Michigan County History and Listings

Michigan County History and Listings

Our county-by-county listing of Michigan has contact information and dates vital records for historic and modern-day counties.

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Aishcum
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Mackinac
Notes: See Lake County. Name changed to Lake March 8, 1843.

Alcona
106 Fifth St., Harrisville, MI 48740
(517) 724-5374
http://alconacountymi.com
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent counties: Mackinac, Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in1869, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1869, County Clerk
Divorce: 1869, County Clerk
Death: 1869, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Probate Court
Court: 1869, County Clerk
Military: 1900, County Clerk
Naturalization: 1869, County Clerk
Notes: Formerly Neewago County. Name changed to Alcona March 8, 1843. Attached to Mackinac, Cheboygan, Iosco and Alpena counties prior to organization March 12, 1869.

Alger
101 Court St., Munising, MI 49862
(906) 387-2076
http://algercounty.com
Incorporated: March 17, 1885
Parent counties: Schoolcraft
Birth records: start in 1884, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1887, County Clerk
Divorce: 1885, County Clerk
Death: 1884, County Clerk
Land: 1884, County Clerk
Probate: unknown start, Probate Court
Court: 1885, County Clerk

Allegan
113 Chestnut St., Allegan, MI 49010
(616) 673-0450
http://allegancounty.org
Incorporated: March 2, 1831
Parent county: Barry
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1835, County Clerk
Divorce: 1836, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Land: 1836, County Clerk
Probate: 1836, Probate Court
Court: 1836, County Clerk
Military: unknown start, County Clerk
Notes: Organized Sept. 7, 1835.

Alpena
720 W. Chisholm St., Alpena, MI 49707
(517) 356-0115
http://alpenacounty.org
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent counties: Mackinac, Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in1869, kept in County Clerk
Marriage: 1871, County Clerk
Divorce: 1871, County Clerk
Death: 1871, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Probate Judge
Court: 1871, County Clerk
Notes: Formerly Anamickee County. Name changed to Alpena March 8, 1843. Attached to Mackinac and Cheboygan counties prior to organization Feb. 7, 1857.

Anamickee
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent counties: Mackinac, Unorganized Territory
Notes: See Alpena County. Name changed to Alpena March 8, 1843.

Antrim
208 E. Cayugoa St., Box 520, Bellaire, MI 49615
(616) 533-8607
http://antrimcounty.org
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Mackinac
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1867, County Clerk
Divorce: 1867, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1863, Probate Judge
Court: 1867, County Clerk
Military: unknown start, County Clerk
Notes: Formerly Meegisee County. Name changed to Antrim March 8, 1843. Attached to Mackinac and Grand Traverse counties prior to organization March 11, 1863.

Arenac
120 N. Grove St., Box 747, Standish, MI 48658
(517) 846-4626
http://arenaccountygov.com
Incorporated: April 21, 1883
Parent county: Bay
Birth records: start in1883, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1883, County Clerk
Divorce: 1883, County Clerk
Death: 1883, County Clerk
Court: 1883, County Clerk
Burial: 1952, County Clerk

Arenac, old
Incorporated: March 2, 1831
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Notes: Attached to Saginaw. Absorbed by Bay County April 20, 1857. Re-created April 21, 1883.

Baraga
16 N. Third St., L’Anse, MI 49946
(906) 524-6183
http://baragacounty.org
Incorporated: Feb. 19, 1875
Parent county: Houghton
Birth records: start in 1875, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1875, County Clerk
Divorce: 1875, County Clerk
Death: 1875, County Clerk
Land: 1875, County Clerk
Court: 1875, County Clerk
Burial: 1950, County Clerk

Barry
220 W. State St., Hastings, MI 49058
(616) 948-4810
http://barrycounty.org
Incorporated: Oct. 29, 1829
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1839, County Clerk
Divorce: 1869, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Probate Court
Court: 1845, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to St. Joseph and Kalamazoo counties prior to organization March 15, 1839.

Bay
515 Center Ave., Bay City, MI 48708
(517) 892-3528
http://baycounty-mi.gov
Incorporated: April 20, 1857
Parent counties: Saginaw, Midland, Arenac
Birth records: start in 1868, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1857, County Clerk
Divorce: 1883, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Probate Court
Court: 1965, County Clerk

Benzie
448 Court Place, Box 398, Beulah, MI 49617
(616) 882-9671
http://benzieco.net
Incorporated: Feb. 27, 1863
Parent county: Leelanau
Birth records: start in 1868, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1869, County Clerk
Divorce: 1870, County Clerk
Death: 1868, County Clerk
Probate: 1870, County Clerk
Court: 1869, County Clerk
Burial: 1934, County Clerk
Naturalization: 1871, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Grand Traverse County prior to organization March 30, 1869.

