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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Michigan]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Alger County'''
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Guide to '''Alger County Michigan genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Alger County
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| state = Michigan
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| founded year = 1885
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| founded date = 17 March
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| seat = Munising
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| building address =  Alger County Courthouse<br>101 Court St.<br>Munising, MI 49862<br>Phone: (906) 387-2076<br>[http://www.algercourthouse.com/ '''Alger County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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<br>County Clerk has birth, death and land records from 1884, <br>marriage records from 1887, divorce and court records from 1885. <br>Probate Court has probate records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alger County, Michigan page 343, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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'''1885--'''Alger County was created 17 March 1885&nbsp;from [[Schoolcraft County, Michigan|Schoolcraft]] County.<br>'''County seat:&nbsp;''' Munising <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
==Places/Localities==
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====Populated Places====
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== Places/Localities ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Delta County, Michigan|Delta]]
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*[[Luce County, Michigan|Luce]]
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*[[Marquette County, Michigan|Marquette]]
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*[[Schoolcraft County, Michigan|Schoolcraft]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
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Available at [http://www.uproc.lib.mi.us/mspl '''Munising School Public Library'''] 810 State Hwy. M-28 West, Ste. A<br>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 &amp; Potawatomi] 1938-1940  
 
Available at [http://www.uproc.lib.mi.us/mspl '''Munising School Public Library'''] 810 State Hwy. M-28 West, Ste. A<br>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 &amp; Potawatomi] 1938-1940  
  
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==== Church ====
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{{MI Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land ====
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{{MI Land Intro}}
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==== Local Histories ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MI History Intro}}
  
==== Maps ====
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==== Maps ====
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[[Image:Mialger.jpg|600px]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
==== Newspapers ====
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===== Civil War =====
  
Available at [http://www.uproc.lib.mi.us/mspl '''Munising School Public Library''']
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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  ====
  
810 State Hwy. M-28 West, Ste. A<br>Munising, MI 49862  
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Available at [http://www.uproc.lib.mi.us/mspl '''Munising School Public Library''']<br>810 State Hwy. M-28 West, Ste. A<br>Munising, MI 49862  
  
 
*Munising News 1896-current  
 
*Munising News 1896-current  
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*Grand Marais Herald, 1895-1910
 
*Grand Marais Herald, 1895-1910
  
==== Probate ====
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Alger County newspapers available at the Library of Michigan in Lansing include:
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*ALGER COUNTY REPUBLICAN (1888-1896)
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Grand Marais
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*GRAND MARAIS GAZETTE (1994-2004)
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*GRAND MARAIS HERALD (1899, 1903, 1905, 1910)
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*GRAND MARAIS PILOT &amp; PICTURED ROCKS REVIEW (1971-1994)
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Munising
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*ALGER COUNTY DEMOCRAT (1891-1892)
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*ALGER COUNTY INDEPENDENT (1938-1940)
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*CLOVERLAND FARMER (1915-1923)
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*LAKE SUPERIOR BREEZE (1906-1907)
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*LAKE SUPERIOR PILOT (1901-1901)
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*MUNISING NEWS (1898-1899, 1901, 1904-1939, 1989-1991)
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*MUNISING REPUBLICAN (1896-1906)
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*WRIGHT'S ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY (1923-1928)<br>
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{{MI Newspaper abstracts|Alcona}}
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==== Probate ====
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{{MI Probate Intro|Alger}}
  
 
==== Schools  ====
 
==== Schools  ====
  
[http://www.uproc.lib.mi.us/mspl '''Munising School Public Library''']<br>
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[http://www.uproc.lib.mi.us/mspl '''Munising School Public Library''']<br>810 State Hwy. M-28 West, Ste. A<br>Munising, MI 49862  
810 State Hwy. M-28 West, Ste. A<br>Munising, MI 49862  
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*Munising High School Yearbooks &amp; Senior Photos
 
*Munising High School Yearbooks &amp; Senior Photos
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{MI Vital Intro}}
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*'''Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902&nbsp;-- '''Free name indexes and images at [https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1459684 FamilySearch]. Records include such information as name of child, birthdate and place, if still-born, illegitimate or twin, gender, race and record number.
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*'''Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868-1925''' -- Free name indexes at [https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1452395 FamilySearch]. &nbsp;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.
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*'''Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897'''&nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1236870413453_862" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1236870413453_263" />&nbsp;Free name indexes and images&nbsp;at&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1452402 FamilySearch]. &nbsp;&nbsp;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  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
[http://www.geocities.com/heartland/plains/5666/Alger.html '''Alger County Historical Society''']<br> P.O. Box 201<br>Munising, MI 49862  
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[http://www.geocities.com/heartland/plains/5666/Alger.html '''Alger County Historical Society''']<br>P.O. Box 201<br>Munising, MI 49862  
  
 
This website provides online searchable databases for Alger County cemetery, census, and marriage records.  
 
This website provides online searchable databases for Alger County cemetery, census, and marriage records.  
  
[http://historicalsociety.grandmaraismichigan.com/ '''Grand Marais Historical Society''']<br> P.O. Box 179 <br>Grand Marais, MI 49839
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[http://historicalsociety.grandmaraismichigan.com/ '''Grand Marais Historical Society''']<br>P.O. Box 179 <br>Grand Marais, MI 49839  
  
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=199540&subject_disp=Michigan%2C+Alger&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org]<br>
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
*[http://alger.migenweb.net/ The Alger County MIGenWeb Project], an member of [[MIGenWeb|The MIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
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== Web Sites<br> ==
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*[http://alger.migenweb.net/ The Alger County MIGenWeb Project], an member of [[MIGenWeb|The MIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
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*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Alger|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Guide to Alger County Michigan genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Alger County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 17 March, 1885
County Seat Munising
Courthouse
Address Alger County Courthouse
101 Court St.
Munising, MI 49862
Phone: (906) 387-2076
Alger County Website

Contents

County Courthouse


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

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Michigan denominations, view the Michigan Church Records wiki page.

Court

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Michigan Land and Property for additional information about early Michigan land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Alger County, Michigan. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Michigan Local Histories.

Maps

Mialger.jpg

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)

The Saginaw News[1]

Probate

In most counties in MIchigan, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate packets, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The Family History Library Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for MIchigan - Alger - Probate records.

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

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased as shown below:

Birth Records and Death Records from the Michigan Department of Community Health (from 1867) or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.
Marriage Records (from 1867) and Divorce Records (from 1897) from the County Clerk.

  • 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).