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Michigan State Housing Development Authority ( – includes both the State Office of Historic Preservation and the Office of the State Archaeologists, two offices with knowledge and expertise in historic preservation, providing assistance in identifying and protecting historic properties, archaeological sites, burial places, and other cultural sites in the state.  The agency maintains an online database, the Michigan Historic Sites Online (, to help you locate information about the state’s historic resources. 

Michigan State Archives (,1607,7-153-54463_19313---,00.html) – is one of a handful of agencies designated as repositories of state historical information. State Archives identifies, preserves, and makes accessible records (such as census records, military records, family histories, and various county, state and federal records) and other documents that can help you research your special sites.  Some records have been digitized:

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