Berrien
701 Main St., St. Joseph, MI 49085
(616) 983-7111
http://berriencounty.org
Incorporated: Oct. 29, 1829
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1831, County Clerk
Divorce: 1835, Circuit Court
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Land: 1831, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1832, Probate Court
Court: 1835, Circuit Court
Military: 1918, County Clerk
Notes: Clerk has naturalization records 1835-1985. Attached to Cass County prior to organization Sept. 1, 1831.

Bleeker
Incorporated: March 15, 1861
Parent County: Unorganized Territory
Notes: See Menominee County. Name changed to Menominee March 19, 1863.

Branch
31 Division St., Coldwater, MI 49036
(517) 279-4306
http://co.branch.mi.us
Incorporated: Oct. 29, 1829
Parent counties: Lenawee, Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1833, County Clerk
Divorce: unknown start, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Probate Court
Court: 1848, County Clerk
Burial: unknown start, City/Town Clerks
Naturalization: 1847, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to St. Joseph County prior to organization March 1, 1833.

Calhoun
315 W. Green St., Marshall, MI 49068
(616) 781-0730
http://calhouncountymi.org
Incorporated: Oct. 29, 1829
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1867, County Clerk
Divorce: 1867, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Probate: unknown start, Probate Court
Court: 1867, County Clerk
Burial: 1952, County Clerk
Naturalization: 1918, County Clerk
Military: 1919, County Clerk
Election: 1972, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to St. Joseph and Kalamazoo counties prior to organization April 1, 1833.

Cass
120 N. Broadway, Box 355, Cassopolis, MI 49031
(616) 445-8621
http://casscountymi.org
Incorporated: Oct. 29, 1829
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk/Registrar
Marriage: 1837, County Clerk/Registrar
Divorce: 1831, County Clerk/Registrar
Death: 1867, County Clerk/Registrar
Land: 1832, County Clerk/Registrar
Probate: 1829, Probate Court
Court: 1831, County Clerk/Registrar
Notes: County Clerk/Registrar has naturalization records 1924-1941.

Charlevoix
203 W. Antrim St., Charlevoix, MI 49720
(616) 547-7200
http://charlevoixcounty.org
Incorporated: April 2, 1869
Parent counties: Emmet, Antrim, Otsego
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1868, County Clerk
Divorce: 1869, County Clerk
Death: 1868, County Clerk
Land: 1869, County Clerk
Probate: 1881, County Clerk
Court: 1869, County Clerk

Charlevoix, old
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Mackinac
Notes: Formerly Keskkauko County. Name changed to Charlevoix March 8, 1843. Attached to Mackinac. Eliminated Jan. 29, 1853. Recreated April 2, 1869.

Cheboygan
870 S. Main St., Box 70, Cheboygan, MI 49721
(616)627-8808
http://cheboygancounty.net
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Mackinac
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1867, County Clerk
Divorce: 1884, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Land: 1854, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1854, Registrar of Probate
Court: 1884, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Mackinac County prior to organization Jan. 29, 1853.

Cheonoquet
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Mackinac
Notes: See Montmorency County listing. Name changed to Montmorency March 8, 1843.

Chippewa
319 Court St., Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783
(906) 635-6300
http://chippewacountymi.gov
Incorporated: Feb. 1, 1827
Parent county: Mackinac
Birth records: start in 1869, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1868, County Clerk
Divorce: 1891, County Clerk
Death: 1870, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Probate Court
Court: unknown start, County Clerk

Clare
225 W. Main St., Box 438, Harrison, MI 48625
(517) 539-7131
http://clareco.net
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Mackinac
Birth records: unknown start, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: unknown start, County Clerk
Divorce: unknown start, County Clerk
Death: unknown start, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, County Clerk
Court: unknown start, County Clerk
Burial: unknown start, County Clerk
Notes: Formerly Kaykakee County. Name changed to Clare March 8, 1843. Attached to Saginaw, Isabelle and Mecosta counties prior to organization March 13, 1871.

Clinton
100 E. State St., Box 69, St. Johns, MI 48879
(517) 224-5140
http://clinton-county.org
Incorporated: March 2, 1831
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1839, County Clerk
Divorce: ca. 1800, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Court: unknown start, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Kent and Shiawassee counties prior to organization March 12, 1839.

