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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 Fall Family History Seminar on November 4th

Save the date! Michael Strauss is the featured speaker at the 2023 Michigan Genealogical Council Fall Family History Event on Saturday, November 4, 2023. This annual event is co-sponsored by the Archives of Michigan and the Library of Michigan and will be offered as a hybrid event. Attend either onsite in Lansing or online from home.

To learn more, visit the Michigan Genealogical Council website.


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

Phone: 517-335-2576


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.


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 is the online platform for the Archives of Michigan research guides and indexes, plus educator resources and more.