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  • Alcona County, Michigan —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 30, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Alpena and Cheboygan Counties [1869]. Originally, Negwegon County, changed to Alcona.
    Established:  01-Apr-1843
    County Seat:  Harrisville, Michigan

    County history - Alcona county was named by Michigan historian Henry R. Schoolcraft after an Indian word meaning "the beautiful plains.

    Alpena Courthouse
    GHLL Alcona County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Alcona County, MI Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Alcona County Genealogical Society / Harrisville, MI)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Alcona Historical Society / Harrisville, MI)
    7. US/MIGenWeb site - Alcona County Archives
    8. US/MIGenWeb - Alcona County Genealogy & History
    9. Alcona County Vital Records - Alcona County Clerk, 106 Fifth Street, P.O. Box 308, Harrisville, MI 48740-9789.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Alpena County (north), Iosco County (south), Ogemaw County (southwest), Oscoda
                County
    (west), Montmorency County (northwest).

        Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties
        Besser Museum - Alpena's Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan
        Genealogy Trails - Alcona County
        Info Michigan - Alcona County Library

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    Census Information:
        1860 Census (I) - Localities of Black River, Dewell Place and Harrisville.
        1870 Census (I) - The Michigan 1870 Census Index is an alphabetical list of the family names in each household
             residing in every county and township in Michigan in 1870.
        1880 Census (T) - Enumeration District:  South Half of Comins
        1894 - Civil War Vets Residing in Alcona County

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Alcona county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Alger County, Michigan —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 16, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Schoolcraft County.
    Established:  17-Mar-1885
    County Seat:  Munising, Michigan

    County history - Alger County is named in honor of Russell A. Alger, (1836-1907): Governor of Michigan; Senator; and Secretary of War during the McKinley Administration.

    Alger Courthouse
    GHLL Alger County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Alger County AHGP and / or ALHN (Not found online at this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Alger County, MI Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Alger County Historical Society / Munising, MI)
    6. US/MIGenWeb site - Alger County Archives
    7. US/MIGenWeb - Alger County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Also, Alger County Clerk, 101 Court St, Munising, MI 49862.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Luce County (east), Schoolcraft County (southeast), Delta County (south),
             Marquette County (west), Thunder Bay District, Ontario (north, water boundary only,
             in Lake Superior).

        Genealogy Trails - Alger County

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    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Alger county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Allegan County, Michigan —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 14, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Barry County and unorganized territory in 1831.
    Established:  02-Mar-1835
    County Seat:  Allegan, Michigan

    County history - Allegan County was named by
    Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, coined to sound like a Native American word.

    Allegan Courthouse
    GHLL Allegan County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Allegan County AHGP and / or ALHN (Not found online at this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Allegan County, MI Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Then and Now Genealogical Library of Allegan County / Dorr, MI)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Allegan County Historical Society & Old Jail Museum / Allegan, MI)
    7. US/MIGenWeb site - Allegan County Archives
    8. US/MIGenWeb - Allegan County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records (Free Public Records)  |  Allegan County (Local Records)  |  Allegan, MI (County Seat Records).
               Note:  Added comments here.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Ottawa County (north), Kent County (northeast), Barry County (east), Kalamazoo
                County
    (southeast), Van Buren County (south), Lake County, Illinois (southwest),
             Kenosha County, Wisconsin (west), Racine County, Wisconsin (northwest).

        1895 Atlas - originally printed and copy written in 1895 by the Rand McNally
             Corporation.
        County Government - Web site for Allegan County (modern)
        Early Marriages - From Southern Ottawa County Michigan, and Northern Allegan
             County Michigan
        Genealogy Trails - Allegan County
        Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties
        My Michigan Genealogy - Allegan County History and Information
        Naturalization Index A-L - Michigan.gov, Documents
        Naturalization Index M-Z - Michigan.gov, Documents

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    Census Information Allegan County):
  • 1850 Census

  • Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Allegan county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Alpena County, Michigan —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 28, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Mackinac County and unorganized territory. Named Anamickee County on 01-Apr-1840 until 1843.
    Established:  14-Feb-1857
    County Seat:  Alpena, Michigan (Called Freemont; name changed, Feb-1859)

    County history - Alpena County is named, using a pseudo-Native American name created by Henry Schoolcraft.

