Michigan Genealogical Council
Michigan Genealogical Council
Michigan Research Tools
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 info@mimgc.org 
NOTE: Due to the Covid pandemic not all repositiories are open in Michigan. Please contact the repository before visiting for hours and guidelines.
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Various city directories, organized by county, are part of this collection.
The Michigan Gazetteer and Business Directory is available online for 1863-1922, not consecutive. This directory has advertisements, business information, post offices, courts, and more on cities in Michigan.
The forty volume Michigan Pioneer and Historical Collection (MPHC) is an important resource for Michigan History. Contents for each volume varies but one will find history, biographical sketches, Michigan Pioneer information, Native American resources, letters, speeches, memorial reports, private and professional papers of individuals, personal remembrances and historical essays. The bulk of these materials span a period of roughly two hundred years, from 1650 to about 1850. A few Civil War articles are available. To find the digitized versions of this collection click on the digitized volumes tab of the website.
This is an ongoing project by James N. Jackson, creating a cumulative full-name index merging many Michigan publications and manuscripts.