Talk:Michigan, United States Genealogy

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Family Histories / Genealogies:[edit source]

  • Genealogies in the Library of Congress:  A Bibliography, 2 Vols. -1 Supplement, ed by Marion J. Kaminkov.
  • Complement to Genealogies in the Library of Congress:  A Bibliography ed. by Marion J. Kaminkov
  • Directory of Family Associations, by Elizabeth P. Bentley (out of date)
  • Directory of Family "One-Name" Periodicals, by J. Kondra (out of date)
  • Family Associations, Societies and Reunions, by J. Konrad (out of date)
  • Index to American Genealogies: and Genealogical Material Contained in All Works by Joel Munsell's Sons Publishers
  • Genealogical Periodical Annual Index, published by Heritage Books
  • Index to Genealogical Periodicals by Donald L. Jacobus
  • Bibliographia Genealogica Americana An Alphabetical Index to American Genealogies and Pedigrees by Daniel S. Dume.
  • American British Genealogy and Heraldry: A Selected List of Books by P. William Filby
  • A List of Some American Genealogies Which Have Been Printed In Book Form, comp. by Thomas A. Glenn.
  • American Genealogist: Being a Catalogue of Family Histories and Publications by William H. Whitmore.
  • See also the various who's who...(i.e. Who's Who in the Midwest)
  • Michigan's Centennial Family Farm Heritage, 1986:A Michigan Sesquicentennial History by Mary L. Wermuth.
  • PERSI (Periodical Source Index) by the Allen Co. Public Library in Ft. Wayne, IN. (online through Heritage Quest)
  • Biographies memoirs

Great Lakes Maritime Information
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Guides geared specifically for Michigan genealogy research:.

Genealogist's Guide to ... Northwest Michigan ... The Capital Region of Michigan ... Southwestern Michigan ... The Thumb Area of Michigan ... The Middle of Michigan ... Northeastern Michigan and Upper Penninsula Michigan, all compiled by Victoria Wilson

  • Genealogy in Michigan: What, When, Where by Alloa Anderson & Polly Bender
  • Michigan Genealogy by C. McGinnis
  • Tracing Your Ancestors in Michigan by Ethel W. Williams
  • Public Records

Legal Materials -[edit source]

Probate records such as wills often provide useful information, see: Searching American Probate Records by Fran Carter. Other records, such as various legal cases might be of use - see "How to Find Series #12: Finding Michigan Laws and Cases in the MSU Libraries", published by MSU Libraries, 1983.

Medical Institutions Training Schools
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Migration Routes[edit source]

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1894 Michigan State Census This Internet site lists soldiers by name with their ward, township, and county as shown on the census of United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894, part of a state census. Since the 1890 federal census was partially destroyed in a fire, researchers can use this list of names as an additional tool beyond the census, to document their ancestor's whereabouts during the 1890's. There are approximately 50,000 names listed. For further details, see the Michigan Census Wiki page.

  • Michigan, My Michigan is a new course on
  • The United States Vessel Enrollments for the Great Lakes region. The transcriptions are from a project that involved an attempt to transcribe all steamboat enrollments for Great Lakes ports prior to 1861, all vessels for Detroit and Cleveland up to 1861, and Buffalo up to 1841 are included in the file. The set includes 5741 enrollments in which just under 2000 individual vessels are named, over 6000 people were identified.
  • David Rumsey Map Collection is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.

State-wide societies:
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African-American[edit source]
  • Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society

c/o Burton Historical Collection, DPL
5201 Woodward Avenue
Detroit MI 48202-4007
Publication is Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society News published twice a year
Located in Wayne County
MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council

Post Office Box 22203
Lansing MI 48909-2203

Publication is Newsletter published quarterly
Member of Michigan Genealogical Council

Cornish[edit source]
  • Cornish Connection Of Lower Michigan

8494 Wesley Drive
Flushing, MI 48433

Dutch[edit source]

Dutch Joint Archives

Finnish[edit source]
Flemish[edit source]
French-Canadian (includes Acadian, Cajun and Metis)[edit source]

Post Office Box 1900
Royal Oak MI 48068-1900
Publication is Michigan's Habitat Heritage published quarterly
Located in Oakland County

MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council


Irish[edit source]

c/o Gaelic League/Irish American Club
2068 Michigan Avenue
Detroit MI 48216-1303
Publication is Irish Tree published nine times a year
Located in Wayne County
MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council

Wayne County Irish Society

31975 Cowan
Westland 48185

Italian[edit source]
  • Americans Of Italian Origin Society

18336 Lister E.
Detroit 48021

Jewish[edit source]

PO Box 251693
West Bloomfield MI 48325-1693
Publication is Generations published quarterly
Located in Oakland County
MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council


Michigan Oral History Organization[edit source]
Polish[edit source]

c/o Burton Collection
5201 Woodward Avenue
Detroit MI 48202-4007
Publication is The Polish Eaglet published three times a year
Located in Wayne County
MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council


P.O. Box 1844
Grand Rapids 49501

  • Detroit (West Side) Polish American Historical Society
Scottish[edit source]
  • The St. Andrew's Society of Detroit

2360 Rochester Ct
Troy Mi 48083
Phone:(248) 526-1849
Fax:(248) 528-1477

Anishnawbe (Chippewa / Ojibwe, Ottawa / Odawa, Potawatomi Indians)[edit source]
  • A starting point for doing Ottawa/Odawa Indian genealogy research - Ottawa Indians

Michigan Oral History Association

  • Michigan is comprised of an Upper Peninsula and Lower Peninsula, with shoreline longer than every other state except Alaska. The peninsulas are surrounded by the Great Lakes: Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Erie, Lake Huron and Lake Ontario, the largest freshwater lakes in the world.
  • Many famous and interesting people grew up in Michigan. Henry Ford grew up there. He was the inventor of the automobile. The first automobile was driven in Michigan. President Gerald Ford and Thomas Edison grew up in Michigan. Charles Lindburgh lived in Michigan.
  1. Shirley M. De Boer, Research in Michigan (Arlington, Va.: National Genealogical Society, 2008) (FHL Collection 977.4 D27d), 13. WorldCat entry.
  2. De Boer, 22.
  3. De Boer, 25.