Michigan Genealogists

Our Michigan genealogists research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the various archives and libraries in Michigan, including:

  • Michigan State Archives
    Births, marriages, divorces, and deaths from as early as 1853, probates (1797-1912), military records (1838-1985), local records (1862-1919), naturalizations (1840-1985)
  • Library of Michigan
    Largest collection of Michigan newspapers spanning 200 years from all 83 counties, city directories (early 1800s-present), local histories and biographies, land records, maps
  • University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
    Diaries, institutional records, oral histories, newspapers, books, essays, dissertations, documentaries, films
  • Detroit Public Library
    Original documents and personal papers of prominent citizens of Detroit and Michigan. Houses the nation’s premier public automotive archive documenting the history and development of the automobile and other forms of motorized, wheeled land transportation in the U.S. and abroad; also rare books and manuscripts

Our professional researchers can do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.

If you want to know more about how our genealogists can further your research, you can request a research quote.

Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in Michigan include:

  • Birth, marriage, and death records were kept by some towns as early as 1867
  • Births and deaths have been recorded by the state government from 1867 to present
  • Marriage records have been recorded by the state government from 1805 to present
  • Federal census records were recorded every 10 years starting in 1790; state census records were recorded in 1710 to 1969
  • Land records were kept by the towns and counties from the time they were settled
  • Probate records were kept by the local courts from 1797 to the present
  • Churches sometimes kept records of the christenings, marriages, deaths, or other information about their members
  • Newspapers were written in many areas and time periods which contain information such as notices of marriages, notices of death, and obituaries
  • Town and county histories were written that record information about the settlers and their families; many family genealogies of the settlers of Michigan have also been written
  • Naturalization and citizenship records were recorded by the courts as early as 1815
  • Ship passenger lists, tax lists, and town records were recorded for many areas

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