Obituary Lookup Volunteers - Michigan

Obituary Lookup Volunteers

Please follow these guidelines when making a lookup request:

  • If this is your first request, read Making a Request.
  • To find the county for your lookup request, use the USA County Lookup.
  • Before making a request, do a quick Web Search in case the obituary is available there.
  • If you don't know the exact date for a death from 1867 through 1897, use Michigan Death Index & Records (1867-1897) to find the date of death before you make a request.
  • If you find a volunteer for your area, use the listing's Email link to send your request directly to him or her.  If you don't find a volunteer, send your request to the mailing list (see OBIT-LOOKUPS-L Mailing List for subscription information).
  • After receiving a lookup, post or publish the obituary or an abstract to help other researchers.
  • Please do not send the same request to more than one volunteer.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS - Please consider volunteering
for your area, even on a limited basis, because every lookup
helps someone.  Becoming a Volunteer has more information.

Volunteer listings are by county, with statewide listings last, and related statewide links below.  The areas the volunteer covers and the resources available are listed along with the volunteer's name and e-mail address, and web page if any.  Entries in green are web sites for libraries, newspapers, death records, cemeteries, and genealogical/historical societies.  Many library web sites have information about local obituaries and newspapers. 

County City or Town/Newspapers/Libraries, Etc. Volunteer
Alcona Alcona County Review Eileen R -
Bay Must have Full Date of Death Mary F -
Berrien South Bend Tribune,South Co Gazette(1870-P) Jane W -
Clare   Fred S -
Genesee Flint Public Library. Obituary Lookups - Substantial Fee WebPage
Genesee   Mary J -
Gladwin Gladwin County Record - Covers Entire County Tom L -
Gladwin Gladwin County Record & Beaverton Clarion (1878-Present) Judy G -
Gladwin Beaverton, Gladwin (available June-Sept only) Kathy A -
Grand Traverse Obits from Traverse City Record Eagle Chris K -
Grand Traverse Traverse City Record-Eagle Obituaries (3/29/1998 - P) WebPage
Huron All newspapers available for county Diana H -
Ingham Lansing State Journal Linda -
Kent Grand Rapids Press and Herald (Western Michigan Obituaries 1910-P)Fee for copies. WebPage
Macomb Macomb County Obituary Index (1880-P partial).  Copies available from Macomb County Genealogy Research Assistance. WebPage
Macomb Macomb County Genealogy Research Assistance.  Fee for research and copies. WebPage
Macomb Mount Clemons Public Library Genealogy Collection. WebPage
Macomb Macomb County Death Records (1904-P) WebPage
Marquette   Sherrye W -
Mecosta   Lorene S -
Midland Midland/Midland Daily News/Grace A. Dow Library Sara H -
Monroe Monroe County Library - Genealogy Indexes WebPage
Montmorency   Judie K -
Newaygo   Lorene S -
Oakland Berkley, Birmingham, Clawson, Royal Oak Mike H -
Oakland Addison Township Margaret K -
Oakland Milford, Highland, Lyon Township, South Lyon / The Milford Times (1871-P), The South Lyon Herald (1929-P) Kim W -
Oakland Oakland County Research Library - Genealogy Page WebPage
Otsego Gaylord/Gaylord Herald Times Laurie T -
Otsego   Judie K -
Ottawa   Julie V -
Ottawa Grand Haven Tribune newspaper only Bev M -
Saginaw Chesaining/Chesaining Argus (1882-P) Edgar H -
Saginaw Public Libraries of Saginaw - Online Obit Index (1800's-P) WebPage
Saginaw Obit Lookups - Please Use the Link Above (Saginaw Obit Index) First and Supply Names and Dates For Obituaries Needed Karin T -
St. Clair Port Huron newspapers Diana H -
St. Clair Adair, Algonac, Birtchville, Brockway, Capac, China, Cottrelville Palms, East China, Emmet, Fort Gratiot, Lakeport, Marine City, Marysville, Port Huron, St. Clair, Riley, Smiths Creek Nancy H -
St. Clair Marriages (1838-1898) & Deaths (1868-1974) WebPage
St. Joseph   Dennis B -
Sanilac Deckerville Public Library WebPage
Sanilac Sanilac County Genealogy WebPage
Shiawassee Owosso/Owosso Argus Press Edgar H -
Shiawassee Shiawassee County Obituary Index at the Owosso Branch Library, 1862-2009+ WebPage
Shiawassee The Durand Express Obituary Index (1980-2001) WebPage
Washtenaw Saline and Manchester Newspaper Lookups Sue L -
Wayne Detroit Public Library WebPage
Wayne Detroit Public Library Obituary Lookups - Fee
(Free Adobe Acrobat Reader required to read the lookup instructions.)     link on "Adobe Acrobat Reader" =
Wayne Hamtramck/Hamtramck Citizen News(1861-P) Tim W -

Michigan Links

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