Allegan County, Michigan

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.allegancounty.org/ Allegan County Courthouse]<br>113 Chestnut St.<br>Allegan, MI 49010-1362<br>Phone: (616) 673-0450<br>
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[http://www.allegancounty.org/ Allegan County Courthouse]<br>113 Chestnut St.<br>Allegan, MI 49010-1362<br>Phone: (616) 673-0450<br> <br>Organized 7 Sep 1835 <br>County Clerk has birth and death records from from 1867, <br>marriage records from 1835, divorce, court and land records from 1836 <br>and military discharge records. <br>Probate Court has probate records from 1836. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Allegan County, Michigan page 343, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
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Organized 7 Sep 1835 <br>County Clerk has birth and death records from from 1867, <br>marriage records from 1835, divorce, court and land records from 1836 <br>and military discharge records; Probate Court&nbsp;has probate records from 1836<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Allegan County, Michigan page 343, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==

Revision as of 15:16, 1 December 2012

United States > Michigan > Allegan County

Contents

County Courthouse

Allegan County Courthouse
113 Chestnut St.
Allegan, MI 49010-1362
Phone: (616) 673-0450

Organized 7 Sep 1835
County Clerk has birth and death records from from 1867,
marriage records from 1835, divorce, court and land records from 1836
and military discharge records.
Probate Court has probate records from 1836. [1]

History

Parent County

1831--Allegan County was created 2 March 1831 from Barry County. It was organized 7 September 1835.  County seat: Allegan [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

  • Cities: Allegan . Douglas . Fennville . Holland . Otsego . Plainwell . Saugatuck . South Haven . Wayland
  • Villages: Hopkins . Martin
  • Townships: Allegan . Casco . Cheshire . Clyde . Dorr . Fillmore . Ganges . Gun Plain . Heath . Hopkins . Laketown . Lee . Leighton . Manlius . Martin . Monterey . Otsego . Overisel . Salem . Saugatuck . Trowbridge . Valley . Watson . Wayland
  • Communities: Bradley . Bravo . Burnips . Cheshire, Chicora . Dorr . Dunningville . East Saugatuck . Fillmore . Ganges . Glenn . Graafschap . Hamilton . Hilliards . Macatawa . Moline . Monterey . New Richmond . Overisel . Pearl . Pullman . Shelbyville . Watson

Neighboring Counties

Barry | Kalamazoo | Kent | Ottawa | Van Buren

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

City Directories

1898 South Haven Directory This directory includes Casco Township residents and lists the township section number, whether owned or rented, and number of acres.

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Allegan 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 Allegan County.

- 17th Regiment, Michigan Infantry, Company E

Newspapers

Obituaries

Southwest Michigan Obituary Index from the earliest date to 2000.

Probate

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Allegan 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).