1855 Colton Map of Michigan showing Cheboygan County

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Research Center

As we explore the history of Cheboygan County, we gather many resources that will enable you to discover the rich and fascinating stories that make Cheboygan County so interesting. 

Reference Library Mission Statement

We will work to ensure that everyone who can benefit from our unique collections, services and expertise can do so, by improving access and creating a welcoming environment, both onsite and online for all our guests and patrons. We will ensure all our services are available to everyone; provide a welcoming and accessible environment; be courteous, helpful and professional when dealing with guests and patrons; help each person to find the information they need quickly and efficiently; and to take care of our library collections to ensure that they stay in good condition for our users now and in the future. We will always welcome your comments and suggestions to help us improve our services.

 To accomplish this mission we offer the following research methods

 Online Research Requests Complete the online form to ask your question. Questions are usually answered within a week or sooner.
 Olson Reference Library This resource consists of books, magazines, and our vertical files that document both the history of Cheboygan County and the Straits of Mackinac Region.
 Online Public Access Catalog For over two years be have been in the process of cataloging our resources in an online catalog. Powered by ResourceMateā„¢ the catalog is searchable by title, author and keywords.  The number of resources grows weekly.

How Long Does It Take to Receive a Reply to My Request?

Please note that our research staff is made up of volunteers. We try to fulfull your requests for information within a day or two. During the winter months, however, weather and the availiabilty of our voluteers may extend the response time.