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Michigan Resources

If your search is in the state of Michigan, you will find these resources invaluable.

Michigan Department of Community Health

Vital Records Applications
The State of Michigan vital records office has records of births, deaths, and marriages that occurred in Michigan and were filed with the state as early as 1867, and divorce records as early as 1897.

Official website

Genealogical Death Indexing

The data in this system were obtained from microfilmed death ledgers for Michigan, which have been transcribed by genealogists from Michigan's local genealogical societies.

Official website

Library of Michigan

Official website   |   Vital Records   |   Advanced Search

Archives of Michigan

Official website

Seeking Michigan

Official website

Online Michigan Death Records & Indexes

A directory of links to many online Michigan death indexes, full state and by county, including death certificate indexes, obituaries, cemetery burials and probate records.

Official website

Michigan Electronic Library (MeL)

MeL databases contain full-text articles from magazines, journals and newspapers as well as digital books.

Official website

Michigan Biographical Index

A cumulative full-name index merging many Michigan publications and manuscripts.

Official website

Area Libraries

Van Buren District Library
Detroit Public Library

Area Genealogical Societies

Berrien County Genealogical Society
Calhoun County Genealogical Society
Michigan Genealogical Council
Southwest Michigan Black Heritage Society
Van Buren Regional Genealogical Society
Western Michigan Genealogical Society

MIGenWeb - Michigan Genealogy on the Web

Michigan Genealogy on the Web is part of the USGenWeb project that focuses on genealogy website in the state of Michigan.  Listed here are the websites southwest Michigan counties.

Allegan County
Barry County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
  Cass County Births
  Cass County Marriages
  Cass County Early Divorces
  Cass County Obituaries
Kalamazoo County
  Kalamazoo County Births
  Kalamazoo County Deaths
St Joseph County
  St Joseph County Miscellaneous Births
  St Joseph County Marriage Index, 1832-1887
  St Joseph County Marriage Index, 1889-1925
  St Joseph County Obituaries
Van Buren County
  Southwest Michigan Obituary Index
  Southwest Michigan Marriage, Divorce, Engagement, and Anniversary Index

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