Bay County Genealogical Society

"Welcome to our Site"


We welcome all guests and members to our meetings.

We meet at the Wirt Library on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the community room. We do not meet during the month of August.

Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library

500 Center Avenue
Bay City, MI 48708
Phone: 989-893-9566

Our meetings are from 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM. We only change our meeting dates when the Library has scheduled other meetings for the night. 

Please call the library or check our web page for those changes.

When the public schools are closed due to inclement weather we also are closed.



We continue to have the memorial to Lottie on our home page and the pictures below of Lottie working at the court house with Martha.  We so miss Lottie, she was a great asset to our Society.





"Lottie Harrington" 

1920 - 2014   


"Our dear friend Lottie Harrington "has passed away due to a stroke.  She died at her home with her family by her side.   She died Sunday evening. 

Lottie has been a member since 1980 and has been our Society Librarian with the books at her home, has looked up info for callers and letters, invited people into her home to research, compiled all of the obituaries from the Times or Bay County since 1983.  She has been in charge of organizing the marriage records and death records and walking cemeteries earlier in her membership.  It will take many people to replace all the work she has been doing all these years.  We will miss you Lottie, dear friend and member

Lottie's Obit


Lottie F. Harrington 

Born in Port Huron, Michigan on Feb. 10, 1920
Departed on Jun. 8, 2014 and resided in Bay City, MI.



Wednesday, Jun. 11, 2014
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, Jun. 12, 2014
10:00 am



Thursday, Jun. 12, 2014
11:00 am




Mrs. Lottie F. (McClung) Harrington, age 94, passed away at her home on June 8, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. 
Lottie was born February 10, 1920 in Port Huron to the late Reverend John A. McClung and Florence Ethel Mae (Dorman) McClung. She was the last surviving child of 10 siblings. 
She was predeceased by two husbands Bernard M. Braman, and George W. Harrington, one son William J. Harrington, granddaughter Dawn M. (Harrington) Johnson, great grandson Jason R. Moody, great great grandson Joey D. Braman and many nieces and nephews. 

She leaves behind a loving family, eldest son, Bernard A. (Helen) Braman, daughter Jean A Braman. Also surviving are grandchildren; Bonie (Rene') Loiselle, Kelly Demers, Susan (Ken) Ehlen, Karla (Derrick) Bonner, Nancy (James) Creswell, Anthony (Teresa) Karas, Cynthia (Billy) Moody, Sandra (Russ)Dutcher, Kristina (Robert) Walsh, Angela (John) Kennelly, William J. Harrington Jr., Daniel (Melissa)Harrington, David (Stephanie) Harrington, 32 great grandchildren, 13 great great grandchildren, best friends of many years Mary Charbenau, Margaret Alcorn and Jack and Diane Young. 
Lottie was an avid genealogist who spent several hours daily researching family lineage. Through her research she has helped many families. She also cataloged many cemetery grave markings. Lottie served for over 30 years as the Librarian for the Bay County Genealogical Society. 
Lottie's family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of McLaren Bay Hospice for the outstanding care they provided her in her final days. In lieu of flowers, those considering an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to McLaren Bay Hospice. 
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday June 12, 2014 at the Hyatt-Ewald Funeral Home, 700 N. Monroe Street, Bay City. Reverend Joshua Rager will officiate with a private family burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday June 11, 2014 from 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and Thursday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service. To sign online guestbook visit 





"Martha and Lottie, always working" 

Lottie's 93rd Birthday, 10 Feb 2013, Happy Birthday
Martha and Lottie celebrating their birthday's together
Lottie is our Society Librarian.
Martha transcribing records at Court House
Lottie and others at 2011 meeting