    Alpena Courthouse
    GHLL Alpena County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Alpena County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Alpena County, MI Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Northeast Michigan Genealogical Society / Alpena, MI)
    6. US/MIGenWeb site - Alpena County Archives
    7. US/MIGenWeb - Alpena County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Alpena County Clerk, 720 West Chisholm Street, Suite #2, Alpena, MI 49707.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Alcona County (south), Oscoda County (southwest), Montmorency County (west),
             Presque Isle County (northwest).

        American History & Genealogy Project - Alpena County ALHN
        County Government - Web site for Alpena County (modern)
        Genealogy Trails - Alpena County
        Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties

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    Census Information Alpena County):
  • 1870 Census

  • Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Alpena county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.



  • Antrim County, Michigan —
  • Formed:  xx-xxx-xxxx — Organized:  17-Mar-1885
    (Formed from portions of Mackinac County. Named Meegisee County until 1843.)

      County SeatMunising

  • Antrim County - American History & Genealogy Project
  • Antrim County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
  • Antrim County - Genealogical/Historical Society (none found online)
  • Antrim County - US/MIGenWeb site:  (Archives)
  • Antrim County - US/MIGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History

    Local History/Genealogy:
  • County Factoid - name taken from County Antrim in Northern Ireland. Antrim was
             originally named Meegisee, meaning "eagle," which was the name of a Chippewa
             chief who signed the 1821 Treaty of Chicago and the 1826 Treaty of Mississinwas.
  • Cemeteries - Listings (by county & cemetery). May include photos, records,
             name lists, etc..

  • Antrim County - 1895 Atlas
    Antrim County - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties
    Local Genealogy - Elk Rapids Area Historical Society
    Local Genealogy - Mancelona Historical Society
    Census Information Antrim County):
  • 1860 Census

  • Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Antrim county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Arenac County, Michigan —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 31, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of unorganized territory. Annexed to Bay County in 1857 and reinstated in 1857.
    Established:  02-Mar-1831
    County Seat:  Standish, Michigan

    County history - Arenac County is named "A sandy place for a good footing" - that s what Henry Schoolcraft observed of the area when he named it after the combination of:  "arena," referring to the sand in the Roman Coliseum to provide a better footing for gladiators, and "ac," Indian for: "place of."

    Arenac Courthouse
    1. Arenac County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Arenac County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Arenac County - Genealogical/Historical Society
    4. Arenac County - US/MIGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Arenac County - US/MIGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Arenac County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Arenac County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Arenac County Vital Records - Arenac County Clerk, 120 North Grove Street, Standish, MI 48658.

    9. 1895 Atlas - originally printed and copyrighted in 1895 by the Rand McNally Corporation, called: "The New 11 x 14 Atlas
               of the World".
    10. Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties


  • Baraga County, Michigan —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 19, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Houghton County, 1837.
    Established:  xx-Oct-1875
    County Seat:  L'Anse, Michigan

    County history - Baraga County is named in honor of Frederic Baraga (1797-1868): Catholic missionary and first Bishop of the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie.

    Baraga Courthouse
    GHLL Baraga County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Baraga County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Baraga County, MI Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Baraga County Historical Society (& Museum) / Baraga, MI)
    6. US/MIGenWeb site - Baraga County Archives
    7. US/MIGenWeb - Baraga County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Baraga County Clerk, 16 North Third Street, L'Anse, MI 49946.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Lake Superior (north), Marquette County (east), Iron County (south), Houghton
                County
    (west).

        Baraga County - Info Michigan, Baraga County
        County Government - Web site for Baraga County (modern)
        Genealogy Trails - Baraga County
        US Atlas - Baraga County, Michigan, 1895

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    Census Information Alpena County):
  • 1880 Census

  • Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Baraga county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Barry County, Michigan —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 8, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of St. Joseph and Kalamazoo Counties on 29-Oct-1829.
    Established:  15-Mar-1839
    County Seat:  Hastings, Michigan

    County history - Barry County is named in honor of William T. Barry (1784-1835), Postmaster General, (1829-1835) appointed by President Andrew Jackson.

