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Welcome to the Midland County Historical Society Online Archive!

Our mission is to research, study, write, present and promote the history of Midland County and that relationship to other history subjects.

New records added to the site at least once a month
Photographs: 20 April 2017
Archives: 20 April 2017

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Searching the Site

Use Keyword Search to conduct basic keyword searches across the entire collection or search specifically in the Archives or Photo collections. Keyword searches use OR as a default connector, (for example searches for Dow Chemical will return searches for Dow OR Chemical, use boolean searches with AND as a connector to generate broad searches such as Dow AND Chemical or narrow the search by wrapping the term in quotes, (e.g. "Dow Chemical"). You can also use an asterisk (*) to conduct a wildcard search.

Use the Advanced Search feature to conduct searches in specific fields including: subject, date, search term, box inventory, city and event. Locate biographical information and identify records linked with specific people by using the advanced search feature to search the People field.

If you do not find what you are looking for Contact Us! and we will be happy to help you.

Quick Search Links

MCHS Oral History Collection
MCHS Publication:The Midland Log
From the Archives: Organizations and Clubs

Want to see this site continue to grow?

Consider an MCHS membership and help support the ongoing preservation of Midland County's history!
New and returning members will also receive a free 8x10 reproduction print of an image from this site.
How to receive your free print: Simply sign up for a membership Online or visit us at the Doan History Center and sign up in person. Please allow 2-3 days for your membership to be processed before ordering your free print. To order, simply browse the collection of photos and click on the Request Image button located on the photo view screen and fill out the image request form and tell us you are a new or returning member.

Membership dues directly support the preservation of Midland's unique history including providing support for the future maintenance and growth of this site.

Already a member? Consider a contribution to the Ellis N. Brandt Midland County Historical Society Archives Collection Endowment Fund #652 at the Midland Area Community Foundation. Contributions to this fund will be used in support of archival preservation and maintenance of historical collections.

Research Library

The Research Library, located in the H.D. Doan Midland County History Center, is open to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1pm-4pm, or by appointment. To confirm research library hours or make an appointment E-mail Us or call, (989)631-5930 x1310.

Feedback and Ordering Reproductions

A feedback button is available on all catalog records, tell us what you think of the site and help us improve our descriptions. If there is something specific you would like to see included from from the archives Contact Us.

You can also order reproductions of images from this site! Simply click on the Request Image button located on the photo view screen and fill out the reproduction order form! Members receive a discount on all reproduction fees, be sure to include your member ID number when ordering your reproductions.