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Ancestry Library Edition
Note: This database is available ONLY in the Library.
A comprehensive collection of resources for family research, including Census from both U.S. (through 1940) and the U.K: passenger lists; and birth, death, and marriage records similar to the fee-based website, with a browser from ProQuest.


Biography in Context
Comprehensive collection of biographical information on people from all eras and cultures, historic and current. Includes both brief and in-depth articles from authoritative reference books, as well as from journal and newspaper. Offers links to vetted websites, and thousands of images.

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Detroit Free Press, Historical Newspapers (1831 - 1922)
Digitized version of the early Detroit Free Press and its precursor, with full images of articles, obituaries, ads, marriage announcements, and more. Great for genealogists and history buffs. This resource was purchased with generous contributions by numerous donors in memory of William Granton McAskin.

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.

Northville Genealogical Society Volunteers assist researchers in the Library's Local History & Genealogy Room on Mondays from 1pm to 3pm during the months of September through May.




Resources from the State of Michigan

Census Information and Vital Records

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