Bloomfield Hills Michigan Family History Center

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

The Bloomfield Hills Family History Center aims to serve people from Detroit and its northern suburbs, as well as anyone else who wishes to come.  We have competent staff members who can help everyone from those just starting family history research to those with lots of experience.


Center Contacts and Hours

Location and Map:


  • 37425 Woodward Ave Bloomfield Hills MI 48304-3568 United States
  • Enter the Northwest door of the building, go down the hall and then turn right.
  • Language: English


  • 1-248-647-5671



Open Hours:

  • Tuesday:11:00am-4:00pm
  • Wednesday:11:00am-8:30pm
  • Thursday:11:00am-8:30pm
  • Friday:11:00am -4:00pm
  • Saturday:10:00am-2:00pm

Holiday Schedule: "'Closed 4th of July."' "'Closed day before Thanksgiving and reopen the following Tuesday."' Closed the last two weeks of December and reopen 1st Tuesday following New Year's Day:

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources


  • Over 4000 films on indefinite loan.  Several from Wayne County, Michigan.  Also large numbers from Poland, Germany and the former Austro-Hungarian Empire.
  • Many gazeteers and atlases
  • Over 125 books of specific family geneology
  • Large collection of New England related books
  • Limited New York related books, Indiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and a few other states.

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

Hardware and Equipment

  • 7 computers
  • 10 microfilm readers
  • 1 film reader-printer
  • 2 microfiche readers
  • 2 scanners

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties 

26 staff members.

  • John Lambert - general history
  • Wally Schelegel - reads German, there on Fridays

Resources in the Local Area


  • FamilySearch Research Wiki: What It Can Do For You!: A comprehensive video presentation explaining the Wiki, navigating it, and some especially useful pages. Case studies demonstrate using the Wiki for genealogical research. Editing and adding articles to the Wiki are covered.

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Volunteer at the Center