Michigan Small City Directories and Indexes

The good news is that the following directories have been microfilmed and published commercially; I found them in the microtext collections of the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne.

The bad news is that they are only labeled “Michigan” and have no contents or index anywhere that I can find; there’s no way for a researcher to know where, or whether, these seven boxes of film contain a place and time of interest — except to scroll through all five reels.

I have done so and created the following lists and an alphabetical index by location. Let me know of any corrections.

Seven films with 39 directories covering 37 towns and 6 counties in the early 20th century.

Published by City Directories of the United States (CDUS), State of Michigan (Woodbridge CT: Primary Source Microfilm, n.d.

 

Contents of CDUS #0409943 = ACPLGC #1

1. Polk’s Grand Haven (Michigan) City Directory 1928, vol. 1 (Detroit: R. L. Polk & Co.) [including Ferrysburg]

2. Polk’s Grand Haven (Michigan) City Directory 1931, vol. 2 (Detroit: R. L. Polk & Co.) [including Ferrysburg and Spring Lake]

3. Polk’s Hastings (Michigan) City Directory 1929, vol. 1 (Detroit: R. L. Polk & Co.)

4. Polk’s Iron Mountain and Dickinson County Directory 1925, vol. 1 (Detroit: R. L. Polk & Co.)

5. Polk’s Iron Mountain (Dickinson County, Mich.) City Directory 1935 (Detroit: R. L. Polk & Co.)

6. Polk’s Ishpeming-Negaunee (Michigan) City Directory 1929, vol. 14 (Detroit: R. L. Polk & Co.)

 

Contents of CDUS #0410142 = ACPLGC #2

1. Allegan City and Rural Directory 1921-1922 (Allegan?: Allegan News?)

2. Luedders’ Historical and Pictorial Directory of Allegan, Michigan 1924 (Coldwater: Otto E. Luedders)

3. Luedders’ Historical and Pictorial City Directory of Belding, Michigan, October 1926 (Coldwater: Otto E. Luedders)

4. Classified Buyers’ Guide of Redford, Brightmoor, and Rosedale Park 1925 (Detroit: R. L. Polk & Co.)

5. Polk’s Rochester (Michigan) City Directory 1928 including Orion, Oxford, and Romeo (Detroit: R. L. Polk & Co.)

 

Contents of CDUS #0410142 = ACPLGC #3

1. Polk’s Charlotte (Michigan) Directory 1929, including Eaton Rapids, vol. 1 (Detroit: R. L. Polk & Co.)

2. Moore’s Standard Directory of Dowagiac, Mich., 1908-1909 (New York: S. H. Moore Co.)

3. Sines’s Cass County Directory 1923 (Dowagiac: Thos. W. Sines)

4. City Directory and Street Guide of Fordson, Mich. (Dearborn: Dearborn Directory Co., 1926)

5. Polk’s Fordson (Michigan) City Directory 1928 (Detroit: R. L. Polk & Co.)

6. Wolverine Directory Company, comp., Mt. Clemens City Directory 1903-1904 (Port Huron?: Miller & LeFevre)

7. Mt. Clemens City Directory 1929, Fourth Edition (Port Huron: Earl A. Lester)

 

Contents of CDUS #o41o336 = ACPLGC #4

1. Polk’s Fenton, Holly, Davisburg, and Linden (Michigan ) Directory 1929, vol. 2 (Detroit: R. L. Polk & Co.)

2. Directory of Monroe 1911-1912 (Monroe: McMillan Printing Co.)

3. Mount Pleasant City, Shepherd Village, and Isabella County Rural Directory 1925-26 (Lansing: O. L. Blodgett & Co.)

4. Luedders’ Historical and Pictorial City Directory of Niles, Michigan, July, 1929, vol. 3 (Coldwater: Otto E. Luedders)

5. Luedders’ Historical and Pictorial City Directory of Niles, Michigan, July, 1931, vol. 4 (Coldwater: Otto E. Luedders)

6. Luedders’ Historical and Pictorial City Directory of Niles, Michigan, December, 1933, vol. 5 (Coldwater: Otto E. Luedders)


