Did you know that Massachusetts once maintained records in present day Michigan? Another lesser known fact is that Connecticut holds records for the Ohio Valley area and portions of eastern Indiana. Prior to statehood, the British colonies would oversee the taxes, land deeds and court records for many areas that do not associate with them in today's time. Are you looking in the right place for your ancestor's records?
I had no idea MA had record keeping in what is now MI.
I just had to research this and find MA claimed some of southern WI and MI after the Rev War. Thank you for this tidbit of history.
You are very Welcome !! Enjoy Your Journey to the Past !!