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The following resources are listed for the information
of people doing research:

Resources at the Milford Historical Society Museum::

1) The Milford Times on microfilm from 1871 to present.

2) Federal Census records for Oakland County, MI, on microfilm, for

1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900 & 1910

3) Atlases of Oakland County, MI, for 1872, 1896 & 1908, and a wall

atlas for 1857 (names of landowners on some)

4) Tax records for Milford Township for 1843, 1848, 1863, 1868, 1871,

1876, 1878 & many other years up to 1950's, with gaps.

5) Oak Grove Cemetery records in card catalog

6) Portrait & Biographical Album of Oakland County, Michigan, 1891 and

Biographical Record of Oakland County, Michigan, 1903 - information on a

number of Milford people

7) Clipping files

8) Picture files – a sample

9) School records

10) Ten Minutes Ahead of the Rest of the World: A History of Oakland

County, Michigan, published by Milford Historical Society in 1982

11) Genealogy records

12) Original copy of the North Milford Historic District application

13) Original copy of the South Milford Historic District application

Resources at the Milford Township Library:

1) The Milford Times on microfilm from 1871 to present (better microfilm

reader/printer than that at the Museum).

2) Federal Census records for Oakland County, MI, on microfilm, for

1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900 & 1910

3) Atlases of Oakland County, MI, for 1872, 1896 & 1908

4) Ten Minutes Ahead of the Rest of the World: A History of Oakland County, Michigan, published by Milford Historical Society in 1982

5) Extensive publications in genealogy assistance

Resources at the Township Offices:

1) Oak Grove Cemetery records in card catalog. For information on burials in National Register Oak Grove Cemetery from the early 1800's on, contact Milford Township offices at: Milfordtownship.com or call the Township Clerk’s office at 248-685-8731 or the Oak Grove archivist, Linda Dagenhardt at 248-685-9536

2) Some late tax records

3) Plat books

Resources at the Oakland County Courthouse:

1) Deed records from founding of county (well-indexed by Grantee and

Grantor)

2) Birth, death and marriage records

3) Other types of records

Resources at Oakland University (Rochester), Kresge Library:

1) Tax records for all townships in Oakland County, from 1841 to

1870 (1844 to 1870 for Milford Township), on microfilm.

The Milford Historical Society Museum is open 1:00 to 4:00 P.M.,

Wed. & Sat. Closed in the winter. Research room available at these

Times.

The Milford Historical Society staff will conduct research on behalf of others for a fee of $50/hour billable upon delivery of the research report..


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