Local and regional materials are housed in history organizations, libraries, and other institutions that maintain and collect historic documents and records. Their staff can provide services and assistance in your research. Property tax records may be held at township, village, or county clerk offices. If your property was ever a publicly owned building, information may exist in the minutes of governmental or public and private agencies.
Bookstores offer numerous local history books by authors and historians in your area.
LCHPS published this book:
Historic Leelanau: Recognized Sites and Places of Historical Significance by M. Christine Byron and Thomas R. Wilson was published in 2019. This work reviews the forty-two historic sites and buildings recognized at the time of publication by the Michigan Register of Historic Sites or the National Register of Historic Places.
Leelanau regional organizations, collections, and activities to consider
Benzie Area Historical Society and Museum – https://www.benziemuseum.org/
Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan(Mt. Pleasant) – https://digmichnews.cmich.edu
Empire Area Museum – http://empiremimuseum.org
Explore Historic Leelanau – https://explorehistoricleelanau.org/
Glen Lake Community Library – https://glenlakelibrary.net
Historic Aerial Photography Imagery for Leelanau County – https://msustatewide.msu.edu/Programs/Details/521
Leelanau Historical Society and Museum – https://www.leelanauhistory.org
Note: Leelanau Poor Farm – special collection
Leland Township Library – https://www.lelandlibrary.org
Northport Area Historical Association Museum – https://www.northportmuseum.com
Omena History Society – www.omenahistoricalsociety.org
Osterlin Library at Northwestern Michigan College – http://www.nmc.edu/library/ Note: This library has an extensive collection of Leelanau County and Traverse City newspapers available on microfilm.
Suttons Bay-Bingham District Library – https://www.sbbdl.org/
Traverse Area District Library- https://www.tadl.org Note: TADL has the Traverse City papers available on microfilm, from to 1859 to the present, and online (1858 through 1913). (Very difficult to access online).