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Houdini death certificate among newly available records

Associated Press

Lansing — Images of Michigan death records from the 1920s and ’30s, including the 1926 death certificate of performer Harry Houdini, are now available online.

The records are being made available by the Archives of Michigan, which is charged with preserving records of government and other public institutions.

Death certificates from 1897 to 1920 were previously available. The Archives said in a news release that an index of records from 1940-52 will be ready in about a month, with the certificates later made public with the lifting of privacy restrictions.

Houdini died in Detroit on Oct. 31, 1926.