Our Michigan genealogists are available to research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the archives and libraries in Michigan, as well as help you with other special requests.
Our genealogy researchers are available to visit local archives and libraries to access unique record collections to help with your research. Below is a list of the archives our Michigan genealogists may access to help you in your research.
The archives here at the Michigan Historical Center contain articles that date back to 1792. It preserves records from the Michigan government as well as other public institutions. All in all, these records number at more than 80 million state and local government records, private papers, 300,000 photographs and 500,000 maps. The archive vital records include birth records from 1867 to 1872, and death records from 1874 to 1969. Visitors can also find marriage records from 1853 to 1974. The military records here have information on the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, and the Korean War.
The Library of Michigan is home to an extensive collection of archival materials with information on Michigan, Ohio, New York, and parts of New England. Our Michigan genealogists can find articles specifically discussing immigration from these areas to Michigan. The Library of Michigan is home to the largest collection of archived newspapers in the entire state. The collection spans over 200 years of history and contains newspapers from 83 counties.
One of the main collections at Lenawee County includes an extensive amount of county birth and death records from 1867, county marriage records from 1853, and county land records from 1827. Visitors can also access county probate records from 1827 and county court records from 1870 through this archive.
The Detroit Public Library holds the Burton Historical Collection and the Detroit Society of Genealogical Research. The Burton Historical Collection focus on Michigan’s early history as a 17th-century colony. Our Michigan genealogists can access more than 30,000 volumes, 40,000 pamphlets and 500,000 unpublished papers in this collection. In addition, the library provides information about the Great Lakes region as a whole, including Canada and the surrounding French and English population, and the history and development of the automobile industry.
Detroit Public Library