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County Courthouse

Antrim County Courthouse
208 E Cayugoa St.
P. O. Box 520
Bellaire, MI 49615
Phone: (213) 533-6353


Antrim County; 208 E Cayugoa St; PO Box 520; Bellaire, MI 49615-0520; Ph. 616.533.8607 Details: (Formerly Meegisee Co. Name changed to Antrim 8 Mar 1843. Attached to Mackinac & Grand Traverse Cos prior to organization 11 Mar 1863) (Co Clk has b, m, d, div & ct rec from 1867 & mil dis rec; Pro Judge has pro rec from 1863; Reg of Deeds has land rec) www.antrimcounty.org/

History

Parent County

1840--Antrim County was created 1 April 1840 from Mackinac County. It was formerly Messgisee County, until name was changed to Antrim County 8 March 1843.  It was attached to Mackinac and Grand Traverse Counties prior to ogranization 11 March 1863. County seat: Bellaire [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

  • City: none
  • Villages: Bellaire . Central Lake . Elk Rapids . Ellsworth . Mancelona
  • Townships: Banks . Central Lake . Chestonia . Custer . Echo . Elk Rapids . Forest Home . Helena . Jordan . Kearney . Mancelona . Milton . Star . Torch Lake . Warner
  • Communities: Alba . Alden . Antrim. Atwood . Clam River . Eastport . Kewadin . Torch Lake

Neighboring Counties

Charlevoix | Crawford | Grand Traverse | Kalkaska | Otsego

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Antrim 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 Antrim County.

Newspapers

  • Bellaire Area Review - full-text of close to 100 issues spanning 2006-2009 freely available in Google News Archive
  • Antrim Review- full-text of about 30 issues spanning 2006-2009 freely available in Google News Archive

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 [1].  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. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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