Resources for Michigan Newspapers
A newspaper pool has been organized by the Library of Michigan, Detroit Public Library, and other institutions to gather and microfilm all known Michigan newspapers. These microfilms are available to public and university libraries that participate in interlibrary loan. A description of the state's newspapers is in the Fall-Winter, 1971–72, issue of Family Trails (see the "Periodicals" section).
Libraries and Archives
Newspapers in the Library of Michigan in Lansing are listed on their web site.
The Family History Library has no Michigan newspapers, but does have:
- Link, Muriel. Obituaries Index, 1933–1948. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976. (Family History Library films 1002031–44.) This index contains clippings from various Michigan newspapers.
- The Historical Records Survey (Michigan). Vital Records from the Detroit Free Press 1831–1868. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973. (Family History Library films 927477–79.)
The U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present is a national directory from the Library of Congress of over 140,000 newspaper titles. The directory provides a list of libraries from around the country that have the newspapers in their collections.
Digital Issues Online
NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of Michigan newspapers online. This database is sometimes free at libraries under the name AccessNewspaperArchive.