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Armada Free Public Library
2nd Floor-devoted to local history Includes microfilm of Armada Times

Indexes to local cemeteries available.
7390 Church St.
(586) 784-5921

Center Line Public Library

3 books on local history on 977 shelf
7345 Weingartz

Chesterfield Twp. Public Library

Hosts monthly Genealogy group; has photos;
Most artifacts part
of Chesterfield Historical Society.
50560 Patricia Ave
Chesterfield, MI 48051

Clinton-Macomb Public Library

Local history room Digital guide to resources on library website. Has maps awaiting restoration, to be uploaded to Hyperion on library catalog.  The Donald W. Green Local History Room is located in the main branch of the Clinton-Macomb Public Library located at Romeo Plank and Canal Road in Clinton Township. The history room is on the second floor of the library. A room pass key must be obtained from the Reference Librarian. The room is open during regular library hours.  The local history collection contains over 2,000 volumes and continues to grow.  There is a complete set of the Pioneer History collection; an almost complete collection of all Michigan History Magazine issues; a growing collection of local area maps; the 1928 Pageant of Progress published by Nellis Newspapers; a collection of video and DVD on local history subjects and programs; computer hook ups at reading tables.  The Clinton Township Historical Commission meetings are held in the room.  The Greater Clinton Township Historical Society meets in the library main auditorium.

Main library location corner of Romeo Plank and Canal Roads, Clinton Township

(586) 226-5000 General Information

(586) 226-5020 Reference Desk

South Branch

35891 S. Gratiot
(586) 226-5070

Eastpointe Memorial Library
Clipping file, 2 books on Eastpointe
East Detroit Schools file
15875 Oak St.
(586) 445-5096

Fraser Public Library

Strawberry Preserves newsletter
Michigan history collection
16330 Fourteen Mile Rd.
(586) 293-2055

Lenox Township Library

New Haven Herald archive
(1947, 1949, 1950-69) hard copy
Local history book: "Reflections of a Unique Village" by Laura
Falk (1980) includes lots of local photos.
58976 Main St.
(586) 749-3430

Lois Wagner Memorial Library-Richmond

Macomb County Index
Lots of photos; genealogy section
35200 Division
(586) 727-2665

MacDonald Public Library-New Baltimore

History section, two bookshelves
Anchor Bay Beacon/New Haven
Herald on microfilm 1948-present.
Yearbooks, archival files Clipping file
36480 Main Street
(586) 725-0273

Memphis Public Library
Clipping files of Macomb Voice &
Armada Times. Cemetary listing. Local pamphlets, photos, maps from the 1950s. Materials in special drawer; viewing by request at circulation desk.
34830 Potter St
(810) 392-2980

Mount Clemens Public Library

Mount Clemens Public Library
Local history and genealogy room open during all regular library hours
Volunteer genealogists available for in-depth assistance during selected hours
Macomb County Genealogy Group meets at library
2,500-volume book collection for genealogy research, strong in New England, New York,
Michigan, Ontario, French-Canadian and immigration topics
1,363 volumes on Macomb County history and genealogy
2,000 reels of microfilmed newspapers, census, local records, church records, etc.
Genealogical research files on over 1,600 Macomb area families
Macomb County birth (1867-1905), marriage (1819-1922) and death records (1867-1917)
on microfilm
Macomb County cemetery transcriptions (with online master index at
http://offserv.libcoop.net/mtc/cemetery.asp )
Macomb County Obituary Index online http://offserv.libcoop.net/mtc/obitindex.asp
Macomb County Church Records
Macomb County Funeral Home Records (online index at
World War I Service Records for Macomb County
World War I Draft Registrations for Macomb County on microfilm
Selfridge Field records 1943-1947 on microfilm
Partial collection of Macomb County Probate records on microfilm
Macomb County newspapers on microfilm including Mount Clemens Monitor, Mount
Clemens Press, The Daily Leader, The Daily Monitor-Leader, Macomb Daily, South
Macomb News, Armada Times (partial), St. Clair Shores News, Pageant of Progress
(online index at http://offserv.libcoop.net/mtc/poprogress.asp ), and Utica Sentinel
(partial). Richmond Review (partial) on CD.
Macomb County Tract Book on microfilm
Macomb County plats for 1875, 1895 and 1916
Over 300 local history files on Mount Clemens topics
Mount Clemens City Directory collection (partial index online at
http://offserv.libcoop.net/mtc/mcdirectory.asp )
Mount Clemens High School yearbook collection (partial index online at
http://offserv.libcoop.net/mtc/mchsyearbook.asp )
Thousands of local history photos and documents loaded in Suburban Library
Cooperative digital media archive at http://www.libcoop.net/archive
Ancestry Library Edition database available in library
HeritageQuest online database available in library
America's Obituaries and Death Notices database available in library
New England Ancestors database available in library

