22 N Manning St, Hillsdale, MI 49242
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Our mission The Mitchell Research Center is the major collector of local and family history related to Hillsdale County and the surrounding area.

Mitchell Research Center

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“Cut and paste” Crew

We have a great card file that houses mainly obituaries but also some births, and other miscellaneous articles on Hillsdale families. These volunteers cut articles, pertinent to genealogy research, out of the current Hillsdale Daily News and prepare them for filing. Other volunteers work at home on a backlog of papers from 1965-2001 doing the same type of work.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • Teens, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual, Office work, Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Indexing and Organizing

Other current projects are indexing the family files and keeping the other indexes of shelving, file cabinets, & family genealogies up to date. Recently we accepted the donation of land records and are currently working to sort and organize them for use in research. It’s a BIG job to sort abstracts, deeds and other land records from this huge collection.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site, Formal
  • Weekdays

Prep materials for shelving

Volunteers will do the special work of preparing donated material for shelving. This might be making an index, typing material from handwritten documents, slipping data into plastic sleeves so it can be placed in a three-ring notebook, or filing the items the “cut and paste” crew generates.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • Teens, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work, Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends
How you help Our volunteers spend a lot of time doing “projects” when not helping patrons research their families, homes, businesses etc.
About us Mitchell Research Center is located in Hillsdale Michigan. The Mitchell Research Center is the major collector of local and family history related to Hillsdale County and the surrounding area. We are a research center for genealogists, historians and other researchers. Our volunteers are here to provide needed or requested assistance with your searches.
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