About LFHC


The Lansing Michigan Family History Center (LFHC) opened its doors to the public over 3 decades ago and has served over 2000 patrons in the  years since.  Because of its extensive collection of Michigan vital records films, Canadian records,  and extensive book holdings, the LFHC has become a mainstay in the genealogical research community of Mid-Michigan.  Due to a major fire which occurred in June 2002, the LFHC and its host building belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints burned essentially to the ground. Many records were lost, however, through the heroic efforts of many LFHC workers under the leadership of Mary Griffes, Center Director, a surprising number  of books and other resources were saved.  Due to Mary's tenacious work much, of the lost collection including films, fiche, books, and other records were replaced by the Family History Center in Salt Lake City and through local and other donations.  Today, the LFHC continues to be a leader in genealogical research in Michigan and the Midwest.