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Seeking Those Michigan Ancestors...

As a Reference Archivist and librarian, it is always exciting to discover a new family history web site, database, or print publication that can assist me in my personal research or professional work. 276 more words


Archived Michigan Death Certificates Now Available Online

By Edward Cardenas

SOUTHFIELD (CBS Detroit) – Families exploring their genealogy, researchers and those curious about the early 1900’s can now view images of Michigan death certificates on the… 215 more words


A Belated MGC Event Recap

I really intended it to be out… oh, at least last month (preferably Monday), but the week got away from me. 

This past Saturday I attended the Michigan Genealogical Council’s annual Fall Seminar featuring Lou Szucs from Ancestry.com. 269 more words

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Reflections on 2012

Every New Year’s Eve, before my wife and I watch “To Catch a Thief,” we review the events of the past year and speculate on what the coming year will bring. 336 more words


"Victory" in World War I

With the absence of U.S. Army service records from the World War I-era, family history researchers are faced with scrambling for other extant records to recreate their ancestor’s military career during the First World War. 335 more words


The Next Generation of Family Historians

A few weeks ago, the Archives of Michigan was visited by Junior Troop #123 of the Girl Scouts of Michigan.

After a brief introductory discussion about family history, the girls looked at a few selections from the Archives’ collections, including a map of Michigan, Michigan (as Lansing was originally known), a state prison register of inmates (complete with mug shots), records of naturalization from Ingham County, and a Sanborn Fire Insurance map of downtown Lansing and the State Capitol. 505 more words

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