The Local History Rooms are open during library hours. Monday through Thursday from 10:00AM to 9PM; Friday and Saturday from 10:00AM to 5PM.
Researchers, who are unable to come to the library, can make requests for information by telephone, mail or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). We charge a research fee of a minimum of $10.00. This fee covers up to 30 minutes of staff research and is payable at the time of the request. Payment of fees is necessary even if no records are found.
Please make check or money order payable to: Bacon Memorial District Library and send to the attention of the Local History Department at 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte MI 48192. In your request please be sure to include as much information as possible. Full names, dates and places of birth, marriage, death, parents' and siblings' names etc. will help ensure accurate results. PRINTING the names rather than writing will help us too
Use this resource to research all of the library's historic periodical holdings.
Cemetery Indexes for: Oakwood Cemetery, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Bloomdale, Westmound Methodist Church, Oak Ridge, Elmwood, Mt. Elliot, Oak Grove, Goldenridge, Oakdale, St. Francis Xavier, Mt. Calvary (St. Mary's), Woodmere (limited years), and Church Cemetery (Taylor)
City Directories: Polk (sporadic holdings from 1898-1998), Bressers (1980s-present)
Local History Index: Search our card catalog for information by Subject or Personal Name.
Newspapers Available on Microfilm: Detroit Free Press July 15, 1859- Feb 16, 1866, Wyandotte Herald 1895-1943, Wyandotte News Herald 1944- Present, Wyandotte Independent 3/8/1987-7/28/1990, Wyandotte News 10/24/1923-6/2/1967, Wyandotte Tribune 10/26/1939-10/5/1961
Historic Periodicals: 82 different publications. A large portion are employee newsletters from local industry. A finding aid of all periodicals held can be found here.
Photographs: 8,000 plus digitized historic photographs. Contact Jakki Malnar for an appointment to view photographs.
Scrapbooks: 300 Scrapbooks of clippings from local papers, arranged by subject.
Thon Funeral Home Records Microfilm: 1921-1995
Wyandotte Death Records Available on Microfilm: Ford City (1906-1922), Wyandotte 1897-1998
Yearbooks: Our Lady of Mount Carmel (sporadic holdings), Wyandotte High and Roosevelt High School 1898-present (We are missing 1900-1920, 1926, 1929, 1930)