The Local History Rooms are currently unavailable due to Covid-19 closures.


Requests for information can be made via phone at 734-246-8357. Due to staffing, we are currently unable to accommodate extensive research requests. Local History requests requiring research will be fulfilled beginning March 2021. 


Browse our Local History Online Library. Contents include the Wyandotte Herald, Wyandotte City Directories and Historic Photographs.

(During library closure, Ancestry will be available from home with Library card and 4 digit pin)) – This is the world’s largest online resource for family history for genealogists and those studying their family histories.

Includes all of the images, and extensive indexing, from the 1790 - 1940 U.S. federal censuses; more than 28,000 digitized book titles, including early family histories and local histories; more than 250 primary-source documents such as tax lists, city directories, probate records and more.

Sanborn Fire Maps for Wayne County MI. Including Wyandotte.


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)

Bacon Memorial District Library

45 Vinewood

Wyandotte, MI 48192


Fax: 734-282-1540