Genealogy Presentation – Warren Civic Center Library – October 2017
Ancestry Library Edition (available in Library only)
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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 Access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries.
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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.
Note: All Warren Libraries have access to the Federal Census from 1790-1940 through Ancestry.com Library Edition, located above under Library Databases.
Census Resources for Genealogists
Online source for Census information, including federal, state and international.
Commercial website (7-day free trial available)
The Fold3.com 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.
Directory of links to state and county genealogy resources.
Family History Centers (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)
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.
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.
Search passenger manifests of more than 22 million immigrants who passed through Ellis Island from 1892-1924.
Local Genealogical Societies
- Great Britain and Ireland
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.
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.
Archives of Michigan
Searchable databases from the Archives of Michigan
Macomb County Resources
Macomb County Obituary Index
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.org began as SeekingMichigan.org 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.
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.
Vital Records (Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death)