Michigan Family History Societies(M-S)

This section lists county associations from Mecosta to St. Clair giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County Societies

Mecosta County Genealogical Society

The association has a Library where a number of resources are available, which incorporate:

  • Civil War 1861-1865 First Regiment Engineers Mechanic
  • Civil War Veterans
  • Federal Census Returns
  • Information about the Townships, Businesses, Churches, Schools, Cemeteries and Vital Statistics
  • Veteran's Graves - Civil War

Vital Statistics include:

  • Birth Certificates for Derfield Township
  • Birth Records for Austin Township 1933-1941
  • Death Records for Aetna, Colfax, Deerfield, Millbrook and Austin Townships
  • Obituaries
  • Pioneer Published Births 1937-1950
  • Pioneer Births 1937-1971
  • Pioneer Birth Index 1951-1971

Midland Genealogical Society

Numerous publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Bethany Indian Mission 1843-1855
  • Bethany Indian Mission 1851-1868
  • Early Saginaw Valley History
  • Marriages 1855-1910
  • Midland Co. First Families
  • Midland Pioneers
  • Obituaries 1872-1982
  • Probate Index 1850-1900

Publications available for sale also include a Midland Co. Records CD, which includes Cemetery Records, County Census 1850-1894 and Obituary Index 1872-1927.


Northville Genealogical Society

The society was established in 1987.  It serves Northville, Canton, Livonia, New Hudson, Novi, Plymouth, South Lyon, Walled Lake, Westland and Wixom. 

Many resources are available on the site, which include Obituaries and Cemetery Indexes.  It is also possible to access the 1827 Plymouth Tax Rolls.

There is also a link to Northville Historic Records site, which incorporate:

  • Genealogy Resources
  • Newspaper Archives 1869-2011
  • Northville High School Palladiums: Yearbooks 1920-2012
  • Northville Township Archives Scrapbooks 1971-1996

Oakland County Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1977.  They also have a Library where a number of resources are available. 

It is possible to peruse an on-line catalogue of these archives on the site. 

Numerous indexes are accessible, which incorporate:

  • 1884, 1890 and 1894 Brandon Township Assessment Rolls
  • 1884, 1890 and 1894 Orion Township Assessment Rolls
  • 1886 and 1891 Avon Township Assessment Rolls
  • Addendum to Oak Hill Cemetery (Older Sections) 1822-1991
  • Volumes 1-30 of their quarterly publication Acorns to Oaks

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

  • 1850 and 1860 Mortality Schedules for Michigan
  • 1860 Federal Census
  • Cemetery Records
  • Divorce Records for Oakland Co. 1839-1865
  • First Oakland Co. Landowners
  • Harper Mulligan Funeral Home Books
  • Marriage Returns for Oakland Co. 1836-1884
  • Naturalisations for Oakland Co. 1827-1906
  • Oakland Co. Mortality Schedule

St. Clair County Family History Group

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

  • Births 1867-1874
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Funeral Home Books
  • Marriage Registers
  • Naturalisations from 1854
  • St Clair Co. 1845 Census Index
  • St Clair Co. 1870 Federal Census Index