By Sue Nekirk
Welcome to Michigan genealogy sites. So let’s start with a simple history of Michigan. Of course I always urge everyone to dig lots deeper in state and even county histories. Learning the history of any place is necessary since history happens…barriers, county and street names change constantly, even today.
Michigan – HISTORY A very short bit of history on Michigan but very informative.
Celebrate Michigan’s birthday with these cool old maps of our state – mlive.com Really great maps of Michigan! The 1834 map of the state and how large Michillimackinac is was a real surprise for me.
Old Maps of Michigan – Vintage Michigan Map Prints by Ted’s Vintage Art (tedsvintageart.com) You don’t have to buy these and you can zoom in and take a really close look
Michigan Genealogical Council – Michigan Societies List (mimgc.org) Don’t forget the many societies in the state. They are full of great information for you to find your families, break those walls.
Home Page – Michiganology….Freebies! We all love a free site or anything free.
MIGenWeb – Free Genealogy created by Volunteers GenWeb is full of great help
(151) TMCC Genealogy – Library of Michigan – YouTube Dont forget Youtube for some great Michigan research help
Library of Michigan Digital Library of Michigan Digital Collections offers access to uniquely Michigan materials.
Michigan Daily Digital Archives (umich.edu) Free newspapers!
Elephind.com: Search the world’s historic newspaper archives Another free newspaper site for the world
Michigan Online Historical Newspapers Summary – The Ancestor Hunt Wow and more newspapers!
Native Americans In Michigan Databases Index (mainlymichigan.com) Native Americans In Michigan Databases
Indigenous Peoples of Michigan • FamilySearch Indigenous Peoples of Michigan
These are only a few sites. Three are long lists of county genealogy museums and archives you can check out by just googling….at least one for each county. I hope this can get you started in your search. Please post any other sites you would like to share with everyone down in the comments.