Michigan has a deep heritage that starts before 1600. The state is rich in resources for genealogists. Please use the links on this page to research your Michigan ancestors.
There are many genealogy-related websites. Michigan resources will be limited to those rich in Michigan records. We are excluding commercial genealogy sites and massive genealogy site indexes.
If you know of a free web resource that will aid those doing Michigan research or discover a broken, or obsolete, link, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Due to the Covid pandemic not all repositiories are open in Michigan. Please contact the repository before visiting for hours and guidelines.
The Burton Historical Collection at the Detroit Public Library is the official archives for Detroit. It covers the period from the 17th century forward.
The City Archives and Records Center holds the city of Grand Rapids collection. It includes cemetery records, city directories, court records, school archives and tax records. An appointment to visit is recommended.