In addition to the Archives’ extensive holdings of Michigan state government records, our collections also include records of counties from across the state. For the family history researcher, this could include tax assessments, naturalizations, probate files, poor house registers, vital records, chancery case files, occupational certifications, and more.
Holdings will vary widely from county to county. Below is a listing of Michigan county research guides, detailing what records are available at the Archives of Michigan for each county.
Be sure to utilize ANSWER, the Archives’ online catalog available at answercat.org. A keyword search using the phrase “[county name] county,” with results limited to the Archives of Michigan, will give another way for researchers to identify Michigan county records of interest.
Is your county not listed? Archives staff will be adding additional county guides, so please check back!