Submitting Research Requests

The GSWC Research Committee does limited research on Washtenaw County residents. Research is usually limited to the materials available in the GSWC library. 
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.
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 Request" 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. 
mmcc 1/6/2023; 1/22/23 SLB