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How to Obtain Michigan Death Certificates

It was the mid of the eighteenth century when the Michigan government started working on the registration of the vital records (births, deaths and marriages) which was prior to mid nineteenth century done by the county recorders where different organizations like the churches, maternity homes and etc were responsible to record the marriages and burials or in other words deaths and the midwives and maternity homes, for the birth were the helping hands of the state office of the vital events registration. The official legislation was made in the year 1867 when the Michigan government began recording births and deaths which can be said as the beginning of the statewide registration of the vital events in whole of the US as majority of the states of US started the registration of the vital events in the beginning of 19th century. Marriages records are the most complete, available from the early years in most areas; in the county office, but authenticity of the record also vary from county to county.

For prior records, you can contact the clerk of the county in question who is responsible for the issuance of the certificates and collection and maintenance of the older vital statistics records with himself.

Death records or death certificates (MCCD), Are a substantial part of the legal process. This significant information is vital to state and local government official. The state death record database contains information about a person's death, location, date, time, residence. Sometimes the names of the mother and father, and Even the physician who declares vital statistics and the cause of a person's death. Death records have long been used to help with ancestry, research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place.

Michigan County Death Records

Alcona County
Alger County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Arenac County
Baraga County
Barry County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
Clare County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Eaton County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gladwin County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Huron County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Iron County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
Lake County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Luce County
Mackinac County
Macomb County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Midland County
Missaukee County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Montmorency County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ogemaw County
Ontonagon County
Osceola County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Saginaw County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Sanilac County
Schoolcraft County
Shiawassee County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County
Wexford County

 

Michigan Death Record Certificates and Obituaries

Michigan Department of Public Health
Vital Records Section
3423 North Logan Street
P.O. Box 30035
Lansing, MI 48914