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=== Records of the Family History Library  ===
 
=== Records of the Family History Library  ===
  
The [[Family History Library]] has many of the records described in this outline. The library's major holdings of Michigan records include vital, probate, and land records for most of the state's 83 counties.  
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The [[Family History Library]] has many of the records described in these Michigan Wiki pages. The library's major holdings of Michigan records include vital, probate, and land records for most of the state's 83 counties.  
  
Some of the sources described in this set of Wiki pages list the Family History Library's book, microfilm, and microfiche. These are preceded by '''FHL''', the abbreviation for [[Family History Library|Family History Library]]. You can use these numbers to locate materials in the library and to order microfilm and microfiche at [[Finding a Family History Center|Family History Centers]].  
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Some of the sources described in this set of Wiki pages list the Family History Library's book, microfilm, and microfiche. These are preceded by '''FHL''', the abbreviation for [[Family History Library|Family History Library]]. You can use these numbers to locate materials in the library and to order microfilm and microfiche at [[Finding a Family History Center|Family History Centers]].
  
 
=== Family History Library Catalog  ===
 
=== Family History Library Catalog  ===

Revision as of 15:40, 3 October 2010

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Michigan  Gotoarrow.png  Introduction

This set of Wiki pages describes major sources of information about families from Michigan. As you read this outline, study the United States set of Wiki pages, which will help you understand terminology and the contents and uses of genealogical records.

Records of the Family History Library

The Family History Library has many of the records described in these Michigan Wiki pages. The library's major holdings of Michigan records include vital, probate, and land records for most of the state's 83 counties.

Some of the sources described in this set of Wiki pages list the Family History Library's book, microfilm, and microfiche. These are preceded by FHL, the abbreviation for Family History Library. You can use these numbers to locate materials in the library and to order microfilm and microfiche at Family History Centers.

Family History Library Catalog

The library's records are listed in the Family History Library Catalog found at the library and at each Family History Center. The catalog is available in a online or microfiche version. To find a record, look in the Place Search of the catalog for:

  • The place where your ancestor lived, such as:
UNITED STATES - CENSUS
MICHIGAN - GENEALOGY
MICHIGAN, WAYNE - PROBATE RECORDS
MICHIGAN, WAYNE, DETROIT - HISTORY
  • The record type you want to search, such as:
UNITED STATES - CENSUS
MICHIGAN - GENEALOGY
MICHIGAN, WAYNE - PROBATE RECORDS
MICHIGAN, WAYNE, DETROIT - HISTORY

The section headings in this set of Wiki pages match the names of record types used in the catalog.