Free Michigan obituaries online in this collection at FamilySearch. The collection, Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006, includes a name index and images of “obituary collections by county or newspaper and then alphabetically. … Some collections contain obituaries from other states and nearby regions.”

These Michigan death records may contain:

  • The name of the deceased
  • Age
  • The birth date and place
  • The death date and place
  • The names of parents, spouse or other relatives
  • The name of cemetery
  • The name of newspaper, date and place of publication

And the obituary clippings vary, but if you’re going to search by images (instead of using a name and searching in the index), you’ll want to know the Locality/Newspaper/Collection and then search that collection alphabetically for the name. It’s usually faster to search by name in the index, then look at the image.

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