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Genealogy Resources Available @ the Monroe County Library System

Genealogy News:

FamilySearch announced on its website that it will no longer offer PAF (Personal Ancestral File) software and support beginning July 15, 2013. The organization cites "advances in technology" and "strong alternatives from third parties" as the reason for the demise of the popular genealogy software program. For more information, including FAQs and alternative product recommendations, visit 

Detroit Public Television is working with PBS on a short series that they hope will turn into a longer running national PBS series.  The program is titled Genealogy Road Show. The producers are taping an episode in Detroit in July and would like to include stories from Detroit’s vibrant ethnic communities. Application for Detroit's Road Show.

Family Search creating a quality index to the 1940 Census.

1940 U.S. Census Community Project Makes Historic Records for 18 States Searchable by Name

Alternative Sites for 1940 U.S. Census Images

Genealogy Jewels:

Resources Available @ MCLS

Genealogy materials @ MCLS help to lighten the load of research and include census records from counties in Michigan as well as Ohio. The print collection is primarily located at the Ellis Library & Reference Center.

Laurant Durocher Account Books
Laurant Durocher was an active citizen in the founding of Frenchtown, later to be known as Monroe, Michigan.  If your ancestor was an early pioneer in this area he may have done business with Laurant.  If the list provides a span of time, example 1818- Sept 1821, this shows that this person did business with Laurant during this time period. This is the only information available, but what it does for your research is that it proves that your ancestor was in this area at a particular time. 
Bygones of Monroe
Cemetery Listings
Donate Your Family History
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Tombstone Meanings
War of 1812 - Veterans Buried in Monroe County

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Online Genealogy Databases

The following databases may require a password to access their information. All passwords are available in our Online Resources Brochure that can be found at any of our 16 branches. You can also call your local branch library for more information.

Ancestry Plus

Heritage Quest Online

Biography and Genealogy Master Index

Family Search

Genealogy Resources on the Web

List of links to reputable Genealogy websites put together by our Reference Librarians.

Genealogy Links
Military Links

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