Monday, October 22, 2012

Resources for Genealogy Research in Michigan

In September, I wrote about my Link Collection to Various Genealogy & History Resources Online. This collection is my Diigo bookmark library targeted at genealogy. I created a list for each state, as well as a few countries and various topics. There is also a list for general genealogy resources. Over the next week or so, I will highlight some of these lists.

michigan Michigan Genealogy

Michigan is one of my favorites states to research in.  Here are some of the resources is use most frequently.

Seeking Michigan – Digital records from the Archives of Michigan, including death certificates from 1897 to 1920, plat maps, various Civil War resources, and maps.  Several other collections are also available.  Click on Discover in the menu bar to see a listing of all the collections.

Michigan Pioneer and Historical Collections: Research Guide and Digitized Volumes – Volumes 1-40 (1876-1929) of the Michigan Pioneer and Historical Collections are digitized.  These are great resources for Michigan genealogical and historical research.  To access them, click on the Digitized Volumes tab to start.

The Making of Modern Michigan – "The Making of Modern Michigan is a collaborative project involving 52 Michigan libraries.  It includes local history materials from communities around the state.  Michigan's unique heritage is represented through over 4,500 different subjects of photographs, family papers, oral histories, genealogical materials, and much more."

Michigan County Histories and Atlases – Digitized versions of county histories and atlases.  You can browse a particular book, or you can search for a keyword, such as a surname.

Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan: Research Tools – A wealth of information related to Michigan research in general, as well as information about the collections.  Be sure to check out the Subject Guide for genealogy.

Michigan Genealogical Council – Includes a listing of Michigan genealogical and historical societies and various research tools.  They also have a really good newsletter that all Michigan researches should be aware of.

Visit Michigan Genealogy for the entire list of Michigan resources, or visit my library to see my entire collection and other lists.

I’m always updating these resources, so be sure to check back regularly. To receive updates to the Michigan Genealogy list, you can subscribe via RSS. You can also subscribe to my entire collection at for updates to all of my lists.



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