Michigan Historical Records Survey records, 1936-1942
Using These Materials
- The collection is open to research.
- Michigan Historical Records Survey.
- Reports and administrative records of WPA project to survey historical records in Michigan; includes correspondence, drafts of guides to county archives, proceedings of county boards of supervisors, field reports of workers, and copies of land patents for some counties; also material relating to the history of Blacks in Michigan.
47 linear feet
- Call Number:
- 86745 Ca 2
- Finding aid created by Ann Flowers, Assistant Archivist, 1987-1989
- Scope and Content:
The Historical Records Survey record group documents the activities and the product of the legions of depression era workers who inventoried the records held in county courthouses, municipal offices some private repositories. The records include correspondence, drafts of guides to county archives, proceedings of county boards of supervisors, field reports of workers, and copies of land patents for some counties; also material relating to the history of Blacks in Michigan.
Originally the H.R.S. records transferred to the Michigan Historical Collections measured about 121 linear feet. After processing, the collection consisted of 26 feet of records relating to the H.R.S. and 65 feet of transcripts of county and municipal records. Of the remaining 30 feet, 29.5 feet of duplicate, extraneous, or insignificant materials were discarded (described in more detail further on) and approximately half of a linear foot of printed material was transferred to the library's printed collection.
The H.R.S. material has been divided into the following series:
- Survey of County Records
- Survey of Municipal Records
- Survey of Federal Records
- Survey of State Records
- WPA Project Files
- Manuscripts Survey
- Inventory of Negro Manuscripts
- Transcripts of County Records
- Transcripts of Municipal Records
- Historical Records Survey Correspondence
- Survey Forms of 1987 Survey of Records in Counties and Municipalities.
- Biographical / Historical:
The Historical Records Survey (H.R.S.) was sponsored by the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.)(known as the Work Projects Administration as of July 1, 1939) from 1935 to 1942. The purpose of the survey was to make unpublished government records and important privately-owned historical materials accessible to government officials, historians, legal scholars, and the general public. It was the largest survey of public records ever conducted in the United States. Luther Evans, the organizer of the Historical Records Survey, stated to a subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Committee on Education and Labor, on March 1, 1938, that the Survey's aim was to "build up a second library system in the nation, by making unpublished materials as widely known and readily available...as printed materials now are." He envisioned the H.R.S. being an important part of a "historical renaissance" in the United States and said, "American life will indeed achieve more dignity and richness as we study our past in the only way that it can be studied, that is, in the archives and other materials which the Historical Records Survey makes adequately accessible to us for the first time."
These lofty goals notwithstanding, in actual fact the Historical Records Survey was a Depression-era project to give jobs to unemployed white-collar workers - teachers, historians, clericals, and others - and, again in the words of Luther Evans, to "rehabilitate them, strengthen their moral fiber, give them renewed hope for the future." The projects upon which these people labored are described herein, followed by a description of the records themselves.
Although the Historical Records Survey was terminated before all the work that had been envisioned could be completed, what had been accomplished was significant. The program of the H.R.S. was quite broad, encompassing Federal Projects and State Projects. Federal Projects, sponsored and supervised by the H.R.S. at the national level from Washington D.C., included the Survey of Federal Archives (located in the states), Survey of County Records, Survey of Church Records, Manuscripts Survey, American Imprints Survey, Inventory of State Records, Inventory of Municipal Records, American Portraits Survey, Civilian Organizations Survey, Historical Buildings Survey, Maps Survey, Microfilm Survey of Public Records, Naturalization Records Survey, Newspapers Survey, Paintings and Statuaries Survey, Photographs Survey, School Records Survey, Emergency Disposition of Records Survey, and Vital Statistics Survey. State Projects included indexes (of newspapers, deeds, etc.), calendars of manuscript collections, subject-related surveys (e.g., in Michigan, the Inventory of Negro Manuscripts), and transcriptions of government and church records, especially vital statistics and county board of supervisors' minutes.
