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History & Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition [access available in Library only] A genealogical and local history source that includes the U.S. Federal Censuses from 1790-1930, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, passenger lists and more.

Ancestry Tutorial


FamilySearch Troy Public Library is a FamilySearch affiliate library! FamilySearch is a genealogy resource that can be used in the library and gives access to over 6 billion searchable names and 2 billion images of historical genealogical records. Create an account and start your family research! (Note: affiliate portion is only accessible on-site of the Troy Public Library)


HeritageHub Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.

HeritageHub Tutorial

The Making of Modern Michigan

The Making of Modern Michigan Michigan’s unique heritage is represented through photographs, family papers, oral histories and genealogical materials.

Michigan Memories

Michigan Memories provides access to collections from cultural institutions throughout the state of Michigan. These collections are created and maintained by archivists, librarians, and curators who are dedicated to the preservation of Michigan's history and heritage. Michigan Memories celebrates the diverse voices and communities of our state and serves to inform and enlighten students, teachers, genealogists, history buffs, and everyone with an interest in the Great Lakes State.


Michiganology A collection of more than 10 million unique historical records that - through digitized source documents, maps, films, images, oral histories and artifacts - creatively tells the stories of Michigan's families, homes, businesses, communities, and landscapes.

MyHeritage Library Edition

MyHeritage Library Edition 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); U.S. World War II Army Enlistment as well as records of Union and Confederate Civil War soldiers. Over 2 billion family trees. This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

MyHeritage Tutorial