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Wayne County Vital Records
How to Order Vital Records-Wayne County
I Need Vital Records ! What Can I Do ? Are any Free ?
Miscellaneous Vital Records Wayne Co 1790-1900
Wayne Co Marriages by Groom's Surname A - BRYANT, James 1837-1870
Misc Wayne County Marriages Thanks Jack and Marianne!
Michigan Death Index 1867-1897 Off Site Michigan State GENDIS
1850 Death Index for Wayne County

Death Announcements / Cemeteries / Transcribed Cemetery Stones
Cemeteries online
All Wayne County Cemetery Addresses and Locations
Detroit Area Death Announcements Off Site Various Death Announcements
Wayne County News Death Notices, Public Probates, Area News..ect

Military and Veteran Records
Wayne County Revoluntionary War Pension Applications
Wayne County Veteran
Bio's (Davis-Van Buren, Seger-Redford, and Witherspoon-Detroit)
Wayne County in the Civil War
Military Data Veterans from Michigan
Veteran Ancestry Registry Register your Wayne County Veterans here !
Wayne County World War 1 Medal Honors
and link fixed Wayne County WWI Veterans who Died in service

Wayne County Census Records
1850 Census of Livonia
1870 Census of Livonia
1850 Wayne County Jail Census
1860 Wayne County Poor House Later known as Eloise
1900 Census of Eloise
Partial 1930 Census of Eloise
1880 Census of Sacred Heart Orphanage - Detroit
1870 Census Van Buren Township
1910 Parital Census of Brownstown
1860 US Arsenal - Dearborn
Several Census years of Detroit Areas' Public Institutions & Orphanages
1870 Michigan Federal Census Off Site Through Library of Michigan
1880 US Federal Census Off Site Through Latter Day Saints
The US GenWeb Census Project Off Site
Census Data

Miscellaneous Information

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Wayne County Migrations Data
List of Wayne County Townships and those available for Adoption!
Extinct Townships, Villages, Settlements, ect...
Early French Land Claims & Bureau of Land Management
Wayne County Churches-some Histories, locations, websites & emails
Maps: (Under Construction) Wayne County & Township Maps
Wayne County Pioneers & Historical Data
Wayne County Government
Culture Corner Ethnic Churches, Organizations: from Polish to Scottish; Irish to Ukrianian, etc.
Historic & Family Photos from Wayne County & Some Michigan Photo's Rescued from Antique Stores
Genealogical Societies Addresses of Wayne County Genealogy/Historical Societies
Many of Wayne County Manuscripts & Documents (Burton Collection) are available by joining Detroit Society for Genealogical Research to view the contents of their issues
Wayne County Government
Wayne County Links Some Various Wayne County Links
Volunteer FAQ
Michigan Genealogy Books for Sale
Hauntings and Unusual Happenings Wayne County

Wayne County

Wayne is the most populous county in the state, and in point of manufactures and commercial advantages, it is far in advance of all others. It is in the south-eastern part of the state, and is bounded on the north by Oakland and Macomb, east by Lake St. Clair and Detroit river, south by Monroe county, and west by Washtenaw, and contains about 600 square miles.(Michigan State Gazetter, 1863/1864) More Wayne County History

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Wayne County Data Online:

City of Detroit History, Schools, 1837 City Directory, Slavery, Origin of Street Names, Asylums, Large Industry & more
City of Detroit & Wayne County Asylums & Public Residencies History and Census Data
Old Greenfield Township Land Owners
Early French Families of DetroitSurnames include: Adhemar de St. Martin ; Baby ; Barthe ; Beaufait ; Campeau ; Chabert de Joncaire ; Chapoton ; Chesne ; Cicotte ; Cullerier de Beaubien ; DeMersac ; DeQuindre ; Descomptes Labadie ; DesNoyers ; Douaire De Bondy ; DuBois ; Gamelin ; Gode de Marantay ; Godefroy ; Gouin ; Lothman de Barrois ; Morand ; Navarre ; Pelletier ; Reaum ; Riopelle ; Rivard ; St. Aubin ; Villier dit St. Louis ; Vissier dit Laferte
1943 Partial Detroit Business Directory Jefferson, Lafayette, Cadillac Sq, Larned, Woodward..ect
The Detroiters, Biographies of Leading Detroit Men
Livonia land records, history, 1870 & 1850 census & more
Grosse Pointe Pioneers & Founding Fathers
Dearborn Heights Foundation & Founding Fathers
Garden City Foundation, 1826 Map, Historic Buildings, Museum, and more
Plymouth Foundation, Land Claims, Founding Fathers and more
Grosse Ile Early History, Founding Fathers, Native American, Biographies
Inkster Pioneers, African-American's, Schools, and more
Dearborn Ribbon Farms 1780 - 1796, 1800's Land Owners ; 1918 June - Dec 1918 Marriage Announcements
Redford History, Settlers, Cemetery stones, Land Owners and more
City of Belleville History, maps, area obits, and local museum
Belleville Early Settlers 4 Business Directories(1806, 1881, 1897, and 1913)and Methodist Episcopal Church History
BrownstownHistory & original land owners and Partial 1910 Census of Brownstown Twp, Michigan
City of Westland History, Founding Fathers
Old Nankin Township 1876 Land Owners
Huron Township Original Land Owners
City of Wayne Short History, Settling Families, Area Store Ledger 1850s
City of Wayne School Enrollment 1914
Van Buren Township Pioneering Fathers & Land Owners Horner Family Heirs
Canton Township History-School Census
Gibraltar City History, pioneering citizens
Hamtramck History and Formation, Tax Rolls
Northville Founding Fathers, Local Office Holders, Cemeteries
City of Taylor Original Land Owners

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Outside of Wayne County

Index Page to Other Michigan Data On Line Outside of Wayne County
Oakland County

Cemetery Names & Locations
Southfield Township History
Bloomfield Township Founding Fathers
Genealogy Societies of Oakland County
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Lakeville Cemetery
Petersburg Cemetery

Oakland Co Pioneer Deaths May 1886-May 1887
Macomb County

Mt Clemens History
Mt Clemens Land Claims and Map
Monroe County

Gone Catholic Cemetery Stones
St Paul's Cemetery
Huron County

Biographies of Early Residents
Iron River History, Founding Fathers, Ghost Towns
Kalamazoo County

Prairie Home Cemetery
Marriages: surname BU only
June 1866-June 1867 Kalamazoo Co Deaths

South-Central Michigan

History of Battle Creek , Ann Arbor, Albion, ect..
Michigan Civil War "Colored" Troops

History of Michigan

Revoluntionary War Veteran Burials A-D

What is included on the State Census

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