Historical Documents

"The farther backward you can look, the further forward you are likely to see." Winston Churchill

‚ÄčTypes of Documents

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  • Birth Records
    • 1893-1905 - Register of Births
  • Certificate of Naturalization
    • 1930-1991 - Records of Citizenship
  • Civil Case Records
    • 1835-1940 - Records listing plaintiff, defendant, etc. for all civil hearings
  • Commissioner Minute Books
    • 1840-Present - Minutes from all Commissioner Meetings
  • Coroner Records
    • 1837-2001 - To see a file - contact the Coroners Office at (517) 570-3192
  • Criminal Case Records & Miscellaneous Quarter Sessions
    • 1836-1960 - Records for criminal cases and mixed filings
  • Death Records
    • 1893-1905 - Register of Deaths
  • Declarations for Intent
    • 1837-1985 - Statement to become a citizen with witnesses signatures
  • Deed Books
    • 1836-1929 - Property ownership (years are not consecutive)
  • Divorce Records
    • 1844-1949 - Index and cases
  • Miscellaneous Common Pleas
    • 1836-1940 - Civil records and mixed filings
  • Mortgage Records & Index
    • 1839-1946 - Date, name, location of property etc.
  • Orphan Court Estates
    • 1836-1915 - Bonds, petitions to sell real estate, etc.
  • Patent Records
    • 1738-1956 - Date of warrant, name, number of acres
  • Petitions for US Citizenship
    • 1837-1985 - Signed statement with witnesses signatures
  • Sheriff Records
    • 1836-1967 - Writs of Execution, Sheriff Sales, records of serving court papers
  • Tax Records
    • 1836-1986 - Records for tax collection on microfilm
  • Warrantee Data
    • 1836-1940 - Traces property ownership
  • Wills and Related Documents
    • 1836-1990- Legal representative, inventories, etc.
  • Writs of Execution
    • 1836-1899 - Record to seize property of the judgement debtor to satify a judgment