Michigan Genealogy & LDS Family History Centers

Many Michigan residents have joined the trend to trace their family roots, but not all of them know where to begin the research process. Whether you are beginning your genealogy research from the very start, or you are needing additional resources to complete your search, you can find what you are looking for at a Michigan family history center. These research facilities, located throughout the state, offer access to the extensive collection of resources through the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The centers are all run through the Michigan LDS Churches, but they are open to the general public free of charge.

If you have any questions or comments about family history centers, please send a message to [email protected]


Michigan Family History Center
9114 Hill St
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
(313) 995-0211
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
395 Jakway Ave
Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022
(616) 556-1631
Wednesday and Thursday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, and 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Bloomfield Hills Family History Center
37425 N Woodward
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304
(248) 647-5671
Tues, Fri, Sat 10am-5pm, Wed, Thurs 10am-9pm

Cheboygan Family History Center
302 E Seymour
Cheboygan, Michigan 49721
(616) 627-7918
Tues/Wed 6-10pm Thurs/Sat 10-4pm

Burton Historical Lib
Detroit, Michigan 48101
(313) 833-1480

Lansing Michigan Family History Center
431 E Saginaw
East Lansing, Michigan 48826
(517) 332-2932
TU - Sat
Notes: FHC has complete microfilm collection of released MI county vital records

Escanaba Michigan Family History Center
1021 S 14th St
Escanaba, Michigan 49829
(906) 789-0370
Tue, Thur 10AM-9PM

Flint Family History Center
1225 Robert T Longway
Flint, Michigan 48502
(810) 232-1074
Wed 10-3 and 7-8:30; Th 7-8:30; Fri 10-3; Sat 10-6
Notes: call to verify hours

Grand Blanc Family History Center
4285 McCandlish Rd
Grand Blanc, Michigan 48439
(810) 694-2964
Wed 10a-8p; Thu 10a-6p

Grand Rapids Family History Center
2780 Leonard NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505
(616) 949-3343
wednesday & thursday 9:30 am - 9:30 pm

Hastings Michigan Family History Center
600 Airport Rd
Hastings, Michigan 49058
(616) 948-2104
Notes: Other times by appointment sometimes

Howell Michigan Family History Center
1041 W Grand River Ave
Howell, Michigan 48843
(517) 546-2716
Tue, Thu, 2-10pm; Wed, 7-9pm; Sat, 10am-2pm

Kalamazoo Family History Center
1112 N Drake Rd
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49006
(616) 342-1906
Tues, Wed, Thurs

Midland Michigan Family History Center
1700 W Sugnet
Midland, Michigan 48640
(517) 631-1120
Wed, Thur 10AM to 1PM , 6:30PM to 9:30PM

Mount Pleasant Michigan Family History Center
1404 S Crawford
Mt Pleasant, Michigan 48858
(517) 772-0240
Wed 9a-8p

Muskegon Michigan Family History Center
1725 W Giles Rd
N. Muskegon, Michigan 49445
(231) 744-3283
Tues 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Wed 9:30am - 9:30pm, Sat 10:00am - 2:00pm

Owosso Michigan Family History Center
1588 N Hickory Rd
Owosso, Michigan 48869
(517) 723-8656
Tuesday & Thursdays 10:00AM to 5:00PM & 7:00 to 8:30PM; Wednesdays 7:00 to 8:30PM for members ony & by appointment
Notes: Please call before coming.

Pontaic Michigan Family History Center
14 Judson St
Pontaic, Michigan 48340
(248) 623-6123
Tue 10AM-2PM, 7-9PM, Thur 7PM-9PM
Notes: Other times are available by appointment

Riverview Family History Center
18701 Grange Rd
Riverview, Michigan 48192
(313) 285-0494
Weds. & Thurs. 10 am-2 pm and 7 pm-10pm
Notes: For Wayne County, Michigan, USA

Roseville Family History Center
16965 12-Mile Rd
Roseville, Michigan 48066
(810) 773-4560
Tue 6-9,Wed 10-3,6-9 Thur 6-9,Fri 10-3,Sat10-2

Blue Waters Family History Center
1900 N River Rd
St Clair, Michigan 48079
(810) 329-0039
Tue 10a-2p

Traverse Michigan Family History Center
3746 Veterans Dr
Traverse City, Michigan 49684
(616) 947-4646
Tue 1PM-9PM, Wed 12PM-4PM, 6PM-9PM, Thu, Sat 10AM-2PM

Westland Michigan Family History Center
7575 N Hix Rd
Westland, Michigan 48185
(734) 459-4570
Tues-Thur 10am-2pm Tues-Thur 7pm-10pm

Michigan Genealogy Resources

When you think of Michigan, perhaps images of great cars, great music, and even Great Lakes come to mind. Certainly Henry Ford, the Motown sound, and the five impressive bodies of water--Huron, Michigan, Erie, and Superior--all contribute to this "Wolverine" state's rich history. But even more important are the diverse immigrant groups who settled there during the early 1800s and 1900s. Michigan started out as part of the Northwest Territory in 1787, gained US territory status is 1805, and was admitted to statehood in 1837. You'll find statewide birth, marriage and death records as early as 1867, but other records such as land claims, Civil War and other war documents, and additional biographical and historical records can help navigate your research in this "Great Lakes" state.

Michigan Vital Records Office
Box 30721
Lansing, MI48909
(517) 335-8666

Travel Michigan
300 N. Washington Square
Lansing, MI48913
(800) 644-2489

Bentley Historical Library
The University of Michigan
1150 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI48109
(734) 764-3482

Burton Historical Collection
Detroit Public Library
5201 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 833-1480

French Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan
Box 1900
Royal Oak, MI 48967

Historical Society of Michigan
1305 Abbott Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 325-1828

Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan
Box 251693
West Bloomfield, MI 48235

Library of Michigan
Box 30007
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-1580

Michigan Genealogical Council
Box 80953
Lansing, MI 48909

National Archives Records Administration
Great Lakes Region
7358 S. Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60629
(773) 948-9001

State Archives of Michigan
Box 30737
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-1408

Western Michigan Genealoical Society
c/o Grand Rapids Public Library
111 Library Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Michigan Genealogy Websites

Ancestor Hunt - Michigan

Cyndi's List - Michigan

FamilySearch Wiki - Michigan

Genealogical Death Indexing System

Linkpendium - Michigan Genealogy and Family History

Michigan Cemetery Sources

Michigan Department of History, Arts and Libraries

Michigan Family History Network

Michigan GenWeb Project

Michigan Polonia

Seeking Michigan

Michigan Record Collections

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