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Several dozen historical ledgers stacked horizontally on shelving.

Archives

Archives of Michigan

The Archives of Michigan is responsible for preserving the records of Michigan government and other public institutions. The collections also include documents, maps, photographs and film from private individuals and organizations.

Learn about the collections at the Archives

2023 Barbara J. Brown Family History Seminar on June 23-24, 2023

Save the date! Drew Smith is the featured speaker at the 2023 Barbara J. Brown Family History Seminar on Friday, June 23 through Saturday, June 24, 2023. The Archives of Michigan and the Michigan Genealogical Council's annual seminar promotes family history awareness and teaches research skills. This year's seminar will be offered as a hybrid event (onsite and virtual). Check back soon for more details!

Location

The Archives is located inside the Michigan Library and Historical Center:
702 W. Kalamazoo St.
Lansing, MI 48915

Email: Archives@Michigan.gov
Phone: 517-335-2576

Hours

The Archives of Michigan is open to the public on the following schedule:

  • Monday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, closed.

The Archives of Michigan is closed on official state holidays and several other days throughout the year. Please visit our Holiday Closing Schedule for complete information.

Admission

There is no fee or admission charge for entering the Archives of Michigan. Please stop at the museum admissions desk on your way in to let them know you are visiting the archives. The staff will be glad to direct you to the reading room.

Public Access

Collections at the Archives of Michigan include probate files, naturalization records, tax rolls, cemetery transcripts, local histories, circuit court case files, prison registries and other helpful records. Providing access to the public is a core function of the Archives of Michigan.

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Michiganology

Michiganology is the online platform for the Archives of Michigan research guides and indexes, a blog and educator resources.

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