Crawford
200 W. Michigan Ave., Grayling, MI 49738
(517) 348-3200
http://crawfordco.org
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Mackinac
Birth records: start in 1879, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1878, County Clerk
Divorce: 1878, County Clerk
Death: 1878, County Clerk
Land: 1863, County Clerk
Probate: 1879, County Clerk
Court: 1881, County Clerk
Notes: Formerly Shawano County. Name changed to Crawford March 8, 1843. Attached to Mackinac, Cheboygan, Iosco, Antrim and Kalkaska counties prior to organization March 22, 1879.

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Delta
310 Ludington St., Escanaba, MI 49829
(906) 789-5105
http://deltacountymi.org
Incorporated: March 9, 1843
Parent counties: Mackinac, Unorganized Territories
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1867, County Clerk
Divorce: 1867, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Land: 1867, County Clerk
Probate: 1867, County Clerk
Court: 1867, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Mackinac County prior to organization March 12, 1861.

Des Moines
Incorporated: Oct. 1, 1834
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Notes: Disorganized July 3, 1836, to Wisconsin Territory.

Dickinson
705 S. Stephenson Ave., Box 609, Iron Mountain, MI 49801
(906) 774-0988
http://dickinsoncountymi.gov
Incorporated: March 21, 1891
Parent counties: Marquette, Menominee, Iron
Birth records: start in 1891, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1891, County Clerk
Divorce: 1891, County Clerk
Death: 1891, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Probate Court
Court: 1891, County Clerk
Naturalization: 1891, County Clerk

Eaton
1045 Independence Blvd., Charlotte, MI 48813
(517) 543-7500
http://eatoncounty.org
Incorporated: Oct. 29, 1829
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1838, County Clerk
Divorce: 1847, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Probate Court
Court: 1847, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has some naturalization records. Attached to St. Joseph and Kalamazoo counties prior to organization Dec. 29, 1837.

Emmet
200 Division St., Petoskey, MI 49770
(616) 348-1744
http://emmetcounty.org
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Mackinac
Birth records: start at 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1867, County Clerk
Divorce: 1875, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Court: ca. 1800, County Clerk
Naturalization: ca. 1800, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has some military records. Formerly Tonedagana County. Name changed to Emmet March 8, 1843. Attached to Mackinac prior to organization Jan. 29, 1853.

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Genesee
1101 Beach St., Flint, MI 48502
(810) 257-3225
http://co.genesee.mi.us
Incorporated: March 28, 1835
Parent counties: Lapeer, Saginaw, Shiawassee
Birth records: start at 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1835, County Clerk
Divorce: 1890, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Probate: unknown start, Probate Judge
Court: 1835, County Clerk

Gladwin
401 W. Cedar Ave., Gladwin, MI 48624
(517) 426-7351
http://gladwinco.com
Incorporated: March 2, 1831
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1875, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1875, County Clerk
Divorce: 1875, County Clerk
Death: 1875, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1875, Probate Court
Court: 1875, County Clerk
Military: 1917, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Saginaw and Midland counties prior to organization April 8, 1875.

Gogebic
200 N. Moore St., Bessemer, MI 49911
(906) 663-4518
http://gogebic.org
Incorporated: Feb. 7, 1887
Parent county: Ontonagon
Birth records: start in 1887, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1887, County Clerk
Divorce: 1887, County Clerk
Death: 1887, County Clerk
Land: 1887, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1887, Probate Court
Court: 1887, County Clerk
Military: unknown start, County Clerk

Grand Traverse
400 Boardman Ave., Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 922-4760
http://co.grand-traverse.mi.us
Incorporated: April 7, 1851
Parent county: Omeena
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1853, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Divorce: 1882, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Court: 1882, County Clerk

Gratiot
214 E. Center St., Ithaca, MI 48847
(517) 875-5215
http://co.gratiot.mi.us
Incorporated: March 2, 1831
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1855, County Clerk
Divorce: 1867, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Probate Court
Court: 1867, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Saginaw and Clinton counties prior to organization Feb. 3, 1855.

Hillsdale
29 N. Howell St., Hillsdale, MI 49242
(517) 437-3391
http://co.hillsdale.mi.us
Incorporated: Oct. 29, 1829
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1835, County Clerk
Divorce: 1845, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Probate Court
Court: 1845, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Lenawee County prior to organization Feb. 11, 1835.

Houghton
401 E. Houghton Ave., Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 482-1150
http://houghtoncounty.net
Incorporated: March 19, 1845
Parent counties: Marquette, Ontonagon
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1855, County Clerk
Divorce: 1853, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Land: 1847, County Clerk
Probate: unknown start, Probate Judge
Court: 1853, County Clerk
Military: unknown start, County Clerk
Naturalization: 1848, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Chippewa County prior to organization May 18, 1846.

