Doing an ancestry search at Lost Branches usually involves many other genealogy services.  I subscribe to over ten online services that provide family genealogy information as well as historical information.  A genealogy researcher must have access to a multitude of genealogical resources to find all the pieces that will prove ancestry and give the client an understanding of their heritage.  I am also part of a network of genealogists that help provide information in areas that are not local or easily accessed.

Genealogical Research

Research Resources: (partial list)

  • Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library, Detroit, Michigan
  • Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
  • Michigan State Archives, Lansing, Michigan
  • Oakland County Genealogical and Historical Societies
  • Library and Archives of Canada
  • Archives of Ontario
  • Society of Genealogists
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City
  • US Federal Census Research: 1790-1940 (1890 census does not exist due to destruction by fire)
  • State Census Records: where they exist
  • On site record research in Midwest county courthouses: Marriage, divorce, wills, probate, land, civil and criminal