This week, to celebrate Seeking Michigan’s sixth birthday, they announced (along with the Archives of Michigan) the images of Michigan death certificates from 1921-1939 have been made available for free and the index for records from 1940-1952 will be made available in the next few weeks!
- I found a previously unknown Michigan Moynahan (no relation proved but record saved). Her name was Kitty Moynahan (1858-1938). She died the 10th of November 1938 at 80 years of age. She was a single, retired school teacher/proncipal who lived at 2170 Jefferson Avenue, Detroit and was buried at Mount Elliott Cemetery (found in Location: Section J, Lot 71, Space 10). I know I will likely pursue research on her in the future because I am interested in the Moynahan women and men who never married. I am particularly drawn to seeking out their life stories. (Post: Bachelors and Spinsters)
- I learned (with thanks to Mt Elliott cemetery) that Kitty is buried in the same cemetery plot location as the Moynahan family's beautiful zinc marker that I had blogged about last year!
|1895 Detroit City Directory|
Kitty Moynahan was the principal of McKinstry School
|Education in Detroit 1916|
Kitty Moynahan Principal of Parke School
- The Detroit News Indexes The Archives of Michigan received well over 1 million index cards from The Detroit News at the end of 2014. These cards have been scanned into batches of 500-1000 cards per PDF file. The tables of files are organized alphabetically by starting and ending subject. These index cards appear to cover from the beginning of The Detroit News into the late 1990s. The Archives of Michigan does not have microfilm of The Detroit Newspaper at this time. Because the cards are organized by subject, be prepared to look for different but related subjects if the first subject you try doesn’t yield a result.
- I found an index card for my uncle, Labour Leader John Moynahan (1934-1897)
|Index card from 1975|
regarding my Uncle John Moynahan