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Links and Resources

Oakland County Planning offers services related to historic preservation.
The Friends of Highland Recreation Area (FOHRA) is a group that is working on the restoration and preservation of the former Edsel Ford estate located in Highland State Recreation Area located in both Highland and White Lake Townships.
Official site of the Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society.
Official site of the Highland Twp. Michigan Historical Society.
Genealogy Search Guide
This program works with historic downtowns and commercial districts.
Michigan Historic Preservation Network
Visit this site for details on Michigan Historical Markers
Click on their “Preservation” tab for information on Local Historic Districts, National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks.
Michigan State Historic Preservation Office
The Questers is a non-profit international organization founded in 1944.  Their purpose is to educate through the research and study of antiques and to donate funds to the preservation and restoration of memorials, historic buildings and landmarks.
Genealogy searches in the State of Michigan.
Official site of the Milford Michigan Historical Society.
National Alliance of Preservation Commissions
National Park Service. National agency that educates and protects our history.
Preservation Briefs and Technical Notes.
Official site of the North Oakland County Storytellers
Official site of Oakland County, Michigan.
Oakland County Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates
Oakland County Genealogy Research Service
The Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society is an organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of Oakland County.
Genealogy searches.
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Official site of the Waterford Michigan Historical Society.
Official site of the Charter Twp. Of White Lake, Oakland County, Michigan.


The following books are available at the White Lake Twp. Library unless otherwise noted:


“Common School to Consolidation, A History of Huron Valley Schools 1832-1946”
A Huron Valley Bicentennial Project
Highland and Milford Libraries


“First Landowners of Oakland County”
Oakland County Committee on Land Records


“Oakland County Book of History”
Arthur A. Hagman Editor, and a Staff of 100 Writers


“Out of Small Beginnings, A Bicenntennial Historical Sketch of Oakland County, Michigan 1815-1976”
Richard Lee Waddell


“A History of Oakland County, Michigan: a narrative account of its historical progress, its people and its principal interests”
Thaddeus D. Seeley
Waterford Twp. Library


“Townships of Oakland County Surveys 1834-39”
Original survey maps located in the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library


“Michigan: A History”
Bruce Catton


“White Lake Twp. Cemeteries”
Joan Pate


“White Lake Township Historic Homes Tour pamphlet”
Historic Homes Tour Committee consisting of Anne Hill, Marie Hewitt, Audrey Hunt, Katie Johnson and Barbara Rodgers
WLHS Library


“White Lake – Our Community” Compiled and printed for use in the Huron Valley School Social Studies Curriculum, Grades 3 & 4.  Published by the Huron Valley Board of Education, 1997.  Research, Writing and Design by Alice Davies.
WLHS Library

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