The purpose of the Mitchell Research Center is to “make collected and donated research records and materials relative to genealogical, historical and archival subjects available; to provide needed or requested assistance to the public; and to continue indexing and compiling research materials for Hillsdale County and beyond.
Resources available at the MRC include:
- Birth Index — 1866-1902
- Cemetery Records
- Census Records
- Church Records
- City Directories
- County Histories
- DAR Records
- Death Index — 1867-2002
- Family Histories and photographs
- Marriage Index — 1835-2000
- Michigan Pioneer Records
- Periodicals and Newsletters
- Surname Card Files
A quick check of our records can be made of our extensive birth and obituary index card catalog. There is a charge for requests made by phone or email (includes copy and mailing fee).
For a more extensive search, the volunteer genealogy staff at the Mitchell Research Center will research your request at a per hour rate. Copies of documents can be made from the microfilm reader/printer. Postage will be added. A retainer fee will be required for each search completed by the research staff. Any monies not used will be returned to you. All fees for research are donated to the Mitchell Research Center, as our staff are volunteers. Donations over and above costs are gratefully accepted.
If an original copy is requested from the Hillsdale County Court House, the current fees will apply plus a nominal fee for the research staff to obtain the document(s).
PLEASE CONTACT THE M.R.C. FOR ALL CURRENT FEES REQUIRED.
For historical or geneaological
information contact the
Mitchell Research Center at:
22 N. Manning St.
Hillsdale, MI 49242
Please call number above for current open hours
Other hours by appointment only.
Please note that we will be closed if schools in the county are closed due to inclement weather. Call ahead to make sure we are open.