Michigan Cemeteries

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Copies of many tombstone inscriptions, especially for the southern part of the state, have been acquired by the Family History Library, the Library of Michigan, and the Detroit Public Library's Burton Historical Collection. The Family History Library and the Grand Rapids Public Library (60 Library Plaza NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3093) have microfilm copies of three card indexes to veterans buried in Michigan:

  • Grand Army of the Republic (Michigan). Cemetery Index, 1800s–1900s. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976. (FHL films 1002419–21.) Arranged alphabetically by surname.
  • Grand Rapids (Michigan). Public Library. Cemetery Records of Michigan Soldiers, 1770–1930. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976. (FHL films 1002021–23.) Arranged alphabetically by surname.
  • Michigan. Civil War Centennial Observance Commission. Committee on Civil War Grave Registration. Civil War Graves Registration Index Cards, ca. 1861–1930. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1994. (On 22 FHL films.)

The following is a directory of cemeteries and transcriptions available at the Library of Michigan:

Har-Al, Inc. Michigan Cemetery Compendium. Spring Arbor, Michigan: Har-Al, 1979. (FHL book 977.4 V37h.)

A county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts available at the Family History Library is:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Family History Library. Index to United States Cemeteries. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988. (FHL films 1206468–94.) Film 1206477 includes Michigan and Minnesota.

The Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog lists more of these records under:




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