FYI about Michigan Death Records 1897-1920
- The following notice was posted on another genealogy list I belong
to. I thought some here might be interested too.
Michigan Death Records, 1897-1920, Will Be Digitized; Microfilm Will
Be Unavailable for Several Months
Good Morning All:
I found this notice on the Library of Michigan Website. In the past
Michigan has not had a lot of vital records on-line, but recently
some have been added to the www.familysearchlabs.org site, and now
they're working on these death records. Since they started this
project in May, hopefully the records will be available soon!
(name of prior poster)
The Michigan death records, 1897 to 1920, microfilm set was sent off-
site in May for digitization, which will take several months.
The Library of Michigan has entered into an agreement with The
Generations Network (Ancestry.com) to digitize these Michigan death
records. Funding from the Talbert and Leota Abrams Foundation is
making this digitization project possible. The death records will be
loaded into a database that will be indexed and easily searchable.
All scanned images will be provided for FREE on the Library of
Michigan's Web site. Users from across the country will be able to
access the database and download death records from the comfort of
their home computer.
We ask that researchers be patient while the records are out of the
Library being digitized, and we are confident that the digitized
versions of these important records will be well worth the wait. If
you have questions about the digitization project timeline, do not
hesitate to ask staff for clarifications.