Are you interested in Royal Oak History? You can visit our Local History Room or the Royal Oak Historical Society Museum. Museum curator, Muriel Versagi, gave a very informative talk describing all the treasures found at the museum here at the library on November 2.
Are you interested in your family’s history? Milford Librarian Sarah Hatter presented a workshop here on November 9th titled Researching your Family History.
Sarah was pleased to share her workshop handouts with us:
- Getting Started with your Genealogy Research
- Biographical Outline Worksheet
- Family Group Sheet
- Research Checklist
- Individual Worksheet
- FoxIt Reader PDF (the software used to add info to these forms)
Want to learn about the history of your Royal Oak home? Researching the history of a Royal Oak home is a common question that the Adult Service Librarians are asked. We advise people that they can get a good start in our Local History Room, using our city directories, however, seeking information on your home’s history requires in-depth research. Ellen Thackery of the Michigan Historic Preservation Network presented a workshop on November 16 titled Genealogy of a House.
Ellen was pleased to share her workshop handouts with us:
- How to Research your Historic Building
- Researching Royal Oak
- Historic Research
- Some Helpful Dating Tips for Historic Buildings
- House Detective
If you are interested in finding in-depth information about the history of Michigan, be sure to visit Mel Michigana for recommended websites and digital projections including the Civil War Diaries Collection and more.