The Local History Collection is a closed collection of materials. To obtain access or to ask a question about Local History, please email email@example.com.
- Ancestry Library Edition Genealogy research tool provided by The Friends of TADL – Only available to use at library 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. Over 2 billion family trees.
- Newspaper Archive Historical collection of Michigan newspapers, including the Traverse City Record-Eagle
- TADL Local History Collection Digital collection of local manuscript and published works, including photographs, yearbooks, plat maps, postcards and newspapers
- Then and Now Traverse City A self-guided walk for local history created through a partnership with the Traverse City Arts Commission, TC Downtown Development Authority, Traverse Area Historical Society, and Traverse Area District Library, launched in October 2019. A series of ten plaques featuring photos from “then” next to the landscape of “now” are displayed throughout Downtown Traverse City along East and West Front, State, Cass, and Union Streets.
- Michiganology.org is a partnership between the Archives of Michigan and the Library of Michigan delivering more than 10 million records online.
Most Requested Resources
- Finding Aids from our Local History Collection
- Historical Atlases of Grand Traverse County
- Timeline of major events in Traverse City history
- Traverse City High School Class Yearbooks
- Traverse City State Hospital Reports
- Vertical Files of Local History by Subject
- Women’s History Project of Northwest Michigan Collection
Area Historical Society Links
- Benzie County Historical Society & Museum
- Elk Rapids Area Historical Society
- Leelanau Historical Society Museum
- Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society
- Traverse Area Historical Society
- Fife Lake Historical Society
Grand Traverse County Links and Info