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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
The collection consists of an index of death records from the Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics in Lansing.  
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The collection consists of an index of death records from the Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics in Lansing for the years 1921 to 1952.
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These records are also available on the [http://seekingmichigan.org/look/2015/03/17/theyre-here Seeking Michigan] website.  
  
 
=== Record Content  ===
 
=== Record Content  ===
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*Residence  
 
*Residence  
 
*Name and relationship of informant
 
*Name and relationship of informant
 
== Citation for This Collection  ==
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
 
 
"Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952." ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org). Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, Lansing, Michigan. FHL microfilm. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
 
 
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]
 
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
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*Place of death
 
*Place of death
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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=== Search the Collection  ===
  
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. Look at the list of entries created by your search. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:  
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'''To search by index:'''<br>Fill in the requested information on the initial search page. Look at the list of entries created by your search. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information on about more than one person to find your ancestor. Keep in mind:  
  
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
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Be aware that search returns may include a GS Film Number. This is not a searchable Family History Library microfilm number and will not lead you to images for your ancestor. The full record can be obtained from [http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-4645---,00.html Michigan Department of Community Health].  
 
Be aware that search returns may include a GS Film Number. This is not a searchable Family History Library microfilm number and will not lead you to images for your ancestor. The full record can be obtained from [http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-4645---,00.html Michigan Department of Community Health].  
  
For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 " FamilySearch Search Tips]  
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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=== Using the Information  ===
  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Make a photocopy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Make a photocopy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.  
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*Use the names and places to locate additional records about the individual or family such as church and land records.
 
*Use the names and places to locate additional records about the individual or family such as church and land records.
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
  
 
*You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to make this determination.  
 
*You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to make this determination.  
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*Be aware that search returns may include a GS Film Number. This is not a searchable Family History Library microfilm number and will not lead you to images for your ancestor. The full record can be obtained from [http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-4645---,00.html Michigan Department of Community Health].
 
*Be aware that search returns may include a GS Film Number. This is not a searchable Family History Library microfilm number and will not lead you to images for your ancestor. The full record can be obtained from [http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-4645---,00.html Michigan Department of Community Health].
  
If you are unable to find the ancestor you are looking for, try the following:
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=== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ===
  
*Check for variant spellings of the names.  
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.  
*Search the records of neighboring counties.  
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.  
*Search for an index. Local historical and genealogical societies often have indexes to local records.
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*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.  
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*There is also the possibility that a family was missed in the census.
  
== <span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Related Websites</span>  ==
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Michigan, Death Records|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[Michigan Archives and Libraries]]. For additional information about this state see the wiki article [[Michigan Genealogy|Michigan]].}}
  
[http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-4645---,00.html Michigan Department of Community Health]
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== Related Websites  ==
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[http://seekingmichigan.org/look/2015/03/17/theyre-here Seeking Michigan]
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*[http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-4645---,00.html Michigan Department of Community Health]
  
[[Michigan Vital Records|Michigan Vital Records]]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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[[Michigan Vital Records]]
  
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== How You Can Contribute ==
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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== Citations for This Collection  ==
  
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation| text = "Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952." ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org. accessed 2016.). Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, Lansing, Michigan.}} <br> '''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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Latest revision as of 17:33, 25 January 2016

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

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[edit] Record Description

The collection consists of an index of death records from the Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics in Lansing for the years 1921 to 1952.

These records are also available on the Seeking Michigan website.

[edit] Record Content

The records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Death date and place
  • Birth date and place
  • Age
  • Marital status
  • Names of parents
  • Name of spouse
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Residence
  • Name and relationship of informant

[edit] How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • Name
  • Date of death
  • Place of death

[edit] Search the Collection

To search by index:
Fill in the requested information on the initial search page. Look at the list of entries created by your search. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information on about more than one person to find your ancestor. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.

Be aware that search returns may include a GS Film Number. This is not a searchable Family History Library microfilm number and will not lead you to images for your ancestor. The full record can be obtained from Michigan Department of Community Health.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

[edit] Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Make a photocopy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.

The following examples show ways you can use the information:

  • Use the names and relationships as a basis for compiling family groups.
  • Use the names, date, and residence or place to locate the individual or family in the census.
  • Use the names and places to locate additional records about the individual or family such as church and land records.

[edit] Tips to Keep in Mind

  • You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to make this determination.
  • Look for burial and probate records in the same location.
  • The informant is often a close relative.
  • If no birth date is given, use age listed to determine an approximate birth date.
  • If the deceased is a child, look for records of the parents.
  • Be aware that search returns may include a GS Film Number. This is not a searchable Family History Library microfilm number and will not lead you to images for your ancestor. The full record can be obtained from Michigan Department of Community Health.

[edit] Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
  • There is also the possibility that a family was missed in the census.

[edit] Related Websites

[edit] Related Wiki Articles

Michigan Vital Records

[edit] How You Can Contribute

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


[edit] Citations for This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952." FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org. accessed 2016.). Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, Lansing, Michigan.
Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):
The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952.

 

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