Michigan Research Guide Digital Download

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You'll love this if:
  • You're getting started tracing your ancestors in Michigan
  • You want new ideas and resources to get past a Michigan brick wall
  • Your genealogy search is focused mainly on Michigan
Trace your Michigan ancestors with the advice and resources in our State Research Guide! This four-page download includes:
  • a how-to article detailing Michigan's history and records, with helpful advice on tracking your family there
  • the best websites, books and other resources for Michigan research, handpicked by our editors and experts
  • listings of key libraries, archives and organizations that hold the records you need
  • timeline of key events in the state's history
Here's a sampling of the helpful tips you'll get in the Michigan guide:
  • Michigan's plentiful land, as well as agricultural, lumber, mining, and shipping employment opportunities, attracted a flood of immigrants between 1830 and 1860.
  • The state took several of its own territorial or state censuses from 1827 to 1894. Michiganology hosts free searchable collections of these enumerations.
  • Find digitized copies of Michigan death certificates (which are free from privacy restrictions after 75 years) here.
Plus, each guide contains active web links for one-click access to every recommended online resource. You can view this PDF on your computer and print pages for reference.
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