For genealogical or historical research, here are some of the resources that we recommend to get you started.
Seeking Michigan – archives of Michigan research guides & indexes.
Detroit Public Library – Detroit area special collections including the Burton Collection.
Library of Michigan – covers the state, counties, and local municipalities.
Western Wayne County Genealogical Society – for local and family history.
ThoughtCo – how to start tracing your family history.
Find A Grave – if you have a name, they might have the dates and burial locations with hints to other parts of your family tree and/or pictures.
Redford Archives – the library has a whole bunch of resources, including old newspapers readily available online.
Ancestry.com – paid subscriptions come with a whole bunch of cool stuff, but if you’re just looking for information or want to start a basic family tree for free, that option can come in handy too.
DTE Aerial Photo Collection – black & white photos from the 1940’s to the 1990’s (Internet Explorer required to use)