Submitting Research Requests

The GSWC Research Committee does limited research on Washtenaw County residents. Research is usually limited to the materials available in the joint library which the GSWC has with the LDS Family History Center in Saline. 
This includes
* Birth (1867-1913)
* County, city, and town histories
* Marriage (1827-1912)
* Cemetery readings
* Death records (1867-1913)
* Index of early newspapers
* Grantor/grantee land deed indexes
* Early tax records and land records on    microfilm
* Probate index
* Washtenaw County plat maps for 1856, 1864, 1874, 1895,  and 1915 
 * GSWC Research Committee Correspondence Files          * Family History Capers        
  Your request should include the following:
  • Your name and contact information, including email address if available
  • A voluntary donation, payable to the GSWC, suggested amount $10. The donation makes it possible for us to purchase more materials for the library.
Your specific request:
  • Name of the individual and family members
  • Specific information you seek
  • Approximate time period when the person was in Washtenaw County
  • Place in the county, if known
  • Information you already know, including family group sheets, pedigree charts, census data
If sending the information by mail include your check to:                 
            The Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County, Michigan, Inc.
            PO Box 7155
            Ann Arbor, MI 48107-7155
  •     And a self-addressed envelope, only if you have no email address.
 If sending the information by email, click below to donate:
AND  send the information specified above under "Your Specific Requet" to, with the Subject Heading: Research Request
You may want to check the  Library Catalog to find what books are owned by the GSWC.
  • To find books covering Washtenaw County, use the locality dropdown MI-Washtenaw.
  • To locate books specific to a township, use the locality dropdown Township.
  • The Research Committee will do a look-up for you in a non-Washtenaw County book owned by the library, but will not be able to do follow-up research. 
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