Kowall encourages residents to explore Seeking Michigan website

LANSING — Want to explore Michigan’s past and present? Then the “Seeking Michigan” website is the perfect online resource to check out, said Sen. Mike Kowall.

“Whether you want to research family genealogy, investigate the state’s history or look through Civil War photographs, the Seeking Michigan website is the place to find it all,” said Kowall, R-White Lake. “Our state has a rich and vibrant history. I encourage everyone to visit this useful website and learn more about Michigan.”

Those interested in searching for stories of Michigan families, homes, businesses, communities and landscapes through unique source documents, maps, films, images, oral histories and artifacts can visit the site at: www.seekingmichigan.org.

The website’s name is derived from the state motto: “Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice,” which translated from Latin reads: “If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.”

According to Seeking Michigan, the website’s mission is to “enrich quality of life by providing access to unique historical information that promotes Michigan’s cultural heritage.”

The website was created to honor the Talbert and Leota Abrams Foundation, which has been a staunch supporter of the Library of Michigan and the Archives of Michigan for the past decade.

The Library of Michigan and Archives of Michigan began work on this site in 2008. At that time, staff recognized the benefit of collaborating to bring the public a wide array of cultural heritage materials.

For more information, email Seeking Michigan at: seekingmichigan@gmail.com.