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}}<div style="width: 74%; padding-left: 1px; float: left;"><center>''[[United States|United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Michigan]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to the Michigan page,<br>the Wolverine State{{/p}}[[Image:{{Shelbygt}}]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''  
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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:'''''  
 
*[[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>  
 
*[[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>  
 
*''Michigan Censuses 1710-1830'' indexes 16 [[Michigan Census#State.2C_territorial.2C_and_colonial_censuses|pre-statehood censuses]].<ref>De Boer, 22.</ref>  
 
*''Michigan Censuses 1710-1830'' indexes 16 [[Michigan Census#State.2C_territorial.2C_and_colonial_censuses|pre-statehood censuses]].<ref>De Boer, 22.</ref>  
 
*Michigan's county and township governments were patterned after New England and New York.<ref>De Boer, 25.</ref>
 
*Michigan's county and township governments were patterned after New England and New York.<ref>De Boer, 25.</ref>
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=== Counties  ===
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== Counties  ==
  
 
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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}}  
 
'''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]]  
 
'''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]]  
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=== Family Histories / Genealogies:  ===
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*GENEALOGIES IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS: A BIBLIOGRAPHY, 2 VOLS. -1 SUPPLEMENT, ed. by Marion J. Kaminkov.
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*COMPLEMENT TO GENEALOGIES IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS: A BIBLIOGRAPHY ed. by Marion J. Kaminkov.
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*DIRECTORY OF FAMILY ASSOCIATIONS, by Elizabeth P. Bentley. (out of date)
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*DIRECTORY OF FAMILY "ONE-NAME" PERIODICALS, by J. Konrad. (out of date)
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*FAMILY ASSOCIATIONS, SOCIETIES AND REUNIONS, by J. Konrad. (out of date)
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*INDEX TO AMERICAN GENEALOGIES: AND TO GENEALOGICAL MATERIAL CONTAINED IN ALL WORKS by Joel Munsell's Sons publishers.
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*GENEALOGICAL PERIODICAL ANNUAL INDEX published by Heritage Books
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*INDEX TO GENEALOGICAL PERIODICALS by Donald L. Jacobus.
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*BIBLIOGRAPHIA GENEALOGICA AMERICANA: AN ALPHABETICAL INDEX TO AMERICAN GENEALOGIES AND PEDIGREES by Daniel S. Durrie.
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*AMERICAN &amp; BRITISH GENEALOGY AND HERALDRY: A SELECTED LIST OF BOOKS by P. William Filby.
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*A LIST OF SOME AMERICAN GENEALOGIES WHICH HAVE BEEN PRINTED IN BOOK FORM comp. by Thomas A. Glenn.
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*AMERICAN GENEALOGIST: BEING A CATALOGUE OF FAMILY HISTORIES &amp; PUBLICATIONS by William H. Whitmore.
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*See also the various who's who... (ie. WHO'S WHO IN THE MIDWEST)
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*MICHIGAN'S CENTENNIAL FAMILY FARM HERITAGE,1986:A MICHIGAN SESQUICENTENNIAL HISTORY by Mary L. Wermuth.
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*PERSI (Periodical Source Index) by the Allen Co. Public Library in Ft. Wayne, IN. (online through Heritage Quest)
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=== Guides<br>  ===
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Guides geared specifically for Michigan genealogy research:.<br>
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*GENEALOGIST'S GUIDE TO... NORTHWEST MICHIGAN, ...THE CAPITOL
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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.
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*GENEALOGY IN MICHIGAN: WHAT, WHEN, WHERE by Alloa Anderson &amp; Polly Bender.
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*MICHIGAN GENEALOGY by C. McGinnis
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*TRACING YOUR ANCESTORS IN MICHIGAN by Ethel W. Williams.<br>
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=== Legal Materials -  ===
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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 &amp; CASES IN THE MSU LIBRARIES"'', published by MSU Libraries, 1983.<br>
  
 
=== Major Repositories  ===
 
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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]]  
 
[[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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=== Miscellaneous<br>  ===
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*Michigan Yellow pages - http://mi.allpages.com/<br>
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*MEN OF MICHIGAN: A COLLECTION OF THE PORTRAITS OF MEN PROMINENT IN BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE IN MICHIGAN, pub. By Michigan Art Co., 1904<br>
  
 
=== Featured Content  ===
 
=== Featured Content  ===
  
'''''[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. [[Image:Michigan.png|right|200px]]  
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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]]  
  
=== Research Tools  ===
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=== &nbsp;Research Tools  ===
  
 
*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.  
 
*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.  
*[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://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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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/michigan-my-michigan/579 Michigan, My Michigan] is a new course on FamilySearch.org.
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/michigangenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Michigan]
  
