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Local History and Genealogy

The Howell Area Archives collects, organizes, and maintains printed items, articles, memorabilia, photographs, and written materials of historical significance to Livingston County, Michigan.

New Archives hours: The second Saturday of the month from 1pm - 5pm. 
To view specific dates, click here.

In addition, the Archives Room will be open on Wednesdays from 1pm - 5pm when volunteers are available.
Please call 517-546-0720 ext. 129 or email: before planning a Wednesday visit.

Many resource materials including microfilm are available in the Reference department's Local History Room during regular business hours.

Archives Inquiries
To request specific information from the Archives, please click on the link below, enter your information, and click submit. You will recieve a response via phone or email as soon as a volunteer is available to handle your request.
         Archives Inquiry Form (best viewed using Internet Explorer or Firefox)


Archives Indexes

Collections housed in Archives are ever changing. Volunteers receive family histories, photographs, building and house histories, along with old newspapers, personal accounts and clippings on a daily basis. While this by no means is a complex index, the following working index will give you a good sense of our holdings:

Howell Area Archives Working Index

Scrapbook Indexes

Historical records come from many different sources. Early collections were pasted on the pages of old books or in scrapbooks. The links below will take you to the index of many books which have been donated to the Howell Area Archives.

scrap book
Scrapbook Index A - G

Scrapbook Index H - O

Scrapbook Index P - Z


Obituary and Death Indexes

Thousands of Livingston County Obituaries are housed in the Archives. Newer obituaries are cataloged by year of death. To search these indexes, click the links below.

Livingston County Death Index 1867 - 1948

2006 Obituary Index
2007 Obituary Index
2008 Obituary Index
2009 Obituary Index
2010 Obituary Index
2011 Obituary Index
2012 Obituary Index
2013 Obituary Index
2014 Obituary Index

Livingston County Marriage Indexes

1836 - 1933, A-K
1836 - 1933, L-Z

Early Livingston County Newspapers

In the microfilm room on the Reference level of the library you can explore old newspapers. The microfilm is processed by edition date. The microfilm of two of the county's oldest newspapers is indexed. Click on the link below to search the newspapers.

Livingston Republican and Livingston Democrat Index


For the Copy Reproduction Agreement click here.

For the Archives Gift Agreement click here.


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