The Orion Room: Local History & Genealogy
This room houses the Michigan and Orion history collections.
Included are books, videos and vertical files
which pertain to local and Michigan history, historical
documents such as atlases, cemetery records, other
genealogical information as well as census records
and a microfiche reader. Not all items housed in the Orion Room can be found
in our Online Catalog.
Orion History Collections
Michigan History Collections
The Northeast Oakland Genealogical Society meets
here on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00pm in
March, April, May, September, October and November.
Their books and materials are accessible to library patrons.
Online Local History Resources
Searchable databases containing the Lake Orion Review (most issues published since 1935, plus many older issues), Heir-Lines (the quarterly publication of the North Oakland Genealogical Society), the Orion Legacy (the Orion Historical Society Newsletter), and Jim Ingramís Time Tracs.
- Oakland County Historical Resources (OCHR)
A full-text, searchable database composed of digitized text and images of original documents, death notices, maps, photos, etc. contributed or approved by OCHR members.
- Michigan Above-Ground Surveys, Lake Orion Homes
Detailed surveys of historic Lake Orion Properties. Homes arranged alphabetically by street name.
- Reconnaissance Survey: Historic Architecture, Lake Orion Homes
In October 2006, the Charter Township of Orion contracted with the Mannik & Smith Group to conduct a reconnaissance-level survey of the 200 most significant and well-preserved historic resources in the township. The goal of this project was to provide a permanent record of historic properties in Orion Township that would serve as a baseline for future planning and preservation. The resulting report is a wealth of information about Orion Township and its historic homes.