Bayliss Public Library, Michigan
The Bayliss Public Library is located in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan. The city lies on the Canadian border at the eastern tip of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It is the seat of Chippewa County. The library has made some genealogical and historical resources related to Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac Counties available on its website.
Click the Genealogy link to access the library's genealogical resources. Most of the resources currently on the website relate to Chippewa County. A list of genealogical societies in all three counties has also been provided.
You will find transcriptions from a variety of sources for more than 50 Chippewa County cemeteries. In some cases there is more than one transcription for a cemetery.
Biographies for nine citizens of Chippewa County have been transcribed and uploaded to the website.
A number of local records have been transcribed and made available on the website. These include an 1846 Annuity List of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, the Sault Ste Marie Township Census for 1827, list of children between 4 and 18 in Sault Ste Marie in 1850, voters lists from 1870, and Chippewa County marriage and death records.
Click the History Link to access the library's history resources, including a number of local history articles. For Chippewa County you will find a local history and several newspaper articles; one article related to Luce County is also available. A list of historical societies in two of the three counties is provided.
Click the Photographs link to view nearly forty photographs, organized by subject, from the library's Gordon Daun Photograph Collection. The photographs may be viewed individually or as a slide show.