Starting The Motor City Toolkit

By Candace L. Doriott Premium

Find it on the Web

• State of Michigan Division for Vital Records

<>: Vital records since 1867, divorce records since 1897.

• Michigan 1870 Census Index

<>: Search 1870 list of family names in each Michigan household.

• Detroit Society for Genealogical Research

<>: Note list of publications.

• Map showing Detroit Historical Museum, DPL and Reuther Library



<>: Information on hotels, restaurants, entertainment and transportation.

On the bookshelf

Global Journeys in Metro Detroit: A Multicultural Guide to the Motor City by Marcia Danner, Helen B. Love and Patricia Banker Peart (New Detroit), ethnic dining, arts and attractions, plus history

Guide to the Manuscripts in the Burton Historical Collection by Bernice Cox Sprenger (order from Burton), annotated and indexed

A Genealogical Guide to the Burton Historical Collection by Joseph Oldenburg (Ancestry, out of print)

Genealogy of the French Families of the Detroit River Region, 1701-7936 by Christian Denissen (Detroit Society for Genealogical Research)

Early Days in Detroit by Friend Palmer (Omnigraphics, out of print), personal narrative on people and events during his 1820 to 1906 lifetime

Passage to America 1851-1869: The Records of Richard Elliott, Passenger Agent, Detroit, Michigan by Mary Lou Straith Duncan (Detroit Society for Genealogical Research)
From the August 2001 issue of Family Tree Magazine