Riverview Michigan Family History Center

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Riverview Michigan Family History Center

The Riverview Family History Center aims to serve people from southwest Detroit and its western suburbs including Monroe County.  All visitors are welcome.  We have competent staff that can help everyone from those just starting family history research to those with lots of experience.

Riverview Michigan Family History Center

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map: Location Map

  • Address: 18701 Grange Rd Riverview, MI 48192-8177
  • To enter the building, push the buzzer at the southwest entrance and a staff member will open the door.

Language: English

  • Phone: 734-285-0494
  • Open Hours:
  • Tuesday: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Upcoming Closures/Holiday Schedule:

FHC Closure Dates:

  • Closed week of Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years

In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Family History Center may be closed without advance notice.  To confirm that our facility is open, we recommend that you call ahead of your arrival.

Upcoming Events

Look for upcoming Floating Sundays.

Staff Training Meetings

Please see monthly attached online training sent via email. Check your folder in the desk monthly for new handouts.

Center Resources


  • Patrons' Microfiche Collection -- a collection of fiche ordered by our patrons, assorted titles. Contain family histories, vital records, and other types of information.
  • Film Collection -- a Limited collection of films on a variety of subjects, to include vital records, county records, court records, etc.
  • Book Collection: -- Collection of literature to assist with genealogical research

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.
  • Note: You must access the premium subscription websites from a family history center computer through the Family History Center Services Portal. If you try to access them using the links below, the websites require an individual subscription.

Hardware and Equipment

  • 3 microfilm readers
  • 1 printer/scanner
  • 3 all-in-one desktop PC networked computers
  • 1 microfilm camera

Center Services

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Family Tree Photos & Scanning

  • Participants must have a FamilySearch account user-name and password
  • Participants should be familiar will Family Tree
  • Participants will need to bring a flash drive with photos or images to use

Staff Research Specialties

Please see the Introduction to the FamilySearch Catalog

Family History General Resources

Family Discovery Day 2017 Videos:

General Session 2017-The Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro

Family Discovery Day-Opening Session 2017

That We Might Be One-The Story of the Dutch Potato Project

This Grand Opportunity-Elizabeth McCune and the First Sister Missionaries

Leadership Session at RootsTech 2017-Elder M. Russell Ballard

Local Area Resources

Family Activities

Youth Program Assistance

  • Young Women Personal Progress - You have a noble responsibility to use your strength and influence for good. Let us help you achieve your Personal Progress goals. Faith Value Project: Take a family history class at the Family History Center, and collect stories of your relatives or others who have demonstrated faith. You may also interview family members or others and record their names.
    See also: Personal Progress Award.
  • Duty to God - The LDS Duty to God Certificate Requirements:
    Deacon - Family Activities:
    4. Keep a written record of your family history. Ask a parent or the temple and family history consultant to help you prepare a 4-generation pedigree chart.
    Priest - Family Activities:
    9. Submit the names of one of your ancestors for temple work or write a 500-word personal history.
    See also: Duty to God Award.


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Volunteer at the Center

For those who want to develop and share their knowledge of family history and genealogy, please email the Riverview FHC Director at MI_Riverview@ldsmail.net for an interview.