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 suburbas, 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 & Map:

  • Address: 37425 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfild Hills, Michigan
  • Enter the Northwest door of the building, go down the hall and then turn right. 
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Phone: (248) 647-5671

Directors: Bill and Wendy McCann


Open Hours:

  • Tuesday: 10 am - 5 pm
  • Wednesday: 10 am - 9 pm
  • Thursday: 10 am - 9 pm
  • Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm

Holiday Schedule:

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings


Center Resources


  • Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
  • 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

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