When using these databases from outside the library you'll be prompted to confirm your aadl.org username and password, even if you're already logged in. If you don't have a username and password on the site, please register for an account first. Your account should be associated with a valid library card to use the databases. If you don't have a library card, you can use Michigan eLibrary Databases with just your Michigan driver's license. Need a Library Card?
Discover more about your family history by searching a wide array of sources including census reports, birth & death records, and immigration records. Fill in what you already know with newspaper articles, yearbook photos, and much more. (Available only at your local branch library.)
Includes all of the images from the 1790 - 1940 U.S. federal censuses and more than 20,000 book titles, including nearly 8,000 family histories and over 12,000 local histories. Additionally, there are more than 250 primary-source documents such as tax lists, city directories, probate records, and more.
The entire run of America’s premier newspaper is now available to you anytime. New York Times Historical features every issue of the “paper of record” from 1851 to 2001, fully searchable and browsable. Get the context of major events in our history by taking a look at articles on the full page. Come check out all the news that’s been fit to print for over 150 years.
Find out about all of the library's fun stuff for kids with AADL's parent page! JUMP is your stop to find recommended stuff for kids and learn about upcoming library events. Parents can also get information to plan their visit to the library an even find out about resources to help kids with their homework. It's all at jump.aadl.org!