27005 S. Milford Rd., South Lyon, MI  | Phone: 248-437-8800  | Fax: 248-437-4621|  Mon - Thurs 10:00am - 8:00pm  |  Fri - Sat 12:00 - 5:00pm  |  Sun 12:00 - 4:00 pm 


Field Trip to Burton Historical Collection

August 4, 2015

Meet us in the library parking lot at 11:00 am, and we will depart for a day of research at the Burton Collection!

Researching before you go:

What to bring:

  • Patience!
  • Bag Lunch
  • Change for the copy machine
  • Sweater
  • Your printed pages of what you want to look for.
  • Your family pedigree chart or your family information.
  • You can bring your computer, but this library does not have the electrical outlets that the Library of Michigan has.  It is also hard to lock your computer down.
  • You should be prepared to give the driver money for gas, and all in the car should split the parking fee.

Click here to register and indicate if you are able to be a driver.

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.  

Family History Center Affiliate

LDS Certification Certificate 3

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.

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