We have taken on the project of updating our website.  We have so many collections of great resources in our archives here at the History Center in Bay City and wanted to better share a list of what we had that may help people in their research.  We have just added the following:

We take great pride in our extensive newspaper collection, we have been fortunate enough to pretty much double it in size in the last few years.  If you or someone you know is looking to rehome their collection of Pierce County area newspapers, please do think of us!  We would love to keep growing this terrific resource of our area’s historical record.

We have over 200 family histories that have been donated to us for our collection and we happily accept both digital and/or paper copies to add to our research library.

If you haven’t looked up where your relatives lived on the various years of plat maps you are in for a real treat!  These are an essential tool in showing where exactly your relatives lived.  If you find deciphering land descriptions confusing, I’ve included a helpful tutorial that I shared on our Facebook page last year.