Library of Michigan

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Library of Michigan
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Contact Information[edit | edit source]



702 W. Kalamazoo Street
P.O. Box 30007
Lansing, MI 48909-7507 USA

Telephone:[1]  517-373-1300
Fax:  517-373-3381

Hours and holidays:[1]  10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
Also, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the 2nd Saturday of every month.  State holidays

Map, directions, and public transportation:

Internet sites and databases:

  • Library of Michigan spotlight, upcoming events, about us, services to libraries, research, headlines, eLibrary, online resources for educators, law library, LM Foundation, for state employees, for libraries, early literacy, statewide programs, newspapers and other collections, about the Library, and Dept. of Education.
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  • ANSWER the Library of Michigan online catalog by keyword, author, title, subject, or call number. Also available in WorldCat.
  • MeL Michigana has photographs, diaries, oral histories, local records and historical Michigan data.

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

  • Michigan Cemetery Sources - of transcripts from 3,700 cemeteries in Michigan; the database is only kept at the Library of Michigan and cannot be accessed online.

The Library of Michigan has a well-rounded and comprehensive genealogy collection with periodicals, county histories, and family histories for Michigan. It also includes good collections for states contributing to the Michigan population, such as Ohio, New York, and New England states.[2]

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Guides[edit | edit source]

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Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

Overlapping Collections

  • Alternate Repository {create link for each, and give line or two describing collection}

  • such as: NARA I
  • National Archives at _____
  • State Archives
  • State Library

Similar Collections

  • National Personnel Records Center
  • LC
  • FHL

Neighboring Collections

  • County Vital Records Office
  • City Vital Records Office
  • County Archives
  • County Orphan's Court
  • County Probate Court
  • County Recorder
  • County Coroner
  • U.S. District Court
  • County and local historical societies
  • County and local genealogical societies
  • Public Libraries
  • Museums and heritage societies
  • Repositories in surrounding counties: [Chattam], [Durham], and [Franklin]
  • State Vital Records Office
  • State Historical Society
  • State Genealogical Society
  • University Libraries
  • Church archives
  • Repositories in surrounding states (or provinces): [SC], [TN], and [VA]

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Contact and Visit Us in Library of Michigan (accessed 29 May 2015).
  2. William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 61. At various repositories (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 J54d.