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Michigan Genealogy Queries

If you have ever been curious about your family history, you may want to carry out Michigan genealogy queries. Many people use this type of approach to putting together a better understanding of their own family's ancestry.

Benefits of Michigan Genealogy Queries

You will find that in some states, finding records are much more challenging, especially older records. Michigan is not one of those states, fortunately. The tricky part is, though, that it is a large state broken into many different counties. For this reason, it is important to try to do enough research to determine which county you should be looking at for your vital records in.

Vital records are documents that track the course of a person's life, based on monumental events. These types of documents include things like Michigan marriage records, death records and birth records. In some cases, you may also use divorce decrees or adoption records (if available) to figure out your ancestry. One good approach, for your Michigan genealogy queries, may also be using the census, which dates back to 1790.

What You Will Find

Because of the state of Michigan's extensive records keeping, you can find a good variety of records. Not only that, you can also find dates that go back further than many other states. For your Michigan genealogy queries, you should be able to hunt down birth, death and marriage records with little trouble. All of these Michigan vital records can also date back to around 1867.

You can find much of these records online, as well, which makes the research aspect of your genealogy project a little easier and a little less time consuming. You can browse databases that include vital records as well as military records, cemetery records, obituaries and immigration and naturalization records, and many others.

About Obtaining Records

One thing to keep in mind is that you will need to fill out an application to make your request for Michigan state documentation. This is not a complex step, but one you should be aware of as you may lose any fees you pay with your request if you do not have the proper form included.

There are different places you can get records from during your Michigan genealogy queries. Online is the easiest, but many people like to use resources like libraries, courthouses or, when appropriate, the State Health Department. For Michigan, you can send in your request, with the proper form and payment, through a vital records request.

Keep in mind, you will have to pay certain fees for your Michigan vital records. The fees, though, depending on the method you use to obtain them, is fairly average and less than some other states. If you work through the County Clerk, for example, it may be different fees than through another method. Especially, if you hire someone to help assist you with your project. Also, some records may not be obtainable unless you are related to the person named on the document. Otherwise, your Michigan genealogy queries should be relatively simple to carry out.


Contributed Genealogy Data - Michigan

Contributed Obituaries - Michigan

Michigan Obituary and Death Notice Archive

Michigan Newspapers Online (With links to archives)

Michigan Counties

Michigan Cities

Michigan Genealogy Databases - Offsite

Alpena County - Miscellaneous Obituaries

Bay County - Obituary and Death Notice Collection

Benzie County - Miscellaneous Deaths - 2000

Cheboygan County - Index to Indian River Deaths - 1999

Cheboygan County - Index to Indian River Deaths - 2000

Cheboygan County - Index to Indian River Deaths - 2001

Cheboygan County - Index to Indian River Deaths - 2002

Cheboygan County - Index to Indian River Deaths - 2003

Cheboygan County - Index to Indian River Deaths - 2004

Clinton County - Obituary Collection

Eaton County - Obituary Collection

Eaton County - Miscellaneous Marriages - 2002 - 1

Eaton County - Miscellaneous Marriages - 2002 - 2

Eaton County - Miscellaneous Marriages - 2002 - 3

Eaton County - Miscellaneous Marriages - 2002 - 4

Eaton County - Miscellaneous Marriages - 2002 - 5

Eaton County - Miscellaneous Marriages - 2002 - 6

Eaton County - Miscellaneous Marriages - 2002 - 7

Genesee County - Miscellaneous Obituaries

Gladwin County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 1

Gladwin County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 2

Grand Traverse County - Index Obituaries 1994 - January

Grand Traverse County - Index Obituaries 1994 - February

Grand Traverse County - Index Obituaries 1994 - March

Grand Traverse County - Index Obituaries 1994 - April

Grand Traverse County - Index Obituaries 1994 - May

Grand Traverse County - Index Obituaries 1994 - June

Grand Traverse County - Index Obituaries 1994 - July

Grand Traverse County - Index Obituaries 1994 - August

Grand Traverse County - Index Obituaries 1994 - September

Grand Traverse County - Index Obituaries 1994 - October

Grand Traverse County - Index Obituaries 1994 - November

Grand Traverse County - Index Obituaries 1995 - January

Grand Traverse County - Index Obituaries 1995 - February

Grand Traverse County - Index Obituaries 1995 - March

Grand Traverse County - Index Obituaries 1995 - April

Grand Traverse County - Index Obituaries 1995 - May

Grand Traverse County - Index Obituaries 1995 - June

Grand Traverse County - Index Obituaries 1995 - July

Grand Traverse County - Index Obituaries 1995 - August

Grand Traverse County - Index Obituaries 1995 - September

Grand Traverse County - Index Obituaries 1995 - October

Grand Traverse County - Index Obituaries 1995 - November

Grand Traverse County - Index Obituaries 1995 - December

Grand Traverse County - Index Obituaries 1996 - October

Grand Traverse County - Index Obituaries 1996 - November

Grand Traverse County - Index Obituaries 1997 - March

Grand Traverse County - Index Obituaries 1997 - July

Grand Traverse County - Index Obituaries 1997 - August

Grand Traverse County - Index Obituaries 1997 - September

Grand Traverse County - Index Obituaries 1997 - October

Grand Traverse County - Index Obituaries 1997 - November

Grand Traverse County - Index Obituaries 1997 - December

Hillsdale County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 1

Hillsdale County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 2

Houghton County - Lake Linden High School Yearbook 1917

Houghton County - Miscellaneous Deaths - 1

Houghton County - Miscellaneous Deaths - 2

Houghton County - Miscellaneous Deaths - 3

Houghton County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 1

Houghton County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 2

Houghton County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 3

Houghton County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 4

Houghton County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 5

Houghton County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 6

Houghton County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 7

Houghton County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 8

Houghton County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 9

Houghton County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 10

Houghton County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 11

Houghton County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 12

Houghton County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 13

Houghton County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 14

Houghton County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 15

Houghton County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 16

Houghton County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 17

Ionia County - Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Isabella County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 1

Isabella County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 2

Isabella County - Miscellaneous Obituaries (Searchable forum)

Jackson County - Obituary Collection

Lapeer County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 1

Lapeer County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 2

Leelanau County - Obituary Collection

Marquette County - Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Marquette County - 1860 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

Marquette County - 1870 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

Mason County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 1

Mason County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 2

Mason County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 3

Mason County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 4

Mason County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 5

Mason County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 6

Mecosta County - Index of Deaths - Feb to Apr 1998

Mecosta County - Index of Deaths - May to Aug 1998

Mecosta County - Index of Deaths - Sept to Nov 1998

Mecosta County - Index of Deaths - Dec 1998

Mecosta County - Index of Deaths - Jan to Mar 2000

Mecosta County - Index of Deaths - Apr to Jun 2000

Mecosta County - Index of Deaths - Jul to Aug 2000

Mecosta County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 1

Mecosta County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 2

Mecosta County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 3

Oakland County - Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Oakland County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 1

Oakland County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 2

Ottawa County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 1

Ottawa County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 2

Ottawa County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 3

Ottawa County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 4

Saginaw County - Obituary Collection

St. Clair County - Early Marriages Search

St. Joseph County - Miscellaneous Deaths 1998-1999

Tuscola County - Obituary and Death Notice Collection

Washtenaw County - Death Notice Collection

Wayne County - Obituary and Death Notice Collection

Wayne County - Miscellaneous Death Notices 1999

Wood County - Wood County Sentinel Obituary Index 1865-1876

University of Michigan - Misc. Obituaries of Faculty & Alumni Search

Miscellaneous Michigan Obituaries


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