Seeking Michigan includes one million death records covering the years 1897 through 1920. These records -- never before available electronically -- are indexed for searching by name, death date, location and age, and hold tremendous research opportunities for genealogists, historians and students.
In addition, the site currently has:
- more than 100,000 pages of Civil War documents;
- approximately 10,000 photographs;
- a variety of Michigan sheet music;
- a rich section about Michigan's 44 past governors;
- Works Progress Administration data (circa 1936-1942) about land and buildings throughout rural Michigan; and
- oral histories with notable Michigan residents.
Seeking Michigan is a project of the Archives of Michigan and the Library of Michigan. Funding is from the Talbert and Leota Abrams Foundation, a Lansing-based nonprofit that has provided more than $2.5 million toward the development of the Library of Michigan's and Archives of Michigan' genealogy collection. The National Historic Publications and Records Commission provided additional funding.