NGS Research in the States: Michigan, revised. NGS Special Publication #130. Shirley M. DeBoer and Brenda Leyndyke. Provides an overview of Michigan’s history and settlement patterns from its first French settlement in 1668 into the twentieth century. This comprehensive guidebook includes information on major research centers as well as locally-focused institutions. Family historians will find an excellent discussion of the court system and how to access the numerous published decisions. An extensive section on ethnicities features information on fourteen groups with ties to Canada and Europe as well as resources on African Americans, Arab Americans, Asians, Chaldean, Hispanics, Native Americans, et al. Other sections cover maritime and township research; documents on orphans, prisons, and schools; and WPA publications. 2018.