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Livonia Observer Obituary Index
Currently, this index covers obituaries from the Livonia Observer newspaper from June 1955 - December 5, 2010.
Naturalization Record Index
This Naturalization Record index was compiled from the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Magazine. From the spring of 1991 through the fall of 2008, the society published transcriptions of Naturalization Records of the Recorder's Court, Detroit, Michigan in their quarterly magazine. In total over 5000 surnames were cited. These records contain a wealth of information for novice and advanced researchers alike. The index is alphabetized by surnames, while also providing volume, date, and page the information can be found upon in the magazine.
Patron Directory of Wayne County 1876
Land owner directory from the Platt map book titled: "Illustrated Historical Atlas of Wayne County, MI 1876". Patron Directory of Wayne County 1876
A microfilm scanner is attached to this computer for easy printing or saving of genealogy and newspaper information to a flash drive. The Genealogy Computer also provides access to Ancestry Library Edition.
Stemmons Publishing Collection
The Western Wayne County Genealogical Society has generously donated a phenomenal cd resource to the Civic Center Library's genealogical collection. The Stemmons Publishing collection is a 10 cd set containing over 700 books in excess of over 230,000 pages of genealogical information. Click here to view a description of the titles available on the cds.
Western Wayne Genealogical Society Publications
Index of Western Wayne Genealogical Society publications housed at the Livonia Civic Center Library. Click here to view a list.
Ancestry Library Edition
You may access Ancestry Library Edition (subscription version of ancestry.com) using our cataog and internet stations, as well as our genealogy computer. Access to this valuable resource is provided for use within the library only.
Detroit City Directories on Microfilm at Civic Center Library:
1880-1881, 1885, 1890, 1894-1895, 1900-1901, 1905, 1910, 1915, 1919-1920, 1925-1926, 1930-1931, 1940, 1940-1941
Federal Census of Michigan:
1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930
Soundex for Federal Census of Michigan:
1900, 1910, 1920
Federal Census of Iowa:
1880 Fayette (part), Floyd, Franklin, Fremont, Green
1900 Fremont, Greene, Grundy (part)
Federal Census of Kentucky:
1850 Floyd, Franklin, Fulton, Gallatin
1860 Floyd, Franklin, Fulton, Pendleton, Perry, Pike (part)
1870 Fleming, Floyd, Pike, Powell
1880 Madison, Magoffin, Pike
1900 Fayette (part), McLean, Magoffin, Madison (part), Pendleton (part) Perry, Pike, Powell
1910 Floyd, Graves, Pendleton, Pike
1920 Fayette (part), Pike, Powell
1890 Special Schedule of 1890 Census enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War.
Livonia Newspapers(various titles): Jul.7, 1955 - Dec.25, 2011 (missing Sept-Dec. 1979)
Presque Isle County Advance: Feb.17, 1898 - Jan.3, 1901
Rochester Era: Jul.11, 1902 - Jun.1, 1928
Detroit News: Oct.1 - Nov.30, 1939; Jan.1 - Jan.31, 1940; Nov.1 - Dec.31, 1947; Jan.1, 1980 - Jan.15, 2011