Box 611483
     Port Huron, MI 48061-1483

  • Sanilac County Historical Society

     P.O. Box 156
     Port Sanilac, MI 48469

  • Huron County Genealogical Society

    P.O. Box 321004
    Flint, Michigan 48532
    no phone
    Huronco@yahoo.com
   Huron County Genealogical Society

  • St. Clair County Clerk

    201 McMorran Boulevard
    Port Huron, MI 48060-4006
    (810) 985-2200

  • Sanilac County Clerk

     Courthouse, Rm 203
     60 West Saniac Avenue
     Sandusky, MI 48471-1060
     (810) 648-3212, ext. 8221

  • Huron County Clerk

     County Building, Room 201
     Bad Axe, MI 48413
     (989) 269-9942


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Links[edit | edit source]

  • FamilySearch Research Wiki: What It Can Do For You!: A comprehensive video presentation explaining the Wiki, navigating it, and some especially useful pages. Case studies demonstrate using the Wiki for genealogical research. Editing and adding articles to the Wiki are covered.

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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Clair,_Michigan

stclairchamber.com/

www.stclaircounty.org/Main/Default.aspx

publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/MI_St.Clair.htm

http://sites.rootsweb.com/~mistcla2/

http://sites.rootsweb.com/~mistclai/resources.html

http://www.migenweb.org/stclair/

www.migenweb.net/

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Clair_County,_Michigan

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan

http://sites.rootsweb.com/~mistclai/cemeteries.html

Saint Clair County Family History Group- Facebook


Other Helpful Links[edit | edit source]

Introduction to Family History Centers

lds.org/library/display/0,4945,3

www.familysearch.org/films/
http://familysearch.org/1940Census