Thursday, December 29, 2011

Macomb County Databases Have Been Moved

If you use the library's Macomb County local history and genealogy databases, please note that we have moved these databases to a new server and their URLs have changed. If you are accustomed to accessing our databases through our web site's database menu located at, you need only hit your browser's refresh button the next time you visit the page in order to have the new links loaded.

However, if you access our databases through bookmarks or favorites in your web browser, you will need to update them to the new URL.  Here are the new links to our databases.

Macomb County Obituary Index
Macomb County Cemetery Master Index
Macomb News Index
Mount Clemens City Directory Master Index
Macomb County Military Index
WWI Draft Registrations for Macomb County
1890 Veterans Census of Macomb County
WWI Service Records for Macomb County
1930 Census Index for Macomb County
Mount Clemens High School Yearbook Master Index
Pageant of Progress Index
Macomb County Funeral Home Records Master Index
Mount Clemens Historical Commission Historical Marker Database
Macomb County Probate Index
Macomb County Church Records Index
Mount Clemens Fire Department Fire Run Index
Macomb County Court Records Index

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Library Holiday Hours

The library will be CLOSED from Friday, December 23 through Monday, December 26 for the Christmas holiday weekend, and also from Friday, December 30 through Monday, January 2 for the New Year's holiday weekend.  While the library is closed, drop boxes will be available near the north (parking lot) entrance to the building for return of library materials, and these boxes will be monitored and emptied by library staff throughout the holiday weekends.  All of our electronic services, including our online library catalog, databases, digital archive and media download center will remain available 24/7 through our web site.

We wish a safe and happy holiday season to all of our library friends!

Flags Lowered in Honor of Congressman Wolpe

In accordance with an order from the office of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, the library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of former U.S. Rep. Howard Wolpe of Saugatuck, who died October 25.
Wolpe was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1978. He represented southwestern Michigan and served seven terms. He was chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Africa from 1982 to 1992, where he played an instrumental role in the changes to U.S. policy on Africa, including enabling the passage of the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986. He also chaired the Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee. His other roles in Congress included co-chairing the bipartisan Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition and the Congressional Energy and Environmental Study Conference. Prior to entering Congress, he served in the Michigan House of Representatives and as a member of the Kalamazoo City Commission.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Marine

The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant Vincent J. Bell of Detroit, Michigan. Staff Sergeant Bell, 28, died Nov. 30 in the Helmand province of Afghanistan while conducting combat operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion of the 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, at Camp Pendleton in California.

SSGT Bell was a two-time recipient of the Purple Heart, awarded twice the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, two Combat Action Ribbons, the Presidential Unit Citation, the Navy Unit Commendation, three Marine Corp Good Conduct Medals, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, three Iraqi Campaign Medals, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and four Sea Service Deployment Ribbons.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Soldier

The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of U.S. Army Private First Class Jackie Lee Diener II of Boyne City, Michigan. Diener, 20, died Nov. 21 in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit.  He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division in Fort Drum, New York.

PFC Diener joined the Army in March of 2011 and arrived at Fort Drum in July. He served as a cavalry scout and had been deployed since September. His awards and decorations include: the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/Bronze Service Star, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon and the Combat and Special Skills Badge Basic Marksmanship Qual Badge. He was awarded posthumously the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the NATO Medal, and the Combat Action Medal.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Flags Lowered in Honor of Pearl Harbor Day

The library's flags are flying at half-staff today in honor of all those who lost their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.