Chippewa County, Michigan Genealogy

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Chippewa County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 219
Trout Lake, MI 49793-0219 

Biographies, births and deaths, Census records, Naturalizations, Obituaries, Voters lists for 1870 and Sugar Island, and a surname list.

Chippewa County Historical Society
P. O. Box 342
Sault Ste. Marie 49783

PHONE: (906) 635-7082

The Society was established in 1919 and is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of local history through exhibits, research, and publication. The office houses permanent and rotating exhibits and a small research library. Call or email ahead for hours or an appointment.

DeTour Passage Historical Museum
P. O. Box 111
De Tour, MI 49725

PHONE: (906) 297-3404

The museum features displays relating to early marine operations, social and governmental activities, pioneer families, Native American history, churches, schools, business and life in the early years of the DeTour area.

Drummond Island Historical Society
P. O. Box 293
Drummond Island, MI 49726

PHONE: (906) 493-5746

A museum on the early settlers of Drummond Island, Native American history, Fort Drummond history and lumbering. There are some genealogy resources but very limited.

Pickford Area Historical Society
P. O. Box 572
Pickford, MI 49744

PHONE: (906) 647-2045

There is some family history, oral histories and archives available for people doing research.

Kenneth J. Shouldice Library
906 Ryan Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

PHONE: (906) 635-2815

Special Collections areas are open for research by appointment, Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM.

This collection documents Michigan from Indian occupation to the present with emphasis on the tri-county area of the Eastern Upper Peninsula. Included are documents and publications by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, pictures and photographs, information about Fort Brady, and a vertical file.

This collection consists of printed materials on the history of water transportation on the Great Lakes and material on individual vessels, including pictures, photographs, maps and vertical file.

The collection includes books on archeology and cultural history as well as an extensive collection of Native American, European and African artifacts.

Some helpful resources are available. A bibliography is available from the Reference Desk.