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Welcome to Michigan, The Wolverine State
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Michigan comes from the Indian word for Lake Superior, "Michigamee" or variants of that word.

Featured Content

1894 Michigan State Census - Access Genealogy
1894 Michigan State Veterans Census - At Michigan Family History Network

These Internet sites list soldier's by name with their ward, township, and county as shown on the census of United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894, part of a state census. Since the 1890 federal census was partially destroyed in a fire, researchers can use this list of names as an additional tool beyond the census, to document their ancestors whereabouts during the 1890's. There are approximately 50,000 names listed. For further details, see the Michigan Census Wiki page.


Extinct or Renamed Counties: Aishcum | Anamickee | Bleeker | Brown | Cheonoquet | Des Moines | Dubuque | Forest | Iowa | Isle Royal | Kanotin | Kautawaubet | Kaykakee | Keskkauko | Manitou | Meegisee | Michilimackinac | Mikenauk | Neewago | Notipekago | Okkuddo | Omeena | Shawano | Tonedagana | Unwattin | Wabassee | Washington | Wyandot

Major Repositories

Michigan State Archives  · Library of Michigan  · Detroit Public Library  · National Archives Great Lakes Region (Chicago)  · Newberry Library  · Allen County Public Library

Migration Routes

Erie Canal · Lake Erie · Lake Huron · Lake Michigan · Lake Superior · Monroe Road · Ft. Gratiot Road · Saginaw Road · Detroit-Chicago Road · Maumee-Jonesville Road · La Plaissance Bay Road · Grand River Road · Detroit-Vincennes Road · Erie-Kalamazoo Railroad · Soo Locks

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