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Woodmere Cemetery Records, Detroit  (Great Site)    www.woodmerecemeteryresearch.com/
Bentley Library, U of M in Ann Arbor, MI has the following City of Detroit Directiories in original hard cover books or on microfilm.

    H=Hard cover  F=Fiche      

1837 - H & F; 1845 - F; 1846 - H & F; 1850-51 - F; 1852-53 - H & F; 1853-54 - H & F;1855-56 - H & F; 1856-57 -H & F; 1857-58 - H & F; 1859 - H & F; 1860-61 - F;  1861 - F;  1862-63 - F;   

1863-64 - F; 1864-65 - H & F; 1865-66 - F; 1866 - H & F;

1867-68 - F; 1868-69 - F; 1869-70 - F; 1870-71 - H & F; 1871-72 - H & F;  1872-73 - H & F;  1873-74 - H & F;  1874-75 - F;  1875-76 - H & F;  1876-77 - H & F;  1877 - H & F;  1878 - Phone - H & F; 1879 - H & F;  1880 - H & F; 1881 - F;  1882 - F;  1883 - F;  1884 - F;  1885 - F;  1886 - H & F;  1887 - F;  1888 - H & F;  1889 - F;  1890 - F; 1891-92 - F;  1892 - F;  1892-93 - F;  1893-94 - F;  1894-95 - F;  1895 - H & F;  1895-96 - F;  1896-97 - F;  1897-98 - F;  1898-99 - F;  1899 Business Hard; 1899-1900 - F;  1900-01 - F;  1901 -02 - F;  1902 - F;  1903 - F; 1904 - F;  1905 - F;  1906 - F;  1907 - F;  1908 - F;  1909 - F;  1910 - F;  1911 - F;  1912 - F;  1913 - F;  1914 - H & F;  1915 - F;  1916 - H & F;  1917 - F;  1918 - H & F;  1919-20 - H & F;  1919-20 PT 1 & 2 - H & F;  1920-21 Pt 1 & 2 - H & F;  1921-22 Pt 1 & 2 - H & F;  1922-23 Pt 1 & 2 - H & F;  1923-24 - F;  1924-25 - Pt 1 & 2 - H & F;  1925-26Pt 1 & 2 - H & F;  1926-27 Pt 1 & 2 - H & F;  1927-28 Pt 1 & 2 - H & F;  1928-29 Pt 1 & 2 - H & F;  1929-30 Pt 1 & 2 - H & F;  1930-31 Pt 1 & 2 - H & F;  1931-32 Pt 1 & 2 - H & F;  1932-33 - F;  1934 Pt 1 & 2 - H & F;  1935 Pt 1 & 2 - H & F;  1936 PF 1 & 2 - H;  1937 Pt 1 & 2 - H;  1938 - H;  1939 Pt 1 & 2 - H;  1940 - H;  Bentley has directories printed after 1940 but they are in storage and not available for research.

 

DEATH RECORDS

Burton Library, Detroit Public Library has a micro-fiche file of death record info from 1918 to about 1970.  Info displayed is 1st & last name, death cert. #, sex, date of death, etc.  These files are free but do not contain the actual death certificate.  Only deaths in the City of Detroit are included.  The Burton also has death index notebooks for years since those covered by the microfiche.


Death & Birth records for those who died in the City of Detroit are held by the City and the State of Michigan.  For those who died in Wayne County, excluding the City of Detroit, the records are held by Wayne County and the State of Michigan.


Instructions to order a death certificate from City of Detroit:  The Detroit Health Department, Vital Records Division, Herman Kiefer Health Complex, 1151 Taylor (zip 48202-1732) near the John C. Lodge expressway. The phone numbers are 313-876-4049 and 313-876-4133. Person must have died in Wayne County, Michigan. Cost is $20.00. Call first before ordering. Hours are 8 - 4pm Eastern time SHARP Mon - Fri. FREE parking. Cash, check, money order, or credit card is accepted. A walk-in service is available. Public browsing of the records is not permitted.   We have found that the most efficient method is to visit the records office in person. 

To order a death cert. for anyone who died in Wayne County excluding Detroit.  Cost is $22.00 [check web site before ordering].  
Cathy M. Garrett- Clerk of Wayne County
C/o Birth and Death Records Division
201 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
Detroit, Mi 48226

The office staff is very friendly and efficient when you visit in person.