Bedford Branch Library Local History Room
A collection of local materials such as family histories, abstracts, photographs, school yearbooks, Genealogical Society of Monroe County publications (birth, death, marriage and census records), Microfilm of census, church records and newspapers, database of obituaries from the late 1800's, maps, Monroe County Directories, and telephone cross indexes for Monroe and Lenawee County. A devoted group of volunteers have helped organize this collection.
Contact the library for further information, opportunities to volunteer, or for donations to the collection.
To request scans from any of the featured collections, please contact the Bedford Branch Library using the Ask A Librarian form or contact us at 734-847-6747.
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Cemeteries and Deaths
Obituary Index – A listing of Temperance, Lambertville, Whiteford, Samaria, and other deceased local residents. An asterisk (*) in the note field indicates that the actual obituary is clipped and filed in the collection. This index will be updated frequently to reflect recent deaths.
First Baptist Church
Annual Reports – Located in the clipping file, the library holds the following annual reports:
1985 – 1992, 1995 – 1997, 1999 – 2001
Lambertville United Methodist Church Records –
Cookbook Index – Titled Home Cooking Secrets of Lambertville, it was compiled by the Lambertville (Michigan) UMC in 1978
Universalist of Lambertville
Genealogy & Local History
Mary Lutz Doty Genealogy Collection Surname Index – A 32 binder genealogy collection created by Mary Lutz Doty with emphasis on the Bedford Township families of Bolton, Hungerford, Klinck, and Lutz. Donated to Trudy Urbani by Robert Doty and donated to the Bedford Library Local History Collection by Trudy Urbani. Many local surnames are inter-related, so check the Index to see if your surnames are included.
Biography File Index – The file includes newspaper articles clipped by volunteers about Bedford Township residents, both past and present.
Bedford Township Schools Yearbook Collection – From 1936 to current, the index includes yearbooks for Bedford Junior High and High Schools, as well as Lambertville and Temperance schools.