    Barry Courthouse
    1. Barry County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Barry County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Barry County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Barry County Historical Society / Hastings, MI)
    4. Barry County - US/MIGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Barry County - US/MIGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Barry County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Barry County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Barry County Vital Records - Barry County Clerk, 220 W. State Street, Hastings, MI 49058.

    9. 1895 Atlas - Barry County
    10. Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties.


  • Bay County, Michigan —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 10, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Arenac, Saganaw and Midland Counties, 17-Feb-1857.
    Established:  20-Apr-1857
    County Seat:  Bay City, Michigan

    County history - Bay County is named for Saginaw Bay, a bay within Lake Huron located on the eastern side of the U.S. state of Michigan. It forms the space between Michigan's Thumb region and the rest of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.
             O-Sag-e-non or Sag-in-a-we from the Ojibwa language, which means "to flow out", is a possible origin for the name "Saginaw". It may refer to the Saginaw River, which flows out into Saginaw Bay, and eventually into Lake Huron. The name "Saginaw" is not related to Saguenay, a region in Quebec whose name is of Algonquin origin.


    Bay Courthouse
    GHLL Bay County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Bay County, MI Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Bay County Genealogical Society / Bay City, MI)
    6. US/MIGenWeb site - Bay County Archives
    7. US/MIGenWeb - Bay County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Bay County Clerk, 515 Center Avenue, Suite 101, Bay City, MI 48708.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Arenac County (north), Gladwin County (northwest), Tuscola County (southeast),
             Midland County (west), Saginaw County (south).

        Bay County - 1895 Atlas

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    Census Information Alpena County):
  • 1860 Census

  • Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Baraga county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Benzie County, Michigan —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 22, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties, 27-Feb-1863.
    Established:  30-Mar-1869
    County Seat:  Beulah, Michigan

    County history - Benzie County:  The name "Benzie" is derived from the French Riviere Aux-Bec Scies or "river of sawbill ducks" (bec-scie). Americans altered the pronunciation of the river's name, which became known as the "Betsie River". A similar alteration in pronunciation produced "Benzie". The county was initially set off in 1863 and organized in 1869.

    Benzie Courthouse
    GHLL Benzie County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Benzie County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Benzie County, MI Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Almira Historical Society / Lake Ann, MI)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Clarke Historical Library / Mount Pleasant, MI)
    7. US/MIGenWeb site - Benzie County Archives
    8. US/MIGenWeb - Benzie County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Benzie County Clerk, 448 Court Place, P.O. Box 377, Beulah, MI 49617.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Leelanau County (north), Grand Traverse County (east), Manistee County (south),
             Kewaunee County, Wisconsin (southwest), Door County, Wisconsin (northwest).

        Atlas (1895) - Benzie County
        Info Michigan - comprehensive index of information about Benzie County

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    Census Information:
        1870 Census(T) - Federal Census, Benzie County (Text: 10 pages; Townships of Crystal Lake, Almira, Benzonia, Colfax, Gilmore, Homestead, Inland, Joyfield, Platte and Weldon (in that order).).


  • Berrien County, Michigan —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 11, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Cass County and unorganized territory [Northwest Territory].
    Established:  29-Oct-1829
    County Seat:  St. Joseph, Michigan

    County history - Berrien County is named in honor of John Macpherson Berrien (August 23, 1781 - January 1, 1856) of Georgia who was a United States Senator and Andrew Jackson's Attorney General. Berrien was a member of the Georgia Senate from 1822 to 1823. He was elected as a Jacksonian Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1825, until March 9, 1829, when resigned to accept the position of Attorney General in the Cabinet of President Andrew Jackson. He held that post from March 9, 1829, until June 22, 1831, when he resigned. After leaving the Cabinet he resumed the practice of law until he was again elected, as a Whig, to the U.S. Senate and served from March 4, 1841, until May 1845, when he again resigned to accept an appointment to the supreme court of Georgia; again elected in 1845 to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by his second resignation; reelected in 1846 and served from November 13, 1845, until May 28, 1852, when he resigned for the third time.


