White Cloud Community Library

Local History

Our Local History Department provides research assistance for our patrons as well as many non-residents. We complete genealogy research for Newaygo County from it's formation to the present date.
  • Hours and Contact Info

    Hours and contact information for the Local History Department ONLY.

    HOURS:

    Monday - Not Staffed

    Tuesday - 9:30am to 5:30pm

    Wednesday - 9:30am to 5:30pm

    Thursday - Not Staffed

    Friday - 9:30am to 3:30pm


    CONTACT INFO:

    PHONE: 231-689-6631 ext. 106
    EMAIL: localhistory@whitecloudlibrary.net
    FAX: 231-689-6699 ATTN: Pamela Miller

    Please send all mailed requests to:

    White Cloud Community Library
    ATTN: Pamela Miller
    PO Box 995
    White Cloud, MI 49349

    Please call us to verify that the Local History Department is staffed. Research cannot be completed unless our Local History Librarian or a volunteer is present.

    Inquires can be sent to the above email address. If you are sending an email requesting that research be completed, please add "Research" as your subject heading. We also request that you limit your genealogy searches to 3 names at a time and that your requests are as specific as possible. This allows us to assist you in the best manner available to us. 

  • Genealogy Databases

    Check out these great online databases and informational sites which will aid you in researching your family history.

    Ancestry Library Edition:

    A great resource to research your ancestors. Please be aware that this site can only be accessed from the White Cloud Community Library.

    Birth Calculator: 

    Use this web resource to determine your ancestor's date of birth. Enter in the known date of death as well as age upon death and receive the calculated birth date.

    Castle Garden:

    Castle Garden is an educational project of the Battery Conservancy. This free site offers access to an extraordinary database of over 11 million immigrants from 1820 through 1892, the year Ellis Island was opened. Over 100 million Americans can trace their ancestors to this period of immigration. 

    German Roots: 

    In addition to being a terrific starting point for pursuing your German ancestors, this handy site includes lists of links to I.S. military records and death records of interest to all genealogists. 

    Newaygo County Museum and heritage center:

    Click here to find articles about the rich and vibrant history of Newaygo County!

    Newaygo County History (MiGenWeb Project):

    This website is a clearinghouse of genealogical and historical information that is all related to Newaygo County!

    Seeking Michigan: 

     Explore Michigan's past and present by seeking family histories, discovering something new, and looking at Michigan's stories!

    United Kingdom and Ireland Genealogy: 

    A large collection of genealogical information for England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. 

    Where to Write for Vital Records: 

     This must-bookmark site gives instructions on obtaining copies of your ancestor's vital records. 

    Zaba People Search: 

    The #1 free people search as well as public information search engine.
  • Local History Requests

    Inquires can be sent to our Local History Librarian using the following form. We request that you limit your genealogy searches to 3 names at a time and that your requests are as specific as possible. This allows us to assist you in the best manner available to us.

    Local History Requests - Read More…

  • White Cloud Chieftain and Times Indicator

    WCCL has digitized all copies of the White Cloud High School Chieftain Yearbooks and past issues of the Times Indicator newspapers.
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