Numerous online search tools available, including the very useful "Surname Search Portal." Ancestry.com
Premier fee-based online searching tool for genealogists, both amateur and expert. Search U.S. Census images, the Social Security Death Index, shared family files, and more.
- NOTE: Many area public libraries have access to Ancestry Library Edition, which provides access to much of the same material, at no cost to library patrons!
Fee-based family history research site featuring historical newspapers, census images, birth records, obituaries, and more.
Search and view ship manifest records online for passengers arriving at Ellis Island. This is a free search service maintained by The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. Family Search
Online family history research tool maintained by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Search vital records, pedigree resources files, family history websites and more. Contains research guides and tips. Fold3
"Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served." Fee-based service. GENDIS
This searchable resource contains more than 200,000 transcribed Michigan death records, dating from 1867-1885. Seeking Michigan
The online platform for the Michigan Historical Center. It includes Archives of Michigan research guides and indexes, a blog, and educator resources – all from the Michigan Historical Center and Archives of Michigan staff.