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== Record Description ==
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|title=Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952
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| end_year = 1952
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| FS_URL_02 = [[Michigan Vital Records]]
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Michigan Archives and Libraries]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://seekingmichigan.org/look/2015/03/17/theyre-here Seeking Michigan]
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-4645---,00.html Michigan Department of Community Health]
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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.
 
  
=== Record Content ===
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
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The collection consists of an index to 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.
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== Collection Content ==
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
 
The records usually contain the following information:  
 
The records usually contain the following information:  
  
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*Name and relationship of informant
 
*Name and relationship of informant
  
== Citation for This Collection  ==
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== How Do I Search the 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 ==
 
 
 
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
 
  
*Name
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
*Date of death  
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*The name of your ancestor.
*Place of death
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*The date of death.
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*The place of death.
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*The names of family members and their relationships.
  
==== Search the Collection ====
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1968532?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''<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:  
 
 
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:  
 
  
 
*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  ====
 
 
 
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:
 
  
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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When you have located your ancestor’s death 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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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
 
*Use the names and relationships as a basis for compiling family groups.  
 
*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, 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.
 
*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  ====
 
 
*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.  
 
*Look for burial and probate records in the same location.  
 
*The informant is often a close relative.  
 
*The informant is often a close relative.  
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*If the deceased is a child, look for records of the parents.  
 
*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 [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].
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?  ===
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
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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.
  
If you are unable to find the ancestor you are looking for, try the following:
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== Citing this Collection ==
 
 
*Check for variant spellings of the names.
 
*Search the records of neighboring counties.
 
*Search for an index. Local historical and genealogical societies often have indexes to local records.
 
 
 
== <span style="line-height: 1.5em;">Related Websites</span>  ==
 
 
 
[http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-4645---,00.html Michigan Department of Community Health]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
[[Michigan Vital Records|Michigan Vital Records]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
 
{{Contributor_invite}}
 
 
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
 
  
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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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." Database. ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org. accessed 2017.). 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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'''[[#top|Top of Page]]'''
  
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
[[Category:Michigan|Vital Records]]
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{{Contributor_invite}}
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[[Category:Michigan FamilySearch Historical Records|Vital Records]]

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Michigan, United States
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Location of Michigan
Record Description
Record Type Death Records
Collection years 1921-1952
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites



What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of an index to 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.

Collection Content

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

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

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The date of death.
  • The place of death.
  • The names of family members and their relationships.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
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.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s death 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.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • 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.
  • 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.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • 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.

Citing 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." Database. FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org. accessed 2017.). 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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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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.