Source Information

Ancestry.com. Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1952 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
Original data:

Death Records. Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, Lansing, Michigan.

About Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1952

This collection contains death registers (1867-1897) as well as certificates (1897-1952) from the state of Michigan. While forms differ, you may find the following details among the records:

  • name of the decedent and place of death
  • gender
  • color or race
  • marital status
  • date of birth
  • age
  • occupation
  • birthplace
  • father's name and birthplace
  • mother's name and birthplace
  • name and address of informant
  • date filed
  • date of death
  • physician's statement and cause of death
  • length of residence, if in a hospital or institution
  • date and place of burial
  • name and address of undertaker
  • later records may include spouse’s name

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