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11 comments on “Using the Archives”

  • john carlson
    August 17, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    I am looking for a name from the 1913 copper strike.I am looking for Oscar Carlson who is my grand father my dad was born in 1913 in calumet.Could someone look in the strike ledger and see if his name appears? Any help would be great Thanks John Carlson

    • Lindsay Hiltunen
      August 18, 2014 at 9:59 am


      Thank you for visiting our website! I will be getting in touch with you via the e-mail address you provided shortly.

  • Beverly Schemberger
    August 29, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    I am looking for information on Joseph Bohte, from Solvania who worked in the Tamarack in 1903.

    • Lindsay Hiltunen
      August 29, 2014 at 1:26 pm


      Thank you for getting in touch with us! I will search our name indexes and let you know what I find out. I will be in touch with you soon via e-mail.

  • Michael Asumaa
    February 18, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    I would like to know if a reserved time is necessary in early July 2015 to view the Harold H. Heikkinen photo collection for Atlantic Mine. I was born and raised there and I see some of my family pictured in the Clarence Monette booklet published in 1993. Also I would like to know if you have any collections focused on Stanton Township, more specifically the Onnela area. Thanks for your response.

  • Kathleen Haapala
    May 18, 2015 at 9:45 am

    I am looking for any information about Camp Bonifas, a CCC camp near Watersmeet, Mi, in the 1930’s. My dad worked there.

  • Jim Sweet
    December 13, 2015 at 1:39 am

    Hello – I’m looking for any info on John J Swetich (alternate spellings; Cvetic, Svetich) who worked at Quincy Min Co Hancock MI in 1942. He was born May 15, 1883 in Yugoslovia, and when he registered for the draft in 1942, lived at 3131 Tunnel St, Calumet MI. His wife’s name was Mary. John was a brother of my grand-father, Joseph. Thank you in advance for any help you can give me – Jim Sweet (12-13-2015).

  • Anna-Elina Poropudas
    January 4, 2016 at 10:55 am

    I’m looking for any information about my great grandfather Karl Kukkola and his brother Johan Kukkola. Karl was born February 18th 1878 and died April 14th 1913. He migrated from Finland in early 1900s and worked as a miner in or near Calumet, Houghton. His brother John/Johan Kukkola was born in 1881 and migrated from Finland and arrived to New York June 14th 1902.
    My great grandmothers brother John Ronkainen also worked in mining company and he was born in June 7th 1878 and died August 1964. John worked as miner during 1920s, as a labourer at copper smelting works during 1930s and as a smelt hand in 1940s.
    If you have any work records of any of them or suggestions where I could look for them online, that would be great.

  • Brigitte
    April 18, 2016 at 11:41 am

    I am looking for a picture of my mother from the Class of 1986 Soumi College Nursing school. Her name is Carole LaPointe, it may be Olson at the time. It was printed in the Daily Mining Gazette in April or May of 1986. Any help would be great. Thank you!

  • Berry Salinas
    January 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    I am searching for early records of my gg grandparents Brita (Bertha) Karhu and Charles Holm who lived in Calumet. They were newlyweds as of the 1880 census and Charles was employed as a miner. I cannot find a marriage or immigration record for either and they both state differing years for immigration, birth, birthplace etc on all the records I have found. Any help or advice is so appreciated.
    Thank you! Berry

    • Lindsay Hiltunen
      February 6, 2017 at 12:50 pm

      Hi Berry. Thank you for contacting us. We did some digging and have yet to turn up anything. We have a few other places to check. We will be in touch soon!

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