County-wide indexes are listed in: Genealogical Death Indexing System (1867-1897) furnished by the Michigan Department of Community Health Michigan Death Records & Indexes (deathindexes.com) Wiki articles describing online collections are found at: The earliest records of divorce were recorded in the supreme court.Later divorce papers are usually kept by the clerk of the circuit, chancery, or county court.Towns or cities can cross township boundaries, however, the individual will be found to be living in either a town or a township, never both, although some may have the same name.The Family History Library has microfilm copies of these records for most counties.The Family History Library has few divorce records for Michigan.Many divorce and other vital records have been abstracted and published in genealogical periodicals.A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Michigan Vital Records State Department of Health or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.
Most counties kept marriage records from the date the county was created.
The state of Michigan required registration of deaths beginning in 1867.
This collection covers deaths registered through 1897.
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.
Most online resources for Michigan Vital Records are indexes.