History Resources

Henry Ford Estate


The Henry Ford Estate is the estate where Henry and Clara Ford lived. The gardens and grounds are open from 8 am – 6 pm free of charge, but the home is not currently open for tours.

Henry Ford Heritage Association


The mission of the Henry Ford Heritage Association is to foster interest in the life and accomplishments of Henry Ford, and to preserve and interpret the landmarks associated with his life.

Historical Collection of the Great Lakes, Bowling Green State University


The HCGL has a collection of vessel data sheets created over the past thirty years and a collection of approximately 90,000 images of Great Lakes vessels.

Historical Society of Michigan


The Historical Society of Michigan is a member-supported non-profit that fosters a deeper understanding of and appreciation for all Michigan history.

Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan


The IGSM is a non-denominational organization focusing on genealogical research in all thirty-two counties of the Emerald Isle.

Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan


 JGS of Michigan is a leader in education, research, information exchange forums and resources for Jewish genealogy. 

Jewish Historical Society of Michigan


JHS of Michigan educates, celebrates and promotes awareness of the contributions of the Jews of Michigan to our state, our nation and the world.

Mackinac State Historic Parks


Mackinac State Historic Parks is a family of living history museums and nature parks in northern Michigan’s Straits of Mackinac and is an agency within the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment.

Macomb Historical Society and the Crocker House Museum


The Macomb County Historical Society and its Crocker House Museum provide educational experiences of Mount Clemens and Macomb County History through the use of artifacts, rotating exhibits, publications, stories, and special educational programs.

Marine Historical Society of Detroit


The Marine Historical Society of Detroit, a nonprofit organization founded in 1944 provides a focal point for individuals and organizations interested in and concerned with the history of the Great Lakes and its maritime heritage.