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Click below for a collection of genealogy and local history sites available on the Internet.

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Ancestry Library Edition r-11 

Available only on the public computers in the Redford Library

Genealogy research product that provides access to more than 2 billion names, more than 3,000 databases, primary source documents and images and a variety of genealogical research features, with new resources added daily.

*Available through Redford Township District Library 

Death Records r-11

Death records filed in the Redford Township Clerk's Office between August 1897 and April 30, 1952.

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Copied by the Redford Township Genealogical Society, 1987.

Library of Michigan
Michigan Materials mel tiny 

Contains information about Michigan facts and links to the Michigan Collection including County Guides, Historical Research Collections, Michigan Imprints 1851-1876, Michigan Bibliographies and the Michigan Digital Collections.

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan 

Library of Michigan Newspapers mel tiny 

Contains links to Michigan Newspaper finding aids for news or obituaries by City and County, a list of newspaper holdings on microfilm, newspaper family histories and other newspaper resources.

*Available through funding from the State of Michigan 

MyHeritage mel tiny

MyHeritage Library Edition is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind. Access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries.

 *Available through funding from the State of Michigan 

Redford High School Yearbooks r-11 

Redford Union

Thurston

Do you own a Redford Union or Thurston yearbook that's currently not on our web page? If you're willing to lend it to us, we can have it digitized and added to our online collection! We're specifically looking for yearbooks from last century that aren't too marked up or written in. If you can help, please contact the Adult Reference Desk.

Redford Observer Archives r-11

Full-text articles.  The Redford Township Local History Archives is an ongoing project started by the Redford Township District Library to preserve, digitize and share local historical materials. This digitization project provides a searchable archive database that can be used by anyone in the world.

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Redford Township Historical Commission 

The Redford Township Historical Commission is located at 12895 Berwyn, Redford, MI 48239 (south of I-96 Service Drive, west of  Beech Daly beside the Thurston High School baseball field). They are open the first and third Saturdays of the month, from 12 to 3 pm.

The Historical Commission may be reached at 313.387.2577.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps  

The Library of Congress has placed online nearly 25,000 Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, which depict the structure and use of buildings in U.S. cities and towns. Maps will be added monthly until 2020, for a total of approximately 500,000.

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Seeking Michigan mel tiny 

Family and local history records courtesy of the Archives of Michigan. Find death records, state census records, records about Michigan and the Civil War, and great Michigan history resources for kids and their teachers.

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