Daily-Leader archive on microfilm (Feb. 1921-Feb. 1942)
Macomb Monitor archive on microfilm(1880-April 1942)
Macomb Monitor archive on microfilm (May 18, 1884-1897)
Macomb Daily archive on microfilm (October 15, 1964 to date)
Macomb Press archive (May 18, 1884-1897)
Pageant of Progress edition of the Nellis Newspapers (July, 1928)
Michigan Pioneer & Historical Collections
1859 Wall map, Macomb and St. Clair counties
1875 Atlas Map of Macomb County
1895 Atlas Map of Macomb County

Library is wireless equipped
150 Cass Avenue
(586) 469-6200


Graubner District Library

Clipping files, pamphlets, some books, some maps, Romeo Observers-bound editions yearbooks from the 50's and a few from the 40's
65821 Van Dyke
(586) 752-0603
Kezar Branch
107 Church Street
(586) 752-0603

Ray Township Public Library

64255 Wolcott Road
Ray, MI. 48096
(586) 749-7130

Have some items, accessible to public, including photos (most w/ Ray Township Historical Society), Romeo Observer from the 60's (primarily 1966-67) laminated
in binder. Call ahead for hours.

Roseville Public Library
History room, history displays within library.
Old atlases, plat maps; many photos-library has lent to local merchants for display,
genealogy group meets; Irish genealogy groups, subscriptions to history magazines and journals; oral histories with locals.
Fine book section for antiques.
29777 Gratiot
(586) 445-5407

St. Clair Shores Public Library

Arthur M. Woodford Local History Room on lower level. Historical photographs digitized on Hyperion.
Collection includes Michigan county histories, atlases, 4000 volumes on Michigan topics, school yearbooks, maritime publications.
St. Clair Shores Herald, The Connection and St. Clair Shores Sentinel newspapers (some microfilmed). Erin Township Records (microfilm). Selinsky-Green Museum (1878 farmhouse) located behind library contains artifacts 1878-1910.
22500 Eleven Mile Road
(586) 771-9020

Selfridge Military Air Museum-Library

Has photographs, documents, and books on the
history of Selfridge ANG Base, information on
units/personnel that were stationed there, and
military aviation in general.
27333 C Street, Bldg 1011
Selfridge ANG Base MI 48045
(586) 307-6768

Shelby Township Library

Sections of Macomb County History applicable is available; special vertical
file for historical documents; includes Shelby Twp. Rolls of 1875-1920 in original
document format; format; two hanging maps of area-1904 and 1944. Many artifacts stored with Shelby Twp. Hist. Soc.
51680 Van Dyke
(586) 739-7414

Sterling Hts. Public Library

Utica Sentinel from 1860 to about 1960 (when it discontinued printing). Stored on
microfilm. Old plat books including 1956.
Some microfilms of Sterling Twp. documents.
Sterling Twp. Maps of early 1900's. Clipping file from 1980's on, a few older. Lots of photos, some uploaded to Hyperion D.M.A., more to follow. A book about the area-"Six Miles From Home" with many photos. Other archival materials available upon request from back adult services area. Oral history audio tapes
available for public check-out. Participating
in "Archives of America" project.
40255 Dodge Park
(586) 446-2640

Utica Public Library

Has two file cabinets dedicated to local history;
includes clippings, photos, and more. Collection also includes old phone books, map of St. Clair and Macomb Counties 1859, and several old photos of Utica area. Archives of Utica Sentinel (which became
the Source from 1876-1971), mostly on microfilm, some hard copy.
7530 Auburn Rd.
(586) 731-4141

Warren Branches:

Burnette-22005 Van Dyke-(586) 758-2115
Busch-23333 Ryan Rd.-(586) 755-5750
Miller-5460 Arden Rd. Suite 303- (586) 751-5377
Whitman-30033 Schoenherr Rd.- (586) 751-0770

Historical materials on 977 (Dewey Decimal) shelf of
library, also some archives of the Macomb Daily and
Pastimes. Historical society has most historical
resources and artifacts of Warren.
Librarian assists historical groups.


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