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Family History Collections

Death Certificate for Harry Houdini, listing place of death as Detroit and cause of death as

Death Records

This collection consists of approximately 1.6 million death records created between 1921 and 1952. Records created between 1921 and 1943 include an image of the death certificate. Records from 1944-1952 are index-only.

Main Streets

Main Streets

The Main Streets collection depicts street scenes from various towns and cities throughout Michigan. Images of lakes, city parks, buildings, hotels, and nature scenes are also included in the collection.

Rural Property Inventories

This collection consists of property inventory cards created as part of a WPA project during the Great Depression. The cards contained in this collection are from Oakland and Grand Traverse counties.