Huron
250 E. Huron Ave., Bad Axe, MI 48413
(517) 269-9942
http://co.huron.mi.us
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Sanilac
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1867, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Divorce: 1867, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Probate Judge
Court: 1867, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Saginaw, St. Clair and Sanilac counties prior to organization Jan. 25, 1859.

Ingham
315 S. Jefferson St., Mason, MI 48854
(517) 676-7201,
http://ingham.org
Incorporated: Oct. 29, 1829
Parent counties: Washtenaw, Shiawassee, Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1838, County Clerk
Divorce: 1839, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Probate: unknown start, Probate Court
Court: 1839, County Clerk
Burial: unknown start, City/Town Clerks
Notes: Attached to Washtenaw County prior to organization June 4, 1838.

Ionia
100 E. Main St., Ionia, MI 48846
(616) 527-5322
http://ioniacounty.org
Incorporated: March 2, 1831
Parent county: Mackinac
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1837, County Clerk
Divorce: 1890, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Court: 1890, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Kent County prior to organization April 3, 1837.

Iosco
422 W. Lake St., Box 838, Tawas City, MI 48763
(517) 362-3497
http://iosco.m33access.com
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1862, County Clerk
Divorce: 1859, County Clerk
Death: 1868, County Clerk
Court: 1859, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has burial records 1961-1978, and naturalization records 1859-1906. Formerly Kanotin County. Name changed to Iosco March 8, 1843. Attached to Mackinac, Saginaw and Cheboygan counties prior to organization Feb. 16, 1857.

Iron
2 S. Sixth St., Crystal Falls, MI 49920
(906) 875-3301
http://iron.org
Incorporated: April 3, 1885
Parent counties: Marquette, Menominee
Birth records: start in 1895, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1895, County Clerk
Divorce: 1895, County Clerk
Death: 1895, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Probate Court
Court: 1895, County Clerk
Burial: unknown start, Towns and Cities

Isabella
200 N. Main St., Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
(517) 772-0911
http://isabellacounty.org
Incorporated: March 2, 1831
Parent County: Mackinac, Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1880, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1880, County Clerk
Divorce: 1880, County Clerk
Death: 1880, County Clerk
Court: 1880, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Saginaw, Ionia and Midland counties prior to organization Feb. 11, 1859.

Isle Royal
Incorporated: March 4, 1875
Parent county: Keweenaw
Notes: Attached to Houghton March 13, 1885. Absorbed by Keweenaw April 9, 1897.

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Jackson
312 S. Jackson St., Jackson, MI 49201
(517) 788-4265
http://co.jackson.mi.us
Incorporated: Oct. 29, 1829
Parent counties: Washtenaw, Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: ca. 1830, County Clerk
Divorce: ca. 1800, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Probate Court
Court: unknown start, Clerk/District Court
Naturalization: unknown start, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Washtenaw County prior to organization Aug. 1, 1832.

Kalamazoo
201 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(616) 383-8840
http://kalcounty.com
Incorporated: Oct. 29, 1829
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1831, County Clerk
Divorce: ca. 1800, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Probate Judge
Court: ca. 1800, Probate Judge
Notes: Attached to St. Joseph County prior to organization Oct. 1, 1830.

Kalkaska
605 N. Birch St., Kalkaska, MI 49646
(616) 258-3300
http://kalkaskacounty.net
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Mackinac
Birth records: start in 1871, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1871, County Clerk
Divorce: 1871, County Clerk
Death: 1871, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Probate Judge
Court: 1871, County Clerk
Burial: unknown start, County Clerk
Notes: Formerly Wabassee County. Name changed to Kalkaska March 8, 1843. Attached to Mackinac, Grand Traverse and Antrim counties prior to organization Jan. 27, 1871.

Kanotin
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Notes: See Iosco County. Name changed to Iosco March 8, 1843.

Kautawaubet
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Mackinac
Notes: See Wexford County. Name changed to Wexford March 8, 1843.

Kaykakee
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Mackinac
Notes: See Clare County. Name changed to Clare March 8, 1843.

Kent
300 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 336-3550
http://www.accesskent.com
Incorporated: March 2, 1831
Parent counties: Mackinac, Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1845, County Clerk
Divorce: 1867, Circuit Court
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Probate Court
Court: 1867, Circuit Court
Burial: 1959, County Clerk
Notes: Organized April 4, 1836.

Keskkauko
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Mackinac
Notes: See Charlevoix, old. Name changed to Clarlevoix March 8, 1843.

