Genealogy Resources


Genealogy Presentation – Warren Civic Center Library – October 2017


Library Databases
Ancestry Library Edition
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.

MyHeritage – Library Edition 
MyHeritage Library Edition is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind. Access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries.

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Fold 3 Blog

Genealogy Blog Finder

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 1790-1940 through Library Edition, located above under Library Databases.

Census Resources for Genealogists
Online source for Census information, including federal, state and international.


Fold 3
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 Search
A searchable database including the International Genealogical Index, Ancestral File, and more!

Michigan Family History Centers
Use this site to find a Family History Center near you. (Note that the Roseville Family History Center is permanently closed).


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

Genealogy Charts and Forms from


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. Holdings include  books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, photographs, family histories, church records, military records, obituaries, and land records.

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

Michigan History 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


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.

Michiganology began as 10 years ago when the Archives of Michigan and Library of Michigan partnered to deliver more than 1 million records online. As part of the Michigan History Center, Michiganology’s mission is to foster curiosity, enjoyment, and inspiration rooted in Michigan’s stories​. ​Among the many valuable resources, there is an online Michigan Death Records 1897-1952 with the digitized image of the death certificate for records older that 75 years.


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.

Macomb County Obituary Index


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

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 1-12-2021)