Michigan, nicknamed The Wolverine State and The Great Lakes State was the 26th state admitted to the United States. The name Michigan is derived from the Indian words “Michi-gam” which means “large lake.”
Looking to find those elusive Michigan ancestors? The Michigan Genealogy Legacy QuickGuide™ contains useful information including a timeline of Michigan history events, tips on Michigan research strategy, outline of major immigrant groups, and more. Also included are links to websites and resources covering vital records, church records, census records, as well as general Michigan resources. This handy 4-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device for anytime access.