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Genealogy and Local History Collection
at the Brighton Room


Ancestry Plus  In Library Only  includes digitized images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 forward, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, and more.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index  indexes current, readily available reference sources, as well as the most important retrospective works that cover individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world. Bibliographic citations only -- no full-text.

Heritage Quest includes all of the images, and extensive indexing, from the 1790 - 1930 U.S. federal censuses.


Local History Databases Created by Staff and Volunteers:

***Due to a server upgrade, these databases are currently unavailable.
Please check back soon.***


Brighton Press & Argus Obituary Index

Marriage Notice Index 1843—1858

Marriage Records Index 1873—1883

Livingston County Cemetery Records Index

Death Notices Index 1843—1859

Death Records Index 1873—1883


Free Online Resources


FamilySearch Affiliate Status

We are pleased to announce that Brighton District Library is a FamilySearch affiliate library. 

FamilySearch is the world’s largest repository of genealogical records and manages the famous Family History Library in Salt Lake City.  FamilySearch is extending access to its collections by circulating microfilms of the historic records through select public libraries. 

Brighton District Library is one of a select group of libraries across the nation to have been afforded this honor.

Patrons can borrow microfilms owned by the Family History Library for a nominal fee and have them delivered to Brighton District Library.  The microfilms may be viewed on the library’s digital microfilm reader whenever the library is open.  Stop by the library’s Information Desk to get complete information on this exciting partnership.


Check out the FamilySearch library catalog.

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100 Library Dr.
Brighton, MI 48116

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