Keweenaw
County Courthouse, Fourth St., Eagle River, MI 49924
(906) 337-2229
http://keweenawcountyonline.org
Incorporated: March 11, 1861
Parent county: Houghton
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1867, County Clerk
Divorce: unknown start, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Land: 1848, County Clerk
Probate: unknown start, Probate Court
Court: unknown start, County Clerk

Lake
800 10th St., Box B, Baldwin, MI 49304
(616) 745-4641
http://lakecountymichigan.com
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Mackinac
Birth records: start in 1870, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1872, County Clerk
Divorce: 1874, Trial Court
Death: 1870, County Clerk
Land: 1880, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Trial Court
Court: 1874, Trial Court
Military: unknown start, County Clerk
Notes: Formerly Aishcum County. Name changed to Lake March 8, 1843. Attached to Ottawa, Mason and Newaygo counties prior to organization May 1, 1871.

Lapeer
255 Clay St., Lapeer, MI 48446
(810) 667-0356
http://lapeercountyweb.org
Incorporated: Sept. 10, 1822
Parent County: Oakland, St. Clair, Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1835, County Clerk
Divorce: 1835, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Court: 1835, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Oakland County prior to organization Feb. 2, 1835.

Leelanau
301 E. Cedar St., Box 467, Leland, MI 49654
(231) 256-9824
http://leelanau.cc
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Mackinac
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1867, County Clerk
Divorce: 1870, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Probate: unknown start, Probate Judge
Court: unknown start, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Mackinac and Grand Traverse counties prior to organization Feb. 27, 1863.

Lenawee
425 N. Main St., Adrian, MI 49221
(517) 264-4606
http://lenawee.mi.us
Incorporated: Sept. 10, 1822
Parent county: Monroe
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1867, County Clerk
Divorce: 1870, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Court: 1870, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Monroe County prior to organization Dec. 31, 1826. Courthouse burned 1852.

Livingston
200 E. Grand River Ave., Howell, MI 48843
(517) 546-0500
http://co.livingston.mi.us
Incorporated: March 21, 1833
Parent counties: Shiwassee, Washtenaw
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1836, County Clerk
Divorce: 1867, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start Probate Judge
Court: 1867, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Shiawassee and Washtenaw counties prior to organization April 4, 1836.

Luce
407 W. Harrie St., Newberry, MI 49868
(906) 293-5521
Incorporated: March 1, 1887
Parent counties: Chippewa, Mackinac
Birth records: start in 1887, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1887, County Clerk
Divorce: 1887, County Clerk
Death: 1887, County Clerk
Land: 1887, County Clerk
Probate: unknown start, Probate Judge
Court: 1887, County Clerk

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Mackinac
100 S. Marley St., St. Ignace, MI 49781
(906) 643-7300
http://mackinaccounty.net
Incorporated: Oct. 26, 1818
Parent county: Wayne
Birth records: start in 1873, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1867, County Clerk
Divorce: 1808, County Clerk
Death: 1873, County Clerk
Court: 1808, County Clerk
Notes: Formerly Michilimackinac County. Name changed to Mackinac Jan. 26, 1837.

Macomb
40 N. Main, Mount Clemens, MI 48043
(810) 469-5120
http://macombcountymi.gov
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1818
Parent county: Wayne
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1819, County Clerk
Divorce: 1847, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Probate Court
Military: unknown start, County Clerk

Manistee
415 Third St., Manistee, MI 49660
(231) 723-3331
http://manisteecountymi.gov
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Mackinac
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1856, County Clerk
Divorce: 1856, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Probate Court
Court: 1855, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Mackinac, Ottawa and Grand Traverse counties prior to organization Feb. 13, 1855.

Manitou
Incorporated: Feb. 12, 1855
Parent counties: Emmet, Leelanau
Notes: Attached to Mackinac and Leelanau counties. Disorganized March 16, 1861. Eliminated April 4, 1895 and absorbed by Charlevoix and Leelanau counties.

Marquette
234 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI 49855
(906) 225-8330
http://co.marquette.mi.us
Incorporated: March 9, 1843
Parent counties: Chippewa, Mackinac
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1851, County Clerk
Divorce: 1852, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Court: 1852, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Chippewa and Houghton counties prior to organization Dec. 1, 1851.

Mason
304 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington, MI 49431
(231) 843-8202
http://masoncounty.net
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Mackinac
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1867, County Clerk
Divorce: 1867, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Probate Court
Court: 1867, County Clerk
Burial: unknown start, City Clerk
Notes: Formerly Notipekago County. Name changed to Mason March 8, 1843. Attached to Ottawa County prior to organization Feb. 13, 1855.