The Historical Records Survey was organized by Luther Evans toward the end of 1935. He served as its national director for about four years, until he became the director of the Library of Congress's Legislative Services Division. In 1940 he was succeeded by Sargent Child, who had been a field supervisor since the project's beginning. In Michigan the Survey began in 1936, directed by Assistant State Supervisor Dr. Milo Quaife, secretary and editor of the Detroit Public Library's Burton Historical Collection, and by Associate Supervisor William Jabine. Dr. Quaife retired from the Survey at the end of 1936 and Mr. Jabine became state director until 1939, when he was succeeded by Stuart Portner, who stayed on until the Historical Records Survey came to its premature end in 1942.
After Federal Project No. 1, of which the H.R.S. was one unit, lost its federal funding in 1939, the Historical Records Survey functioned as a nationwide series of locally-sponsored projects. In Michigan it was sponsored by the State Administrative Board, although the Federal government shared expenses.
The largest H.R.S. project in Michigan was the Survey of County Records, part of the W.P.A.'s Division of Professional and Service Projects. Field workers inventoried the public records of the counties by locating, describing, and classifying them for future ease of accessibility. In addition they compiled histories of the counties and descriptions of the organization and function of government units. These were to be published, together with the inventories, as guides for each of the 83 counties in Michigan. Although work was done on each county, only a dozen guides were ever published. All of the H.R.S. publications and most of the unpublished materials are housed in the Michigan Historical Collections, located at the Bentley Historical Library. Some other unpublished materials are at the Burton Historical Collection at the Detroit Public Library (see a listing of their holdings in Appendix III of this finding aid).
The Manuscripts Survey was another important H.R.S. project. Margaret Sherburne was in charge on the national level and Dr. Bernhard Uhlendorf directed the Michigan survey. In 1940 the University of Michigan's Michigan Historical Collections became a cosponsor with the State Administrative Board for the statewide manuscripts survey and for the church records survey, both of whose publications are housed at the Bentley. A Guide to Manuscript Depositories in Michigan, published in 1940, was the first product of the Manuscripts Survey. The guide was produced under the auspices of the W.P.A.'s Division of Professional and Service Projects and included descriptions of the state's libraries, museums, and historical societies and their holdings. The inventory upon which the guide was based was a cooperative effort between Survey staff and the state's librarians and curators. Next came the Guide to Manuscript Collections in Michigan, prepared under the auspices of the W.P.A.'s Division of Community Service Programs (formerly the Division of Professional and Service Projects). Volume 1, an inventory of the Michigan Historical Collections, was issued in 1941 and Volume 2, an inventory of other University of Michigan collections, appeared in 1942. Calendars of two significant collections were published (filed under Historical Records Survey in the library's catalog of printed materials): Calendar of the Baptist Collection of Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan and Calendar of the John C. Dancy Correspondence, 1898-1910 (these are also held by the Library of Michigan and by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - see Appendices II and IV. They also have Vol. 1 of the Guide to Manuscript Collections in Michigan.). Many other private collections never got beyond the inventory stage, but these inventories are also in the H.R.S. collection at the Bentley.
A significant subject-related manuscript survey was the Inventory of Negro Manuscripts, the brainchild of Dr. Carter G. Woodson. The project was sometimes called the Negro Manuscripts Survey or, in Loretta Heffner's The WPA Historical Records Survey: A Guide to the Unpublished Inventories, Indexes, and Transcripts (Chicago: The Society of American Archivists, 1980), the Survey of Negro Historical Papers. In Michigan it was compiled by the Negro Manuscripts Unit of the Michigan H.R.S. as part of the W.P.A.'s Division of Community Service Programs. Under the direction of Dr. Bernhard Uhlendorf, director of the Manuscripts Survey, the project was organized by Christopher Alston in 1939 and run, after Mr. Alston moved on to other tasks, by historian Robert Hayden. The field workers (all Black) surveyed the Black community in the Detroit metropolitan area and the collections of the Burton Historical Collection at the Detroit Public Library. They searched for original records and papers, both of organizations and of individuals, which would shed light on the social and political history of Blacks in America. In 1941, the Survey published the Calendar of the John C. Dancey Correspondence, 1898-1910. Two other Survey products went unpublished: an essay on Black history in Michigan, attributed to Robert Hayden by Mr. Alston, and a calendar of correspondence discovered in the survey. Copies of the essay and calendar were bound into one volume entitled History of the Negro in Michigan, which is in the Bentley Historical Library, along with the published Dancey calendar and all the unpublished material. Other material relating to Black history can be found in some of the county files, especially Cass County.
