A site devoted to African American genealogy, to researching African Ancestry in the Americas in particular and to genealogical research and resources in general.

Archives of Michigan
Documents dating back to 1792, the Archives of Michigan houses much of Michigan's record heritage

Bentley Historical Library at The University of Michigan
Archival and manuscript collections pertaining to The University of Michigan and the state of Michigan as well as considerable materials of interest to the genealogist.

Burton Historical Collection Detroit Public Library
Genealogical materials in the BHC include federal census population schedules, family histories, cemetery inscriptions, church records of baptisms, marriages, and deaths, military records, hereditary society indexes, heraldry books, immigration records, probate indexes and records, vital records, obituaries, and land records.

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
A database containing very basic facts about servicemen who served on both sides during the Civil War.

Cyndi’s List
A list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online. Continually adds and updates links.

Ellis Island Immigration Records
Allows you to search by name, year of arrival, year of birth, town or village of origin, and ship name for immigrants who entered the U.S. at Ellis Island or the Port of New York between 1892 and 1924

Family Search
A genealogy organization operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. FamilySearch maintains a collection of records, resources, and services designed to help people learn more about their family history.

Find A Grave
Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials, add 'virtual flowers' and a note to a loved one's grave, etc. See the graves of thousands of famous people from around the world.

UK and Ireland Genealogy
Provides a virtual reference library of genealogical information of particular relevance to the UK and Ireland. It is a non-commercial service, maintained by a charitable trust and a group of volunteers.

Library and Archives of Canada
To facilitate the discovery of family histories and roots as a basic part of your Canadian heritage. To encourage the use of genealogy and the resources available in libraries and archives as tools for life-long learning.

Lyon Township Public Library
This library is a Family History Center Affiliate. Local history and Michigan history are well represented in their materials.

Michigan Family History Network
Genealogy and family history with free searchable databases of Michigan records. Includes births, deaths, marriages. New data and updates are on the right hand side of the screen.

National Archives and Records Administration
Learn how you can use the resources at the National Archives to explore your family's ancestry.

National Genealogy Society
Provides education and training, and promotes access to and preservation of genealogical records.

Oakland County Historical Resources
Full-text, searchable digital collection composed of a variety of original documents, death notices, maps, and photos in various formats

Internet's oldest and largest FREE genealogical community with searchable databases, surname lists, message boards and mailing lists.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
How to use the Library of Congress' New Sanborn Maps for Genealogy

Seeking Michigan
Access Michigan’s digital collections, a treasure trove of records, photographs, and maps

U.S. Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management(BLM), General Land Office (GLO) Records Automation web site provides live access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States, including image access to more than five million Federal land title records issued between 1820 and the present. We also have images related to survey plats and field notes, dating back to 1810.

Free genealogy and family history online made possible by the USGenWeb Project volunteers. Search free genealogy websites for your ancestors.


Ancestry LogoAncestry Library Edition - Provides access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos, plus local narratives, oral histories, indexes and other resources in over 30,000 databases that span from the 1500s to the 2000s. *Access only available in the library.*

Biography Reference Center - indexes current, readily available reference sources, as well as the most important retrospective works that cover individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world.

My Heritage - Library Edition
Family history resource including more than 6 billion historical ​records from the United States, Europe, Latin America, and other regions. Includes the full USA federal census (1790-1940); census of England and Wales (1841-1901); U.S. World War II Army Enlistment as well as records of Union and Confederate Civil War soldiers. Over 2 billion family trees.


Detroit Society for Genealogical Research
Organized in 1936, its primary objective was to be a non-profit organization for the preservation and perpetuation of the records of ancestors and families of the commonwealth, and to be of assistance to the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library.

Farmington Genealogical Society
Founded in 1973, it promotes education both for beginners and more experienced genealogists through speakers and workshops.

Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society
The first genealogical society in the State of Michigan dedicated to the research and preservation of African-American history.

French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan
The French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan is an educational, historical, cultural, and genealogical non-profit organization, committed to make people aware of the rich culture and history of French Canadians in North America.

Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan
The Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan is a non-denominational organization focusing on genealogical research in all thirty-two counties of the Emerald Isle.

Northville Genealogical Society
Organized in 1987,offers classes, speakers, give individual help and are known for giving back to the genealogy community.

Oakland County Genealogical Society
The objectives of the Society are to locate, publish, and safeguard public and private genealogical records and to encourage and instruct in the science of genealogical research and compilation through workshops, sharing, and other educational means.

Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan
Promotes and encourages research in Polish genealogy, as well as the preservation of historical materials which aid in the documentations of family histories

Western Wayne County Genealogical Society
Founded in 1976, explores various methods of tracing ancestry and promotes education both for beginners and more experienced genealogists through speakers, workshops, and seminars, addressing topics of interest. The society also records and publishes material of interest to genealogists.