Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

University of Michigan

« Back to Projects Dashboard

view all


  • Tom Hayden (1939 - 2016)
    Thomas Emmet Hayden (born December 11, 1939) was an American social and political activist and politician, most famous for his involvement in the anti-war and civil rights movements of the 1960s. He is...
  • Greg Stanton
    Gregory John Stanton (born March 8, 1970) is an American politician. He is the member-elect of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona's 9th district. Prior to his congressional career, he s...
  • John A. Ziegler, Jr. (1934 - 2018)
    Chicago Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz has released the following statement on the passing of former NHL President, John A. Ziegler, Jr.: "We mourn the passing of John Ziegler. His positive imprin...
  • Rick Bayless
    Rick Bayless (born November 23, 1953)[1] is an American chef and restaurateur who specializes in traditional Mexican cuisine with modern interpretations. He is widely known for his PBS series Mexico:...
  • Pete Hoekstra, 69th U.S. Ambassador to The Netherlands
    Pete Hoekstra  is a Dutch American politician who became the 69th United States Ambassador to the Netherlands on January 10, 2018. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as the U.S. Rep...

University of Michigan

The University of Michigan (UM, U-M, UMich, or U of M), frequently referred to as simply Michigan, is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. It is the state's oldest university and has two satellite campuses located in Flint and Dearborn. The university was founded in 1817 in Detroit as the Catholepistemiad, or University of Michigania, about 20 years before the Michigan Territory officially became a state. What would become the university moved to Ann Arbor in 1837 onto 40 acres (16 ha) of what is now known as Central Campus. Since its establishment in Ann Arbor, the university campus has expanded to include more than 584 major buildings with a combined area of more than 34 million gross square feet (781 acres or 3.16 km²), and has transformed its academic program from a strictly classical curriculum to one that includes science and research.

The university has very high research activity and its comprehensive graduate program offers doctoral degrees in the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as well as professional degrees in medicine, law, nursing, social work and dentistry. Michigan was one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities, and its body of living alumni (as of 2012) comprises more than 500,000.

Michigan's athletic teams compete in Division I of the NCAA and are collectively known as the Wolverines. They are members of the Big Ten Conference.

List of University of Michigan alumni