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Genealogy Lock-In

genealogy lockin
October 17, 6:00 pm
In celebration of “Family History” month in October the Lyon Township Public Library is hosting a "genealogy lock-in".  This year we are trying something a little different - you have the whole night to research!
This is a free after-hours program just for genealogists! You can use the microfilm reader/scanner/printer, save images, and take advantage of free black and white copying and printing during the event. Use the time to search databases - we will have computers available or bring your own laptop and use the library’s WiFi network. Databases so far that will be available (more to come!)
  • ancestryLibrary.com
  • heritagequestonline.com
  • myancestorsfound.com
  • findmypast.com
  • genealogybank.com
  • ogs.com (Ohio Genealogical Society)
  • godfreylibrary.org
  • newsbank.org

Enjoy an evening of after-hours event just for genealogists! It is a great time to network with other genealogists—you never know what you might hear that will be your “ahaaa” moment.  Marj, our Computer Tech, will be here for the evening to help us.

Registration is required!  Please click here to register.

Finding Family: My Search for Roots & the Secrets in my DNA


October 21, 6:30 pm
Presented by Richard Hill

Join us for Richard Hill's true and intensely personal story of how he pieced together the long-kept secret of his own origins.  This highly suspenseful book is a page-turning saga of personal detective work that will appeal to anyone who loves a good mystery.

But this isn't fiction.  It's an engrossing account of an adoptee trying to reclaim the biological family denied him by sealed birth records.  This fascinating quest, including the author's landmark use of DNA testing, takes readers on an exhilarating roller-coaster ride and concludes with a twist that rivals anything Hollywood has to offer.

Genealogy Book Club



Thursday, October 9, 2:00 pm

Join us as we discuss "Finding Family:  My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA" by Richard Hill.

Family History Center Affiliate

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The Lyon Township Public Library is a Family History Center Affiliate.

Stop by to see how we can help you with your genealogy research needs.

Genealogy Resources at Lyon Township Public Library


Lyon Township Public Library is pleased to have one of the premiere genealogical research departments in SE Michigan. Local history and Michigan history are well represented in our materials, including scrapbooks of birth, marriage, and death records, a full collection of the South Lyon Herald on CD dating back to 1929, local cemetery indexes, records of Phillips Funeral Home in South Lyon, and local family histories. The library has a large collection of reference materials as well as books and videos available for loan. For those of you who want to share your genealogy experiences and learn along with other aspiring genealogists there is a Genealogy Club that meets monthly! Please come and explore what the library may have for you!

Cathy Cottone has been the Genealogist at the Lyon Township Public Library for over ten years. Cathy can help you get started on your own genealogy and family tree and give research advice. Cathy is available for personal consultation by appointment.  Click here to schedule an appointment.

Digital Microfilm Reader


The LTPL has a dedicated Genealogy computer, with Genealogy databases and  a digital Microfilm Reader/Scanner.  Library customers may access the computer on a first come, first served basis, or may reserve the computer to guarantee it's availability.