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Genealogy and Local History

Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center

Second largest genealogy collection in the US. Some research available online.

Ancestry Library (In-Library Use Only)

Search census, military, immigration, and vital records from around the world.


Search or add GPS cemetery data.

Clarkston Community Historical Society

Collecting, preserving, and displaying the history of Clarkston!

Clarkston High School Yearbook Archive

Archive of Clarkston High School Yearbooks from 1946 to present. Also includes yearbooks from 1924 - 1926.

Note: due to copyright law, yearbooks from 1978 onward can only be accessed in the library.

Clarkston Historic District - Community Information Network

Visit the website of the Clarkston Historic District! This site has extensive data on the homes and history of Downtown Clarkston.

Clarkston M.E. Church Records, 1869-1922

Includes pastors, members, marriages, and baptisms.


Search 162 million grave records.

Independence Township Historic Survey

Reference historical records for all the homes in Clarkston.


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), census of England and Wales (1841-1901), and U.S. military records.

Oakland County Historical Resources

Digitized documents, photos, and videos from across Oakland County, Michigan.

Roots Web

Search public family trees, message boards and connect with genealogists.

Seeking Michigan

Free digitized Michigan death certificates, civil war documents, and Michigan historical information.

US Gen Web

Free online genealogy help and information for every U.S. state and county.