Mecosta
400 Elm St., Big Rapids, MI 49307
(616) 592-0783
http://co.mecosta.mi.us
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent counties: Mackinac, Oceana
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1859, County Clerk
Divorce: 1859, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Land: 1859, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1864, Probate Court
Court: 1859, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Newaygo and Kent counties prior to organization Feb. 11, 1858.

Meegisee
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Mackinac
Notes: See Antrim County. Name changed to Antrim March 8 1843.

Menominee
839 10th Ave., Menominee, MI 49858
(906) 863-9968
http://www.menomineecounty.com
Incorporated: March 15, 1861
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1861, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1861, County Clerk
Divorce: 1861, County Clerk
Death: 1861, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Probate Judge
Court: 1861, County Clerk
Notes: Formerly Bleeker County. Name changed to Menominee March 19, 1863.

Michilimackinac
Incorporated: Oct. 26, 1818
Parent county: Wayne
Notes: See Mackinac County. Name changed to Mackinac Jan. 26 1837.

Midland
220 W. Ellsworth St., Midland, MI 48640
(517) 832-6739
http://co.midland.mi.us
Incorporated: March 2, 1831
Parent counties: Saginaw, Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1867, County Clerk
Divorce: ca. 1800, Circuit Court
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Land: 1855, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Probate Court
Court: ca. 1800, Circuit Court
Military: 1918, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has naturalization records 1853-1948, and burial records from mid 1800s. Attached to Saginaw County prior to organization Dec. 31, 1850.

Mikenauk
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Mackinac
Notes: See Roscommon County. Name changed to Roscommon March 8, 1843.

Missaukee
111 S. Canal St., Box 800, Lake City, MI 49651
(231) 839-4967
http://missaukee.org
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Mackinac
Birth records: start in 1871, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1871, County Clerk
Divorce: 1871, County Clerk
Death: 1871, County Clerk
Land: 1871, County Clerk
Probate: unknown start, Probate Judge
Court: 1871, County Clerk
Burial: 1871, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Mackinac, Grand Traverse, Manistee and Wexford counties prior to organization March 11, 1871. Some records were destroyed by fire in 1944.

Monroe
106 E. First St., Monroe, MI 48161
(734) 240-7020,
http://co.monroe.mi.us
Incorporated: Jul. 14, 1817
Parent county: Wayne
Birth records: start in 1874, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1818, County Clerk
Divorce: 1945, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Probate Court
Court: 1945, County Clerk

Montcalm
617 N. State St., Stanton, MI 48888
(517) 831-7339,
http://montcalm.org
Incorporated: March 2, 1831
Parent county: Mackinac
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1858, County Clerk
Divorce: 1865, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Probate Court
Court: 1865, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Ionia County prior to organization March 20, 1850.

Montmorency
Box 789, Atlanta, MI 49709
(517) 785-4794
http://montmorencycountymichigan.us
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Mackinac
Birth records: start in 1881, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1881, County Clerk
Divorce: 1940, County Clerk
Death: 1881, County Clerk
Court: 1940, County Clerk
Military: 1920, County Clerk
Notes: Formerly Cheonoquet County. Name changed to Montmorency March 8, 1843. Attached to Mackinac, Cheboygan and Alpena counties prior to organization May 21, 1881. Most records lost in 1942 fire.

Muskegon
990 Terrace St., Muskegon, MI 49442
(616) 724-6221,
http://co.muskegon.mi.us
Incorporated: Feb. 4, 1859
Parent county: Ottawa
Birth records: start in 1859, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1859, County Clerk
Divorce: 1859, County Clerk
Death: 1859, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Probate Court
Court: 1859, County Clerk

Negweon
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent counties: Mackinac, Unorganized Territory
Notes: See Alcona County. Name changed to Alcona March 8, 1843.

Newaygo
1087 Newell St., White Cloud, MI 49349
(616) 689-7235
http://countyofnewaygo.com
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent counties: Mackinac, Oceana
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1851, County Clerk
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Probate Court
Court: unknown start, Circuit Court
Military: unknown start, County Clerk
Naturalization: unknown start, Circuit Court
Notes: Attached to Kent and Ottawa counties prior to organization Jan. 27, 1851.

Notipekago
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Mackinac
Notes: See Mason County. Name changed to Mason March 8, 1843.

Oakland
1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Pontiac, MI 48341
(248) 858-0572
http://oakgov.com
Incorporated: Jan. 12, 1819
Parent county: Macomb
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1827, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Naturalization: 1827, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Macomb County prior to organization March 28, 1820.

