RESEARCHING NEAR GRAND RAPIDS – LANSING

February 5th, 2018 by National Genealogical Society Blog Editor

Lansing is the state capital of Michigan, and two exceptional research facilities, the Library of Michigan and the Archives of Michigan, are located there. Lansing is about a one hour drive from Grand Rapids. Both facilities are located within the Michigan History Center. More information about visiting is found HERE.

The all-day conference research tour is Tuesday, 1 May 2018. If you want to join the tour, REGISTER as soon as possible as space is limited.

Library of Michigan, Michigan History Center, 702 W. Kalamazoo Street, Lansing, Michigan 48915.

The collections include surviving newspapers and city directories for all of Michigan in print and on microfilm, state as well as federal census, cemetery records, county histories, plat maps and much more. For details about the collections see http://www.michigan.gov/libraryofmichigan. The Library is open Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m.‒5:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m.‒4:00 p.m.

Archives of Michigan, Michigan History Center, 702 W. Kalamazoo Street, Lansing, Michigan 48915.  The Archives are located inside the Michigan Library and Historical Center. Designated disability parking is available at the south (wheelchair-accessible) entrance of the building. NOTE: Bring your driver license or other valid photo identification—you will not be able to access archival material without it.

Onsite original collections include Michigan naturalization records, tax rolls and probate files, and the Abrams Foundation Historical Collection which includes published materials emphasizing the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Great Lakes states. For research guides and free online content—including death certificates and state censuses—see Seeking Michigan: http://www.seekingmichigan.org/. The Archives is open Monday through Friday 1:00 p.m.‒5:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m.‒4:00 p.m.

Michigan History Center in Lansing

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