Michigan Introduction

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The library's records are listed in the [[Introduction to the FamilySearch Catalog|FamilySearch Catalog]] found at the library and at each Family History Center. The catalog is available in [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog online] or microfiche versions. To find a record, look in the ''Place Search'' of the catalog for:  
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The library's records are listed in the [[Introduction to the FamilySearch Catalog|FamilySearch Catalog]] found at the library and at each Family History Center. The catalog is available in [https://familysearch.org/catalog-search online] or microfiche versions. To find a record, look in the ''Place Search'' of the catalog for:  
  
 
:*The ''place'' where your ancestor lived, such as:  
 
:*The ''place'' where your ancestor lived, such as:  

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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Michigan  Gotoarrow.png  Introduction

This set of Wiki pages describes major sources of information about families from Michigan. As you read these Michigan Wiki pages, study the United States set of Wiki pages, which will help you understand terminology and the contents and uses of genealogical records.

Records of the Family History Library

The Family History Library has many of the records described in these Michigan Wiki pages. The library's major holdings of Michigan records include vital, probate, and land records for most of the state's 83 counties.

Some of the sources described in this set of Wiki pages list the Family History Library's book, microfilm, and microfiche. These are preceded by FHL, the abbreviation for Family History Library. You can use these numbers to locate materials in the library and to order microfilm and microfiche at Family History Centers.

FamilySearch Catalog

The library's records are listed in the FamilySearch Catalog found at the library and at each Family History Center. The catalog is available in online or microfiche versions. To find a record, look in the Place Search of the catalog for:

  • The place where your ancestor lived, such as:
UNITED STATES - CENSUS
MICHIGAN - GENEALOGY
MICHIGAN, WAYNE - PROBATE RECORDS
MICHIGAN, WAYNE, DETROIT - HISTORY

  • The record type you want to search, such as:
UNITED STATES - CENSUS
MICHIGAN - GENEALOGY
MICHIGAN, WAYNE - PROBATE RECORDS
MICHIGAN, WAYNE, DETROIT - HISTORY

The page titles in the Michigan Wiki pages match the names of record types used in the catalog.