The work of the American Imprints Survey was to document the history of American printing. It was compiled from a survey of thousands of libraries in the U.S., as well as some private collections and historical societies. The survey aimed to list, on a state-by-state basis, all old publications in the United States: books, pamphlets, and broadsides. "Old" meant anything from the beginning of printing through 1876, when copyrighting was introduced (later, for the western states). The Michigan Imprints Survey published Preliminary Check List of Michigan Imprints, 1796-1850 in 1942 under the auspices of the W.P.A.'s Division of Community Service Programs. It is arranged chronologically by year of publication and includes for each Michigan publication a listing of author, title, place of publication, pagination, and locations anywhere in the United States as of the time the survey was conducted. The information gathered was cleared through the National Union Catalog and revealed the existence of many publications which had previously been unknown. Bibliographer Douglas McMurtrie was the national director and Jacques Jean Engerrand was the state supervisor for Michigan. The Bentley Library has the published volume (listed in the printed materials catalog), as well as seven linear feet of notes on all the items discovered in the survey, from which the publication was compiled. These notes are listed in the manuscripts catalog under Michigan Imprints Inventory and cover publications of the years 1796-1876 (note the longer time span).
The Federal Writers Project commenced in 1935 and operated in many of the counties of the nation. According to a Michigan Writers Project blurb put out by the WPA, the purpose of the project was to "interpret the life, the history, and the local setting of the community to the state and to the nation." This project produced many publications: state and local guides, tour books, folklore and ethnic studies, children's books, and almanacs, many of which are in the Bentley Library. The Michigan Writers Project was transferred to the State WPA in 1939 and writer Harold Titus became state supervisor. The Historical Records Survey was under the Federal Writers Project for a year, so some of their records were interfiled. The Bentley has a few Michigan Writers Project records in the H.R.S. collection.
The purpose of the WPA Statewide Museums Project was to establish, organize, operate, and improve local museums throughout the state of Michigan, with all that entails. The main sponsor was the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan and cosponsors were the individual museums. Dorothy Myers was consultant and state supervisor of the Museums Project and Dr. Carl Guthe, director of museums at the university and a member of the project's advisory committee, was also very involved with it. Museums in Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Holland, Grand Rapids, Lansing, East Lansing, Port Huron, Alpena, Ann Arbor, and Detroit were all greatly assisted by the program. Although the museums project was separate from the H.R.S., the records that came from the University of Michigan were interfiled with the Michigan H.R.S. material.
In 1942, when there was no longer a need to provide "make-work" projects because of the "real" work needed for the war effort, the Historical Records Survey was terminated. In Michigan, most of the records of the H.R.S. were given, shortly thereafter, to the Michigan Historical Collections, which was the official cosponsor of the project and the official depository for the H.R.S.'s unpublished materials as well as its publications. Other records were given to the Detroit Public Library's Burton Historical Collection (see Appendix III): 2 boxes of correspondence and reports; 4 boxes of typescript drafts on the following counties: Charlevoix, Chippewa, Clare, Dickinson, Genesee (which did get published), Gogebic, Houghton, Huron, Keweenaw, Lapeer, Macomb, Menominee, Midland, Missaukee, Oakland, St. Clair, and Tuscola; and 22 boxes of correspondence and field forms for the Inventory of Church and Synagogue Archives in Michigan, whose publications, as already mentioned, are housed in the Bentley Historical Library. The State Library of Michigan, in Lansing, has most of the Historical Records Survey's publications (see Appendix II). The State Archives, also in Lansing, has indexes to vital records and listings of WPA enterprises (complete with costs and much other information, very useful for any researcher studying the WPA). The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has microfilm copies of many of the H.R.S.'s publications (see Appendix IV). Loretta Hefner compiled The W.P.A. Historical Records Survey: A Guide to the Unpublished Inventories, Indexes, and Transcripts (published by the Society of American Archivists in 1980), which contains additional locations of H.R.S. materials throughout the nation. In addition, the National Archives in Washington D.C. contains a great deal of H.R.S. material, in Record Group 69 (see Appendix V). There is a related collection at the Bentley Library. Since the Michigan Historical Collections was official cosponsor and some of the WPA work was done in it s offices (as well as having some of its own work done by WPA workers), the Bentley Library also has WPA files in the "University of Michigan. Michigan Historical Collections." archival collection. These consist of correspondence, mostly, in connection with the Michigan Writers Project, the Historical Records Survey, and the Statewide Museums Project.
