Interested in learning more about your family’s past?

The NMU Archives has resources that can help! Major genealogical resources include microfilm of newspapers from all over the UP, along with naturalization, court, tax, and marriage records for Marquette County. For a complete listing, check out our Genealogical Resources page. 


How to Conduct Genealogical Research

Don’t know how to start? Here are some sites that can help:

Beginning Genealogy:

General Genealogy Sites:


Genealogy Specialist and Research Consultant 


Karen Kasper is the Archives’ Genealogical Research Consultant. She volunteers her time in the Archives each Tuesday and Thursday. Karen was born and raised in Marquette County and is a graduate of Northern Michigan University.

She is available on a drop-in basis or by appointment to help patrons with their genealogical research. For questions, please contact Karen at


If you are Interested in Researching the History of Your Home...
Click here to view a short presentation originally given by University Archivist, Marcus Robyns.