Contents of CDUS 0410337 = ACPLGC #5

1. Greenville City and Rural Directory 1919-1920 (South Haven: Pekie, Hemenway & Sweetland)

2. J. W. Shannon & Co.’s Directory of Iron Mountain for 1905-06 (Green Bay WI: Advocate Print)

3. Wolverine Directory Co.’s St. Clair County Directory, September 1, 1902 (Port Huron: Riverside Printing Co.)

4. Polk’s St. Johns (Michigan) City Directory 1929, vol. 1 (Detroit: R. L. Polk & Co.)

 

Contents of CDUS 0410338 = ACPLGC #6

1. Hastings City, Nashville, Middleville Villages and Rural Directory 1926-27, vol. 2 (Lansing: O. L. Blodgett & Co.)

2. Ludington, Scottville Cities and Mason County Rural Directory 1926-27, vol. 1 (Lansing: O. L. Blodgett & Co.)

3. Polk’s Manistee County Directory for Year Ending January 1st, 1905, vol. 5 (Detroit: R. L. Polk & Co., 1904)

4. Luedders’ Historical and Pictorial City Directory of Midland, Michigan, May, 1935, vol. 4 (Coldwater: Otto E. Luedders)

5. Luedders’ Historical and Pictorial City Directory of Midland, Michigan, May, 1931, vol. 2 (Coldwater: Otto E. Luedders)

 

Contents of CDUS 0140144 = ACPLGC #7

1. Chas. A. Sweetland, comp., South Haven City and Rural Directory 1918-1919 (South Haven: Pekie & Hemenway)

2. South Haven City and Rural Directory 1920-1921 (South Haven: Chas. A. Sweetland)

3. Wolverine Directory Co.’s St. Clair County Directory 1912 (Port Huron: Herald Printing Co.)

4. Sturgis, Michigan, Pictorial City Directory & Year Book, September, 1915 (Coldwater: W. C. Bailey)

5. Sturgis, Michigan, Pictorial City Directory, March, 1922 (Coldwater: Otto E. Luedders)

6. Luedders’ Historical and Pictorial City Directory of Sturgis, Michigan, January 1934, vol. 7 (Coldwater: Otto E. Luedders)


INDEX

Allegan 1921-1922, 2:1

Allegan 1924, 2:2

 

Belding 1926, 2:3

Brightmoor 1925, 2:4

 

Cass County 1923, 3:3

Charlotte 1929, 3:1

 

Davisburg 1929, 4:1

Dickinson County 1925, 1:4

Dickinson County 1935, 1:5

Dowagiac 1908-1909, 3:2

 

Eaton Rapids 1929, 3:1

 

Fenton 1929, 4:1

Ferrysburg 1928, 1:1

Ferrysburg 1931, 1:2

Fordson 1926, 3:4

 

Grand Haven 1928, 1:1

Grand Haven 1931, 1:2

Greenville 1919-1920, 5:1

 

Hastings 1926-1927, 6:1

Hastings 1929, 1:3

Holly 1929, 4:1

 

Iron Mountain 1905-1906, 5:2

Iron Mountain 1925, 1:4

Iron Mountain 1935, 1:5

Isabella County 1925-1926, 4:3

Ishpeming 1929, 1:6

 

Linden 1929, 4:1

Ludington 1926-1927, 6:2

 

Manistee County 1905, 6:3

Mason County 1926-1927, 6:2

Middleville 1926-1927, 6:1

Midland 1931, 6:5

Midland 1935, 6:4

Monroe 1911-1912, 4:2

Mt. Clemens 1903-1904, 3:6

Mt. Clemens 1929, 3:7

Mt. Pleasant 1925-1926, 4:3

 

Nashville 1926-1927, 6:1

Negaunee 1929, 1:6

Niles 1929, 4:4

Niles 1931, 4:5

Niles 1933, 4:6

 

Orion 1928, 2:5

Oxford 1928, 2:5

 

Redford 1925, 2:4

Rochester 1928, 2:5

Romeo 1928, 2:5

Rosedale Park 1925, 2:4

 

St. Clair County 1902, 5:3

St. Clair County 1912, 7:3

St. Johns 1929, 5:4

Scottville 1926-1927, 6:2

Shepherd 1925-1926, 4:3

South Haven 1918-1919, 7:1

South Haven 1920-1921, 7:2

Spring Lake 1931, 1:2

Sturgis 1915, 7:4

Sturgis 1922, 7:5

Sturgis 1934, 7:6

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