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Michigan Lookups

State of Michigan Reference Books 
and Lookup Volunteers

If you have access to census records, or any other records that would be statewide in scope such as military or shipping records, would you be willing to do lookups for us? If you are willing or have questions about volunteering, write the MIGenWeb State Coordinator: or ASC: .

Feel free to request a look-up from the following materials. Please limit your request to one name per request. Please put Michigan LOOKUP in the subject line of your request to insure the message is not overlooked or accidentally deleted. In the first line of the message please put the name of the book you are requesting the lookup in.

If you request a lookup, don't forget to thank your volunteer for their time!

Census Lookups

Reference Lookup Volunteer Comments

Michigan Censuses 1710-1830 Under the French, British, and Americans

Donna Mihal The book was printed for the "Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Inc." Detroit 1982.

1850 Michigan Census Index

Marc Archer Remember an index only lists head of household, NO family members!
surname per request, please!

1845 Oakland County Census

Kathy Abbey I have copied several townships of the 1845 Oakland County, Michigan census published by the Oakland County Genealogical Society; including Pontiac, Troy, Bloomfield, West Bloomfield, Royal Oak, Avon, Milford, Farmington. (This census is available at Historical Library in Lansing, and Royal Oak City Library, with possibly a copy at Troy, Mich. City Library.) Shows name of H.O.H., and name of any males over the age of 21; as well as age and gender (only) of other persons in the household. Please restrict to requests for one surname and township at a time, as they are not indexed. In 1845, there were 30,288 persons in Oakland County- second only to Wayne County which had 32,267 persons.

1885 Michigan Census


General Lookups

Reference Lookup Volunteer Comments

St. Clair County Cemeteries

Ellyn Fox Cemetery lookups, grave site visits, or grave site photos, specifically anywhere in Port Huron or a half an hour or so from Port Huron (St. Clair, Lakeport, ect.).

Oxford Township Cemetery, Oakland Co. MI.
Ridgelawn Cemetery in Oxford

Mary Pardo The book lists the name, the lot owner name and where the person is buried.

Pioneering Michigan by former Detroit News writer Eric Freedman.

Pam Groleau Leonard Willing to send chapters from the book. Each short chapter describes a couple who settled in Michigan. The couples are listed here.

Vital Records for all Eastern Upper Peninsula Counties 

Florence "Alex" Meron
(temporarily unavailable)
I have a very extensive library ranging from from Census to Vital Records on microfilm, filmed by myself, for local county court clerks, from indexes to actual original vital records. Collections contain cemetery, tombstone, immigration, birth, death, marriage, land, obits 1880 to present day. All indexed. 

Michigan Place Names
by Larry B. Massie

Michele Wingerter  

Biographical Record copyright 1903. Biographical Sketches of LEADING Citizens of Houghton, Baraga and Marquette Counties (ONLY)

Joan K. LeVeque
Please note the counties listed and request for ONLY those counties in the Upper Peninsula.

Memorial Record of the Northern Peninsula of Michigan copyright 1895.  Again this is indexed and has only early settlers and prominent men

Joan K. LeVeque
Please note the counties listed and request for ONLY those counties in the Upper Peninsula.

History of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan copyright 1883, including Baraga, Chippewa, Delta, Houghton, Keweenaw, Mackinaw, Marquette, Menominee,Ontanagon, Schoolcraft. It includes Biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers. 

Joan K. LeVeque
Please note the counties listed and request for ONLY those counties in the Upper Peninsula.

Ontario marriages for Lafontaine (1856), Penetanguishene ( 1835) and Perkinsfield (1908)

Cathy Obeshaw

The Migration of Voyageurs from Drummond Island to Penetanguishene in 1828.

Cathy Obeshaw

Tuscola Co., Old Arbela Cemetery aka Newton Cemetery records 

Elise Anderson I was recently sent the listing for people buried in the old Arbela Cemetery known as Newton Cemetery. This list includes names of people buried there without headstones. I think I also have a fairly current list of Cemetery Sextons and their address's that might be of help. 

General Land Office CD

Jeannine Cascadden  Please put "GLO-look up"
be put in the subject line so Jeannine does not overlook it. 

The Farm Journal Illustrated Rural Directory of Genesee County 1919-1924; Michigan Official Directory 1901-1902; Michigan Official Directory 1903-1904.

Judy Sedlacek The rural directory has a listing (I believe) of all the rural residents of Genesee County during the years of 1919 - 1924.  The entries contain the name, location of residence, spouses' name, number of children, etc.

Southeastern Michigan Pioneer Families (Especially Livingston County and New York Origins) Compiled by Helen F. Lewis.

Anita Lyte Williams
Offline until Aug 30, 2005
This book features LIVINGSTON CO. MICHIGAN Pioneers...many of whom came from NY. It is NOT a book about New York. Happy to do look-ups on specific Given/Surname. Limit two to a request, please. Please state book title in Subject Line.

Northwestern University, Years of 1927, 1928, 1929

JoAnn Romine Have pictures and literature, even some advertising.

Washtenaw County

Anna Harless Lookups

War Records

Reference Lookup Volunteer Comments
Michigan Soldiers and Sailors Individual Records    
Michigan in the War
This is a detailed record by Adjutant General John Robertson of Michigan's role in the Civil War, including a summary of the records of each regiment sent from Michigan. Includes the names of the officers as well as a summary of each officer's service record. Also includes a small amount of information on the War of 1812, Black Hawk War, Toledo War, and Mexican War of 1846, including the officers for each unit sent from Michigan.

Michigan Volunteers of '98

MI Family
History Network
Spanish American War Volunteers Online
History of the 126th Infantry in the World War, 1917-1919
The 126th was part of the famed 32nd "Red Arrow" Division from Michigan and Wisconsin. The book includes complete unit rosters as well dates wounded, died of wounds/disease, or killed in action.
Michigan Volunteers of the Civil War, 1861-1865 
I have volumes for the following regiments, each containing a complete list of members with some detailed information on each: 1st Infantry, 2nd Infantry, 3rd Infantry, 3rd Infantry (Reorganized), 13th Infantry, 14th Infantry, 15th Infantry, 22nd Infantry, 23rd Infantry, 24th Infantry, 2nd Calvary, 3rd Calvary, 4th Calvary, and Custer's Brigade (5th, 6th, and 7th Calvary). 
8th Michigan Infantry service records Mila Powell This is a book that lists all of the service records for those in the 8th MI Infantry in the Civil War Indexed.

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