Welcome to the Local History Page!
Preserving local history and making that information accessible is an important goal of the Shelby Area District Library. Our Local History Committee meets monthly to discuss special topics and plan programs.
Committee members are looking for area residents who will share historical documents, photographs, postcards, personal histories, and other memorabilia to be displayed at the library.
(You may enter Heritage Quest Online by clicking on the above link. You will need your library card number when prompted for a barcode)
Local History Room Collection
Benona Families Genealogies--Paul and Freda Grover
Collection of Shelby Postcards and Pictures
Heritage Quest and Ancestry Online
Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society Collection--34 volumes
Oceana County Atlases 1895 and 1913
Oceana County Cemetery Records
Oceana County Census Records 1840-1930
Oceana County Pioneers
Oceana Herald on Microfilm May 1888 to present
Oceana Independent on Microfilm 1880 to 1884
Rails to Trails Scrapbook
Samuel Atherton Genealogy Collections
Shelby High School Yearbooks