Rumor has it that there was a fire in the RECORDS dept sometime in the 1970's. While it does not matter when the fire was, is anyone familiar with a fire burning all BIRTH< DEATH and MARRIAGE certificates from the 1870's to 1890's?
I would truly appreciate any help in this matter. I actually drove to Dexter, Michigan from Sacramento, California and unfortunately arrived minutes after 5:00pm on a Friday afternoon. I visited a few shops in the area and asked about the "fire"... those that I spoke to were not familiar with the information.
I am trying to locate a BIRTH certificate for my Grandfather, who stated on several government documents that he was born in Dexter, Michigan.
ANY INFORMATION IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!! Thank you in advance for your time in answering my thread!!