Genealogy

SSLDL Resources

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

My Heritage Library Edition
Contains census data, family records and local histories. 

Salem-South Lyon Archive
The archive include South Lyon Herald newspaper issues from1929 to 2007.

Other Local Resources

Internet Resources

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

ArchiveGrid 
Thousands of libraries, museums, and archives have contributed nearly a million collection descriptions to ArchiveGrid. Researchers searching ArchiveGrid can learn about the many items in each of these collections, contact archives to arrange a visit to examine materials, and order copies.

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
This website tracks how and when county boundaries changed in all 50 states, so you will always know the correct place to look for the genealogical records you need to conduct your research.

BillionGraves
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.

Elephind.com
Digitized newspapers from around the world.

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

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

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

Fold3
Historical military records. Basic membership is free, however, a fee is required for unlimited access.

GenealogySpot
Comprehensive genealogy resource center.

GenGateway

Historical Society of Michigan

Livingston County Genealogical Society

Livingston GenWeb
Livingston County Genealogy on the web.

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.

MIGenWeb
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

RootsWeb
Owned by Ancestry.com 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 Salem-South Lyon Digital Archives provides a powerful and user friendly database to help you dig deep into South Lyon's past. The archives include South Lyon Herald newspaper issues from1929 to 2007 -- digitized and fully searchable to help you find the information you need. Issues from 2008-2017 are available for in-house use at the library and can be requested at the adult reference desk. This project is maintained by Salem-South Lyon District Library.