Oceana
100 Store St., Hart, MI 49420
(231) 873-4328
http://oceana.mi.us
Incorporated: March 2, 1831
Parent county: Mackinac
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1867, County Clerk
Divorce: unknown start, Circuit Court
Death: 1868, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Probate Court
Court: unknown start, Circuit Court
Notes: Attached to Kent and Ottawa counties prior to organization April 7, 1851.

Ogemaw
806 W. Houghton Ave., West Branch, MI 48661
(517) 345-0215
http://ogemawcountymi.gov
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1879, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1887, County Clerk
Divorce: 1902, County Clerk
Death: 1876, County Clerk
Land: 1860, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1873, Probate Court
Court: 1902, County Clerk
Military: 1919, County Clerk
Naturalization: 1876, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Mackinac, Cheboygan and Iosco counties prior to organization. Eliminated March 7, 1867, to Iosco. Re-created March 28, 1873, from Iosco and organized April 27, 1875.

Okkuddo
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Mackinac
Notes: See Otsego County. Name changed to Otsego March 8, 1843.

Omeena
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Mackinac
Notes: See Grand Traverse. Absorbed by Grand Traverse County Feb. 3, 1853.

Ontonagon
725 Greenland Rd., Ontonagon, MI 49953
(906) 884-4255
http://ontonagonmi.org
Incorporated: March 9, 1843
Parent counties: Chippewa, Mackinac
Birth records: start in 1868, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1861, County Clerk
Divorce: 1854, County Clerk
Death: 1868, County Clerk
Land: 1850, County Clerk
Probate: unknown start, Probate Court
Court: 1854, County Clerk
Burial: unknown start, Cemetery Associations
Notes: Attached to Chippewa and Houghton counties prior to organization Jan. 1, 1853.

Osceola
301 W. Upton Ave., Box 208, Reed City, MI 49677
(231) 832-6104
http://osceola-county.org
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Mackinac
Birth records: start in 1869, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1869, County Clerk
Divorce: 1870, County Clerk
Death: 1870, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, County Treasurer
Probate: unknown start, Probate Judge
Court: 1963, County Clerk
Burial: unknown start, County Clerk
Notes: Formerly Unwattin County. Name changed to Osceola March 8, 1843. Attached to Ottawa, Mason, Newaygo and Mecosta counties prior to organization March 17, 1869.

Oscoda
311 Morenci, Box 399, Mio, MI 48647
(517) 826-1110
http://oscodacountymi.com
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Mackinac
Birth records: start in 1881, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1881, County Clerk
Divorce: 1881, County Clerk
Death: 1881, County Clerk
Land: 1850, County Clerk
Probate: unknown start, Probate Judge
Court: 1881, County Clerk
Burial: 1881, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Cheboygan, Alpena, Alcona, Iosco and Mackinac counties prior to organization March 10, 1881.

Otsego
225 W. Main St., Gaylord, MI 49735
(517) 732-6484
http://otsegocountymi.gov
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Mackinac
Birth records: start in 1875, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1875, County Clerk
Divorce: 1875, County Clerk
Death: 1875, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, County Treasurer
Court: 1875, County Clerk
Notes: Formerly Okkuddo County. Name changed to Otsego March 8, 1843. Attached to Alpena, Mackinac, Cheboygan, Alpena and Antrim counties prior to organization March 12, 1875.

Ottawa
12220 Fillmore St., West Olive, MI 49460
(616) 738-4000
http://co.ottawa.mi.us
Incorporated: March 2, 1831
Parent counties: Mackinac, Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1847, County Clerk
Divorce: 1863, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Court: 1847, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Kent County prior to organization Dec. 29, 1837.

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Presque Isle
151 E. Huron Ave., Box 110, Rogers City, MI 49779
(517) 734-3288
http://presqueislecounty.org
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Mackinac
Birth records: start in 1871, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1842, County Clerk
Divorce: 1900, County Clerk
Death: 1871, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Cheboygan and Alpena counties prior to organization March 31, 1871.

Roscommon
500 Lake St., Roscommon, MI 48653
(517) 275-5923
http://roscommon.genwebsite.net
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Mackinac
Birth records: start in 1874, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1875, County Clerk
Divorce: 1875, County Clerk
Death: 1874, County Clerk
Land: 1875, County Clerk
Probate: 1875, County Clerk
Court: 1875, County Clerk
Notes: Formerly Mikenauk County. Name changed to Roscommon March 8, 1843. Attached to Mackinac, Cheboygan and Midland counties prior to organization March 20, 1875.

