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County Courthouse

Alpena County Courthouse
720 W Chisholm St.
Alpena, MI 49707
Phone: (517) 356-0115

History

Parent County

1840--Alpena County was created 1 April 1840 from Mackinac County and unorganized territory. It was formerly Anamickee County, until the name was changed to Alpena 8 March 1843.  Alpena county was attached to Mackinac and Cheboygan Counties prior to organization 7 February 1857.
County seat: Alpena [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

  • City: Alpena
  • Village: none
  • Townships: Alpena . Green . Long Rapids . Maple Ridge . Ossineke . Sanborn . Wellington . Wilson
  • Communities: Bolton . Cathro . Herron . Hubbard Lake . Lachine . Leer . Ossineke . Spratt

Neighboring Counties

Alcona | Montmorency | Oscoda | Presque Isle

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Alpena County is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gaylord.

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Alpena 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 Alpena County.

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Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
  • Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902 -- Free name indexes and images at  FamilySearch.org. Records include such information as name of child, birthdate and place, if still-born, illegitimate or twin, gender, race and record number.
  • Alpena County Births, 1869-1911, and Delayed Birth (1870-1974) from the county clerk's records are available on microfilm at Alpena Public Library.  Records from the 1860's to the early 1900's have been indexed and can be searched on-line using the Alpena County Library's Vital Records Index, which is published in individual .PDF files by year.  Years must be searched individually (or as grouped).
Marriages
  • Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868-1925 -- Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch.org.  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.
Deaths
  • Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897 -- Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch.org.   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. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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