Presque Isle District Library

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Reference

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  • Community Directory

    Resources for Presque Isle County and Reference Services

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    Presque Isle District Library’s Reference Librarian can assist you with reference materials, questions, instructions for using the on-line catalog, and other information.


    Please contact us at (989) 734-2477, Ext. 225 or via email at reference@pidl.org with reference requests.

  • Michigan Collections & Archives

    Presque Isle District Library houses two Michigan Collections at the Rogers City and Onaway locations of books and resources on local -regional history and genealogy. Grand Lake has a growing collection of archival materials covering Presque Isle township and Grand Lake areas.

    Presque Isle District Library subscribes to Ancestry Library Edition and is available only at the five branch locations. 


    MyHeritage Library Edition - Family history resource including more than 6 billion historical records from the United States, Europe, Latin America, and other regions. Includes the full USA federal census (1790-1940); census of England and Wales (1841-1901); U.S. World War II Army Enlistment as well as records of Union and Confederate Civil War soldiers.  Only available for Michigan residents.

    Michigan History MagazineA popular history magazine geared toward professionals and enthusiasts alike, Michigan History offers a wide variety of subject matter, time frames, and perspectives while inspiring, educating, and entertaining its readers.
    Michiganology is the online platform for the Michigan Historical Center. It includes Archives of Michigan research guides and indexes, a blog, and educator resources – all from the Michigan Historical Center and Archives of Michigan staff.  Also, check out www.michigan.gov/familyhistory for more resources.

    Presque Isle District Library - Michigan History & Genealogical Brochure


    Grand Lake library

    Grand Lake has a growing collection of archival materials focused on the history of the Grand Lake area and Presque Isle Township.  These records include but are not limited to lighthouse station logs, PI Parks and Recreation meeting minutes, the ownership evolution of the Rockport, Stoneport, and LaFarge Quarries;   scrapbooks, photographs, and an extensive set of records and obituaries of former Township residents. The Local History area has a brand new reading and research area with computer access to genealogical research databases, as well as books and resource materials on Michigan and the Great Lakes.

    Grand Lake Archives Collection Inventory

    Onaway library

    The Onaway Library has useful information for researchers within our  ‘Michigan Room’ which has a diverse collection regarding the “History of Onaway” including the steering wheel factory and books about our great state of Michigan.  The Steering Wheel Booklets are interesting reads regarding the history, culture, and events of local families of the Onaway area.  There are archived newspapers to view online that date as far back as the late 1800s.  This includes The Presque Isle County Advance, The Onaway News, The Onaway Outlook, The Millersburg Tribune, The Tower Press, Forty Mile Point Lighthouse and the PI County Democrat.  There are also record books of the Presque Isle County Cemeteries.

    Rogers City library

  • GED Training

    GED Training is available at the Rogers City and Onaway Branch Libraries.
     
    A GED instructor is available at the Rogers City branch on Monday from 3:30 to 7:00 pm and on Wednesday from 3:30 to 7:00 pm.  
    Complete your GED and improve your opportunities for employment, advancement, personal accomplishment, and a better quality of life!  Download the GED Guidelines Flyer below.
     
    Limited tutoring is available.

    GED Guidelines Flyer

    Please call the Onaway branch library for more information at (989) 733-6621.