Project: Michigan

Categories: Michigan | Michigan Project | Michigan Projects

Welcome to the Michigan Project!

The Michigan Project is part of the United States Project.


How to Join

It is not necessary that you be related to someone who lived in the state of Michigan or live there yourself to join. Anyone with an interest is welcome! If you would like to participate, please do the following:

Are you interested in the Michigan Project?united_states.gif

For a full list of participants in the United States Project, see the badge report.

Please see our list of goals and tasks below for ways you can help.

Michigan Project Members

Add yourself here if you're interested in helping with this project. Let us know what you'd like to help with. (Check out the "Goals" section for ideas.)


The template is {{United States|sub-project=Michigan}} which will give you:

... ... ... is a part of Michigan history.
Join: Michigan Project
Discuss: Michigan

This above template is for use only on profiles that are of importance to the project or need to be PPP'd and managed by the project.

It is not for every single person from Michigan. The following sticker might be used in that circumstance:

Michigan Sticker Directions
Deceased persons {{Michigan Sticker}}
... ... ... was a Michigander.
Living Persons {{Michigan Sticker|living=y}}
... ... ... is a Michigander.


The overall goals of the Michigan Project are to create and develop profiles on WikiTree for those who lived in the state of Michigan. To meet these goals:

  1. Add Michigan-related profiles, checking for existing profiles to avoid duplication. If any duplicate profiles exist, request merges, starting with the oldest generation.
  2. If profiles were loaded by GEDCOM, use WikiTree Styles and Standards to clean up residue and broken links.
  3. Search out original rather than derivative documentation and add sources.
  4. Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies.
  5. Make sure profiles of all family members are correct and documented.
  6. Profiles need to be linked to the greater WikiTree. Try to find the connection.

List of Things to Do

  1. Need space pages created and developed for Michigan counties and linked to this page. Would you like to lead a county project?
  2. If you have any Michigan state resources that you are willing to do lookups, please add them to the Michigan Resources Page.
  3. If you live in Michigan, please consider adding Catalog: Michigan Research Assistance to your Wikitree profile page.

Ongoing List of Things to Do

  1. Cemeteries in Michigan need to be photographed and the categories added to profiles on WikiTree. See the Michigan Cemeteries Project
  2. Add profiles for those who obtained land grants and homesteaded in Michigan. See the Homesteaders Project
  3. Help develop the Native Americans Project with information about Michigan state tribes.
  4. Work on Michigan's unconnected and unsourced profiles.
  5. Create new profiles for people of Michigan who are documented in a family member's profile, but might not have their own profiles yet. See Needs Profiles Created
  6. Work on Suggestions for profiles from Michigan, as reported by the Data Doctors Project.
  7. Add profiles for the men who died in World War I, serving from Michigan in the Great War project and for the Roll of Honor project.

County and City Projects

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

Special Interest Projects

Michigan Related Categories on WikiTree

Related Projects and Pages on WikiTree

Online Publications


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