The Michigan Historical Center provides a unique online collection of Michigan archival material called Seeking Michigan. Get lost browsing through state census records, death records, civil war documents, photographs, oral histories, sheet music, old maps, and old postcards. Curious about how great grandpa Joe died? Was he kicked in the head by his horse? Did he fall into the outhouse? Or was he shot in a shoot out? Put those family rumors to rest and find out in the Michigan Death Records from 1897 -1920.
Is the Civil War more your thing? Browse the Civil War battle flag collection. Check out portraits of Civil War soldiers and even look up volunteer registries and service records of Michigan Infantries. Maybe your southern relative really fought for the north!
Step back into Michigan history and have fun exploring its illustrious past!
Sandra Wilson and Julia Eisenstein, Librarian Consultants