Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Michigan Genealogy - links

Even though I haven't posted on the Library of Michigan, I thought would post some links. One link that you could use in your research, if you had ancestors that died in Michigan between 1867 and 1897, is GENDIS. GENDIS is a database of early Michigan deaths that spans the years between 1867 and 1897. Although there have not been any names added to the database in the past few years, there are still transcriptions of the early death returns sent to the state. The majority of deaths for the years 1867 to 1884 are complete while after 1884, there aren't as many death returns in the database. (At least, I think that was I read in the introduction to the database.)

Another helpful link would be the University of Michigan's Online Michigan County Histories Collection. This website has many Michigan county histories online, and you can view them for free! The best way to view a page would be to chose from the menu option, next to the page number, the pdf format.

Another helpful link is the genealogy section of the Library of Michigan's website. Here you can view Michigan's 1870 Census online images for free and can print them. You can also find information on the Library of Michigan's collection of genealogy material and primary sources.

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