New Fowlerville Yearbooks Added to Digital Archive
For your convenience, the Fowlerville High School Yearbooks from the years 1950-1970, 1986, 1987, and 1989 are now available as part of the Digital Archive at The Library! The Digital Archive is available on all patron computers and can only be accessed at the Library. Keep in mind that the yearbooks now available in the Digital Archive are only a portion of the physical books in our collection, and we hope to make more yearbooks available digitally in the future. Visit the Library and take a look at this easy-to-access collection!
*The yearbooks currently available in the Digital Archive are only a portion of the physical books in our collection. We hope to make more yearbooks available digitally in the future!
1 on 1 Historical Help Consultations: By appointment only
Our Historical Catalog makes the Fowlerville Historical Collection easy to access and use, whether you want to do historical or genealogical research or are just curious about our town’s history. Make an appointment with the library staff. The staff can also assist with accessing “The Fowlerville Review” and the “Fowlerville News and Views” within the digital archive.
*Appointments are based on staff's availability.
Historical Catalog - Under Construction
The Historical Catalog is under construction while we organize the new Historical Room. Currently, items relating to the Fowlerville Schools have been organized and updated in the Catalog.
Any historical items that have not been organized yet will show a blank space in the "Location" column and may be difficult to locate in the collection at this time. Thank you for your patience as we improve this resource for the community!
We offer access to digitized records of "The Fowlerville Review" microfilm. The years that are covered in this collection are 1874-1972.
We offer access to digitized records of "The Fowlerville News and Views" archive. These records are copyrighted to Steve Horton and are offered purely for historical and educational research purposes only.
Patrons can access these collections from our computers in the library for free.
By Appointment Only. *All appointments are based on our staff's availability.
Make an appointment with our library staff to visit the library's new Historical Room, which now houses the Fowlerville Historical Collection.
We can take your name, phone number, email address, and the information that you are looking for and we will attempt to retrieve the information for you. We will search for this information using a variety of resources including the Fowlerville Historical Collection to help you learn as much as possible.
We are actively collecting, maintaining, and indexing items of local history.
Accessible only while at the library.
You can access Ancestry.com via our patron use computers or your own device while at the library. Click on the Ancestry.com icon to begin. This database is provided by the Fowlerville District Library.
More Genealogy Databases
Seeking Michigan is the online platform for the Michigan Historical Center. You can access Seeking Michigan from the comfort of the library or your own home. Simply click on the Seeking Michigan icon to get started. This database is provided by the Library of Michigan.
MyHeritage is a genealogy resource that includes enlistment records from WWII; family history resources from the United States, Europe, Latin America, and other regions; census records from the United States, England, and Wales; records of Union and Confederate Civil War soldiers; and much more.
You can access the National Archives from the comfort of the library or your own home. Simply click on the icon to get started.
You can access AfriGeneas from the comfort of the library or your own home. Simply click on the icon to get started.
Seeking History Reference Center is provided by the State of Michigan and includes documents, photos, maps, film, and video from leading history journals. Also includes biographies of historical figures.
Free Genealogy Tools
Family Search: A FREE online service operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints.
The USGenWeb Project: A FREE online service that collects and disseminates historical information on state and local levels.
ThoughtCo.com: a FREE online service that offers genealogy basics, tips, and tutorials.
Atlas of Historical County Boundaries: A FREE online service that shows you how and when county boundaries changed, so you will always know the correct place to look for the genealogical records that you need.
BillionGraves.com: A FREE online service that offers a huge database of tombstone images, each of which is GPS tagged.
Chronicling America: A FREE website owned by the Library of Congress that is a portal to digitized historic newspapers from twenty-five different states and Washington, D.C., dating from 1836 to 1922.
FamilyTreeMagazine.com: a FREE website that offers a plethora of genealogical tools geared toward beginners, including cheat sheets, how-to articles, and past issues of the magazine.
FindAGrave.com: a FREE online database of tombstone photos and biographical information.
** Under the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations you have a right to request any recorded information held by a public authority. For your request to be dealt with according to the Freedom of Information Act, you must:
1. contact the relevant authority directly; 2. make the request in writing, for example in a letter or an email. ... 3. give your real name; and. 4. give an address to which the authority can reply.