Thursday, July 16, 2009

Researching Your Roots

In July and August, the Alpine Township Historical office is open on the third Sunday of the month for residents who are interested in researching their family's history. On July 19 and August 16, a member of the Historical Commission will be on hand to answer any questions or help research the information available at the office from 2 to 4 p.m. There is a lot of information that has been collected in the historical office that even the most seasoned researcher might not be aware of: military records, photographs, family histories, newspaper articles, obituaries and school records!

The Historical Commissioners are now working on locating anyone who went to the Englishville School for the September 20th reunion at the Alpine Township Museum. Englishville School was a "fractional" school including students from both Alpine and Sparta. Come and visit us during the July or August open house or call the township office at 784-1262 and leave your name, address and phone number

This Saturday, July 18th, Arcadia Publishing asked Mary Alt to be at Sam's Club on Alpine Ave. from 1 to 3 p.m. to greet people and sign her "Alpine Township" book. If you happen to be in the area, stop by and say hi! If you have a book already, Alpine Township Historical office, 2015 Seven Mile Road, will be open on Sunday, July 19, from 2-4 p.m. and Mary is will be there if you would like yours signed by the author. .

John Fryear and his mother Loretta Ottenwess at their farm stand on the corner of Fruitridge and 8 Mile N.W.

Fritz Wahlfield III at the site of a new apple storage facility being build at Jack Brown Produce, 8035 Fruit Ridge NW
View Michigan Tourism Movie (Courtesy YouTube)

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