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Historical Documents

Click on a link below to access all the historical documents available for research.

Historical Documents From A to C

Birth Records
  • 1893-1905 - Register of Births
Certificate of Naturalization
  • 1930-1991 - Records of Citizenship
Civil Case Records
  • 1835-1940 - Records listing plaintiff, defendant, etc. for all civil hearings
Commissioner Minute Books
  • 1840-Present - Minutes from all Commissioner Meetings
Coroner Records
  • 1837-2001 - To see a file - contact the Coroners Office at (517) 570-3192
Criminal Case Records & Miscellaneous Quarter Sessions
  • 1836-1960 - Records for criminal cases and mixed filings

 

Historical Documents From D to O

Death Records
  • 1893-1905 - Register of Deaths
Declarations for Intent
  • 1837-1985 - Statement to become a citizen with witnesses signatures
Deed Books
  • 1836-1929 - Property ownership (years are not consecutive)
Divorce Records
  • 1844-1949 - Index and cases
Miscellaneous Common Pleas
  • 1836-1940 - Civil records and mixed filings
Mortgage Records & Index
  • 1839-1946 - Date, name, location of property etc.
Orphan Court Estates
  • 1836-1915 - Bonds, petitions to sell real estate, etc.

Historical Documents From P to Z

Patent Records
  • 1738-1956 - Date of warrant, name, number of acres
Petitions for US Citizenship
  • 1837-1985 - Signed statement with witnesses signatures
Sheriff Records
  • 1836-1967 - Writs of Execution, Sheriff Sales, records of serving court papers
Tax Records
  • 1836-1986 - Records for tax collection on microfilm
Warrantee Data
  • 1836-1940 - Traces property ownership
Wills and Related Documents
  • 1836-1990- Legal representative, inventories, etc.
Writs of Execution
  • 1836-1899 - Record to seize property of the judgement debtor to satify a judgment