Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a searchable name index and browsable images for birth records from county courthouses in Michigan.
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What Can I Learn from Michigan Birth Records?
The key genealogical facts found in birth or christening index entries may include:
- Name of the child
- Names of the parents
- Birth date
- Christening date (if the source is a church record)
- Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
How Can Birth Records Help Me Find Other Records?
With Birth Records information you can:
- Look for the child or parents in the state or federal census and put an entire family together
- Use the place of birth to search for other church records for this child or family
- Use the parents’ names and child’s place of birth to search for this family in a local city directory & learn about the parents’ employment from a city directory search
- Use the parents’ places of birth to start searching for their birth records and migration records
- Use the child’s place of birth to search for parents’ land records
- Use the child’s place of birth and parent’s names to search for any tax or court records
- Estimate the parents’ marriage date–if parents married, they generally married before a child’s birth and you may be able to estimate the parents’ marriage date based on children’s birth dates
- Use a child’s birth date to help estimate draft registration date and find draft registration records or military service records