Michigan

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
Line 131: Line 131:
 
*INDEX TO GENEALOGICAL PERIODICALS by Donald L. Jacobus.  
 
*INDEX TO GENEALOGICAL PERIODICALS by Donald L. Jacobus.  
 
*BIBLIOGRAPHIA GENEALOGICA AMERICANA: AN ALPHABETICAL INDEX TO AMERICAN GENEALOGIES AND PEDIGREES by Daniel S. Durrie.  
 
*BIBLIOGRAPHIA GENEALOGICA AMERICANA: AN ALPHABETICAL INDEX TO AMERICAN GENEALOGIES AND PEDIGREES by Daniel S. Durrie.  
*AMERICAN & BRITISH GENEALOGY AND HERALDRY: A SELECTED LIST OF BOOKS by P. William Filby.
+
*AMERICAN & BRITISH GENEALOGY AND HERALDRY: A SELECTED LIST OF BOOKS by P. William Filby.  
 
*A LIST OF SOME AMERICAN GENEALOGIES WHICH HAVE BEEN PRINTED IN BOOK FORM comp. by Thomas A. Glenn.  
 
*A LIST OF SOME AMERICAN GENEALOGIES WHICH HAVE BEEN PRINTED IN BOOK FORM comp. by Thomas A. Glenn.  
 
*AMERICAN GENEALOGIST: BEING A CATALOGUE OF FAMILY HISTORIES & PUBLICATIONS by William H. Whitmore.  
 
*AMERICAN GENEALOGIST: BEING A CATALOGUE OF FAMILY HISTORIES & PUBLICATIONS by William H. Whitmore.  
*See also the various who's who... (ie. WHO'S WHO IN THE MIDWEST)
+
*See also the various who's who... (ie. WHO'S WHO IN THE MIDWEST)  
 
*MICHIGAN'S CENTENNIAL FAMILY FARM HERITAGE,1986:A MICHIGAN SESQUICENTENNIAL HISTORY by Mary L. Wermuth.  
 
*MICHIGAN'S CENTENNIAL FAMILY FARM HERITAGE,1986:A MICHIGAN SESQUICENTENNIAL HISTORY by Mary L. Wermuth.  
 
*PERSI (Periodical Source Index) by the Allen Co. Public Library in Ft. Wayne, IN. (online through Heritage Quest)
 
*PERSI (Periodical Source Index) by the Allen Co. Public Library in Ft. Wayne, IN. (online through Heritage Quest)
 +
 +
=== Guides<br> ===
 +
 +
Guides geared specifically for Michigan genealogy research:.<br>
 +
 +
*GENEALOGIST'S GUIDE TO... NORTHWEST MICHIGAN, ...THE CAPITOL
 +
 +
REGION OF MICHIGAN, . . .SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN, .. .THE THUMB AREA<br>OF MICHIGAN, ...THE MIDDLE OF MICHIGAN, ...NORTHEASTERN MICHIGAN<br>and ...UPPER PENINSULA MICHIGAN; all compiled by Victoria Wilson.
 +
 +
*GENEALOGY IN MICHIGAN: WHAT, WHEN, WHERE by Alloa Anderson &amp; Polly Bender.
 +
*MICHIGAN GENEALOGY by C. McGinnis
 +
*TRACING YOUR ANCESTORS IN MICHIGAN by Ethel W. Williams.<br>
  
 
=== Legal Materials -  ===
 
=== Legal Materials -  ===

Revision as of 18:34, 20 May 2013

News and Events

  • Join a group of Michigan researchers on Facebook
  • Detroit Public Library policies have changed. See their website.
Michigan Topics
Moderator
Sallyrose1
United States Gotoarrow.png Michigan

Welcome to the Michigan page,
the Wolverine State

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

Counties

For published works see:

  • A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN COUNTY HISTORIES by P. William Filby.
  • MICHIGAN COUNTY HISTORIES: A BIBLIOGRAPHY by the Michigan Department of Education, State Library Services.
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

Family Histories / Genealogies:

  • GENEALOGIES IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS: A BIBLIOGRAPHY, 2 VOLS. -1 SUPPLEMENT, ed. by Marion J. Kaminkov.
  • COMPLEMENT TO GENEALOGIES IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS: A BIBLIOGRAPHY ed. by Marion J. Kaminkov.
  • DIRECTORY OF FAMILY ASSOCIATIONS, by Elizabeth P. Bentley. (out of date)
  • DIRECTORY OF FAMILY "ONE-NAME" PERIODICALS, by J. Konrad. (out of date)
  • FAMILY ASSOCIATIONS, SOCIETIES AND REUNIONS, by J. Konrad. (out of date)
  • INDEX TO AMERICAN GENEALOGIES: AND TO GENEALOGICAL MATERIAL CONTAINED IN ALL WORKS by Joel Munsell's Sons publishers.
  • GENEALOGICAL PERIODICAL ANNUAL INDEX published by Heritage Books
  • INDEX TO GENEALOGICAL PERIODICALS by Donald L. Jacobus.
  • BIBLIOGRAPHIA GENEALOGICA AMERICANA: AN ALPHABETICAL INDEX TO AMERICAN GENEALOGIES AND PEDIGREES by Daniel S. Durrie.
  • AMERICAN & BRITISH GENEALOGY AND HERALDRY: A SELECTED LIST OF BOOKS by P. William Filby.
  • A LIST OF SOME AMERICAN GENEALOGIES WHICH HAVE BEEN PRINTED IN BOOK FORM comp. by Thomas A. Glenn.
  • AMERICAN GENEALOGIST: BEING A CATALOGUE OF FAMILY HISTORIES & PUBLICATIONS by William H. Whitmore.
  • See also the various who's who... (ie. WHO'S WHO IN THE MIDWEST)
  • MICHIGAN'S CENTENNIAL FAMILY FARM HERITAGE,1986:A MICHIGAN SESQUICENTENNIAL HISTORY by Mary L. Wermuth.
  • PERSI (Periodical Source Index) by the Allen Co. Public Library in Ft. Wayne, IN. (online through Heritage Quest)

Guides

Guides geared specifically for Michigan genealogy research:.

  • GENEALOGIST'S GUIDE TO... NORTHWEST MICHIGAN, ...THE CAPITOL

REGION OF MICHIGAN, . . .SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN, .. .THE THUMB AREA
OF MICHIGAN, ...THE MIDDLE OF MICHIGAN, ...NORTHEASTERN MICHIGAN
and ...UPPER PENINSULA MICHIGAN; all compiled by Victoria Wilson.

  • GENEALOGY IN MICHIGAN: WHAT, WHEN, WHERE by Alloa Anderson & Polly Bender.
  • MICHIGAN GENEALOGY by C. McGinnis
  • TRACING YOUR ANCESTORS IN MICHIGAN by Ethel W. Williams.

Legal Materials -

Probate records such as wills often provide useful information, see: SEARCHING AMERICAN PROBATE RECORDS, by Fran Carter. Other records, such as various legal cases might be of use - see "HOW TO FIND SERIES #12: FINDING MICHIGAN LAWS & CASES IN THE MSU LIBRARIES", published by MSU Libraries, 1983.

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

Photos

  • MEN OF MICHIGAN: A COLLECTION OF THE PORTRAITS OF MEN PROMINENT IN BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE IN MICHIGAN, pub. By Michigan Art Co., 1904

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.
Michigan.png

 Research Tools


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:

Obtain additional help

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

To add your knowledge and help expand the wiki click here:

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.