Michigan Family History Societies(C-D)

This section lists associations from Charlevoix to Delta giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County Societies

Charlevoix County Genealogical Society

The association has a comprehensive collection of resources, which include:

  • The Boyne Citizen 1887-1961 on Microfilm
  • Census Returns
  • Local History Books
  • Local Obituaries from 1982
  • Michigan Civil War Veterans 1890

A number of publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Assessment Roll 1885 for the Village of Boyne City
  • Cemetery Records
  • Local History Publications


Cheboygan County Genealogical Society

The association has transcribed the Burial Records from all Cheboygan Co. Cemeteries and this book is available through the site.


Chippewa County Genealogical Society

A number of indexes are on-line, which include:

  • Births and Deaths
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Census Records
  • Naturalisations
  • Obituaries
  • Voters Lists

A list of surnames currently being researched by Members is also available on the site along with links to other sites that may be of interest.


Dearborn Genealogical Society

The association serves Dearborn and Dearborn Heights in Wayne County and the surrounding area.  It serves genealogists with links to the Dearborn, Springwells, Greenfield, Fordson and the Dearborn Township area.

Their aims are to promote and encourage the study of genealogy and family history, to publish historical records and to distribute historical material for the purpose of education.

Many indexes are available on the site, which include:

  • Ancestor Charts
  • Dearborn Death Certificates 1935-1953
  • Historic Northview and St. Alphonsus Cemeteries
  • Marriages and Deaths in the Dearborn Press 1918-1928

They also have links to a number of sites that will be useful if you are researching in Michigan, but specifically Dearborn City and Wayne County.


Delta County Genealogical Society

The association was organised in 1981.  They have a large collection of archives which are accessible in the Escanaba Public Library, 400 Ludington Street, Escanaba, Michigan 49829, which include:

  • Births 1867-1915
  • Cemetery Indexes
  • Deaths 1868-Present
  • Marriages 1862-1927
  • Newspaper Scrapbook 1950-1953
  • Obituaries 1980-1995
  • School Census 1910-1922 all relating to Delta Co.

In addition, they have Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes, Excerpts 1869-1980 and Marquette Mining Journal all relating to Marquette Co.  

They also have a Canadian Collection and excerpts from Escanaba Press 1909-1910.

Numerous databases are on-line, which incorporate:

  • 1889 City Directory - Escanaba and Gladstone
  • Birth Record Index 1867-1915
  • Cemetery Indexes
  • Civil War Veterans
  • Divorce Index 1883-1949
  • Escanaba Morning Press 1909-1919
  • Hospital Patients 1897-1914<>/li>
  • Immigration Process - Declarations of Intent
  • List of Voters in 1881
  • Marriages 1862-1927
  • Pioneer Certificates Surname Listing
  • Probate Index 1873-1975