Saginaw
111 S. Michigan Ave., Saginaw, MI 48602
(517) 790-5251
http://saginawcounty.com
Incorporated: Sept. 10, 1822
Parent counties: St. Clair, Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1867, County Clerk
Divorce: 1886, County Clerk
Death: 1868, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Equalization Department
Probate: unknown start, Probate Court
Court: 1843, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Oakland County prior to organization Feb. 9, 1835.

Sanilac
60 W. Sanilac Rd. Room 203, Sandusky, MI 48471
(810) 648-3212
http://sanilaccounty.net
Incorporated: Sept. 10, 1822
Parent counties: St. Clair, Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1860, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1849, County Clerk
Divorce: 1854, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Probate Court
Court: 1854, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Oakland, St. Clair and Lapeer counties prior to organization Dec. 31, 1849.

Schoolcraft
300 Walnut St. #164, Manistique, MI 49854
(906) 341-3618
http://schoolcraftcounty.net
Incorporated: March 9, 1843
Parent counties: Chippewa, Mackinac
Birth records: start in 1870, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1870, County Clerk
Divorce: 1870, County Clerk
Death: 1870, County Clerk
Land: 1870, County Clerk
Probate: 1870, Probate Court
Court: 1870, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Chippewa, Houghton and Marquette counties prior to organization March 23 1871.

Shawano
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Mackinac
Notes: See Crawford County. Name changed to Crawford March 8, 1843.

Shiawassee
208 N. Shiawasee St., Corunna, MI 48817
(517) 743-2242
http://shiawassee.net
Incorporated: Sept. 10, 1822
Parent counties: Oakland, St. Clair, Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1867, County Clerk
Divorce: 1848, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Probate Judge
Court: 1848, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Genesee and Oakland counties prior to organization March 18, 1837.

St. Clair
201 McMorran Blvd., Port Huron, MI 48060
(810) 985-2200
http://stclaircounty.org
Incorporated: March 28, 1820
Parent county: Macomb
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1834, County Clerk
Divorce: 1849, County Clerk
Death: 1868, County Clerk
Court: 1849, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Macomb County prior to organization May 8, 1821.

St. Joseph
125 W. Main St., Box 189, Centreville, MI 49032
(616) 467-5500
http://stjosephcountymi.org
Incorporated: Oct. 29, 1829
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1867, kept in County Clerk
Marriage: 1832, County Clerk
Divorce: 1900, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Probate Court
Court: 1900, County Clerk
Naturalization: unknown start, County Clerk

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Tonedagana
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Mackinac
Notes: See Emmet County. Name changed to Emmet March 8, 1843.

Tuscola
440 N. State St., Caro, MI 48723
(517) 672-3780
http://tuscolacounty.org
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Sanilac
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1851, County Clerk
Divorce: 1878, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Court: 1878, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Saginaw County prior to organization March 2, 1850.

Unwattin
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Mackinac
Notes: See Osceola County. Name changed to Osceola March 8, 1843.

Van Buren
212 E. Paw Paw St., Paw Paw, MI 49079
(616) 657-8218,
http://vbco.org
Incorporated: Oct. 29, 1829
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1836, County Clerk
Divorce: 1837, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Probate Court
Court: 1837, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Cass and Lenawee counties prior to organization April 3, 1837.

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Wabassee
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent county: Mackinac
Notes: See Kalkaska County. Name changed to Kalkaska March 8, 1843.

Washtenaw
101 E. Huron St., Box 8645, Ann Arbor, MI 48107
(734) 222-6700
http://ewashtenaw.org
Incorporated: Sept. 10, 1822
Parent county: Wayne, Oakland
Birth records: start in 1867, kept in County Clerk
Marriage: 1867, County Clerk
Divorce: unknown start, County Clerk
Death: 1867, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, County Clerk
Court: unknown start,County Clerk
Naturalization: 1835, County Clerk
Supervisor: 1835, County Clerk
Notes: Attached to Wayne County prior to organization Dec. 31, 1826.

Wayne
500 Griswold St., Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 224-6262
http://waynecounty.com
Incorporated: Nov. 21, 1815
Parent county: Original county
Birth records: unknown start, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: unknown start, County Clerk
Death: unknown start, County Clerk
Land: unknown start, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown start, Probate Court

Wexford
437 E. Division St., Cadillac, MI 49601
(231) 779-9450
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~miwxfor
Incorporated: April 1, 1840
Parent County: Mackinac
Birth records: start in 1868, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1869, County Clerk
Divorce: 1869, County Clerk
Death: 1869, County Clerk
Court: 1869,County Clerk
Notes: Formerly Kautawaubet county. Name changed to Wexford March 8, 1843. Attached to Mackinac, Manistee and Grand Traverse counties prior to organization March 30, 1869.
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