Due to its poor quality, much of the paper used in the Historical Records Survey has deteriorated badly over the years. In order to preserve the information contained therein, most of the collection has been microfilmed. Some materials have been preserved in their original form without being filmed and some have been retained after filming, but most of the papers that were filmed have been discarded. This is described in more detail in the following description of the records.
- Acquisition Information:
- The records of the Michigan Historical Records Survey (Donor Number 862 ) were received from the Works Progress Administration in 1942.
- Processing information:
Much of the Michigan Historical Records Survey collection was microfilmed in 1989-1990. Only a portion of the Transcripts of County and Municipal Records were filmed: those which no longer exist anywhere else (whose unique status was discovered in a survey of county and municipal records conducted in 1987). After microfilming, most of the materials were discarded, but a portion of the collection was retained in hard copy: county maps, H.R.S. correspondence, selected W.P.A. project files, and the Inventory of Negro Manuscripts. Oversize architectural drawings, photographs, and non-unique transcripts of government records were not microfilmed. This is finding aid combines the microfilmed and original material. A summary contents list provides an overview of the portions that were filmed and those available only in the original. In the Detailed Contents List section of the finding aid, all microfilmed material is listed as part of a "Roll" and all original material is listed with a box number. In cases where both microfilm and originals are held by the library, the contents list describes the microfilm copy.
In preparing digital material for long-term preservation and access, the Bentley Historical Library adheres to professional best practices and standards to ensure that content will retain its authenticity and integrity. For more information on procedures for the ingest and processing of digital materials, please see Bentley Historical Library Digital Processing Note. Access to digital material may be provided either as a direct link to an individual file or as a downloadable package of files bundled in a zip file.
No further additions to the records are expected.
- Rules or Conventions:
- Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)
- Additional Descriptive Data:
1987 Survey of Records of Records in Counties and Municipalities
In 1987 the Bentley Library conducted a survey of the counties and municipalities whose transcripts of government records were included in the H.R.S. collection. It revealed that most of the originals still exist in their home locales, but some have been lost, burned, or discarded, leaving the library with probably the only extant copies of those records. Although the bulk of the transcripts (55 linear feet of material in 44 Paige boxes) will remain as they are, the unique ones (10 linear feet) have been microfilmed. Most of the counties of Michigan are represented, as well as fifteen municipalities (see contents list). All are valuable sources of historical information.
- COUNTY RECORDS
- Alcona, 1876-
- Allegan, 1926-
- Alpena, 1871-
- Antrim, 1863-
- Arenac, 1883-
- Bay, 1874-1883, 1887-1908, 1938-
- Benzie, 1869-
- Berrien, 1832-
- Calhoun, all
- Cass, 1933- (State Archives, 1831-1868, 1880-1955, available on microfilm)
- Cheboygan, 1855-
- Chippewa, all
- Clare, 1871-
- Crawford, 1895-
- Delta, all
- Dickinson, all
- Eaton, 1838-
- Emmet, 1859-1873, 1885-1922, 1925-
