Michigan Resources Update: 24 January 2022
- Don't underestimate the importance of county level records and repositories. County government is central to Michigan genealogy research. Vital records, land, property, probate, etc. are kept at the county level. Many Michigan counties have genweb websites. Check out the Kent County one, to see the variety of records one may find in their research by using Genweb.
- Check the area you are researching for local genealogical societies, historical societies and libraries. Put google to work for you! Many genealogical societies have an online presence and accept queries for their newsletter, some have volunteers to look up information. Historical societies know what is available and where to find it for their locality or can guide you where to go next. Many libraries have a local history section. Check the library's online catalog, if available. Tap into this valuable resource.
- Don't forget about the value of social media. Libraries, Archives, Societies, and Cities have pages or groups on Facebook. Check the Genealogy on Facebook .pdf for thousands of Facebook links. Ask your questions in the area you are researching.
- Come to Michigan. Visit our state library and archives, all in one building. Roam our cemeteries, explore our courthouses, and check out our local libraries. After a day of rewarding research, Michigan has even more to offer. Beautiful sunsets, sandy beaches, clear blue lakes, historic islands, rocky cliffs, and great people are yours to explore in Pure Michigan!