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Michigan Historical Center Archives
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Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  Michigan Historical Center contact form.


702 W. Kalamazoo Street
Lansing, MI 48915 USA

Telephone:[1]  517-373-3359

Hours and holidays:[2]  M-F: 1 - 5 p.m.; Sa: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.;  State holidays

Map, directions, and public transportation:

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

The Michigan Historical Center Archives of Michigan have early state records like land, licenses, notaries, probates, and Michigan department records. They also have records of every county in Michigan, especially vital records, deeds, and probate records.[3]




{Optional: Internet or guide books describing this collection for genealogists. }

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Michigan Historical Center Archives, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • Alternate Repository {create link for each, and give line or two describing collection}

  • such as: NARA I
  • National Archives at _____
  • State Archives
  • State Library

Similar Collections

  • National Personnel Records Center
  • LC
  • FHL

Neighboring Collections

  • County Vital Records Office
  • City Vital Records Office
  • County Archives
  • County Orphan's Court
  • County Probate Court
  • County Recorder
  • County Coroner
  • U.S. District Court
  • County and local historical societies
  • County and local genealogical societies
  • Public Libraries
  • Museums and heritage societies
  • Repositories in surrounding counties: [Chattam], [Durham], and [Franklin]
  • State Vital Records Office
  • State Historical Society
  • State Genealogical Society
  • University Libraries
  • Church archives
  • Repositories in surrounding states (or provinces): [SC], [TN], and [VA]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Contact MHC in Michigan Historical Center (accessed 29 May 2015).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Archives of Michigan in Michigan Historical Center (accessed 29 May 2015).
  3. William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 61. At various repositories (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 J54d.

{IF this repository appears in the OCLC WorldCat's Find a library near you search results list with an OCLC WorldCat symbol next to its name, THEN in the Internet sites and databases section at the end of the Repository catalog online  entry add the following phrase: {{WC}}Also available in [[WorldCat Online Catalog|WorldCat]].  }


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