The Genealogy and Local History Collection of the Brighton Room has developed over time to become one of the largest collections of family and local history information in Livingston County.
It provides a full range of services and materials for genealogists, historians, teachers and other interested hobbyists and scholars.
The collection includes 3,000+ printed items composed of family histories, indexes to records, how-to books, cemetery transcriptions, obituaries, family history magazines, photographs, microfilm of Livingston County vital records and more. Additionally the Brighton Room houses microfilm of the Brighton Argus from its beginning in 1880 to its present incarnation entitled the Livingston Daily Press & Argus which was formed in 2000 by a merger of the Brighton Argus and the Livingston County Press.
The emphasis of the Brighton Room collection is on Brighton and Livingston County, as well as bordering counties and the state of Michigan overall.
To that end, the Brighton Room’s extensive collection of print and microfilm items continues to grow through library purchases and donations from appreciative genealogists and historians.