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Ancestry Library Edition is the largest online family history resource available. Learn about your family history with documents that record the lineage of individuals from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and more. 

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Farmington Observer can be browsed or searched from 1909 to the present. There are two kinds of digital editions: prior to 2003, the Observer can be browsed by date. From 2003 to the present, the Observer can be searched by keyword. 

Browse Farmington Historical Newspapers

MyHeritage Library Edition is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind. Access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries. 

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This full-text, searchable digital collection is composed of a variety of original documents, death notices, maps, and photos in various formats contributed or reviewed and approved by OCHR members. Each item is documented with the citation or source. The focus is on pre 1930s copyright free materials. 

Search Oakland County Historical Resources