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'''Michigan''' comes from the Indian word for Lake Superior, "Michigamee" or variants of that word.  
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}}<div style="padding-left: 1px; float: left; width: 74%"><center>''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Michigan]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to the Michigan page,<br>the Wolverine State{{/p}}[[Image:{{Shelbygt}}]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''
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*[[Michigan Archives and Libraries|Detroit Public Library]] has a worldwide scope genealogy collection.<ref name="null">Shirley M. De Boer, ''Research in Michigan'' (Arlington, Va.: National Genealogical Society, 2008) ({{FHL|1473373|item}} 977.4 D27d), 13. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/231753363 WorldCat entry].</ref>
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*''Michigan Censuses 1710-1830'' indexes 16 [[Michigan Census#State.2C_territorial.2C_and_colonial_censuses|pre-statehood censuses]].<ref>De Boer, 22.</ref>
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*Michigan's county and township governments were patterned after New England and New York.<ref>De Boer, 25.</ref>
  
'''''[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/michigan/1894_state_census.htm 1894 Michigan State Census]''''' This Internet site lists soldier's by name with their ward, township, and county as shown on the census of United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894, part of a state census. Since the 1890 federal census was partially destroyed in a fire, researchers can use this list of names as an additional tool beyond the census, to document their ancestors whereabouts during the 1890's. There are approximately 50,000 names listed. For further details, see the [[Michigan Census]] Wiki page.
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:''' [[Aishcum County, Michigan|Aishcum]] | [[Anamickee County, Michigan|Anamickee]] | [[Bleeker County, Michigan|Bleeker]] | [[Brown County, Michigan|Brown]] | [[Cheonoquet County, Michigan|Cheonoquet]] | [[Des Moines County, Michigan|Des Moines]] | [[Dubuque County, Michigan|Dubuque]] | [[Forest County, Michigan|Forest]] | [[Iowa County, Michigan|Iowa]] | [[Isle Royal County, Michigan|Isle Royal]] | [[Kanotin County, Michigan|Kanotin]] | [[Kautawaubet County, Michigan|Kautawaubet]] | [[Kaykakee County, Michigan|Kaykakee]] | [[Keskkauko County, Michigan|Keskkauko]] | [[Manitou County, Michigan|Manitou]] | [[Meegisee County, Michigan|Meegisee]] | [[Michilimackinac County, Michigan|Michilimackinac]] | [[Mikenauk County, Michigan|Mikenauk]] | [[Neewago County, Michigan|Neewago]] | [[Notipekago County, Michigan|Notipekago]] | [[Okkuddo County, Michigan|Okkuddo]] | [[Omeena County, Michigan|Omeena]] | [[Shawano County, Michigan|Shawano]] | [[Tonedagana County, Michigan|Tonedagana]] | [[Unwattin County, Michigan|Unwattin]] | [[Wabassee County, Michigan|Wabassee]] | [[Washington County, Michigan|Washington]] | [[Wyandot County, Michigan|Wyandot]]  
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'''Click''' on the map below to go to a county page. '''Hover''' over a county to see its name. To see a '''larger''' version of the map, [[Michigan Counties Map|click here]]. {{MIimagemap2}}
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:&nbsp;''' [[Aishcum County, Michigan|Aishcum]]{{·}} [[Anamickee County, Michigan|Anamickee]]{{·}} [[Bleeker County, Michigan|Bleeker]]{{·}} [[Brown County, Michigan|Brown]]{{·}} [[Cheonoquet County, Michigan|Cheonoquet]]{{·}} [[Des Moines County, Michigan|Des Moines]]{{·}} [[Dubuque County, Michigan|Dubuque]]{{·}} [[Forest County, Michigan|Forest]]{{·}} [[Iowa County, Michigan|Iowa]]{{·}} [[Isle Royal County, Michigan|Isle Royal]]{{·}} [[Kanotin County, Michigan|Kanotin]]{{·}} [[Kautawaubet County, Michigan|Kautawaubet]]{{·}} [[Kaykakee County, Michigan|Kaykakee]]{{·}} [[Keskkauko County, Michigan|Keskkauko]]{{·}} [[Manitou County, Michigan|Manitou]]{{·}} [[Meegisee County, Michigan|Meegisee]]{{·}} [[Michilimackinac County, Michigan|Michilimackinac]]{{·}} [[Mikenauk County, Michigan|Mikenauk]]{{·}} [[Neewago County, Michigan|Neewago]]{{·}} [[Notipekago County, Michigan|Notipekago]]{{·}} [[Okkuddo County, Michigan|Okkuddo]]{{·}} [[Omeena County, Michigan|Omeena]]{{·}} [[Shawano County, Michigan|Shawano]]{{·}} [[Tonedagana County, Michigan|Tonedagana]]{{·}} [[Unwattin County, Michigan|Unwattin]]{{·}} [[Wabassee County, Michigan|Wabassee]]{{·}} [[Washington County, Michigan|Washington]]{{·}} [[Wyandot County, Michigan|Wyandot]]  
  
