Genealogy Resources


Genealogy Presentation – Warren Civic Center Library – October 2017

Library Databases
Ancestry Library Edition (available in Library only)
A comprehensive source for genealogical and local history research that includes the U.S. Federal Censuses from 1790-1940, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, passenger lists, and much more.

Heritage Quest  MeL Logo
HeritageQuest Online includes all of the images, and extensive indexing, from the 1790 – 1930 U.S. federal censuses. It offers more than 22,000 digitized book titles, including early family histories and local histories. Additionally, there are more than 250 primary-source documents such as tax lists, city directories, probate records and more. It also includes Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, the Freedman’s Bank Records, and the U.S. Serial Set Private Relief Actions, Memorials and Petitions.


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Fold 3 Blog

Genealogy Blog Finder

Genealogy Insider

Genealogy Lines

Photo Detective


Macomb County Cemetery Master Index
A  searchable database and “guide to the cemetery transcription work which has been done by Macomb County’s genealogy organizations.

U.S. Census

Note: All Warren Libraries have access to the Federal Census from 1790-1930 through Library Edition, located above under Library Databases.

1930 Census Resources for Genealogists
Online source for Census information (not just 1930 Census), including federal, state and international.

A privately-owned, for profit web site.  Used to be the Genealogy Home Page, often included in top ten/best genealogy sites on the Internet lists.

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Commercial website (7-day free trial available)
The collections focus primarily on military documents and  records, including those related to the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War 1, and World War 2. They are have collections regarding U.S. Presidents, naturalization documents, and much more.

One-Step Web Pages by Stephen Morse
Links to search genealogy records in “one-step”

One of the genealogical pioneers of the Internet, with extensive holdings and links.

USGenWeb Project
Directory of links to state and county genealogy resources.

Family History Centers (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)

Family History Centers
Use this site to find a Family History Center near you.

Family Search
A searchable database including the International Genealogical Index, Ancestral File, and more!


Family Tree Magazine
Download free charts and forms to keep your genealogical research organized.

Genealogy Charts and Forms from


Castle Garden
Passenger lists of 10 million immigrants who passed through Castle Garden from 1820-1913, which was America’s first immigration center. Located with Battery Park near the tip of Manhattan, Castle Garden is today known as Castle Clinton National Monument.

Ellis Island
Search passenger manifests of more than 22 million immigrants who passed through Ellis Island from 1892-1924.

Local Genealogical Societies

Detroit Society for Genealogical Research

Macomb County Genealogy Group

Warren Historical and Genealogical Society

International Resources


Allen County (IN) Public Library Genealogy Center
This public library contains a renowned collection of more than 220,000 printed volumes and 251,000 items of microfilm and microfiche.  Search their free database or their library catalog.

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library

Detroit Public Library – Burton Historical Collection
The Burton Historical Collection is one of the most important genealogical and local history collections in the country. Genealogical materials 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, land records.

The Library of Congress
Search the catalogs and collections of the largest library in the world.

Michigan Historical Center

Archives of Michigan
Searchable databases from the Archives of Michigan

Library of Michigan

Mount Clemens Public Library –  Genealogy Collection and Services

Macomb County Resources

Macomb County GenWeb

Macomb County Surname List

Macomb County Cemetery Master Index

Macomb County Obituary Index


Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Family Tree Magazine


Michigan GenWeb Project
Search for the county your family lived in for local records and information

Michigan Family History Network
Researcher-submitted resources include family group sheets and birth, marriage and death, and military records.

Seeking Michigan
The Library of Michigan and Archives of Michigan began work on this site in 2008. Among many valuable resources, there is an online Michigan Death Records 1897-1920 with the digitized image of the death certificate.


Macomb County Military Index

World War 1 Service Records for Macomb County

World War I Draft Registration Index for Macomb County

National Archives (U.S.)

National Archives Resources for Genealogists
A gateway to the vast array of records owned by the National Archives


Utica-South Macomb Progress and Tri-City Progress Obituary Index 1954 – 1958 (click link for PDF)
These newspapers became part of  the Macomb Daily – Index compiled at the Arthur Miller Branch Library, Warren, MI.  For a copy of the complete obituary for an individual listed, please email the Arthur Miller Branch Library.

Macomb County Obituary Index


National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR)


RootsWeb Surname List
Provides email access to other individuals researching your surname

Surname to Soundex Code Converter
Enter your surname and convert it to Soundex coding.

Television Shows (featuring genealogy)

Who Do You Think You Are? (TLC)
Who Do You Think You Are? is back with a new group of celebrities embarking on personal journeys of self-discovery to trace their family tree.  Click on “Full Episodes” for access to full show videos of some episodes.

Vital Records (Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death)

Macomb County Death Records

Michigan Death Records, 1867 – 1897

Social Security Death Index

Vital  Records Information – United States

(updated 6-25-2016)