    Berrien Courthouse
    GHLL Berrien County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Berrien County AHGP and/or ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Berrien County, MI Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Berrien County Genealogical Society / Benton Harbor, MI)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Berrien County Historical Association / Berrien Springs, MI)
    7. US/MIGenWeb site - Berrien County Archives
    8. US/MIGenWeb - Berrien County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Berrien County Clerk, 701 Main Street - Administration Center, Saint Joseph, MI 49085.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Van Buren County (north), Van Buren County (northeast), Cass County (east),
             St. Joseph County, Indiana (southeast), LaPorte County, Indiana (south), Porter
                County, Indiana
    (southwest), Cook County, Illinois (west), Lake County, Illinois
             (northwest).

        Bainbridge - Bainbridge Township, Michigan
        Baroda - Village of Baroda
        Benton and Benton Harbor - A twentieth century history of Berrien County, Michigan
             by Orville W. Coolidge.
        Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties
        County Atlas - 1895

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  • Branch County, Michigan —
  • Formed:  29-Oct-1829 — Organized:  xx-xxx-1831
    (Formed from portions of unorganized territory [Northwest Territory])

      County Seat:  Coldwater

  • Branch County - American History & Genealogy Project
  • Branch County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
  • Branch County - Genealogical/Historical Society
  • Branch County - US/MIGenWeb site:  (Archives)
  • Branch County - US/MIGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History

    Local History/Genealogy:
  • Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties
    Return to: County Menu



  • Calhoun County, Michigan —
  • Formed:  29-Oct-1829 — Organized:  xx-xxx-1833
    (Formed from portions of unorganized territory [Northwest Territory])

      County Seat:  Marshall

  • Calhoun County - American History & Genealogy Project
  • Calhoun County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
  • Calhoun County - Genealogical/Historical Society
  • Calhoun County - US/MIGenWeb site:  (Archives) (none found online)
  • Calhoun County - US/MIGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History

    Local History/Genealogy:
  • Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties

    Census Information: definitions
  • County Marriage Index - Alphabetically listed
    Return to: County Menu


  • Cass County, Michigan —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 12, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Lenawee County and unorganized territory [Northwest Territory].
    Established:  29-Oct-1829
    County Seat:  Cassopolis, Michigan

    County history - Cass County is named in honor of Lewis Cass (1782-1866): Secretary of War in the Andrew Jackson Administration.

    Cass Courthouse
    1. Cass County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Cass County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Cass County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Cass County - US/MIGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Cass County - US/MIGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Cass County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Cass County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Cass County Vital Records - Cass County Clerk, 120 North Broadway, PO Box 355, Cassopolis, MI 49031-1398.

    9. Cass County - Cass County Historical Commission (Cassopolis, MI)
    10. Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties



  • Charlevoix County, Michigan —
  • Formed:  01-Apr-1840 — Organized:  xx-xxx-1829
    (Formed from portions of Antrim, Emmet and Otsego Counties)

      County Seat:  Charlevoix

  • Charlevoix County - American History & Genealogy Project
  • Charlevoix County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
  • Charlevoix County - Genealogical/Historical Society (none found online)
  • Charlevoix County - US/MIGenWeb site:  (Archives)
  • Charlevoix County - US/MIGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History

    Local History/Genealogy:
  • Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties
    Return to: County Menu


  • Cheboygan County, Michigan —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 12, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Mackinac County, 01-Apr-1840.
    Established:  29-Jan-1853
    County Seat:  Cheboygan, Michigan

    County history - Cheboygan County is named after the Cheboygan River.

    Cheboygan Courthouse
    1. Cheboygan County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Cheboygan County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Cheboygan County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Cheboygan County Genealogy Society (Cheboygan, MI)
    4. Cheboygan County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Historical Society of Cheboygan County (Cheboygan, MI)
    5. Cheboygan County - US/MIGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    6. Cheboygan County - US/MIGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    7. Cheboygan County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    8. Cheboygan County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    9. Cheboygan County Vital Records - Cheboygan County Clerk, 870 South Main Street, P.O. Box 70, Cheboygan, MI 49721.

