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Ancestry Library Edition

Explore searchable census, vital, and military records. Requires In-Library Use Only.

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

From the National Digital Newspaper Program, find select digitized pages from historic American newspapers. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.

Dead Fred: Genealogy Photo Archive

Explore user-uploaded historical photographs and search for ancestors by surname.

Digital Michigan Newspapers

Browse local newspapers digitized by the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University.

Digital Public Library of America

Explore digitized primary sources like yearbooks, family bibles, and oral histories from around the country.

Find A Grave

Search this database of burials and cemeteries from around the world.

Genealogy Research at the Library of Michigan

Search resources available through the Library of Michigan, including state census records, naturalization records, and death certificates.

Geni Pro

Build your family tree, research family roots, and more.

HeritageHub

Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.

Michiganology

Search the State of Michigan’s historical and vital records.

MyHeritage

Access one of the largest and most diverse genealogy databases.

Oakland County Historical Resources

Search for original documents, death notices, maps, and photos. Click here for a tutorial