=== Research Tools ===
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/michigan/ '''Michigan Links''']  
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[[Archives of Michigan]]{{·}} [[Library of Michgan]]{{·}} [[Detroit Public Library]]{{·}} 6 regional repositories{{·}} [[National Archives Great Lakes Region (Chicago)]]{{·}} [[Newberry Library]]{{·}} [[Allen County Public Library]]  
*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Michigan/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
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*[http://www.migenweb.org// The Michigan GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
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*[http://mymichigangenealogy.com/index.htm Family History 101 - My Michigan Genealogy] contains Michigan state history, links to counties and county histories, where to find records in each county and online links.&nbsp;
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In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:<br>
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[[Erie Canal]]{{·}} [[Lake Erie]]{{·}} [[Lake Huron]]{{·}} [[Lake Michigan]]{{·}} [[Lake Superior]]{{·}} [[Soo Locks]]{{·}} [[Detroit-Chicago Road]]{{·}} [[Detroit-Vincennes Road]]{{·}} [[Ft. Gratiot Road]]{{·}} [[Grand River Road]]{{·}} [[Great Trail]] or Great Path{{·}} [[La Plaissance Bay Road]]{{·}} [[Lake Shore Path]] or Lake Trail{{·}} [[Maumee-Jonesville Road]]{{·}} [[Monroe Road]]{{·}} [[Saginaw Road]]{{·}} [[Sauk Trail]]{{·}} [[Tennessee, Ohio and Great Lakes Trail]]{{·}} [[Vincennes-Indianapolis-Detroit Road]]{{·}} [[Erie-Kalamazoo Railroad]]
  
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'''''[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/michigan/1894_state_census.htm 1894 Michigan State Census]''''' This Internet site lists soldiers by name with their ward, township, and county as shown on the census of United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894, part of a state census. Since the 1890 federal census was partially destroyed in a fire, researchers can use this list of names as an additional tool beyond the census, to document their ancestor's whereabouts during the 1890's. There are approximately 50,000 names listed. For further details, see the [[Michigan Census]] Wiki page. [[Image:Michigan.png|right|200px|Michigan.png]]
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*The [http://www.migenweb.org// The Michigan GenWeb Project] provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.
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*[http://mymichigangenealogy.com/index.htm Family History 101 - My Michigan Genealogy] contains Michigan state history, links to counties and county histories, where to find records in each county and online links.
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/michigangenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Michigan]
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*Michigan is comprised of an Upper Peninsula and Lower Peninsula, with shoreline longer than every other state except Alaska. The peninsulas are surrounded by the Great Lakes: Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Erie, Lake Huron and Lake Ontario, the largest freshwater lakes in the world.
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*Many famous and interesting people grew up in Michigan. Henry Ford grew up there. He was the inventor of the automobile. The first automobile was driven in Michigan. President Gerald Ford and Thomas Edison grew up in Michigan. Charles Lindburgh lived in Michigan.
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*[[Michigan 1894 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Michigan 1894 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)&nbsp;]]
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*[[Michigan Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Michigan Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Michigan Birth Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Michigan Birth Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Michigan, County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Michigan, County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Michigan Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Michigan Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Michigan Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Michigan Death Records (FamilySearch Histoical Records)]]
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*[[Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Individuals Entering Through the Port of Detroit (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Individuals Entering Through the Port of Detroit (FamilySearch HistoricalRecords)]]<br>
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*[[Michigan Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Michigan Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Image:Michigan flag.png|right|180px|Michigan flag.png]][[Michigan Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Michigan Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[Michigan Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Michigan Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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Welcome to the Michigan page,
the Wolverine State

