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Genealogy and Local History

Use your library card number to access these resources if requested. 

Local History / Genealogy Room

The Local History / Genealogy Room houses the historical collections of the Library. These include the Reference Michigan collection (RM), Reference Genealogy (RG), Midland newspapers on microfilm, and other microform materials. The Reference Michigan collection is comprised of materials pertinent to the City of Midland and Midland County, materials important to the development and history of the county, major industries, and major personages.

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Family history resource including more than 6 billion historical records from the United States, Europe, Latin America, and other regions. Includes the full USA federal census (1790-1940).

  Midland Historical Newspapers

(1870-1922) View digital scan of the early years of Midland newspapers. You can also see citations for the paper, 1963 - current.

Search historical newspapers for Michigan. Explore to find news, notices of birth, marriages and death, sports, comics and high quality digital images.

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American Ancestors
(In-Library use only) Access  records spanning the United States, the British Isles, continental Europe, and beyond. Includes Early American genealogical records.

Other Midland Resources


Great Lakes Bay Area Resources


Michigan Resources



National Resources


Genealogy Libraries & Organizations


Local Genealogical Societies



updated 04/20/2020

Alternate Ancestry link for laptops in library only

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