Internet Genealogy Sites

Clarkston Community Historical Society
The Clarkston Community Historical Society has been created in order to bring together those people interested in the history of our community and area; and, as far as possible, to collect and/or preserve such things that are of historic interest.

Oakland County Historical Resources
This full-text, searchable database is composed of a variety of digitized text and images of original documents, death notices, maps, and photos, etc. in various formats contributed or reviewed and approved by OCHR members.

Oakland County Gen Web
MIGenWeb Project was created to provide a single entry point for all Michigan counties, where collected databases would be stored.

Social Security Death Index
The Social Security Death Index includes over 92 million U.S. citizen death records.

Roots Web
The Internet's oldest and largest FREE genealogical community.

Seeking Michigan
Download free Michigan death certificates, search digitized historical books, and browse other state information.

Library Online Databases

Michigana: Sources in U.S. History
130 works that cover the history of the land that would become the State of Michigan in 1835.

A nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index
(BGMI) has been the best place to begin a search for information about people.

HeritageQuest Online
A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources.

Ancestry Library Edition
Discover your family history Try free and access billions of genealogy records including Census, SSDI & Military records. (In-Library Use Only)

Local History & Genealogy

Having trouble getting started with genealogy? 

Are you trying to get started in discovering your family roots?  We have volunteers that can help you learn the basics of getting started, and they have access to family searches from various states which include: Clarkston/Independence Township, Pennsylvannia, Massachusetts, N. Carolina, New England, New York, Tennessee, Iowa, Indiana, Arkansas and Mississippi.

Send email request to Lawrence Marble-Head of Adult Services, marblel@indelib.orgto schedule a volunteer one on one session

The Clarkston Independence District Library offers many in-house and online resources to help you with your genealogy research needs.
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