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Genealogy Lock-In

genealogy lockin
October 17, 6:00 pm
In celebration of “Family History” month in October the Lyon Township Public Library is hosting a "genealogy lock-in".  This year we are trying something a little different - you have the whole night to research!
This is a free after-hours program just for genealogists! You can use the microfilm reader/scanner/printer, save images, and take advantage of free black and white copying and printing during the event. Use the time to search databases - we will have computers available or bring your own laptop and use the library’s WiFi network. Databases so far that will be available (more to come!)
  • ancestryLibrary.com
  • heritagequestonline.com
  • myancestorsfound.com
  • findmypast.com
  • genealogybank.com
  • ogs.com (Ohio Genealogical Society)
  • godfreylibrary.org
  • newsbank.org

Enjoy an evening of after-hours event just for genealogists! It is a great time to network with other genealogists—you never know what you might hear that will be your “ahaaa” moment.  Marj, our Computer Tech, will be here for the evening to help us.

Registration is required!  Please click here to register.


October 27, 6:30 pm
Presented by Roger Sutherland, Naturalist, Professor Emeritus, Schoolcraft College.

Join us for this educational and entertaining program designed to give a close-up look at the highly organized honey bee colony.  We will learn about the practice and history of beekeeping as well as the important flower and honey bee relationships, pollination, swarming, and bee communication.

Mr. Sutherland taught biological sciences for 34 years prior to retirement.  He is the past President of the Michigan Audubon Society, Michigan Beekeepers' Association, and Michigan Botanical Club-Huron Valley Chapter.  He is the recipient of the "1987 Beekeeper of the Year" and "2001 Silver Skep Award". He has been named "Outstanding Educator of the Year" twice.

Haunted Michigan, From Skeptic to Believer

October 18, 1:00 pm

Join us as Kat Tedsen and Bev Rydel, Paranormal Researchers & Investigators tell us of their travels over 10's of thousands of miles around the state in search of Michigan's most haunted locations.  Beginning as skeptics, what they have personally witnessed and recorded challenged their beliefs.

Finding Family: My Search for Roots & the Secrets in my DNA


October 21, 6:30 pm
Presented by Richard Hill

Join us for Richard Hill's true and intensely personal story of how he pieced together the long-kept secret of his own origins.  This highly suspenseful book is a page-turning saga of personal detective work that will appeal to anyone who loves a good mystery.

But this isn't fiction.  It's an engrossing account of an adoptee trying to reclaim the biological family denied him by sealed birth records.  This fascinating quest, including the author's landmark use of DNA testing, takes readers on an exhilarating roller-coaster ride and concludes with a twist that rivals anything Hollywood has to offer.

Images of America, Lyon Township


This historical book and photographs capture the faces, buildings, and landscape of the Township in days gone by.  Learn about the determination of the pioneers, everyday people, the movers and shakers, and the institutions that were the backbone of the community.  The book will be on sale beginning September 22, 2014 at the Lyon Township Hall, 58000 Grand River Avenue, New Hudson, MI.  Copies may be ordered by phone at 248-437-2240 from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.

One of the authors, John Bell, will be providing additional images and sharing personal anecdotal comments during the book signing events to be held at the following locations:

September 26, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Abbey Park at Mill River
28413 Milford Rd.
New Hudson, MI  48165

October 11, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Lyon Township Public Library
27005 Milford Rd.
South Lyon, MI  48178

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