Font Size

Font Size


  • Family History Library is located at the rear of the Westland Stake, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Their address is: 7575 North Hix Road, Westland MI 48185.
    Phone number: (734) 459-4570
    Current hours for research are: Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


  • Western Wayne County Genealogical Society : Meetings are held on the third Monday evening, September through May, at 7:30pm, in the Livonia Civic Park Senior Center Building,15218 Farmington Road.  See their web page for more info.


  • Northville Genealogical Society: Meetings are held on the second Sunday of the month (unless noted) in the Northville District Library.
    Phone number: 248-349-3020. Visit their web page - for information about their beginning genealogy classes.


Gen Forum - search by forum name, surname, locality, or general topic.

RootsWeb Mailing Lists

GENUKI: Genealogy Discussion Groups

Ancestry Message Boards - search by name, geographic region or topic. Use their advanced search option.

Cyndi's List for Queries and Message Boards - Look here for a list of boards, newsgroups & lists dealing with genealogy.


 Genealogy Guide Information from the U.S. Census Bureau

Great Lakes Region Branch of the National Archives

Local History and Genealogy Reference Services at the Library of Congress

National Archives Genealogy Page

Access to Archival Databases Online access to a selection of nearly 50 million historic electronic records created by more than 20 federal agencies on a wide range of topics including Famine Irish Passenger Record Data.

National Personnel Records Center

National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC)

The Official Land Patent Records Site For select states, including Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and others



Primer in Genealogy from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Obtaining Enumeration Districts for the 1930 Census

American Genealogical Studies: The Basics from the National Genealogical Society

Family History for Beginners from

Treasure Maps: The How-to Genealogy WWW Site

Gale Courses: Genealogy Basics