Road Trip to the Archives of Michigan
July 26, 10:00 am
Meet us in the library parking lot at 10:00 am., and we will car pool to the Archives of Michigan in Lansing. We plan on arriving at the Archives by 11:00 am, when we will begin a tour. After the tour you can browse the collection or request files to be brought to you. The Archives open at 12:00 pm for the public.
With documents dating back to 1792, the Archives of Michigan holds a vast selection of historical documents ranging from the original blueprints and architect's drawings of the Michigan Capital Building to the papers of former state legislators, to naturalization records from the turn of the century, to more personal collections, such as the Westie letters and a rare diary from a Michigan soldier who witnessed the Philippine-American War in 1899.
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.
Family History Center Affiliate
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 Book Club
Thursday, May 11, 2:00 pm
Join us as we discuss "Lives Our Mothers Leave Us" by Patti Davis.