Bay County, Michigan Online Historical Directories

Expand your research by checking out the Michigan Online Historical Newspapers here.


Links to directories at Ancestry are to the images themselves, which are browsable. Non-subscribers will not be able to view these. Non-subscribers can, however, use the search engine and see a listing of possible results (but no images or further details). To search by name, directory, year, or keyword, go to Ancestry's U.S. City Directories search engine. For more information on how to access subscription websites, read Number 5 on my FAQs page.


1870s - 1880s

Saginaw Valley Directory, Brown, 1878 - Free (Hathi Trust Digital Library)

Bay City City City Directory, Polk, 1883 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes West Bay City

Bay City City Directory, Polk, 1883 - Free (Google Books)
 - includes West Bay City

Bay City City Directory, Polk, 1886 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Essexville and West Bay City

Bay City City Directory, Polk, 1887-8 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Essexville

Bay City City Directory, Polk, 1889-90
- $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Essexville


1890s - 1900s

Bay City City Directory, Polk, 1890-1 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Essexville

Bay City City Directory, Polk, 1891-2 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Essexville

Bay City City Directory, Polk, 1893-4 - $ (Ancestry)

West Bay City City Directory, Polk, 1893-4
- $ (Ancestry)

Bay City City Directory, Polk, 1895 - $ (Ancestry)

West Bay City City Directory, Polk, 1895
- $ (Ancestry)

Bay City City Directory, Polk, 1896 - $ (Ancestry)

West Bay City City Directory, Polk, 1896
- $ (Ancestry)

Bay City City Directory, Polk, 1897 - $ (Ancestry)

West Bay City City Directory, Polk, 1897 - $ (Ancestry)

Bay City City Directory, Polk, 1899-1900 - $ (Ancestry)

Bay City City Directory, Polk, 1901-2 - $ (Ancestry)


1930s - 1950s

Bay City City Directory, Polk, 1937 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Essexville

Bay City City Directory, Polk, 1938 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Essexville

Bay City City Directory, Polk, 1940 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Essexville

Bay City City Directory, Polk, 1942
- $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Essexville

Bay City City Directory, Polk, 1944 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Essexville

Bay City City Directory, Polk, 1946 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Essexville

Bay City City Directory, Polk, 1947 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Essexville

Bay City City Directory, Polk, 1948 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Essexville

Bay City City Directory, Polk, 1950 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Essexville

Bay City City Directory, Polk, 1952
- $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Essexville

Bay City City Directory, Polk, 1953-4 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Essexville





Report errors and broken links or send suggestions for new listings here.

Subscribe to my blog to get updates about this website.