Newspaper Subject Guide

The newspaper resources available at the Library of Michigan are one of the largest backfiles of Michigan newspapers in the country.   This collection is largely unindexed.  This guide identifies aids to accessing the content of some of the newspapers in the Library’s microfilm collection.  The newspaper film is organized by city of publication and title of paper.

Selected Michigan newspaper indexes by county

Bay County

Bay County Library System. Index to the Pinconning press and the Pinconning journal, January 1906 through July 12, 1989 / compiled by M. Scott Moore. 1993.
LIB OF MICH NEWSPAPERS INDEXES 2S AI 21.P56 I5 1993

Berrien County

Niles Community Library. Niles area obituary index / compiled by the Niles Community Library from Niles, Michigan newspapers. 2002.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN CD STORAGE F574.N5 N553

Calhoun County

Passic, Frank. Name index / by Frank Passic. 1986.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F574.A525 P3 1985 Index

Cheboygan County

Daughters of the American Revolution. Chief Shawano Chapter. Twentieth century obituaries: the Cheboygan Daily Tribune, Cheboygan, MI; the Straitsland resorter, Indian River, MI. 1997.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F574.C54 T94 1997

Clinton County

Coureur de Bois Chapter, Michigan State Society, Daughters of American Colonists. Clinton County, Michigan, Pioneer Society news and obituaries (from newspaper clippings) / typed and donated by Katherine L. Cherry & Barbara L. Young. 1960.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F 572 .C7 C552 1960

Genesee County

Chambers, Dorothy Emery. A century of obituaries, 1890-1999: from Court Street United Methodist Church, 225 W Court Street, Flint, Michigan / Genesee Chapter DAR, Michigan Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution; [compiled by Dorothy Emery Chambers]. 2002.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F574.F55 C467 2002

Grand Traverse County

Zoulek, Lucille. Index to newspapers of Traverse City, Michigan, 1858-1910 / Lucille Zoulek]. 1984.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N AI 3.Z68z

Gratiot County

Douglas, Carol C. Alma record newspaper excerpt's [sic] / [compiled & indexed by Carol C. Douglas]. 1997.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572.G8 D683

Ingham County

Ingham County Genealogical Society. Ingham County (MI.) News, Newspaper Extractions 1859 -- 1877: marriage, death, other notices. 2003.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572.I5 I533 2003

Iosco County

Sherman, Alonzo Joseph. Index to the Press, Oscoda/Ausable, Michigan, 1901-195, compiler, Alonzo J. Sherman. 1993.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F 572.I63 S54 1993

Jackson County

Eding, Walter E., Mrs. The anniversary book: compiled newspaper clippings / by Mrs. Walter E. Eding, of Jackson, Michigan, done in the 1940's; prepared by Jackson County Genealogical Society. 1999.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F574.J2 E44 1999

Kalamazoo County

Reference Division, Kalamazoo Public Library. Kalamazoo Gazette index. 1999.
LIB OF MICH NEWSPAPERS INDEXES 2S AI21.K35 K34z

Kalkaska County

Kalkaska Genealogical Society. Kalkaska, Michigan newspaper index. 2000.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572.K23 K256 2000x v.1 (1879-1900)

Kent County

Lambert, Marguerite Novy. Kent County, Michigan: marriage and death newspaper notices: newspaper notices from Michigan newspapers at the Michigan Historical Collections, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan / abstracted by Marguerite N. Lambert; indexed by James N. Jackson. 2000.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572.K3 L36 2001

Oakland County

Baldwin Public Library. Obituary index for the Birmingham Eccentric, Birmingham, Michigan, covering the period, 1878-1977 / compiled by Miss Merle Roninger and Mrs. R. George Ransford. 1978.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN MICROFICHE 2S F574.B575 O25 1978

Ottawa County

Herrick District Library. Herrick District Library index to the Holland Sentinel. 2000.
LIB OF MICH NEWSPAPERS INDEXES 2S AI21.H6 H47

St. Clair County

Port Huron weekly times / extracted and typed by Marge Owens. 1999.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572.S3 P675

St. Joseph County

Silliman, Sue Imogene. Partial index to the newspapers of the Three Rivers Public Library. 1930.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N Folio F574.T62 S555 1930a

Washtenaw County

University of Michigan Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library. An index to Ann Arbor newspapers: Ann Arbor news, Ann Arbor observer, Michigan daily, University record. 1930.
LIB OF MICH FICHE 2N AI3.A663z

Wayne County

Lambert, Marguerite Novy. Marriage and death newspaper notices, Wayne County, Michigan, 1809-1868: newspaper notices from Michigan newspapers at the Michigan Historical Collections, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan / abstracted by Marguerite N. Lambert; edited and indexed by James N. Jackson. 2001.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572.W4 L36 2001

Updated 01/17/2019