guide to researching a school

Try to locate the school under the Michigan Schoolhouses heading

If that fails to locate your school.......ascertain as best you can the name and the former or current address of the building

Locate as best you can persons or descendants of persons who may have attended school in the building

Ascertain what K-12 school district the building formerly was or currently is located in

Ascertain what Intermediate School District (before 1962 the title was County School District) the building formerly was or currently is located in

Ascertain what county the building currently is located in

Ascertain what township the building currently is located in

Contact the current K-12 School District's Superintendent's Office and ask whether records of the school are located there

Contact the current Intermediate School District Superintendent's Office and ask whether records of the school are located there

Contact County Clerk's Office and ask whether records of the school are located there

Contact Township Supervisor's Office and ask whether records of the school are located there

Contact local or county historical societies

Contact local genealogy groups

There may be information at the State Library in Lansing or the Bentley Historical Library in Ann Arbor

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