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Finding County Clerks in Michigan

14 August 2014

Thomas McEntee asked Geneabloggers on Facebook this week if anyone received an email about a contest that county-clerks.com was holding.  A number of people left comments for Thomas.  Thomas being the diligent Geneablogger guru he is researched and wrote a blog post reviewing it.  In essence, the contest was a way to drive viewers to the website, which is heavy in advertisements.

I had already chosen to ignore the email and not participate in the contest.  The contest did get me thinking about county clerk resources, which are an important resource for genealogists.  Thomas mentioned the Family Search Research Wiki which is an excellent resource.  The one county clerk resource that I use for Michigan is found at SeekingMichigan.org.  It is the Michigan County Clerks Directory.

Michigan has 83 counties and each county has a clerk.  The information compiled by Seeking Michigan includes address, phone number, FAX number (where available), e-mail address (where available), genealogy research hours, identification requirements for use of records, cost of certified copy/additional copies, cost of genealogical records copies, other copy fees, comments such as whether the records are microfilmed or whether there is seating capacity for genealogists, and a list of available records and inclusive dates of the records.

If you are looking for county clerks in Michigan.  Seeking Michigan is the place to start.


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