Looking for information on your Michigan ancestors or interested in exploring some of Michigan’s rich history? Check out SeekingMichigan.org!
Launched in 2009 by the Library of Michigan and Archives of Michigan, this site offers a unique collection of Michigan-related genealogy and local history materials. To quickly find materials, simply type the name of a relative or Michigan location into the search bar. You can also use the Advanced Search feature to include or exclude specific collections from your results.
Click on the Discover link to see brief descriptions of each Seeking Michigan collection. Included on the site are:
- Michigan death records from 1897-1920
- Michigan state census records, 1884-1894
- Civil War
- service records
- volunteer registries
- battle flags
- Plat maps
- A collection on Michigan architecture
- WPA property inventories from 1936-1942
- Photos and postcards of Michigan lighthouses
- Information on Michigan governors
- Maps of Michigan
- Oral histories from around the state
The site also offers contact information for all Michigan county clerks, found under the Seek tab. You can contact county clerks for access to things like birth, death, marriage, and divorce records.
All information on Seeking Michigan is available for free, from any computer, and without having to register for an account.
Have questions? Contact Chelsea Johnson, the Marshall District Library genealogy and local history librarian:
or by email: [email protected] or phone: (269) 781-7821 ext. 23.