Alice and Jack Wirt Library

Genealogy Room

Location    2nd Floor                                           500 Center Ave.                                 Bay City, Michigan Library Hours:                                  Sun.            1:00pm-5:00pm          Mon.-Thu.  10:00am-8:00pm          Fri.-Sat.       9:00am-5:00pm 

Volunteer Hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat                            1:00pm-4:00pm                                                                                                                                                  

When the library is open Society members volunteer many hours during the week to assist those who need help with their family tree.

What's in the Genealogy Room?


4 Microfilm machines
4 Computers delegated to genealogy research
(Ancestry Library Edition, Fold 3, My Heritage Library Edition)


Bay City Times Database 1889-1945 Computers
Bay City (1857-2018) Microfilm
Pinconning (1906-2010) Microfilm
Bangor (1960-Jun, 1964) Microfilm


Bay City (1922-1996)
Bay County (1997-2019)


Bay City Directories 1866-67 to 1996. (Early years included separate listings for the villages of Salzburg, Wenona and Banks, which became West Bay City in 1877 and merged with Bay City in 1906)


Bay County Death Index by Name 1914-2009
Bay County Deaths 1867-1874
Bay County Deaths 1871-1880
Bay County Deaths 1881-1886
Bay County Deaths 1887-1891
Bay County Death Certificates 1897-1920 (not a complete collection)
Bay County Every Name Death Records Index 1867-1892 (Part of 1893)
Hyatt-Ewald Funeral Home Records 1876-2007


Bay County Marriage Index by Bride 1857-2007
Bay County Marriage Index by Groom 1857-2007
Bay County Marriage Transcriptions 1857-1920
Bay County Marriage Transcriptions 1923-1926
Bay County Marriage Transcriptions 1928-1932


Bay County Birth Record Transcriptions 1868-1878


All of the materials listed in the Publications section,
including Cemetery and Obituary Indexes
Obituaries Bay County Civil War Veterans
Obituary index: 1938-June 1950, 1976-Apr 1992 (Card file).
Records from other Counties, States, and Countries in book form






The Genealogy Room at Wirt Library
Just before the Library opened Mary took some members on a tour.
Just inside the genealogy room
Cheryl, Gary, Kathleen, Mary, Norma , Lottie and Rose
Isn't it beautiful? We think so.
Kathleen, Norma, Lottie, Rose, Cheryl and Mary.
Gary and Cheryl standing by the two work tables.
These two tables and chairs were brought from the old library for this room.
Computer Work Stations just outside the genealogy room.
Gary and Lottie