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State of   MICHIGAN -   (The Wolverine State)
      The 26th U.S. State to join the Union:   26-January-1837
Genealogy & History Resources

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Genealogical & Historical Societies
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Census & Lists of various kinds:
    1830 Census - Michigan Territory
    1840 Census - Pensioners Revolutionary or Military Services.
    1870 Census Index - an alphabetical list of the family names in each household
         residing in every county and township in Michigan in 1870.



Genealogical/Historical Commissions, Societies and Museums:
  Please click here - (Counties we have listed),   (To list a local society, please contact us.)

Great Lakes Shipping - Downward Bound, Honoring those who worked the Great Lakes.


Historical interest Items, etc.:
    Historical Markers - Website
    History - History of Counties' creation & dissolution
    History of Michigan - multi-page links.
    Michigan in the War - links to Michigan related Civil War Sites


Libraries & Newspapers:
    Library of Michigan - Michigan Genealogical Council
    Michigan State University - Archives & Historical Collection
    Seeking Michigan - Historical Items and Exhibits.
    State of Michigan eLibrary - The MeL Study is here! In an effort to continue improving
         the Michigan eLibrary so libraries and Michigan residents get the most benefit from
         the program.
    William L. Clements Library - University of Michigan resources for study of American


Michigan College Mall - Links to your favorite Michigan colleges!
Michigan Genealogical Council
Michigan Historical Markers - Website
Michigan in the War - links to Michigan related Civil War Sites
Migrations to, from and through:
    Michigan Migrations Project


Place names - Michigan

  • State of Michigan
  • State Capital City Lansing   (Capital since 1847 - located in   Ingham County)

    The State name:  The word Michigan was derived from the Chippewa Indian word "majigan" which means clearing. Lake Michigan was named by European explorers in the area in the 1670's. The state later took the name as well.
    American History and Genealogy Proj.
    American Local History Network
    Colonial Currency
    Cemetery Listings
    County maps of Michigan
    Daughters of the American Revolution
    General History
    Migration Patterns
    State Archives (Govt.)
    State Archives (USGenWeb.)
    State Genealogy Forum
    State Genealogical Society
    State Historical Society
    State USGenWeb Site
    Symbols (Flag, Seal, etc.)
    Timeline (Historic)

    U.S.A. - General Information links page
    U.S.A. - Possessions & Territories

    Vital Records:
        Death Indexing System (Genealogical) - 1867 to 1897
        Vital Michigan - miscellaneous database searches for Obits, Funeral Homes, Cemeteries
             and Divorce.
        Vital State Records Office - Records available from 1867, addresses, order form, &


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