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Guide to '''Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy '''birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
 
Guide to '''Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy '''birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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==Michigan Information==
 
==Michigan Information==
Michigan became the twenty-sixth state admitted to the Union in January 26, 1837. Michigan was created from Michigan Territory and is located in the Midwestern region of the United States.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Michigan " in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan (accessed 15 March 2016).</ref>  There are 83 counties in the U.S. state of Michigan. The State capital is Lansing. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 09/18/2016.</ref>
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Michigan became the 26th state admitted to the Union on January 26, 1837.  
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Michigan was created from Michigan Territory and is located in the Midwestern region of the United States.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Michigan " in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan (accessed 15 March 2016).</ref>   
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Early settlers included: Delaware, Fox, Menominee, Miami, Odawa (Ottawa), Ojibwe (Chippewa), Potawatomi, and Wyandot (Huron).
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The French were the first Europeans to explore Michigan, beginning around 1620. In 1668 Jesuit missionary Père Jacques Marquette founded Sault Ste.
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There are 83 counties in the U.S. state of Michigan.  
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The State capital is Lansing. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 09/18/2016.</ref>
  
 
==Getting Started ==
 
==Getting Started ==
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*[http://www.migenweb.net/ MIGenWeb]  
 
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*[https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:1:5707269042885 Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Michigan .  
 
*[https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:1:5707269042885 Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Michigan .  
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==FamilySearch Resources==
 
==FamilySearch Resources==
 
Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.<br>
 
Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.<br>
*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/ask/landing?search=Getting%20Started&show=lessons&message=true Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
 
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/17?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/17?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Michigan Family History Center locator map]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Michigan Family History Center locator map]
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/help/helpcenter/learning-center Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
  
 
== Additional Resources ==
 
== Additional Resources ==
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*[https://www.michigan.gov/libraryofmichigan/0,9327,7-381-88854_89984---,00.html Archive of Michigan Research Resources]
  
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/michigan-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Michigan
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*[http://ancestorhunt.com/michigan-genealogy.html Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Michigan genealogy research
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mi/ Cyndi's List] - Michigan genealogy sites on the internet
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mi/ Cyndi's List] - Michigan genealogy sites on the internet
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mich/ Michigan Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of Michigan
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com/index.html Every Name Index]
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/michigan-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Michigan
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/mich/ Michigan Genealogy Trails] - a collection of transcribed data for the state of Michigan  
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/michigan-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Michigan genealogy research
 
*[http://www.raogk.org/michigan-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Michigan  
 
 
*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Michigan.pdf Michigan Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
 
*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Michigan.pdf Michigan Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
*[http://www.everynameindex.com/index.html Every Name Index]
 
 
*[http://archive.lib.msu.edu/DMC/michStateGovDocsOnline/michStateGovDocsOnline.pdf Michigan State Government Documents: A Researcher’s Guide]
 
*[http://archive.lib.msu.edu/DMC/michStateGovDocsOnline/michStateGovDocsOnline.pdf Michigan State Government Documents: A Researcher’s Guide]
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*[http://www.raogk.org/michigan-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Michigan
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=== References ===
 
=== References ===

Revision as of 13:22, 15 April 2021

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Guide to Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Michigan Information[edit | edit source]

Michigan became the 26th state admitted to the Union on January 26, 1837.

Michigan was created from Michigan Territory and is located in the Midwestern region of the United States.[1]

Early settlers included: Delaware, Fox, Menominee, Miami, Odawa (Ottawa), Ojibwe (Chippewa), Potawatomi, and Wyandot (Huron).

The French were the first Europeans to explore Michigan, beginning around 1620. In 1668 Jesuit missionary Père Jacques Marquette founded Sault Ste.

There are 83 counties in the U.S. state of Michigan.

The State capital is Lansing. [2]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Michigan Research

Links to articles on getting started with Michigan research.

Michigan Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Michigan research.

Ask the
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Michigan Clickable Map[edit | edit source]

Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

Keweenaw CountyHoughton CountyOntonagon CountyGogebic CountyBaraga CountyIron CountyMarquette CountyAlger CountyDickinson CountyMenominee CountyDelta CountySchoolcraft CountyLuce CountyChippewa CountyMackinac CountyEmmet CountyCheboygan CountyPresque Isle CountyCharlevoix CountyOtsego CountyMontmorency CountyAlpena CountyAntrim CountyLeelanau CountyBenzie CountyGrand Traverse CountyKalkaska CountyCrawford CountyOscoda CountyAlcona CountyManistee CountyWexford CountyMissaukee CountyRoscommon CountyOgemaw CountyIosco CountyMason CountyLake CountyOsceola CountyClare CountyGladwin CountyArenac CountyOceana CountyNewaygo CountyMecosta CountyIsabella CountyMidland CountyBay CountyMuskegon CountyKent CountyMontcalm CountyGratiot CountySaginaw CountyOttawa CountyIonia CountyClinton CountyShiawassee CountyAllegan CountyBarry CountyEaton CountyIngham CountyLivingston CountyVan Buren CountyBerrien CountyCass CountyKalamazoo CountySt. Joseph CountyCalhoun CountyBranch CountyJackson CountyHillsdale CountyLenaweeMonroe CountyWashtenaw CountyWayne CountyOakland CountyMacomb CountyGenesee CountyLapeer CountySt. Clair CountySanilac CountyTuscola CountyHuron CountyMichigan-county-map.gif

Counties[edit | edit source]


Extinct or Renamed Counties:  Aishcum · Anamickee · Bleeker · Brown · Cheonoquet · Des Moines · Dubuque · Forest · Iowa · Isle Royal · Kanotin · Kautawaubet · Kaykakee · Keskkauko · Manitou · Meegisee · Michilimackinac · Mikenauk · Neewago · Notipekago · Okkuddo · Omeena · Shawano · Tonedagana · Unwattin · Wabassee · Washington · Wyandot

Michigan Migration Routes[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.

Additional Resources[edit | edit source]


References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Michigan " in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan (accessed 15 March 2016).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 09/18/2016.