Farmington Township, Oakland County, Wayne County, and Michigan from 1873 to present. Refer to the Library's online catalog and the Archive Room Inventory.
Farmington Township Tax Rolls 1841-1897. Heritage Room 977.438F.
There are several cemetery books in the Heritage Room. Look for Farmington Township and Oakland County Cemeteries at 977.438 and Wayne County cemeteries at 977.433.
In the library, view Census records online at Ancestry.com. Some census books at 929.377 in the Heritage Room.
A number of records from local (Farmington-Farmington Hills) churches are in the Heritage Collection.
Robert Cook was a Farmington resident who collected information about Farmington area families and early Farmington history. The articles include obituaries, biographies, marriages from the late 1800’s to the 1970’s. There is a name index to the articles in Unit 1B and in the Surname Index.
Farmington and Farmington Hills, 1939-2001 (scattered issues). 1939-1950 are online. Polk Directories for 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1976-1977, 1978-1979 only.
Photocopies of death certificates from the Heeney-Sunduist Funeral Home 1950-1992. Searchable in the Obituary Index. Names with asterisks denote the deceased person. Names without asterisks denotes that the name appears on the certificate.
Several genealogical and historical publications including back issues are kept in Unit 5B. Titles include:
- DAR American Spirit 1(999-2010)
- Discovering Family History 2008-2010
- Detroit Society for Genealogy Research Quarterly (1963 – current)
- Family Chronicle (1996 – current)
- Family Tree (2002 – current)
- History Magazine (2000-2012) with current issue in the Browsing Room
- Internet Genealogy (2006 – current)
- Michigan Archeologist (1985-2001)
- Michigan History (1947-2010)
- Oakland Genealogical Society Quarterly – Acorns to Oaks (1981- current)
Full collection in archive room, Oakland County excerpts in Heritage Room at 977.4M and in non-fiction for circulation.
Farmington Observer is online, from 1910 to present; scattered issues 1888-1910. Some bound copies of the Farmington Forum, Northwest Gazette, Farmington Observer (and former titles Enterprise, Enterprise Observer, and Observer Eccentric) are in the archives. Microfilm of the Detroit News (1976-2010), New York Times (1851-present) in the Reference section of the Library.
Indexes at Farmington Area Genealogical Indexes. Current notices (updated annually) compiled by the Farmington Genealogical Society can be found in the Heritage Room at 977.438F. Some photocopied obituaries are available in the Heritage Room, Unit 1B. Another index can be found in the Heritage Room at 977.438 F and is searchable at Farmington Area Genealogical Indexes.
There are over 1800 photographs of 19th – 21st century sites and families of Farmington Township. Scanned copies may be viewed. Digital copies can be given to patrons on a flash drive or sent by email of the photo number is given.
The following surname indexes were compiled by members of the Farmington Genealogical Society:
Burgundy binders in Unit 1C contain newspaper clippings concerning many aspects of Farmingotn Township arranged alphabetically by subject.
Farmington Public Schools 1923-present (some scattered years) includes elementary, middle schools and high schools. All yearbooks are located in Archive Room, accessed by librarians.