- Genesee, 1948- (published, 1901-) (State Archives, 1835-1972, available on microfilm)
- Gladwin, 1875-
- Gogebic, 1887-
- Grand Traverse, 1853-
- Gratiot, 1856- (except Libers 5 & 6)
- Houghton, mid 1880's-
- Ingham, 1888- (State Archives, 1838-1931, available on microfilm)
- Ionia, 1838-
- Isabella, 1859-
- Jackson, 1833-
- Kalamazoo, 1842- (State Archives, 1864-1869, 1897-1948)
- Kalkaska, late 1800's-
- Kent, 1845-
- Keweenaw, 1861-
- Lake, 1871-
- Leelanau, 1863-
- Lenawee, 1929-
- Mackinac, 1859-
- Macomb, 1909-
- Manistee, 1855-
- Marquette, 1852-
- Mason, 1855-
- Mecosta, 1859-
- Menominee, 1863-
- Midland, 1959- (State Archives, 1855-1958, available on microfilm)
- Missaukee, 1871-
- Montcalm, 1850-
- Montmorency, 1963-
- Muskegon, ? (State Archives, 1859-1936, available on microfilm)
- Oakland, 1942-
- Oceana, 1855-
- Ogemaw, 1885-
- Ontonagon, 1853-1863, 1881-
- Osceola, 1869-
- Oscoda, 1881-
- Otsego, 1875-
- Ottawa, 1838-
- Presque Isle, 1871-
- Roscommon, 1875-
- Saginaw, 1845?-
- St. Clair, 1961- (State Archives, 1833-1961, available on microfilm)
- Sanilac, 1885-
- Schoolcraft, 1871-
- Shiawassee, 1838-
- Tuscola, 1851-
- Washtenaw, 1835-
- Wayne, ? (State Archives, 1869-1872, 1879-1944, 1946-1947)
- Wexford, 1869-
- Municipal Records
- Alpena, 1871-
- Battle Creek, 1850, 1859-
- Bay City, 1897-
- Escanaba, 1889-
- Grand Rapids, 1838-
- Hamtramck, 1901-1909, 1914-
- Jackson, 1856-
- Marquette, 1868-
- Menominee, 1883-
- Muskegon, 1861-
- Negaunee, 1858-
- Niles, 1867-
State Library of Michigan
(From the Library of Michigan publication "Genealogy Update" November, 1988)General
Inventory of Church & Synagogue Archives
- Calendar of the Baptist collection of Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1940.
- Mich. Oversize CD3301 M5 No. 2
- Calendar of the John C. Dancy correspondence, 1898-1910. 1941.
- Mich. CD3301 M5 No. 3
- Cemetery records, Jackson County, Michigan. 1936;
- Mich. F572.J2 C45, 1936
- Directory of churches and religious organizations: Greater Detroit. 1941
- Mich. BR360 D4 M5 1941
- Early land transfers, Detroit and Wayne County, Michigan. 1936-1940
- Mich. F372.W4 E37 1936
- Early land transfers, Ingham County, Michigan, 1835-1953. 1947-1962
- Mich. F572.13 E13 1947
- Guide to manuscript collections in Michigan, Vol. I -Detroit. 194 1
- Mich. CD 3301 M5 No. 4
- Guide to manuscripts depositories In the United States, Michigan. 1940.
- Mich. CD3301 M5 No. 1
- Inventory of federal archives in the states, No. 21, Michigan. 1938?
- Mich. CD3301 J58 (copy 1)
- Jackson County directory of 1858. 1936
- Mich. F572.J2 J343 1936
- Land records, grantors, Kent County, Michigan. 1940
- Mich. F572.K3 L35 1940
- Master index to records in volumes ABC Ll, briefed from Wayne County records of Register of Deeds, volumes A to 104 (inclusive). 1940
- Mich. F572.W4 E37 1936. Index
- Probate records from archives of Wayne County, Michigan. 1936
- Mich. F572.W4 F76 1936
Inventory of County Archives
- African Methodist Episcopal Church, Michigan Conference. 1940
- Mich. BX8441.M3 M5 1940
- Church of the Nazarene, Michigan District Assembly. 1942
- Mich. BX8699.N3 M5 1942
- Churches of God, Michigan Assemblies, 1941.
- Mich. BX7095.C7 M5 1941
- Dearborn churches. 1940.
- Mich. BR560.D37 M5 1940
- Evangelical and Reformed Church. 1941.
- Mich. Bx7517,M5 M5 1941
- Evangelical Church, Michigan Conference1941.
- Mich. BX7517.M5 M5 1941
- Jewish bodies. 1940.
- Mich. BM223.M5 M5 1940
- Pilgrim Holiness Church, Michigan District. 1942.
- Mich. BX5918.P3 M5 1942
- Presbyterian Church In U.S.A., Presbytery of Flint. 1941.
- Mich. BX921 LF7 M5 1941
- Protestant Episcopal bodies, diocese of Michigan. 1940.
