Power Course: Michigan Genealogy


  • You’re looking for an entry point to start hunting down your Michigan heritage
  • You’re at a brick wall in your Michigan genealogy and are looking for a new research strategy
  • You have ancestors from Detroit and want tips specific to that city

Whether your ancestors were French voyageurs, Chippewa tribesmen or Catholic missionaries, then you’ll get a kick out of this course on Michigan family research. Both newcomers to Michigan genealogy and seasoned veterans will discover helpful tools, sources and strategies to find their Great Lakes state ancestors

Family Tree University Power Courses are designed to provide a concentrated dose of genealogy education on a single topic. Students have a week to go through approximately two hours of course material. In less time than it would take to watch James Cameron’s epic Titanic, you’ll boost your research and leave with new tips and tricks to help you find your ancestors. This course is self-led and does not contain any graded exercises, but instructors are available to answer any and every question you may post on the Discussion Board.


$39.99 ($35.99 for VIP)

Course Length:

7 Days

Start Date:

Register any time and receive immediate access for 7 days.


  • An overview of Michigan history, top websites for research and specific tricks for finding Great Lakes ancestors
  • Census and immigration information, what vital records are available, property value and the toll of the Civil War
  • A breakdown of Michigan counties, information on census records, probate records, historical maps and additional resources
  • Detroit genealogy essentials, such as the Downriver Genealogical Society and Wayne County Register of Deeds


  • A one-hour Michigan Genealogy Crash Course video
  • A Michigan Genealogy Guide PDF guide explaining how-tos, fast facts, key websites and resources, and a timeline of Michigan history
  • A in-depth PDF Sourcebook with a historical overview, record highlights, reference map with county boundaries, bibliography of Michigan state resources and directory of archives, libraries and societies—plus a breakdown of what records are available in each county and where to get them
  • PDF city guide of Detroit that documents key websites, resources and research strategies


  • This Power Course assumes you understand the basics principles of genealogy. The first course in our First Steps series–Discover Your Family Tree–will provide a helpful foundation for genealogy beginners.

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