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Michigan State University

Genealogy and Local History Resources


The MSU Libraries does have an interesting collection for genealogy resources including print and electronic resources. Take a look at what we have.

Before you start your research

  • Gather information from family members.
  • Write down what you have.
    • You can use charts or software to make it more simple. You can find free charts here and software including free options here.
  • Look to see where you need information.
    • At the most basic you are looking for names for parents, children, siblings and birth, marriage, and death dates and locations.
  • Start with the most recent person and work back.

Additional resources to get you started

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