Links and Resources

Links

advantageoakland.com/communities

Oakland County Planning offers services related to historic preservation.

www.fohravolunteers.org
The Friends of Highland Recreation Area (FOHRA) is a group that is working on the restoration and preservation of the former Edsel Ford estate located in Highland State Recreation Area located in both Highland and White Lake Townships.

www.gwbhs.org
Official site of the Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society.

www.highlandtownshiphistoricalsociety.com
Official site of the Highland Twp. Michigan Historical Society.

www.homeadvisor.com/article.show.History-at-Home-A-Guide-to-Genealogy.17370.html
Genealogy Search Guide

mainstreetoaklandcounty.com
This program works with historic downtowns and commercial districts.

mhpn.org
Michigan Historic Preservation Network

michigan.gov/mhc
Visit this site for details on Michigan Historical Markers

michigan.gov/mshda
Click on their “Preservation” tab for information on Local Historic Districts, National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks.

michigan.gov/shpo
Michigan State Historic Preservation Office

www.michiganquesters.org
The Questers is a non-profit international organization founded in 1944.  Their purpose is to educate through the research and study of antiques and to donate funds to the preservation and restoration of memorials, historic buildings and landmarks.

www.migenweb.net
Genealogy searches in the State of Michigan.

www.milfordhistory.org
Official site of the Milford Michigan Historical Society.

napcommissions.org
National Alliance of Preservation Commissions

nps.gov
National Park Service. National agency that educates and protects our history.

nps.gov/history
Preservation Briefs and Technical Notes.

www.northoaklandcountystorytellers.org
Official site of the North Oakland County Storytellers

www.oakgov.com
Official site of Oakland County, Michigan.

www.oakgov.com/clerkrod/vital_records/pages/birth_death_marriage_certificates.aspx
Oakland County Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates

www.oakgov.com/clerkrod/vital_records/pages/genealogy.aspx
Oakland County Genealogy Research Service

www.ocphs.org
The Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society is an organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of Oakland County.

www.polishmission.com
Genealogy searches.

preservationnation.org
National Trust for Historic Preservation

www.waterfordhistoricalsociety.com
Official site of the Waterford Michigan Historical Society.

www.whitelaketwp.com
Official site of the Charter Twp. Of White Lake, Oakland County, Michigan.

Resources

The following books are available at the White Lake Twp. Library unless otherwise noted:

“Common School to Consolidation, A History of Huron Valley Schools 1832-1946”
A Huron Valley Bicentennial Project
Highland and Milford Libraries

“First Landowners of Oakland County”
Oakland County Committee on Land Records

“Oakland County Book of History”
Arthur A. Hagman Editor, and a Staff of 100 Writers

“Out of Small Beginnings, A Bicenntennial Historical Sketch of Oakland County, Michigan 1815-1976”
Richard Lee Waddell

“A History of Oakland County, Michigan: a narrative account of its historical progress, its people and its principal interests”
Thaddeus D. Seeley
Waterford Twp. Library

“Townships of Oakland County Surveys 1834-39”
Original survey maps located in the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

“Michigan: A History”
Bruce Catton

“White Lake Twp. Cemeteries”
Joan Pate

“White Lake Township Historic Homes Tour pamphlet”
Historic Homes Tour Committee consisting of Anne Hill, Marie Hewitt, Audrey Hunt, Katie Johnson and Barbara Rodgers
WLHS Library

“White Lake – Our Community” Compiled and printed for use in the Huron Valley School Social Studies Curriculum, Grades 3 & 4.  Published by the Huron Valley Board of Education, 1997.  Research, Writing and Design by Alice Davies.
WLHS Library