Polish Americans in Michigan

Other Repositories



Researchers interested in Polish Americans related materials may also want to consult the holdings found in other repositories in Michigan:


Burton Historical Collection, Detroit contains personal papers, records of organizations, businesses and churches, and the governmental archives of Detroit and Wayne County, Michigan. The collection includes genealogical materials such as: federal census population schedules, family histories, cemetery inscriptions, church records of baptisms, marriages, and deaths, military records, hereditary society indexes, heraldry books, immigration records, probate indexes and records, vital records, obituaries and land records.


The Library of Michigan and Historical Center, Lansing, Mich. offers a wide range of the local history collections and family history research materials.


Archdiocese of Detroit Archiveshas Detroit's religious, ethnic, urban, and social history materials. They also include the administrative records of Catholic parishes in the six counties that currently comprise the Archdiocese of Detroit and are an excellent source for the genealogical research.


The West Side Detroit Polish American Historical Societyalso serves as a repository of historical materials, including artifacts, documents, oral histories, photographs, audio and videotapes, documentary films, and other significant records relevant to Polish Americans. The archives is located in the Heritage Room of St. Hedwig Catholic Church, Detroit, the society's headquarters.


Orchard Lake Archives, Orchard Lake, Mich.serves as a repository for the records of the schools at Orchard Lake (SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary, St. Mary's College and St. Mary's Preparatory School), and the records of Polish Americans schools and various organizations. Also, newspapers, publications and papers of individuals are part of their holdings.