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''Many records from the colonial era in New England were kept at the town or county level. Search the catalog at the town or county level to locate those records.''
 
''Many records from the colonial era in New England were kept at the town or county level. Search the catalog at the town or county level to locate those records.''
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/70528?availability=Family%20History%20Library '''1695-1799'''- Parish registers]. Catholic Church. St.-Ann (St. Ignace, Michigan)- images only.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/70528 '''1695-1799'''- Parish registers]. Catholic Church. St.-Ann (St. Ignace, Michigan)- images only.
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/70108?availability=Family%20History%20Library '''1704-1800'''- Registre du fort Pontchartrain de Détroit]. Catholic Church. Ste. Anne (Detroit, Michigan)- images only.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/70108 '''1704-1800'''- Registre du fort Pontchartrain de Détroit]. Catholic Church. Ste. Anne (Detroit, Michigan)- images only.
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
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==Resources==
 
==Resources==
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/696569?availability=Family%20History%20Library ''Detroit River Connections: Historical and Biographical Sketches of the Eastern Great Lakes Border Region''] by Judy Jacobson, Baltimore: Clearfield Co., 1994.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/696569 ''Detroit River Connections: Historical and Biographical Sketches of the Eastern Great Lakes Border Region''] by Judy Jacobson, Baltimore: Clearfield Co., 1994.
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/542862?availability=Family%20History%20Library ''Genealogy of the French Families of the Detroit River Region, 1701-1936''] by Christian Denisen, 2 Vols, Detroit: Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, 1987.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/542862 ''Genealogy of the French Families of the Detroit River Region, 1701-1936''] by Christian Denisen, 2 Vols, Detroit: Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, 1987.
 
*[https://archive.org/details/arg9598.0001.001.umich.edu/page/n6 ''History of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan Containing a Full Account of its Early Settlement''], Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1883.
 
*[https://archive.org/details/arg9598.0001.001.umich.edu/page/n6 ''History of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan Containing a Full Account of its Early Settlement''], Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1883.
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1210000?availability=Family%20History%20Library ''Michigan Genealogy: Sources and Resources''] by Carol McGinnis, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1210000 ''Michigan Genealogy: Sources and Resources''] by Carol McGinnis, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987.
 
*[https://archive.org/stream/storyofsaultstem01newt?ref=ol#mode/2up ''The Story of Sault Sainte Marie and Chippewa County''] by Stanley D. Newton, Sault Ste. Marie: Sault News Printing Company, 1923.
 
*[https://archive.org/stream/storyofsaultstem01newt?ref=ol#mode/2up ''The Story of Sault Sainte Marie and Chippewa County''] by Stanley D. Newton, Sault Ste. Marie: Sault News Printing Company, 1923.
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/640367?availability=Family%20History%20Library ''Letters from New France, the Upper Country, 1686-1783''] by Joseph L. Peyser, Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1992.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/640367 ''Letters from New France, the Upper Country, 1686-1783''] by Joseph L. Peyser, Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1992.
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/266465?availability=Family%20History%20Library ''Michigan Censuses, 1710-1830, under the French, British and Americans''] by Donna Valley Russell, Detroit: Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, 1982.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/266465 ''Michigan Censuses, 1710-1830, under the French, British and Americans''] by Donna Valley Russell, Detroit: Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, 1982.
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/476098?availability=Family%20History%20Library ''Guide to the Manuscripts in the Burton Historical Collection''] by Bernice Cox Sprenger, Detroit: Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library, 1985.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/476098 ''Guide to the Manuscripts in the Burton Historical Collection''] by Bernice Cox Sprenger, Detroit: Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library, 1985.
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/358966?availability=Family%20History%20Library ''Guide to Manuscripts in the Michigan Historical Collections of the University of Michigan''] by Robert M. Warner, Ann Arbor: n. p., 1963, film 0874197.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/358966 ''Guide to Manuscripts in the Michigan Historical Collections of the University of Michigan''] by Robert M. Warner, Ann Arbor: n. p., 1963, film 0874197.
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/601243-tracing-your-ancestors-in-michigan?offset=1 ''Tracing Your Ancestors in Michigan''] by Ethel W. Williams, Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1969, FamilySearch Digital Library.
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/601243-tracing-your-ancestors-in-michigan?offset=1 ''Tracing Your Ancestors in Michigan''] by Ethel W. Williams, Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1969, FamilySearch Digital Library.
  
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*18th Century parish and city maps and Sacramental registers from 1704 at the [https://www.aod.org/office-of-archives Archdiocese of Detroit in Detroit, Michigan].
 
*18th Century parish and city maps and Sacramental registers from 1704 at the [https://www.aod.org/office-of-archives Archdiocese of Detroit in Detroit, Michigan].
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/615449?availability=Family%20History%20Library ''The Catholic Church in Detroit, 1701-1888''] by George Pare, Detroit: Gabriel Richard Press, 1951.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/615449 ''The Catholic Church in Detroit, 1701-1888''] by George Pare, Detroit: Gabriel Richard Press, 1951.
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/107535?availability=Family%20History%20Library L'Assomption de la Pointe-de-Montreal, Detroit. Registre de la Paroisse, 1761-99] by Eglise catholique, L'Assomption de la Pointe-de-Montreal Sandwich Township, Upper Canada, Otawa: National Archives of Canada, 1967, film 1026603 ff.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/107535 L'Assomption de la Pointe-de-Montreal, Detroit. Registre de la Paroisse, 1761-99] by Eglise catholique, L'Assomption de la Pointe-de-Montreal Sandwich Township, Upper Canada, Otawa: National Archives of Canada, 1967, film 1026603 ff.
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/87241?availability=Family%20History%20Library Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Parish Registers]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/87241 Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Parish Registers]
 
*Sainte Anne, Detroit. Registre de la Paroisse, 1704-1800, (Ottawa: National Archives of Canada, 1967, film 1026602 ff.). Registers of Fort Ponchartrain, now Detroit, Michigan.
 
*Sainte Anne, Detroit. Registre de la Paroisse, 1704-1800, (Ottawa: National Archives of Canada, 1967, film 1026602 ff.). Registers of Fort Ponchartrain, now Detroit, Michigan.
  

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Online Records[edit | edit source]

Many records from the colonial era in New England were kept at the town or county level. Search the catalog at the town or county level to locate those records.

History[edit | edit source]

In 1668, the Canadian French founded Sault Sainte Marie which became the first permanent settlement in Michigan. French Canadians built several subsequent forts in Michigan until the area was ceded to Great Britain in 1763. In 1787, the Northwest Territory was created and covered most of Michigan. In 1800, Michigan became part of the Indiana Territory, until the Michigan Territory was created in 1805. Questions regarding the boundary of Michigan were not fully resolved between Great Britain and the United States until after the War of 1812.[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Records[edit | edit source]

  • Records from the U.S. Land office at Detroit contain land grants and claims in the Detroit area, 1707-1825. The French land grants begin in 1707; British grants begin in 1781. These records are in the Bureau of Land Management record group (RG 49.13) at the National Archives in Washington, DC.[2]

Ecclesiastical Records[edit | edit source]

Copies of original records are held at the National Archives of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Christina K. Schaefer, Genealogical encyclopedia of the colonial Americas : a complete digest of the records of all the countries of the Western Hemisphere (Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, c1998), 599-600. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 929.11812 D26 1998
  2. Christina K. Schaefer, Genealogical encyclopedia of the colonial Americas : a complete digest of the records of all the countries of the Western Hemisphere (Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, c1998), 599-600. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 929.11812 D26 1998