02.26 The Michigan State Library

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02.26 The Michigan State Library


"NIS staff used the Michigan 1870 Census Index to build the files of names as they created the application," said David Lamb, who heads up the software development team. "Along with the names we also entered information about township, county, census roll number, and census page/roll." Lamb added that the application debuted in 1999 and was well received by the library community. In June 2000 NIS began to digitize the images of the actual census documents from microfilm. This part of the project was completed in September 2000. After an initial indexing process, the new and improved 1870 Michigan Census made its public debut on October 1, 2000.

This unique resource is the first of its kind to be developed by a state library. It provides an index of 436,000 names that are cross-referenced to 36,000 census documents. The service is free of charge for all users. Since the Michigan 1870 Census records have become accessible via the Internet, over 108,000 people have used the application, downloading 299,000 census pages.

Many Sterlings who came to Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio were involved in the coal industry, and are from Scots-Irish Heritage. If your families are from this area, this is a must-visit website. The main page for the site is located at http://envoy.libofmich.lib.mi.us/1870_census/

A Query of The Surnames STIRLING and STERLING gives the following Links to the actual census pages -


STERLING'S IN MICHIGAN 1870 CENSUS

SURNAME = "STIRLING"

LastName First Name County Township Roll Page
Stirling David Eaton Eaton Rapids Vil. 670 228
Stirling James Eaton Eaton Rapids Vil. 670 220R
Stirling Sibbil Allegan Dorr 660 100R
Stirling W J Bay Bangor 662 342
Stirling William Bay Aranac 662 324
Stirling William Eaton Eaton Rapids Vil. 670 228

SURNAME "STERLING"

LastName First Name County Township Roll Page
Sterling A J Marquette Negaunee Village 689 431
Sterling Achilas Detroit, City Of Detroit Ward 9 714-715 292R
Sterling Adolphus Saint Clair St. Clair 698-699 418
Sterling Archibald Detroit, City Of Detroit Ward 9 714-715 261R
Sterling Azariah W Macomb Washington 688 165
Sterling Benjamin Saint Clair Algonac, Vill. of 698-699 104
Sterling Caroline Saint Clair Port Huron 698-699 303
Sterling Charlotte Ionia Portland 676 639
Sterling Chester Saint Joseph Lockport 700 163R
Sterling Collins Berrien Niles Ward 3 663-664 315R
Sterling Daniel Kent Lowell 681-682 444R
Sterling Emily Detroit, City Of Detroit Ward 3 712-713 88
Sterling Esther Saint Joseph Three Rivers Vil. 700 199
Sterling Freind Detroit, City Of Detroit Ward 9 714-715 350
Sterling George Calhoun Penfield 666-667 782
Sterling H M Berrien Niles Ward 3 663-664 308R
Sterling Herman Washtenaw Manchester 707-708 226
Sterling Jacob Allegan Dorr 660 101
Sterling James Detroit, City Of Detroit Ward 3 712-713 87
Sterling James Ionia Portland 676 639
Sterling James Saint Clair Lynn 698-699 281R
Sterling James B Mecosta Fork 690 51
Sterling James G Allegan Watson 660 398R
Sterling James T Wayne Monguagon 709-710 243
Sterling Jerome Ionia Portland Vill. 676 649
Sterling Jesse Detroit, City Of Detroit Ward 9 714-715 300
Sterling John Allegan Monterey 660 265R
Sterling John Berrien Benton 663-664 75
Sterling John Detroit, City Of Detroit Ward 1 712-713 24
Sterling John Kalamazoo Kalamazoo Vill. 680 205R
Sterling John D Wayne Van Buren 709-710 473R
Sterling John H Wayne Canton 709-710 28R
Sterling Joseph Kent Lowell 681-682 445
Sterling Joseph M Monroe Monroe Ward 1 691 423R
Sterling Lawrence H Washtenaw Ypsilanti Ward 2 707-708 492R
Sterling Leander Wayne Canton 709-710 28
Sterling Leroy H Muskegon Norton 692 334R
Sterling Lewis Oceana Golden 696 669R
Sterling Louis Mason Pere Marquette 689 475
Sterling Mary Bay Bangor 662 335
Sterling Mary Detroit, City Of Detroit Ward 9 714-715 210
Sterling Murdeth Kent Grand Rapids 681-682 197R
Sterling Oliver Saint Clair Port Huron 698-699 306
Sterling Peter Allegan Monterey 660 265R
Sterling S L Saint Joseph Lockport 700 173R
Sterling Sarah A Wayne Van Buren 709-710 460R
Sterling Sarah E Manistee Manistee 2 Ward 689 199R
Sterling Solon Saginaw Chesaning Vill. 701-702 105R
Sterling Susan Wayne Dearborn 709-710 53
Sterling Thomas Saint Clair Port Huron 698-699 305
Sterling Thomas Wayne Wyandotte Ward2 709-710 497R
Sterling W D Berrien Niles Ward 2 663-664 292R
Sterling Walter Newaygo Sherman 693 98R
Sterling William Calhoun Battle Creek Wrd1 666-667 406R
Sterling William Lapeer Deerfield 684 88
Sterling William Oakland Pontiac 694-695 429
Sterling William Saginaw Birch Run 701-702 10R
Sterling William Wayne Van Buren 709-710 467
Sterling Wm Bay Bangor 662 335
Sterling Wm Livingston Howell 687 144R
Sterling Wm H Saint Clair Port Huron Ward 3 698-699 361R