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.
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