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The Society has a large collection of historical and genealogical information related to Arenac County.  Browse our on-line "library" for a sampling.  Visit our Museum for much more.

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Museum Collection

The Museum has a number of local historical and genealogical records in its collection.   These records are available for viewing and research at the museum.

On-Line Indexes

Many of the volumes of printed material in the museum collection are being indexed to provide a means to quickly locate information about important individuals and events.    Visit often as this section expands.

Arenac County Historical Photo Album

The Society has a large collection of local historical photos.  A new photo is added every week.  Browse our growing album on-line.

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"Miss Ruth"

On page 16 of the album, we posted a picture of "Miss Ruth" and asked you to respond if you had additional information about her. Many of you did! Click here to see the photo, and to read what we learned from you!

Unidentified Photos

The Society has a large number of photos of people and places that have not been identified. Your help is needed to identify the places and put names with the faces. If you can provide information on any of these photos, please contact us. We will be digitizing more of these photos over time, so check back often for new album pages.

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Glass Negatives

These pictures are from glass negatives that were loaned to the Society to copy for the Museum collections. They were loaned by Bruce Young, whose grandfather, Mr. VanHorn, grew up at Point Lookout. Around 1905, as his grandfather was going through college, he needed money. His solution was to purchase a camera and take pictures at the Point and surrounding areas. We have added captions to a few of the pictures that we had information on and a few are overexposed, but are included also as they are still interesting.

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Arenac County Dateline

Browse our Arenac County dateline of key events and happenings in Arenac County History, drawn from the Arenac County Independent and other sources.

Arenac County History

Historical articles related to Arenac County.


August 1942 - The Wreck of the 'Miss Arlene'

cemetery.jpg (12774 bytes)Arenac County Cemetery Records and Tombstone Photos

The ACHS uses Find-a-Grave to house its on-line collection of tombstone photos and cemetery records.  

St. John's Byzantine Catholic Cemetery

Polish Catholic National Cemetery

Clayton Township Cemetery

Find-a-Grave also has records for Arenac County Cemeteries that have been contributed by others.

Search for cemetery records in Arenac County, MI at by entering a surname and clicking search:

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Additional cemetery records, photos and transcriptions can be found via the following links:

Arenac County MIGenWeb

MIGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project

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Arenac County Historical Society; 304 East Michigan Avenue; P. O. Box 272; Au Gres, Michigan  48703-0272;  989-876-6399

Last updated:  05/03/2018.   Content 2005-2018 by the Arenac County Historical Society