is Moving

The web site is a huge resource for anyone researching Michigan families. I have mentioned the site many times in this newsletter. (Click here to find my past references to the site.) Now the web site is moving to a new URL (web address). On September 1, 2019, the digital collections currently available on will move to

There will be some impact to links in many other web sites that presently link to the old web site. That includes all the old links in this newsletter’s past articles. However, the benefits of using the new address of should make the transition worthwhile. As stated in the announcement:

“Ultimately, we made this move to give you a better website. The Michigan History Center and its partners want to continually improve access to public records. When the Michigan History Center staff debated what changes would be necessary in a new website, the user’s feedback drove the discussion.”

You can read the full announcement at

My thanks to newsletter reader Mary K. Freel for telling me about this move.

One Comment

For those people who are doing research in Michigan this is a wonderful site! The part I use are the Death Certificates. They have posted death certificates from 1897 to 1952. The years in the 40s and 50s are indexes only but they are gradually scanning the certificates for those years also. Just a wealth of info!! If your ancestor fought in the Civil War you might find his picture, his unit’s flag and other info. Great site!!


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