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=== State-wide societies:<br>  ===
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''AFRICAN-AMERICAN''
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*Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society
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c/o Burton Historical Collection, DPL<br>5201 Woodward Avenue<br>Detroit MI 48202-4007<br>Publication is Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society News published twice a year<br>Located in Wayne County<br>MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council
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*http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/p/h/i/Bennie-L-Phifer-iii/
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*Lansing Area African American Genealogical Society
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Post Office Box 22203<br> Lansing MI 48909-2203<br> http://www.laaags.org/<br> Publication is Newsletter published quarterly<br> Member of Michigan Genealogical Council
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''CORNISH''
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*Keweenaw Houghton Cornish Society of the Copper Country
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http://keweenawkernewek.org<br>
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*Cornish Connection Of Lower Michigan
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8494 Wesley Drive<br> Flushing 48433
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''DUTCH''
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*http://jointarchives.org/
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''FINNISH''
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*Finnish American Heritage Center
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http://www.finlandia.edu/FAHC.html
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''FLEMISH''
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*Genealogical Society of Flemish Americans
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https://www.facebook.com/FlemishLibrary?fref=ts
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''FRENCH-CANADIAN (includes Acadian, Cajun and Metis)''
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*French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan
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Post Office Box 1900<br>Royal Oak MI 48068-1900<br>Publication is Michigan's Habitat Heritage published quarterly<br>Located in Oakland County
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MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council
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http://fchsm.org/
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/109717099063919/
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''IRISH''
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*Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan
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c/o Gaelic League/Irish American Club<br>2068 Michigan Avenue<br>Detroit MI 48216-1303<br>Publication is Irish Tree published nine times a year<br>Located in Wayne County<br>MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council
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https://www.facebook.com/pages/Irish-Genealogical-Society-of-Michigan/236855006444065?fref=ts
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*Wayne County Irish Society
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31975 Cowan<br>Westland 48185
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''ITALIAN''
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*Americans Of Italian Origin Society
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18336 Lister E.<br>Detroit 48021
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''JEWISH''
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*Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan
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PO Box 251693<br>West Bloomfield MI 48325-1693<br>Publication is Generations published quarterly<br>Located in Oakland County<br>MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council
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http://jgsmi.org/
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''POLISH''
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*Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan
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c/o Burton Collection<br>5201 Woodward Avenue<br>Detroit MI 48202-4007<br>Publication is The Polish Eaglet published three times a year<br>Located in Wayne County<br>MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council
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http://www.pgsm.org/
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/84920869072
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*Polish Heritage Society
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P.O. Box 1844<br>Grand Rapids 49501
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*Detroit (West Side) Polish American Historical Society
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''SCOTTISH''
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2360 Rochester Ct<br>Troy Mi 48083<br>Phone:(248) 526-1849<br>Fax:(248) 528-1477<br>Contact: kilgour@detroitscots.com
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''ANISHNAWBE (Chippewa / Ojibwe, Ottawa / Odawa, Potawatomi Indians)''
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*http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/other/Ethnic-Native/NISHNAWBE.html
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*A starting point for doing Ottawa/Odawa Indian genealogy research - https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Ottawa_Indians<br>
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MICHIGAN ORAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION<br>
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http://www.michiganoha.org/<br>
  
 
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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.
 
*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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'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
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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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=== Obtain additional help  ===
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/gethelp Call or chat with an experienced researcher]&nbsp;
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*[https://www.facebook.com/MichiganGenealogy Join a Facebook Group]&nbsp;
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*[[Professional Genealogists who specialize in Michigan Research|Consult a Professional Genealogist]]
  
 
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Michigan Topics
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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:
   How to Find Information about Michigan Ancestors
 

1. Birth Information
2. Marriage Information
3. Death Information

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

Events:

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

Miscellaneous

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.
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 Research Tools


State-wide societies:

AFRICAN-AMERICAN

  • Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society

c/o Burton Historical Collection, DPL
5201 Woodward Avenue
Detroit MI 48202-4007
Publication is Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society News published twice a year
Located in Wayne County
MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council

Post Office Box 22203
Lansing MI 48909-2203
http://www.laaags.org/
Publication is Newsletter published quarterly
Member of Michigan Genealogical Council

CORNISH

  • Keweenaw Houghton Cornish Society of the Copper Country

http://keweenawkernewek.org

  • Cornish Connection Of Lower Michigan

8494 Wesley Drive
Flushing 48433

DUTCH

FINNISH

  • Finnish American Heritage Center

http://www.finlandia.edu/FAHC.html

FLEMISH

  • Genealogical Society of Flemish Americans

https://www.facebook.com/FlemishLibrary?fref=ts

FRENCH-CANADIAN (includes Acadian, Cajun and Metis)

  • French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan

Post Office Box 1900
Royal Oak MI 48068-1900
Publication is Michigan's Habitat Heritage published quarterly
Located in Oakland County

MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council

http://fchsm.org/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/109717099063919/

IRISH

  • Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan

c/o Gaelic League/Irish American Club
2068 Michigan Avenue
Detroit MI 48216-1303
Publication is Irish Tree published nine times a year
Located in Wayne County
MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Irish-Genealogical-Society-of-Michigan/236855006444065?fref=ts

  • Wayne County Irish Society

31975 Cowan
Westland 48185

ITALIAN

  • Americans Of Italian Origin Society

18336 Lister E.
Detroit 48021

JEWISH

  • Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan

PO Box 251693
West Bloomfield MI 48325-1693
Publication is Generations published quarterly
Located in Oakland County
MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council

http://jgsmi.org/

https://www.facebook.com/jgsmi

POLISH

  • Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan

c/o Burton Collection
5201 Woodward Avenue
Detroit MI 48202-4007
Publication is The Polish Eaglet published three times a year
Located in Wayne County
MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council

http://www.pgsm.org/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/84920869072

  • Polish Heritage Society

P.O. Box 1844
Grand Rapids 49501

  • Detroit (West Side) Polish American Historical Society

https://www.facebook.com/wsdpahs?fref=ts

SCOTTISH

  • The St. Andrew's Society of Detroit

2360 Rochester Ct
Troy Mi 48083
Phone:(248) 526-1849
Fax:(248) 528-1477
Contact: kilgour@detroitscots.com

ANISHNAWBE (Chippewa / Ojibwe, Ottawa / Odawa, Potawatomi Indians)

MICHIGAN ORAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION

http://www.michiganoha.org/

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.

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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.