You can research the history of your home and the people who lived there at these locations!
St Clair County Library
210 McMorran Blvd.
Some materials are available on the main floor
Some materials are available only in the Michigan Room (basement)
Michigan Room Hours (expanded!)
Monday 9 – 4:30 and 5:30 – 8:30
Tuesday thru Friday 9 – 4:30
Saturday 9 – 12 and 1 – 4:30
City Directories 1871 to present (addresses, individuals, occupations) 1 2
Newspapers on microfilm with name indexes in books
Civil record indexes on microfilm (death, marriage, birth)
Census, Federal and State
Sanborn Insurance Maps (1887, 1892, 1898, 1903, 1911, 1929, etc) – building outlines
Biographic Memoirs of St Clair County, MI (Bowen, 1903)
Buildings of Michigan (Eckert, 1993)
Map of the Counties of Macomb and St Clair, MI (Geil, 1859)
Newspaper clippings of individuals, churches, etc
St. Clair County, MI (Jenks, 1912)
Birds Eye View Map of Port Huron (Ruger, 1867)
Birds Eye View Map of Port Huron(Pauli, 1894)
Main Street Welcome Center
223 Huron Avenue
City Directories (about 1900 forward, older ones at library)
Many books on architecture
Port Huron Museum
1115 6th Street
Much archived material.
State Archives, Michigan History Division, Lansing MI
Property tax records, 1859 forward
Must know legal description (Plat name, block #, lot #). Original ledgers arranged by precinct, contain property owner and property valuation. Compare the valuation of your property with surrounding properties or lots. Dramatic changes in valuation (when neighboring properties did not change) strongly suggest when a house was built, when a house was destroyed, or when a second house replaced an original house.