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Genealogical Society of Monroe County, MI

Monroe County Historical Museum Archives

Shhhhhhhhhh.  The Monroe County Historical Musuem Archives are the best kept secret of Monroe County!!!
  • Monroe County Historical Museum, is located at 126 S. Monroe St, Monroe, MI 48161.  Within the Museum Archives on the second floor is a gold mine of Monroe County history, not only of the villages, townships, and county, but also for the families of Monroe County.  Listed in the pages to the left are a few of the books that were published about our families and our community. The Museum Archives have saved these precious copies just waiting for your review and to help you understand the lives of your Monroe County relatives.
 
  • But the best kept secret of the Museum Archive is their Obituary Collection.  File cabinet after file cabinet line the walls of the Archive with over 100,000 Monroe County residents obituaries.  Obituaries go back more than 100 years from many local newspapers.  To find if the Museum Archives has an obituary for your Monroe County relative, check out the Monroe County, MI Obit Index.  If you would like to get a copy of your Monroe County relatives obituary, call Caitlyn Riehle, Museum Archivist, at (734) 240-7787 and make an appointment to visit the Monroe County Historical Museum Archives. 
 
  • Happy searching........You may be pleasantly surprised.