Microform

Microform can be paper or film forms that contain microreproductions of documents for storage. On the second floor of the Woodmere Branch, documents are available on both microfilm and microfiche. Readers are available for your convenience, with printing and scanning capabilities. Please bring your own transferable media, such as a writable compact disc or flash drive, if you would like scanned copies of any document.

Microfilm and microfiche at Traverse Area District Library are not available for interlibrary loan. For remote patrons, library reference staff are available for consultation, and are able to send copies of articles and obituaries via mail or email. Please send research requests via email to ask@tadl.org, or send by mail to:

Reference, Traverse Area District Library
610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686

    Local History and Genealogy
  • Select United States Census Indexes, 1790-1920
  • Loiselle’s Filles du Roi Index, 1531
  • Indexes of Marriage and Death for local counties
  • Information on Rev. Jesse Strange of Beaver Island, Michigan
  • Oakwood Cemetery Burial Index: 1861-2005
  • Obituaries copied from the Record Eagle: 1900-1992
  • Traverse City Polk Directory, various dates
  • Various Traverse City Newspapers, 1858-1919
  • The Morning Record, 1897-1901
  • The Evening Record, 1901-1910
  • The Record Eagle, Jan 1911-Apr 1915 (May 1915-Dec 1916 lost in fire)
  • Traverse City Record Eagle, Jan 1917-Dec 2012
  • (NOTE: Starting January 2013, the Record Eagle archive is available online. Visit TADL Adults, then click on "Newspaper Archive". You must be a member of the tax-paying district and have a valid username and password for your library account.)

    Periodicals
  • America, October 1957-December 1992
  • American Heritage, 1949-1992
  • Atlantic Monthly/Atlantic, January 1957-December 1992
  • Businessweek, 1957-1967, 1969-1977, 1990-1997
  • Christian Century, 1957-1966, 1968-1972
  • Consumer Reports, 1986-1992, cumulative index for 1982-1986
  • Creative Crafts, 1980-1985
  • The Family Handyman, 1979-1991
  • The Humanist, 1991-2005
  • Life, Jan 1961- Dec 1972
  • Mechanix Illustrated, 1977-1978
  • Michigan History Magazine, 1917-1970
  • Mother Earth News, 1979-1994
  • Nation, Jan 1957-Jan 1984
  • Natural History, Jan 1957-1982
  • New Republic, Jan 1957-1982
  • Newsweek, Jan 1950-1994
  • Popular Mechanics, Jan 1957-Dec 1970, 1980-1995
  • Popular Science, Jan 1957-1982
  • Psychology Today, Jun 1975-Dec 1998
  • Reader's Digest, 1991-2001
  • Rolling Stone, Jan 1980-Jan 1998
  • Science, Jan 1961-Dec 1989
  • Science Newsletter, 1957-1984
  • Scientific American, 1949-1993
  • Time, Jan 1950-1982, 1990
  • US News and World Report, Jan 1950-Jun 1982
  • Workbench, 1977-1992, 1993-1995
  • World Press Review, 1980-1993

    Mitchell Automotive Repair Manuals, 1977-1998
  • Domestic Light Trucks and Vans
  • Domestic Cars
  • Domestic Transmission
  • Domestic Vehicle Tune-up
  • Tech Services Bulletins
  • Import Transmission
  • Imported Vehicles
  • Imported Vehicles Tune-up