|Using the Library and Archives
Online Research Tools
|Conducting Your Genealogy Research |
Use these collections guides to start your genealogy research and to plan a visit to the Library of Michigan's Abrams Foundation Historical Collection. Download forms and charts for family history research.
|Genealogy Questions Answered |
Have a question? Ask the Archives of Michigan or contact the Michigan Genealogy Research Network.
|Heritage Quest Online |
Recommended for: Genealogy, local history and biography researchers.
HeritageQuest Online includes all of the images, and extensive indexing, from the 1790 - 1930 U.S. federal censuses. It offers more than 22,000 digitized book titles, including early family histories and local histories. Additionally, there are more than 250 primary-source documents such as tax lists, city directories, probate records and more. It also includes Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, the Freedman's Bank Records, and the U.S. Serial Set Private Relief Actions, Memorials and Petitions. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.
|Michigan Genealogist Newsletter |
Archive of announcements, programs and collection information. This publication has ceased production.
|ANSWER Library Catalog |
Search the holdings of the Library of Michigan and the Archives of Michigan.
|Archives of Michigan Circulars |
Archives circulars identify the records the Archives of Michigan holds on a given topic. Topics include government documents, diaries and daybooks, and military records.
|Genealogy Web Sites |
Suggested genealogy resources, arranged by topic.
|Library of Michigan Subject Guides |
Guides highlighting specific areas of genealogical research at the Library of Michigan, such as regional and international sources, immigration and the Civil War.
|Michigan 1870 Census: www.michigan.gov/1870census |
The 1870 federal census for Michigan provides a list of the family names in each household in every county and township in Michigan in 1870. View and download images of the census pages.
|Michigan Cemetery Sources: www.michigan.gov/cemeteries |
Michigan Cemetery Sources represents a compilation of published cemetery transcriptions located at the Library of Michigan. It also identifies the location of more than 3,700 cemeteries in Michigan. It is not intended to include personal names.
|Michigan County Clerks Directory |
County clerk offices maintain public records of great interest to genealogists. The Archives of Michigan has compiled contact information and genealogy research details for each Michigan county clerk.
|Michigan Naturalization Record Indexes |
Indexes to the naturalization records for 29 Michigan counties are online in PDF format. Researchers may request copies of naturalization records from the Archives of Michigan.
|Michigan Newspapers |
A list of Michigan newspapers on microfilm at the Library of Michigan. The list is organized by county, and a date range is given for each newspaper.
|Seeking Michigan: www.seekingmichigan.org |
Seeking Michigan, www.seekingmichigan.org, has Michigan death records, Civil War service records and much more. Seeking Michigan is a project of the Library of Michigan and the Archives of Michigan.