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Seated on the south shore of Lake Superior is Ontonagon County with over 1,300 square miles of forests, lakes, streams and shoreline.  This county has a distinguished history of logging and mining, and is the site of the first telephone system in Michigan.  The oldest standing log home village in the United States is located at Old Victoria, near the village of Rockland.  The North Country Trail bisects Ontonagon County on its route to the Lewis & Clark Trail in North Dakota.  In this county of over 100 waterfalls, 150 inches of snowfall annually is an average.

 

This website is maintained by Colleen. If you have anything to contribute, any suggestions for inclusion on the site, or simply want to send a friendly greeting, just email me! I'd love to hear from you.

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I'm sorry, but I do not live in Michigan and am unable to help you with local research.

Above pictures: lighthouse, Ontonagon becomes Finnish Lutheran Church, Green; Christmas, Rockland becomes courthouse 1908, Ontonagon; post office 1913, Bruce Crossing becomes early Houghton Street, Ontonagon.

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If you would like to volunteer as a county coordinator for Michigan, just email our State Coordinator, Jan Cortez.

Should a county you're interested in not be available for adoption right now, Jan has a waiting list she can add your name to.

 

Many Ontonagon researchers are long distance from the county records.  Do you live locally?  Do you have time to help others?  Would you be willing to do local research or look ups?  Please email me.

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