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Genealogy Resources
Global Genealogy Resources

MeL: MyHeritage Library Edition   |   Free   |   call library for password

Family history/genealogy 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.

Fold3   |   Free   |   call library for password

Fold3 features premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military. Many of the records come from the U.S. National archives, The National Archives of the U.K. and other international records.

Family Search   |   Free

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides FamilySearch free of charge to everyone, regardless of tradition, culture, or religious affiliation. FamilySearch resources help millions of people around the world discover their heritage and connect with family members.

Find A Grave   |   Free

Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials or add photos, virtual flowers and a note to a loved one's memorial. Search or browse cemeteries and grave records for every-day and famous people from around the world.

Roots Web   |   Free

This site is the free site offered by Ancestry. There are a lot of participant family trees, blogs, and question and answer boards. This site is very helpful for people new to searching family lines.

Ancestry - Library Edition   |   In library use only!

This site has an abundance of information. Census records, birth records, marriage records, military records, draft cards, death records, participant family trees, military headstone placement records, and more. Information can only be accessed from the library computers.


United States Genealogy Resources

Digital State Archives   |   Free

Digitized information for each state. The site itself is free, but as you click into the archive of the state you need it may lead to some pay walls.

Google News Archive   |   Free

This site holds digitized newspapers from across the United States and the world. Locations and dates vary.

Library of Congress   |   Free

This site has a selection of digitized newspapers from various areas of the United States dating from 1789 - 1922.

National Archives   |   Free

This site offers resources, charts and forms, free databases, a variety of records and tips and tools for researching.


Michigan Genealogy Resources

Central Michigan University Digital Collections   |   Free

Clarke Historical Library of CMU offers connections to digitized newspapers from across Michigan. Availability of locations and dates varies.

Library of Michigan   |   Free

This site holds digitized newspapers from across the United States and the world. Locations and dates vary.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services   |   Free

This site offers a Genealogical Death Indexing System with records from 1867 - 1940.

Michiganology   |   Free

This is a beautiful site chronicling Michigan history. They offer viewable death records, old photographs from different places around Michigan, and Civil War records, including diary entries and letters.


Additional Genealogy Resources

Bible Records Online   |   Free

This site is actively working to transcribe information from as many family Bibles as they can. There are a limited number of family Bibles here, but it is worth checking into.

Family Tree Magazine   |   Free - subscription available

This site hosts an online newsletter, forums, and a chat room full of genealogy information and news.

Family Tree Maker   |   One Time Purchase

This site offers a very popular tree building software available for a one time fee.

MyHeritage Family Tree Builder    |   Free

This site offers a free family tree building software suite with lots of bells and whistles, including free apps for syncing to mobile for genealogy on the go.