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Birth

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• 1770s-1990s:
Michigan Birth Collections

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Michigan Births and Christenings, 1775-1995
Michigan Births, 1867-1902
Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917
Michigan, Church Records, 1819-1991



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Marriage

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• 1820s-1990s:
Michigan Marriage Collections

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Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940
Michigan, County Marriages Index, 1820-1937
Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925
Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995
Michigan Civil Marriages, 1834-1974
Michigan Church Marriages, 1865-1931
Michigan, Church Records, 1819-1991



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• 1867-1952: Michigan, Marriage Records at Ancestry ($)



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• 1800s-1990s:
Michigan Death Collections

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Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897
Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995
Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996
Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952
Michigan, Church Records, 1819-1991
Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006
Michigan Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880
Michigan Births and Christenings, 1775-1995 (includes deaths)
Michigan, Civil War Centennial Observance Commission, Committee on Civil War Grave Registration, Burial Records
United States Social Security Death Index
Find A Grave Index
BillionGraves Index
GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014



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• 1867-1952: Michigan, Death Records at Ancestry ($)



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