The state of Michigan is located in the Midwest and Great Lakes region of the United States. It is a unique state geographically as it is the only one to consist of two peninsulas and touches four of the five Great Lakes. Many Native Americans had lived in Michigan for thousands of years before the French, English and Spanish colonized the land. Michigan derived its name, which means large lake, from the Indian words “Michi-gama”. The state boasts a huge automobile manufacturing industry which employed many people who lived within the state and neighboring states. Many people who wanted manufacturing jobs migrated to Michigan. The state is known as “The Wolverine State” and was the 26th state admitted to the union on January 26, 1837.
The In-Brief Guide to Michigan Genealogy contains Factoids, Timeline, Research Strategies, Migration Routes and Motivations and many other recommended resources. This 4-page printed guide is laminated. Written by Jennifer Holik who has more than 20 years of research and writing experience, has published 11 books, numerous articles, and educational courses. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Missouri University of Science and Technology. In her business, Jennifer offers expert World War II, genealogical, and historical research services. She speaks on the topics of World War II research and writing, and kids genealogy in the United States and Europe. You can learn more at http://jenniferholik.com Jennifer is the author of IDG’s monthly column, “Stories from the Battlefield”.
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