- Mich. BX5917.M5 M5 1940
- Protestant Episcopal church, diocese of Northern Michigan. 1940.
- Mich. BX3918 N93 M5 1940
- Protestant Episcopal church, diocese of Western Michigan. 1940.
- Mich. BX5918.W46 M5 1940
- Roman Catholic church, archdiocese of Detroit. 1941.
- Mich. BX 141 LM5 M5 1941
- Salvation army in Michigan. 1942.
- Mich. BX9716.M3 1942
- Alger County (Munising). 194 1.
- Mich. CD3307 A25 A434 1941
- Alpena County (Alpena). 1942.
- Mich. CD3307 A4 A46 1942
- Baraga County (L'Anse). 1937.
- Mich. CD3307 B 15 B37 1937
- Bay County (Bay City). 1940.
- Mich. CD3307 B3 B39 1940
- Calhoun County (Marshall). 1941.
- Mich. CD3307 C2 C34 1941
- Cheboygan County (Cheboygan). 1938.
- Mich. CD3307 C3 C474 1938
- Delta County. 1949.
- Mich. CD3307 D4 D44 1949
- Genesee County (Flint). 1940.
- Mich. CD3307 Q3 G43 1941
- Iosco County (Tawas City). 1938
- Mich. CD3307 .163 1338 1938
- Iron County (Crystal Falls). 1938.
- Mich. CD3307 .I66 I33 1938
- Jackson County (Jackson). 1941.
- Mich. CD3307 J2 J325 1941
- Marquette County (Marquette). 1940
- Mich. CD3307 A33 M37 1940
- Muskegon County (Muskegon). 1941
- Mich. CD3307 A9 M88
- Birth records from the archives of Wayne County, Michigan. 1936.
- Mich. F572 W4 B57 1936
- Death records, Detroit Board of Health. 1936.
- Mich. F574. D4 D439 1936
- Death records, Elmwood Cemetery. 1936.
- Mich. F574.D4 D4392 1936
- Death records, Kent County, Michigan.1940.
- Mich. F572. K3 D43 1940
- Death Records, Mount Elliott Cemetery. 1937.
- Mich. F372 W4 D45 1937
- Kent County, Michigan, marriage records. 1936-1938.
- Mich. F572 A3 K43 1936
- Jackson County (Michigan) marriages 18331870: as recorded in the County Clerk's office. 1936.
- Mich. 572 J2 J3252 1936
- Livingston County, Michigan, marriages. 1934-1937.
- Mich. F572.L8 L38 1934
- Marriage records from archives of Wayne County, Michigan. 1936.
- Mich. F572.W4 M37 1936
- Procedures for obtaining birth records, United States and territories. 1942. Gene. C342.7 M5 1942
- Vital Records from the Detroit free press. 1831-1846 - 1866-1868. 1939.
- Mich. CD3307 W5 M5 1942
Burton Historical Collections, Detroit Public LibraryMichigan Historical Records Survey
- Reports and Correspondence
- County Guides
- Charlevoix, Chippewa
- Clare Dickinson, Genesee, Gogebic, Houghton, Huron
- Keweenaw, Lapeer, Macomb, Memominee, Midland, Oakland, St. Clair, Tuscola
- Adventists - Assemblies of God
- Christian Missionary Alliance - Baptists
- Baptists (2 folders)
- Church of Christ (Scientist) - Church of the Nazarene
- Church of the Nazarene (Historical) -
- Congregational and Christian Churches (3 folders)
- Orthodox-Romanian (Eastern)
- Orthodox-Russian (Eastern
- Methodist Churches (4 folders)
- Methodist Free Churches - Presbytery of Saginaw
- United Presbyterian Churches - Roman Catholic Churches
- Roman Catholic Churches
- Diocese of Lansing
- Diocese of Saginaw
- Salvation Army
- Salvation Army - Volunteers of America
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day SaintsCompilations of the Historical Records Survey of Michigan
- Vital Statistics Holdings of Church Archives in Michigan, Wayne County
- Vital Records from the Detroit Free Press
- Procedures for Obtaining Birth Records, United States and Territories
- Birth Records from the Archives of Wayne County, Michigan
- Marriage Records from Archives of Wayne County, Michigan
- Livingston County, Michigan, Marriages
- Jackson County (Michigan) Marriages 1833-1870: As Recorded in the County Clerk is Office
