Michigan Birth Records

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Michigan has been maintaining birth records since 1867 when the government made it mandatory to begin recording vital events such as births.

Michigan is a closed record state, which means that certified copies can only be requested by the person named on the certificate, as well as their immediate family members (including spouse) and lawyers representing them. Birth records in Michigan become public once they are 100 years old, which is for births in 1917 and before.

Michigan Vital Records Office

The office that handles birth records from 1867-2017 for the entire state of Michigan is The Department of Health, where they provide birth records, marriage records, divorce records, and death records.


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