With the wicked weather today and tomorrow, many of us will enjoy a bit of ancestor hunting. With US censuses being one of the mosted reviewed record collections in genealogy, this is just a friendly reminder to also check the state censuses as well.
Two of the more popular Michigan censuses, 1884 &1894, are on Seeking Michigan.
The index for the State Census, 1827-1874 is also on Seeking Michigan. Unfortunately, Wayne County records are not included. The collection contains information on the following counties for the years listed:
Branch (1857, 1874)
Eaton (1845, 1854, 1864, 1874)
Houghton (1864, 1874)
St. Joseph (1845)
Washtenaw (1827, 1845, 1854)
Both collections are wonderful resources for your research but not very helpful if your ancestors were living in Wayne County before 1884.
Lucky for us, Ancestry.com has a record collection titled Michigan, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1827-1870, which has almost 40,000 Wayne County census, voter, and tax records.
Some of the record years available for Wayne County (not including US censuses):
1769 1802 1806 1810
1820 1821 1823 1825 Tax List
1827 Territorial Census 1830 1834 1840 Pensioners List
Stay warm and Happy Hunting!