- Kent County, Michigan, Marriage Records
- Death Records, Mount Elliott Cemetery
- Death Records, Kent County, Michigan
- Death Records, Elmwood Cemetery
- Death Records, Detroit Board of Health
- Calendar of the Baptist Collection of Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan
- Calendar of the John C. Dancy Correspondence, 1898-1910
- Cemetery Records, Jackson County, Michigan
- Directory of Churches and Religious Organizations: Greater Detroit, 1941
- Land Records, Grantors, Kent County, Michigan
- Master Index to Records in Volumes ABC - LI, Briefed from Wayne County Records of Register of Deeds, volumes A to 104
- Probate Records from Archives of Wayne County, Michigan
- Alger County
- Alpena County
- Baraga County
- Bay County
- Calhoun County
- Cheboygan County
- Delta County
- Genesee County
- Iosco County
- Iron County
- Jackson County
- Marquette County
- Muskegon County
- African Methodist Episcopal Church, Michigan Conference
- Church of the Nazarene, Michigan District Assembly
- Protestant Episcopal Bodies, Diocese of Michigan
- Protestant Episcopal Church, Diocese of Northern Michigan
- Protestant Episcopal Church, Diocese of Western Michigan
- The Roman Catholic Church, Archdiocese of Detroit
- Salvation Army in Michigan
- COUNTY RECORDS
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Guthe, Carl E. (Carl Eugen), 1893-1974.
Alcona County (Mich.)
Alger County (Mich.)
Allegan County (Mich.)
Alpena County (Mich.)
Antrim County (Mich.)
Arenac County (Mich.)
Baraga County (Mich.)
Barry County (Mich.)
Battle Creek (Mich.)
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Bay County (Mich.)
Benzie County (Mich.)
Berrien County (Mich.)
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Cass County (Mich.)
Charlevoix County (Mich.)
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Chippewa County (Mich.)
Clare County (Mich.)
Clinton County (Mich.)
Crawford County (Mich.)
Delta County (Mich.)
Dickinson County (Mich.)
Eaton County (Mich.)
Emmet County (Mich.)
Genesee County (Mich.)
Gladwin County (Mich.)
Gogebic County (Mich.)
Grand Rapids (Mich.)
Grand Traverse County (Mich.)
Gratiot County (Mich.)
Hillsdale County (Mich.)
Houghton County (Mich.)
Huron County (Mich.)
Ingham County (Mich.)
Ionia County (Mich.)
Iosco County (Mich.)
Iron County (Mich.)
Isabella County (Mich.)
Jackson County (Mich.)
Kalamazoo County (Mich.)
Kalkaska County (Mich.)
Kent County (Mich.)
Keweenaw County (Mich.)
Lake City (Mich.)
Lake County (Mich.)
Lapeer County (Mich.)
Leelanau County (Mich.)
Lenawee County (Mich.)
Livingston County (Mich.)
Luce County (Mich.)
Mackinac County (Mich.)
Macomb County (Mich.)
Manistee County (Mich.)
Marquette County (Mich.)
Mason County (Mich.)
Mecosta County (Mich.)
Menominee County (Mich.)
Midland County (Mich.)
Missaukee County (Mich.)
Monroe County (Mich.)
Montcalm County (Mich.)
Montmorency County (Mich.)
Muskegon County (Mich.)
Newaygo County (Mich.)
Oakland County (Mich.)
Oceana County (Mich.)
Ogemaw County (Mich.)
Ontonagon County (Mich.)
Osceola County (Mich.)
Oscoda County (Mich.)
Otsego County (Mich.)
Ottawa County (Mich.)
Port Huron (Mich.)
Presque Isle County (Mich.)
Roscommon County (Mich.)
Saginaw County (Mich.)
Saint Clair County (Mich.)
Saint Joseph County (Mich.)
Sanilac County (Mich.)
Schoolcraft County (Mich.)
Shiawassee County (Mich.)
Tuscola County (Mich.)
Van Buren County (Mich.)
Washtenaw County (Mich.)
Wayne County (Mich.)
Wexford County (Mich.)
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