Michigan Resources

Making of Modern Michigan

Making of Modern Michigan
The Making of Modern Michigan is a collaborative project involving 52 Michigan libraries. It includes local history materials from communities around the state. Michigan’s unique heritage is represented through over 4,500 different subjects of photographs, family papers, oral histories, genealogical materials, and much more.

Michigan Authors & Illustrators
A searchable database of Michigan authors and illustrators.

Library of MichiganMichigan Materials Library of Michigan
Contains information about Michigan facts and links to the Michigan Collection including County Guides, Historical Research Collections, Michigan Imprints 1851-1876, Michigan Bibliographies and the Michigan Digital Collections.

Michigan Newspapers – Library of Michigan
Contains links to Michigan Newspaper finding aids for news or obituaries by City and County, a list of newspaper holdings on microfilm, newspaper family histories and other newspaper resources.

Historical Free Press:
Detroit Free Press (1999-present)
Detroit Free Press Historic (1831-1999)


Digital Sanborn Maps 1867-1970

Sanborn Historic Maps Michigan – Maps originally done for insurance purposes, these historic documents are great for local history and genealogy research.