HCDL Resources

Ancestry Library Edition  
Find census, birth, marriage, death records and more. In-Library use only.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index 
Citations that point to over 15 million biographies on nearly 5 million people, living and deceased, from all time periods, geographical locations, and fields of endeavor.

Heritage Quest Online 
Contains census data, family records and local histories. 

Howell Area Archives Indexes
Various indexes of the holdings of the Howell Area archives, including obituaries and early newspaper microfilm.

Livingston County Daily Press & Argus
Full-text and searchable from 2007 - present


Other Local Libraries

Brighton District Library/Brighton Room

Cromaine Library/Local History

Fowlerville District Library/Historical Help

Pinckney Community Library/Local History


Internet Resources

Access Genealogy
Links to more than 24,000 genealogy websites.

American Ancestors
Free databases from the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

World's largest resource for searchable GPS cemetery data.

Chronicling America
Newspaper digitization project run by the Library of Congress.

Cyndi's List
Comprehensive list of links for online research.

A free online archive of genealogy records and scanned images of historical documents from a wide variety of sources, such as newspaper obituaries, city directories, census records, ship lists, school yearbooks, military records, and more.
Digitized newspapers from around the world.

Ellis Island Website
Includes immigration records and ships' passenger lists.

Access to millions of original-source documents from around the world. Some records may only be viewed after a free account is created.

Transcriptions (many with photographs and other information) of more than 112 million burials.

Historical military records. Basic membership is free, however, a fee is required for unlimited access.

Comprehensive genealogy resource center.


Historical Society of Michigan

Livingston County Genealogical Society

Livingston GenWeb
Livingston County Genealogy on the web.

Michigan Cemetery Sources
A compilation of published cemetery transcriptions located at the Library of Michigan and links to Michigan cemetery websites. Identifies the location of over 3,700 cemeteries in Michigan.

Michigan County Histories
Michigan county atlases & histories.

Michigan Genealogical Council's Michigan Research Tools
Links to non-commercial genealogy resources of particular interest in Michigan.

Michigan Genealogy on the Web.

Military Indexes
A directory of links to online military indexes and records for USA genealogy research. Included are rosters, databases of soldiers, draft card databases for World War I and II, and listings of military and war casualties

Philip Livingston Chapter, NSDAR


Owned by but free to use. Good message boards and WorldConnect family tree.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Michigan maps pre-1900 available through the Library of Congress.

Seeking Michigan
Find Michigan death records, historical documents, plat maps, and survey maps of Michigan township parcels.

US GenWeb Project
Genealogy websites for every county in every state across the country.

US National Archives
Helpful guides, charts, and information on accessing government records that are not available online.

World GenWeb Project
Similar to US GenWeb Project, but worldwide.


Local History Preserved

The Howell Area Archives collects, organizes, and maintains printed items, articles, memorabilia, photographs, and written materials of historical significance to Livingston County, Michigan.

Location: Ground floor of the Howell Carnegie District Library
Hours: Wednesdays and the 2nd Saturday of the month, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (517) 546-0720 ext. 129



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