Michigan, United States Genealogy

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The FamilySearch moderator for Michigan is Sallyrose1.

Guide to Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Michigan Information

Michigan became the twenty-sixth state admitted to the Union in January 26, 1837. Michigan was created from Michigan Territory and is located in the Midwestern region of the United States.[1] There are 83 counties in the U.S. state of Michigan. The State capital is Lansing. [2]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Michigan Research

Links to articles on getting started with Michigan research.

Michigan Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Michigan research.

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Michigan Clickable Map

Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

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

Michigan Migration Routes

FamilySearch Resources

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Additional Resources


  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Michigan " in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan (accessed 15 March 2016).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 09/18/2016.