-- Databases --

{1850 Census: Pioneers} Selective pioneers from Saginaw Co. (pre-Bay Co.)
Bay City: History & Satistics 1922. Polk Directory
Bay City: Businesses, 1890. Directory
Bay City: Mayors from 1865 to 1966 (Includes West Bay City).
Bay City: Vessels & Owners on Great Lakes in 1905.
Bay City: Streets Names & Changes - Includes former villages & West Bay City.
{Gibson Township Cemetery in Bentley} (pdf) -- Alphabetical burial listing.

Saginaw Valley Statistics (1901) Detailed data by community.

Other locations:

Heritage/Groups/
{Newspapers Listing} - Sortable database of historical newspaper businesses.
{Bay Co.: Veterans Service Memorial} - Names of those who died in service.
{Bay Co.: GAR Burials} - Grand Republic of the Army (pdf file)

Heritage/Writings/
{Bay Co.: Residents in Civil War} - from books by A.H. Gansser & L.E. Arndt.

Maps Library/
{Bay Co.: Plat Maps} - Listing/links to historical plats records.

-- Directories --

Bay County:
*Centennial Farms & Families
County Cemeteries Directory - Master listing with map links.
Lumber Mills 1868-69. - Includes owners, location and brief description.

Banks:
*1874 Directory - Village Directory of Saginaw Valley.

Bay City:
1858 Businesses - Appeared in 1887 Bay City Tribune. 1863-4 Businesses - Michigan Gazetteer and Business Directory
1866-7 Bay City & County officials - Indian & Pioneer Directory.
1866-7 Businesses - Indian & Pioneer Directory
1868-9 Hotels (Houses) - Polk Directory
1893-4 Bldgs., Halls & Parks - Polk Directory.
1893-4 Societies (listing) - Polk Directory
1897 Ship and Engine Builders of the Great Lakes.
1946 Bay City & County Officials - Polk Directory.
Bay City Street History; Third St., 100 Block - Occupancy history for different years.

Essexville:
1875-76 Pioneer Directory - Copies of original pages.

Saginaw Valley:
1866-67 Lumber Mills - Indian & Pioneer Directory

West Bay City:
* 1874: Wenona Village Directory - Saginaw Valley Directory 1874.

Williams Township & Auburn:
* Businesses 1st 100 Years - by type of business.

Other locations:
Maps Library/
{Bay City Downtown} - Streets with 1893-94 listing of buildings.
{Essexville Streets Map} - (1875) Includes list of businesses & locations.

-- Indexes --

* Bay County Story - Footpaths to Freeways - Name/Place Index to book by L.E. Arndt.
* Portrait & Biographical Record of Saginaw & Bay Counties, Michigan - (1892) Book, Chicago Bio.Pub.Co.

Other locations:
Heritage/Groups/
{Bay City: Centralia 1928} - Central High School, students & staff.
{Bay City: Centralia 1948} - Central High School, students & staff.
{Bay City: Eastern High School Newsletter 1896} Student & staff.
Heritage/Writings/
{Bay Co.: Residents of 1847} - (1891) by Albert Miller.
{Bay Co.: Residents in Civil War} - (1891) from books by A.H. Gansser & L.E. Arndt.
History/Pioneers/
{People Index}
{Places Index}
Maps Library/
{Bangor Twsp. Plats} - (1916) Includes index to names.
{Hampton Twsp. Plats} - (1916) Includes index to names.


  • Note: All documents in the Writings section include a names and subjects index in right-hand column.