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View Resource Governing Michigan

The Governing Michigan portal ( provides access to electronic versions of selected Michigan government publications collected by the Library of Michigan. The documents presented here originate from Michigan state government websites or as a result of digitizing existing print materials owned by the Library of Michigan which is the official repository for Michigan state...
View Resource Grand Valley State University Digital Collections

This database contains a selection of photographs, correspondence, diaries, interviews, and publications covering subjects from the Civil War to Michigan philanthropists.
View Resource Great Lakes Maritime Database

is an extensive source of information on approximately 14,000 19th Century ships that sailed the Great Lakes. Each vessel record may include build & owner info, a brief historical timeline, and photographs. The database was compiled from the collection of C. Patrick Labadie.
View Resource HathiTrust Digital Library

is a digital preservation repository and highly functional access platform. Drawing on a full range of library collections the repository contains significant amounts of Michigan material often published outside of the state.
View Resource HeritageQuest Online

Genealogy/History/Biography. Full text and indexing. Includes all of the images, and extensive indexing, from the 1790 - 1940 U.S. federal censuses; more than 22,000 digitized book titles, including early family histories and local histories; more than 250 primary-source documents such as tax lists, city directories, probate records and more.  Census collections, Books collection, city ...
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