Finally, if you have a Michigan ancestor who died between the years 1921-1952, you can search online for the death record index at Family Search. This long awaited collection is index only, no images, at this time, but anything is a welcome addition to Michigan records.
I used my Roots Magic genealogy software program to print a custom list for my 1921-1952 deaths in my family tree. I am now ready to put aside my work for the day and search for dead people. My first search was met with this error message, "We are unable to display search results due to technical difficulties. Please try searching again in a few minutes." I have a feeling I am not the only one who discovered that these records are online. I will keep trying, even if I have to stay up late to do so.