Unfortunately, our Local History & Genealogy section is closed due to ongoing construction. We are still putting the final touches on this room for you. We appreciate your patience and support.
Mount Clemens Public Library is pleased to offer one of Macomb County’s most extensive genealogy collections with over 3,000 print volumes, more than 5,000 reels of microfilm, popular subscription databases and locally produced databases indexing Macomb County and Mount Clemens records.
Our collection concentrates on Macomb County genealogy and local history, but is also strong in neighboring Michigan counties and areas in the historical migratory path to Michigan, including New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Ontario, Canada.
The genealogy collection is open whenever the library is open. Experienced members of the Macomb County Genealogy Group serve as volunteer research assistants during selected hours; contact the reference desk at 586-469-6200 for up-to-date information about when volunteer genealogists are on duty.
If you cannot visit the library in person, but would like an experienced genealogist to perform look-ups in our collection, please click the button below for more information:
Highlights of the genealogy collection include:
- Birth (1867-1905), marriage (1819-1922) and death (1867-1917) records of Macomb County on microfilm
- Mount Clemens/Macomb County newspapers on microfilm, 1880-present [some small gaps]
- Macomb County Cemetery Master Index
- Macomb County Obituary Index
- Macomb County Funeral Home Master Index
- Macomb County Court Index – index in progress to names in the Circuit Court Journals and Divorce Proceedings
- Macomb County Probate records on microfilm and Macomb County Probate Index
- World War I Draft Registration Card Index for Macomb County
- World War I Service Records for Macomb County
- 1890 Special Veterans Census of Macomb County (Civil War veterans)
- Mount Clemens city directories, 1896-1966 and Mount Clemens City Directory Master Index
- Mount Clemens High School Yearbooks 1917 to present and Mount Clemens High School Yearbook Master Name Index
- Mount Clemens Volunteer Fire Department #3 records and index to fire runs, 1908-2009.
- Pageant of Progress Index
- L’Anse Creuse Register – records of marriages and baptisms of early French settlers, 1833-1841.
- Macomb County Extinct Towns, Railroad Stops & Place Name Changes
- Deposit collection of the French Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan
- Nelly D. Metler Ontario collection, including indexes, record abstracts and census microfilm
Links to other web sites with important Macomb County resources:
- Macomb County GenWeb page, hosted by Margaret Pecar Fallone – A goldmine of Macomb County genealogy information, including queries and names of others doing Macomb research, and Macomb genealogies on the Web
- History of Macomb County, Michigan by M.A. Leeson– full-text and keyword searchable
- Past and Present of Macomb County, Michigan by R.F. Eldredge – full-text and keyword searchable
- Macomb County Register of Deeds Superindex – search property records
- Clinton Grove Cemetery search
- 1916 Plat Atlas of Macomb County – from the University of Michigan
- 1895 Plat Atlas of Macomb County – from the University of Michigan
- 1875 Plat Atlas of Macomb County – from the University of Michigan
- Macomb County Civil War Connections
- Macomb County Death Index, 1945-present – produced by the Macomb County Clerk’s Office
- Macomb County Circuit Court Case Index, 1966-present
- Macomb County Probate Court Index, 1977-present
- Alexander Macomb Chapter, DAR
- Shelby Township Historical Committee – includes an online photo and map archive
- Erin Township Records Project Online Index – title and surname index, created by the Roseville Historical & Genealogical Society. Microfilms of the Erin Township Records are available at Roseville Public Library and Mount Clemens Public Library.
- Grosse Pointe News, 1940-present – although this is Wayne County, there is a lot of Macomb County crossover which makes it a useful source for research. Provided by Grosse Pointe Public Library.
- Grosse Pointe Review, 1930-1952 – although this is Wayne County, there is a lot of Macomb County crossover which makes it a useful source for research. Provided by Grosse Pointe Public Library.
- Detroit Area Polish Genealogy– information about the Dziennik Polski (Polish Daily News) and much more!
- Mount Elliott Cemetery Association database – includes burials in all of the area cemeteries operated by the association
- Wayne County Death Record Index, 1934-1953 – does not include City of Detroit
- The Allards – historical fiction series based on the experiences of an early Macomb County family
- Michigan Naturalization Indexes – for select counties, including Macomb
- Mount Clemens Property Histories Database