Michigan is the center of the American automotive industry.
Most unique genealogical features:

Counties

Click on the map below to go to a county page. Hover over a county to see its name. To see a larger version of the map, click here.
Keweenaw CountyHoughton CountyOntonagon CountyGogebic CountyBaraga CountyIron CountyMarquette CountyAlger CountyDickinson CountyMenominee CountyDelta CountySchoolcraft CountyLuce CountyChippewa CountyMackinac CountyEmmet CountyCheboygan CountyPresque Isle CountyCharlevoix CountyOtsego CountyMontmorency CountyAlpena CountyAntrim CountyLeelanau CountyBenzie CountyGrand Traverse CountyKalkaska CountyCrawford CountyOscoda CountyAlcona CountyManistee CountyWexford CountyMissaukee CountyRoscommon CountyOgemaw CountyIosco CountyMason CountyLake CountyOsceola CountyClare CountyGladwin CountyArenac CountyOceana CountyNewaygo CountyMecosta CountyIsabella CountyMidland CountyBay CountyMuskegon CountyKent CountyMontcalm CountyGratiot CountySaginaw CountyOttawa CountyIonia CountyClinton CountyShiawassee CountyAllegan CountyBarry CountyEaton CountyIngham CountyLivingston CountyVan Buren CountyBerrien CountyCass CountyKalamazoo CountySt. Joseph CountyCalhoun CountyBranch CountyJackson CountyHillsdale CountyLenaweeMonroe CountyWashtenaw CountyWayne CountyOakland CountyMacomb CountyGenesee CountyLapeer CountySt. Clair CountySanilac CountyTuscola CountyHuron CountyMichigan-county-map.gif

Extinct or Renamed Counties:  Aishcum · Anamickee · Bleeker · Brown · Cheonoquet · Des Moines · Dubuque · Forest · Iowa · Isle Royal · Kanotin · Kautawaubet · Kaykakee · Keskkauko · Manitou · Meegisee · Michilimackinac · Mikenauk · Neewago · Notipekago · Okkuddo · Omeena · Shawano · Tonedagana · Unwattin · Wabassee · Washington · Wyandot

Major Repositories

Archives of Michigan · Library of Michgan · Detroit Public Library · 6 regional repositories · National Archives Great Lakes Region (Chicago) · Newberry Library · Allen County Public Library

Migration Routes

Erie Canal · Lake Erie · Lake Huron · Lake Michigan · Lake Superior · Soo Locks · Detroit-Chicago Road · Detroit-Vincennes Road · Ft. Gratiot Road · Grand River Road · Great Trail or Great Path · La Plaissance Bay Road · Lake Shore Path or Lake Trail · Maumee-Jonesville Road · Monroe Road · Saginaw Road · Sauk Trail · Tennessee, Ohio and Great Lakes Trail · Vincennes-Indianapolis-Detroit Road · Erie-Kalamazoo Railroad

Featured Content

1894 Michigan State Census This Internet site lists soldiers by name with their ward, township, and county as shown on the census of United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894, part of a state census. Since the 1890 federal census was partially destroyed in a fire, researchers can use this list of names as an additional tool beyond the census, to document their ancestor's whereabouts during the 1890's. There are approximately 50,000 names listed. For further details, see the Michigan Census Wiki page.
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Did You Know?

  • Michigan is comprised of an Upper Peninsula and Lower Peninsula, with shoreline longer than every other state except Alaska. The peninsulas are surrounded by the Great Lakes: Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Erie, Lake Huron and Lake Ontario, the largest freshwater lakes in the world.
  • Many famous and interesting people grew up in Michigan. Henry Ford grew up there. He was the inventor of the automobile. The first automobile was driven in Michigan. President Gerald Ford and Thomas Edison grew up in Michigan. Charles Lindburgh lived in Michigan.

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

Help Wanted

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:



Wiki Volunteers Wanted

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Sources

  1. Shirley M. De Boer, Research in Michigan (Arlington, Va.: National Genealogical Society, 2008) (FHL Collection 977.4 D27d), 13. WorldCat entry.
  2. De Boer, 22.
  3. De Boer, 25.