Michigan Public Records

The Michigan State Vital Records Office has some of the most complete records for birth, death, marriage and divorce events. Birth and death records dating back from 1867 are available for purchase online, in person and by mail. Records older than 100 years are available as public records.

Michigan Vital Records Office
201 Townsend Street
Capitol View Bldg
Lansing MI 48913

Michigan Birth Record Form (PDF)
Michigan Death Record Form (PDF)

Marriage records from 1867 to present are availabe from the state Vital Records office. Divorce records are available from 1897 to present except some Detroit divorce decrees filed during the period of 1973-1974.

Michigan Divorce Record Form (PDF)
Michigan Marriage Record Form (PDF)

Adoption Records

Adoption records in Michigan are considered closed records and are not publically available. Closed records can be opened to an adult age adoptee, adoptive parents of a minor, biological parents, and adult age biological siblings. The Department of Human Services in Lansing, Michigan also maintains the central adoption registry for voluntary information exchange.

Central Adoption Registry
P.O. Box 30037
Lansing, Michigan 48909

Adult Adoptee Form (PDF)
Adult Biological Sibling Form (PDF)

Property Records

Below are a few of the online parcel tools maintained by the county gis, assessors and historic mapping departments of Michigan.

Wayne County Online GIS
Oakland County Parcel Search
Macomb County Property Search
Kent County Property Information Search
Genesee County Parcel Search
Washtenaw Online Mapping

Genealogy Records

Genealogy Records for the state of Michigan

Public Libraries

We have compiled a list of 10 public libraries in the state of Michigan

# Name Address Zipcode Phone
1 Addison Branch Library 102 South Talbot Street, Addison, Michigan 517-447-3414
2 Adrian Public Library 143 East Maumee Street, Adrian, Michigan 49221 517-265-2265
3 Lenawee County Library 4459 West Us 223, Adrian, Michigan 49221 517-263-1011
4 Alanson Area Public Library 7631 Burr Avenue, Alanson, Michigan 49706 231-548-5465
5 Albion District Library 501 South Superior Street, Albion, Michigan 49224 517-629-3993
6 Helena Township Public Library 8751 Helena Road, Alden, Michigan 49612 231-331-4318
7 Algonac-Clay Township Library 2011 Saint Clair River Drive, Algonac, Michigan 810-794-4471
8 Allegan Public Library 331 Hubbard Street, Allegan, Michigan 49010 269-673-4625
9 Allen Park Public Library 8100 Allen Road, Allen Park, Michigan 313-381-2425
10 Allendale Township Library 6175 Library Lane, Allendale, Michigan 49401 616-895-4178
See the full list

Phone Area Codes

231 - Muskegon, Michigan 248 - Royal Oak, Michigan 269 - Woodland, Michigan 313 - Detroit, Michigan 517 - Lansing, Michigan 586 - Roseville, Michigan 616 - Grand Rapids, Michigan 734 - Ann Arbor, Michigan 810 - Flint, Michigan 906 - Marquette, Michigan 947 - Ortonville, Michigan 989 - Saginaw, Michigan