    10. Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties


  • Chippewa County, Michigan —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 30, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Mackinac County on 01-Feb-1827.
    Established:  01-Feb-1827
    County Seat:  Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan

    County history - Chippewa County is named in honor of the Ojibwe (also Ojibwa or Ojibway) or Chippewa (also Chippeway) are among the largest groups of Native Americans-First Nations north of Mexico. They are the third-largest in the United States.

    Chippewa Courthouse
    GHLL Chippewa County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Chippewa County, MI Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Chippewa County Genealogical Society / Trout Lake, MI)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Chippewa County Historical Society / Sault Ste. Marie, MI)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society / Sault Ste. Marie, MI)
    8. US/MIGenWeb site - Chippewa County Archives
    9. US/MIGenWeb - Chippewa County Genealogy & History
    10. Vital Records - Chippewa County Clerk, 319 Court Street, Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings): 
             Algoma District, Ontario, Canada (northeast, east), Manitoulin District, Ontario,
                Canada
    (east), Presque Isle County (southeast, water boundary only, in Lake
             Huron), Mackinac County (south), Luce County (west).

        LeSault de Ste Marie Historical Sites Inc. - Museum Ship Valley Camp, Tower Of
             History, River Of History Museum, Water Street Historic Block, George Kemp
             Marina

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    Census Information:
        1850 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Chippewa County (Index: 1 folder / Text: 2 pages).



  • Clare County, Michigan —
  • Formed:  xx-xxx-1826 — Organized:  01-Mar-1840
    (Formed from portions of Mackinac County and unorganized territory [Northwest Territory]. Named Kaykakee County until 1843.)

      County Seat:  Harrison

  • Claire County - American History & Genealogy Project
  • Claire County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
  • Claire County - Genealogical/Historical Society (none found online)
  • Claire County - US/MIGenWeb site:  (Archives)
  • Claire County - US/MIGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History

    Local History/Genealogy:
  • Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties
    Local Genealogy Society - Harrison Area Genealogy Society
    Marriages & Deaths - Genealogy and bits of History
    Return to: County Menu



  • Clinton County, Michigan —
  • Formed:  xx-xxx-xxxx — Organized:  02-Mar-1831
    (Formed from portions of unorganized territory [Northwest Territory])

      County Seat:  St. Johns

  • Clinton County - American History & Genealogy Project
  • Clinton County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
  • Clinton County - Genealogical/Historical Society
  • Clinton County - US/MIGenWeb site:  (Archives)
  • Clinton County - US/MIGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History

    Local History/Genealogy:
  • Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties
    Return to: County Menu


  • Crawford County, Michigan —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 23, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Mackinac County and unorganized territory. Was named Shawano County until 1843, (organized: 01-Apr-1840)
    Established:  22-Mar-1879
    County Seat:  Grayling, Michigan

    County history - Crawford County is named in honor of William Crawford (02 Sep 1732  11 June 1782) was an American soldier and surveyor who worked as a western land agent for George Washington. Crawford fought in the French and Indian War and the American Revolutionary War. He was tortured and burned at the stake by American Indians in retaliation for the Gnadenhutten massacre, a notorious incident near the end of the American Revolution.

    Crawford Courthouse
    GHLL Crawford County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Crawford County AHGP and / or ALHN (Not found online at this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Crawford County, MI Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Crawford County Historical Society & Museum / Grayling, MI)
    6. US/MIGenWeb site - Crawford County Archives
    7. US/MIGenWeb - Crawford County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Crawford County Clerk/Register of Deeds, 200 West Michigan Avenue, Grayling, MI 49738.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
              Otsego County (north), Montmorency County (northeast), Oscoda County (east),
             Ogemaw County (southeast), Roscommon County (south), Missaukee County
             (southwest), Kalkaska County (west), Antrim County (northwest).

        Info Michigan - A comprehensive index of information about Michigan Counties
        Michigan Trails - Crawford County

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