Digital Historical Collections
The library has a wealth of digitized historical documents from Shiawassee County, Michigan reflecting the history of our community. Historical newspapers, yearbooks, cemetery records, pictures, and much more are part of this collection. This is an ongoing digitization project. Browse the Digital Historical Collections.
Argus Press Obituaries
Argus Press Obituaries 1979-2005
Bancroft Advertiser 1888; Bancroft Bulletin 1879; Bancroft Commercial (some years between) 1898-1940
Byron Area High School Yearbooks
Byron Area High School Yearbooks, Echo 1936-2016
Shiawassee Historical Sites
Local History Books
Shiawassee County, Michigan 2021 Plat Book
2021 Shiawassee County Plat Book
Full color printing, spiral bound, 8 1/2 x 11, 86 page plat book includes:
- Landowner Maps that concentrate on rural landownership with acreage information, parcel boundaries, and section lines. Each map includes: highways, roads, waterways, railways, boat ramp/public access location, and municipal boundaries
- 3D LiDAR Aerial Maps facing the landowner map pages
- County Road Map and Road Index for all Shiawassee County roads
- Municipal Maps include: Bancroft, Byron, Corunna, Durand, Laingsburg, Lennon, Morrice, New Lothrop, Owosso, Perry, and Vernon
- Watershed Map
- School District Map
City of Corunna Post 4005; a condensed history
History of Corunna VFW Post 4005 as compiled by Irene M. Hosking.
Available for viewing in the local history section of the Corunna Branch.
Combined 1859 Wall Map, 1875 Atlas, 1895 Plat Book Atlas, and 1915 Atlas of Shiawassee County Michigan indexed
Shiawassee County property maps indexed by surname for years 1859, 1875, 1895 and 1915.
History of the Shiawassee River
Introduction -- Phrase 1: Geology and hydrology -- Phrase 2: Native Americans and early pioneer content -- Phrase 3: The early river towns -- Phrase 4: The rivers middle history and water users -- Phrase 8: Water quality, decline and progress -- Phrase 6: Dams, bridges and floods -- Phrase 7:Welcome transition to cleaner water -- Phrase 8: Riverside parks, recreation and open space -- Concluding thoughts
Old School Pictures Shiawassee Conty; July of 1979-end of 1989
Photocopies of captioned group photos of students from the Argus-Press newspaper. Indexed class photos from early 1900s to mid 1940s.
Civil War Gravesites of Shiawassee County
Shiawassee County, Michigan Civil War Gravesites indexed by Surname and Cemetery.
The publication is available for viewing in the local history section of the Corunna Branch.
Flint Genealogical Society Publication
Death of Shiawassee County Courthouse 1867-1900 Shiawassee County Michigan
Registers of deaths in Shiawassee County, Michigan 1867-1900 by Surname and
Corunna High School Yearbooks from 1912 - 2020 are available for viewing online or in person at the Corunna Branch.
The Lynching at Corunna
A collection of newspaper accounts and editorials originally published in the Detroit free press and other newspapers, May 22-June 7, 1893.
Polk's Owosso city directory 1957
City directories from some years 1957-2006. Including Corunna, Durand, Owosso, and Perry.