Tuesday’s Tip – Advanced Searches on Seeking Michigan
October 4th, 2011 by Jessica

If you have ancestors in Michigan, changes are you have searched through all of the wonderful records of  The site has some incredible resources for Michigan researchers.  Death records, civil war records including manuscripts and photographs, historical documents, maps and more are just the tip of the iceberg for this genealogical treasure trove. Advanced Search Advanced Search

Did you know you can search death records by the name of the deceased person’s father?  This is helpful when you are trying to locate daughters in your family who were married and changed their last names prior to their death.  It is also an excellent search method when you want to find children who died very young and may not have been listed on a Census record. Advanced Search Fields Advanced Search Fields

You might be asking yourself, how do I search by a person’s father?  It’s simple, really!  You just have to dig a little.

  1. Go to the Seeking Michigan website.
  2. Click on the Discover link.
  3. Click on the Death Records, 1897-1920 link.
  4. Click on the Advanced Search link.
  5. Select the drop down menu for All Fields on the right, and choose a helpful search field.
  6. You can further narrow your search by adding more fields and searching them in various combinations.

Good luck in your search!  If you have any tips to share, please leave a comment below.  I’d love to hear how you have been successful in your alternative searching methods.

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