Library research guide created by Hayley Bommarito, SC4 Reference Librarian
Michigan Room at St. Clair County Public LibraryThe Michigan Room is a local history collection housed on the lower level of the Library Headquarters in Port Huron. This collection, of particular interest to historians and genealogists, includes materials about St. Clair County and the Thumb Region such as plat atlases, out-of-print texts on Michigan history, directories, Civil War records, and High School Year Books. None of the Michigan Room materials may be checked out, and must be used in the library with the assistance of a Reference Librarian.
Detroit Public Library Burton Historical CollectionThe BHC is both a repository of records of the past and a workshop of historical activity in the present, with emphasis on the history of Detroit and Michigan from the time of settlement in the 17th century to the present.
Genealogical materials in the BHC include federal census population schedules, family histories, cemetery inscriptions, church records of baptisms, marriages, and deaths, military records, hereditary society indexes, heraldry books, immigration records, probate indexes and records, vital records, obituaries, and land records.