Death Records and Death Certificates in Michigan

Michigan Death Records

The population of Michigan was recorded 9,986,857 on July 1, 2019, an increase of 1.04% from 9,883,635 recorded at the 2010 United States Census. Michigan racial breakdown of population as of 2010 was 78.9% White American (Non-Hispanic Whites: 76.6%, White Hispanic: 2.3%), 14.2% Black or African American, 0.6% American Indian, 2.4% Asian American, less than 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.5% Some other race, and 2.3% multiracial.

This page is created to provide genealogists and researchers an ultimate guide to the state of Michigan death records. Use the links and the tips below for Michigan death records, certificates, online tools and databases. Additional information on how to obtain Michigan death certificates is available below.

How to Find a Death Record in Michigan

Michigan death records search

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Michigan death records, Michigan death certificates, Michigan death notices, Michigan death indexes, and other related Michigan genealogy records.

Michigan death records free

Below are some of the most comprehensive resource for death records in Michigan.

Michigan Death Index

Michigan death records database

Links to Michigan death and burial indexes and databases are as below:

Michigan social security death index

The Social Security Death Index contains information on millions of deceased individuals in Michigan with social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Try the links below to search the index:

Public Death Record Michigan

In addition to the indexes and databases above, there are some other resources that gives to almost the same or might even more information about a deceased individual. Here are some to check out:

Michigan Death Certificates

How to get a death certificate in Michigan

Birth, death and marriage records have been registered on a state level since 1867. Marriages prior to that time may be found at the county level. For birth and death records after January 1867, and for marriages after April 1867, write:

Michigan Department of Public Health
Vital Records Section
3423 North Logan Street
P.O. Box 30035
Lansing, MI 48914

Michigan death certificates online

Use the links below to get death certificates and vital records in Michigan.

Michigan Death Notices

Check local newspapers and local online news websites which frequently publish notices. Use the link below for more information on Michigan news agencies.

Michigan counties for death record research

  • Alcona County
  • Alger County
  • Allegan County
  • Alpena County
  • Antrim County
  • Arenac County
  • Baraga County
  • Barry County
  • Bay County
  • Benzie County
  • Berrien County
  • Branch County
  • Calhoun County
  • Cass County
  • Charlevoix County
  • Cheboygan County
  • Chippewa County
  • Clare County
  • Clinton County
  • Crawford County
  • Delta County
  • Dickinson County
  • Eaton County
  • Emmet County
  • Genesee County
  • Gladwin County
  • Gogebic County
  • Grand Traverse County
  • Gratiot County
  • Hillsdale County
  • Houghton County
  • Huron County
  • Ingham County
  • Ionia County
  • Iosco County
  • Iron County
  • Isabella County
  • Jackson County
  • Kalamazoo County
  • Kalkaska County
  • Kent County
  • Keweenaw County
  • Lake County
  • Lapeer County
  • Leelanau County
  • Lenawee County
  • Livingston County
  • Luce County
  • Mackinac County
  • Macomb County
  • Manistee County
  • Marquette County
  • Mason County
  • Mecosta County
  • Menominee County
  • Midland County
  • Missaukee County
  • Monroe County
  • Montcalm County
  • Montmorency County
  • Muskegon County
  • Newaygo County
  • Oakland County
  • Oceana County
  • Ogemaw County
  • Ontonagon County
  • Osceola County
  • Oscoda County
  • Otsego County
  • Ottawa County
  • Presque Isle County
  • Roscommon County
  • Saginaw County
  • Sanilac County
  • Schoolcraft County
  • Shiawassee County
  • St. Clair County
  • St. Joseph County
  • Tuscola County
  • Van Buren County
  • Washtenaw County
  • Wayne County
  • Wexford County