Alger County, Michigan

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==

Revision as of 22:40, 29 January 2013

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Online Records

Contents

County Courthouse

Alger County Courthouse
101 Court St.
Munising, MI 49862
Phone: (906) 387-2076

County Clerk has birth, death and land records from 1884,
marriage records from 1887, divorce and court records from 1885.
Probate Court has probate records.[1]

History

Parent County

1885--Alger County was created 17 March 1885 from Schoolcraft County.
County seat:  Munising [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Available at Munising School Public Library 810 State Hwy. M-28 West, Ste. A
Munising, MI 49862 *United States Census: Schoolcraft County 1850-1910 *Alger County 1900-1920; Territory 1820-1840 *Michigan Indian Census: *Bay Mills [Chippewa] Great Lakes 1935-1937 *Great Lakes [Chippewa & Potawatomi] 1938-1940

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Alger County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Alger County.

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Newspapers

Available at Munising School Public Library
810 State Hwy. M-28 West, Ste. A
Munising, MI 49862

  • Munising News 1896-current
  • Munising Republican, 1892-1902
  • Cloverland Farmer 1915-1923
  • Sunday Morning Star, 1890-1891
  • Weekly Tribune, June-Dec 1893
  • Manistique Courier 1896-1899
  • Schoolcraft County Pioneer, 1880-1896
  • Semi-Weekly Pioneer, 1886-1888
  • Manistique Tri-Weekly Pioneer, 1888-1892
  • Tri-Weekly Pioneer 1892-1894
  • Semi-weekly Pioneer, 1894-1895
  • Manistique Tribune 1896-1899
  • Grand Marais Pilot and Pictured Rocks Review 1971-1974
  • Alger County Republican 1888-1903
  • Alger County Independent, 1938-1940
  • Wrights Weekly, 1924-1928
  • Lake Superior Breeze, 1906-1907
  • Lake Superior Pilot, 1901
  • Grand Marais Gazette, 1994-2004
  • Grand Marais Herald, 1895-1910

Alger County newspapers available at the Library of Michigan in Lansing include:

Au Train:

  • ALGER COUNTY REPUBLICAN (1888-1896)

Grand Marais

  • GRAND MARAIS GAZETTE (1994-2004)
  • GRAND MARAIS HERALD (1899, 1903, 1905, 1910)
  • GRAND MARAIS PILOT & PICTURED ROCKS REVIEW (1971-1994)

Munising

  • ALGER COUNTY DEMOCRAT (1891-1892)
  • ALGER COUNTY INDEPENDENT (1938-1940)
  • CLOVERLAND FARMER (1915-1923)
  • LAKE SUPERIOR BREEZE (1906-1907)
  • LAKE SUPERIOR PILOT (1901-1901)
  • MUNISING NEWS (1898-1899, 1901, 1904-1939, 1989-1991)
  • MUNISING REPUBLICAN (1896-1906)
  • WRIGHT'S ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY (1923-1928)

Probate

Schools

Munising School Public Library
810 State Hwy. M-28 West, Ste. A
Munising, MI 49862

  • Munising High School Yearbooks & Senior Photos

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902 -- Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch. Records include such information as name of child, birthdate and place, if still-born, illegitimate or twin, gender, race and record number.
  • Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868-1925 -- Free name indexes at FamilySearch.  Records include such information as names of bride and groom, date of license, ages, race, residences, birthplaces, occupations and names of the fathers of the bride and groom.
  • Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897  Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch.   Records include such information as name of deceased, date and place of death, gender, color, marital status, age in years, months and days, disease or apparent cause of death, birthplace, names and occupations of parents, and the date the record was made.

Societies and Libraries

Alger County Historical Society
P.O. Box 201
Munising, MI 49862

This website provides online searchable databases for Alger County cemetery, census, and marriage records.

Grand Marais Historical Society
P.O. Box 179
Grand Marais, MI 49839

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alger County, Michigan page 343, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).