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Bay County Genealogical Society-Michigan Facebook Page

Ancestry-Billions of Records on the Largest Online Family History Resource. Photos, Records, & More.  Search Birth, Marriage, and Death Records 

Family Search-Dedicated to preserving important family records and making them freely accessible online

Michiganology (formerly Seeking Michigan)-Death Certificates dating from 1897.  Images of the death certificates are available for records older than seventy-five years.

Find A Grave-A free resource for finding the final resting places of famous folks, friends and family members. With millions of names, it is an invaluable tool for genealogist and history buffs.

Saginaw Public Library Obit Index-Over 262,546 records of obituaries listed in local newspapers going back to the 1800's.

Bay County Library Databases-(A Bay County Library System library card and habitation in Bay County are required to access these databases)-Ancestry Library Edition, Fold3, “The Bay City Times” archive database 1889-1945 (No requirements to use these databases)-My Heritage Library Edition, Bay City directories spanning 1873-1946.

Michigan Genealogical Council-Open to any organization or repository with a primary interest in family history and genealogy.

Cyndi's List- A categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet. A list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.

Linkpendium-Genealogy Links-A 10,000,000+ resource directory to everything on the Web about families worldwide and genealogically-relevant information about U.S. states and counties. It covers both free and subscription sites, with a strong emphasis upon free resources provided by libraries, other government agencies, genealogical and historical societies, and individuals.

Castle Garden: America's First Immigration Center-It contains and makes available eleven million records of immigrants who arrived at the Port of New York from 1820-1892

International Classification of Diseases-Help with determining how an ancestor died using the code number written on the Death Certificate.

GenForums ( is a source for family history buffs to find genealogical research originally posted in GenForum and our most popular genealogy articles

MIGenWeb-A single entry point for all counties in Michigan, where collected databases are stored