Divorce cases are at the county level in Michigan. Larger and better funded counties offer more options to obtain records, such as online case searches, regardless of whether it is family, criminal or any type of civil case. Depending on where the divorce was filed, it can be free and instant to view the divorce record in places such as Wayne court or state of Michigan's court webpages.
Look for the reports of arson in the local publications. Many instances you can see where the source is mentioned. If a news organization can get them, so can the public. You can also check the police department's records division, there may be mention of arson reports posted on their site similar to instructions when requesting arrest or incident reports.
Death records come in several different forms. There are official records issued by Michigan Vital Records authorized service, which you can find on the state's department of health and human services with instructions, records go back as far as 1867. Same link as the birth records'. Record can mean information, therefore, death information can be viewed by looking up obituaries online. Clerks throughout the state can also issue death records if it occurred within their county.
The Michigan state police conduct background checks and waives the fees for non-profit charitable agencies. However, as a precaution, you should try to find out which background checks are acceptable to that particular company. If you qualify for the background check from the state police, it is the first one I would try based on the fact that it is a government agency and not a private company. Be aware that background checks can be broader than simply a criminal records search.
There are different types of police reports from incident or field reports to arrest reports. The responding agency, in this case, the state troopers, should have the police reports. Was there an arrest? Was the responding and arresting agency the Genesee county sheriffs department? No need to know which is the correct department before you start. These records are regularly provided to attorneys and other individuals related to the report, which makes them available for retrieval. You can request from either the sheriffs or state police online with an automated system so you can check both from home.