Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thrifty Thursday: Michigan Collections on FamilySearch

Are you just getting started with your family research?  Not really sure if you are ready to be a "full time" researcher, no mater how easy those fun Christmas tv commercials make it look?  Worried that if you sign up for one of the many WONDERFUL genealogy websites, you might not have enough time to devote to actual research to make up for the cost of your membership?  Then this blog post is for you.

Today's Thrifty Thursday tip is .... Don't overlook the the state collections at  I have found so many helpful documents in the Michigan collections, that I would be remiss in sharing this valuable information with my many readers..

IMAGE: This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons.
Information from its 
description page there is shown Below.
As of November 27, 2012, FamilySearch offers eleven different Michigan collections available for FREE online, of which six collections include the digital images.
Michigan, Births and Christenings, 1775-1995
10 Mar 2012
Michigan, Births, 1867-1902 (with images)
3 Jun 2011
Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1935 (with images)
4 Jan 2012
Michigan, Death Index, 1971-1996
17 Dec 2011
Michigan, Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995
5 Oct 2012
Michigan, Deaths, 1867-1897 (with images)
5 May 2010
Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954 (with images)
27 Nov 2012
Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995
5 Mar 2012
Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925 (with images)
5 May 2010
Michigan, Probate Records, 1797-1973 (with images)
28 Jun 2012
Michigan, State Census, 1894
8 Jul 2011

And don't forget to check out the FREE 1940 Census - Michigan on FamilySearch, complete with images.

Thanks to volunteer indexers, new collections and indexes are being added regularly. Remember that many hands make light work, so if you would like to help index Michigan records, please go to and sign up TODAY!

Current Michigan Indexing Projects:
Be sure to stop by FamilySearch today, and see what hidden gems are available for you too.

Love & Aloha,
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