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Midland Michigan Family History Center

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

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Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:


  • 1700 W Sugnet St Midland MI 48640-2658 United States


  • 1-989-631-1120



Open Hours:

  • Wednesday:9:00am-3:00pm
  • Saturday:10:00am-1:00pm

Holiday and Weather Schedule:

Closed all major holidays: We occasionally close unexpectedly because of inclement weather or illness: Please call for information about unexpected alterations to our normal operation hours.

Note: We are closed on Wednesdays if Midland Public Schools are closed or delayed because of weather. For Saturdays, if Midland Public Schools are closed on the Friday before, whether we are open is at the discretion of the staff. Please call after 10:00 to see if we are open.

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • Vital records collection for the state of Michigan filed by county
  • We have a large number of various microfich cataloged by country and US states.  The index allows an easy search to see if we have information in which you might be interested.
  • Index to Scotland Old Parochical Register
  • Midland County Obituary indexes for years 1872 - 1982 compiled by the Midland County Genealogical Society
  • Midland Country Michigan Marriage Records 1885 - 1910 (including groom and bride indexes) compiled by the Midland County Genealogical Society)
  • Michigan  Death Index 1867 -1874, Volumes I - III by Michigan Department Department of Community Health
  • A large collection of microfilms which reside permanently at the center
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Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. 
A patron has a complete set of births, marriages, and census records in a computer database for the parishes of Llanwenog, Cardiganshire and Pencarreg, Carmarthenshire Wales.  Data and searches are available for anyone interested in those parishes.  Please contact 

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • We have 5 computers with internet access, 2 printers, 7 microfilm readers, 1 micro scanner / printer, 3 microfich readers

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

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Resources in the Local Area
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  • Vital records for Midland County can be obtained from the Midland County Clerk’s Office, 220 West Ellsworth Street, Midland, MI 48640, 989-832-6739, Vital records for Midland County
  • Grace A. Dow Memorial Library – Genealogy Section, 1710 St. Andrews, Midland, MI 48640, 989-837-3430, Grace A. Dow Memorial Library – Genealogy Section, the Library has microfilmed copies of Midland newspapers going back to the 1870s. With a library card, you can search online for ancestors by name in Midland newspapers from 1870-1922.
  • Midland Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 2421, Midland, MI 48641, Midland Genealogical Society, meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month from September through May
  • Midland County Historical Society is an incorporated member group of Midland Center for the Arts, 1801 West St. Andrews, Midland, MI 48640, Administration Office 989-631-5930, Midland County Historical Society
  • Sanford Centennial Museum, 2222 Smith Street, Sanford, MI 48657, 989-687-9048, Sanford Centennial Museum

Links[edit | edit source]

  • Seeking Michigan, Seeking Michigan, free online record collection that includes Michigan State death certificates from 1897 through 1920, Michigan State census records 1827-1894, Civil War records, photos, and history of the state.
  • Michigan Family History Network – Midland County, Michigan Family History Network – Midland County, free online records that include cemetery data and photos, marriage index, military data including the full 1894 Michigan State Veteran Census, 1883 pensioners, Spanish American War veterans, lists of various vital records gleaned from religious records, local vital records, etc.
  • US Gen Web – Midland County, part of the US Gen Web Project, US Gen Web – Midland County, free online records that include military records, maps and plot books, online census records, cemetery records, and online vital statistics.

Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

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