Michigan Death Records

Enter a first and/or last name to search Michigan death records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Michigan death records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Michigan death certificates is available below.

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Michigan death records

Death records contain information about a person's death, including the date of death, place of death, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the death. Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Michigan death records, Michigan death ceritificates, Michigan death notices, Michigan death indexes, and other related Michigan genealogy records.

Death records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store death records into various online archives. This has brought access to online death records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of deaths, and in addition to death certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing death records of Michigan. We also suggest searching for "Michigan death records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.

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How to Obtain Michigan Death Certificates

Birth, death and marriage records have been registered on a state level since 1867. Marriages prior to that time may be found at the county level. For birth and death records after January 1867, and for marriages after April 1867, write:

Michigan Department of Public Health
Vital Records Section
3423 North Logan Street
P.O. Box 30035
Lansing, MI 48914

For prior records, contact the clerk of the county in question.

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