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)


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