Research/Genealogy Request
 
The Museum Archives collects and preserves material relating to Elk Rapids, genealogy, and the surrounding Chain of Lakes region.
 

Fill in our Genealogy/Research Request Form and we will do our best to help you find the material requested. If our Archivist does your research, we request a donation commensurate with the service given.

Click Here to Download the Genealogy/Research Request Form
  

 For More Information Call:
231-264-5692
or e-mail:
 research@elkrapidshistory.org
    

 Research Resources:


* Old Tax Assessment Records for The Village of Elk Rapids (1886-1946)
* Old Tax Assessment Records for Elk Rapids Township (1901-1946)
* Old Voter Registration Logs (Men & Women - 1925-1927)
* Old Plat Maps and Atlases of the Elk Rapids area & Antrim County
* Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps (for the Village of Elk Rapids only: 1895, 1900, 1907, 1928)
* Old Elk Rapids Weekly Newspapers (various)
* Cemetery records for Elk Rapids and surrounding communities, including:
* Maple Grove Cemetery (in Elk Rapids, Antrim County MI) info on CD & Hardcopy
* Clearwater Township Cemetery (Kalkaska County, MI) info on CD and Hardcopy
* Genealogy material on Elk Rapids families (Click here to learn about Elk Rapids earliest settlers)
* More than 3,000 photographs relating to Elk Rapids and the Chain of Lakes region's history.
* Karl Mark Pall Collection: State of MI historical books on farming, fruit growing and animal husbandry in Michigan
* Karl Mark Pall Collection: aboriginal (Native American) trade copper from Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    

Photographs are available in these categories

01 Scenes - Elk Rapids Area 02 - Business Places 03 - E R Township - Town Hall - Fire Department - Cemetery
04 - Island House 05 - Scenes - Lakes & Rivers 06 - Rail Roads
07 - Farming 08 - Lumbering 09 - Churches
10 - Events 11 - Military 12 - Homes
13 - People 14 - Schools 15 - Kewadin - Milton Township
16 - Native Americans 17 - Cement Plant 18 - Hotels - Resorts
19 - Shipping - Boats - Docks 20 - Iron Works 21 Chemical Works
22 - Saw & Flour Mills and
       Company Store
23 - Power Dam 24 - Industry (other than Iron & Lumber)
25 - Outside Elk Rapids Area (Traverse City & Others)