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Guide to Arenac County Michigan genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Arenac County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 21, 1883
County Seat Hettinger
Courthouse
Address Arenac County Courthouse
120 N Grove St.
P. O. Box 747
Standish, MI 48658
Phone: 989-846-4626
Arenac County Website

Contents

County Courthouse


County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, divorce
and court records from 1883 and burial records from 1952. [1]

History

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arenac_County%2C_Michigan

Parent County

1883--Arenac County was created 21 April 1883 from Bay County. County seat: Standish [2]

Boundary Changes

See COUNTY EVOLUTION IN MICHIGAN, 1790-1897 by Richard W. Welch for the development of the counties in the state. This will help you to determine place of residence of your ancestors and under whose civil jurisdiction they resided. It is also useful for when you start to read the census records.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places


Cities: Au Gres | Omer | Standish

AuGres

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Au_Gres,_Michigan


Omer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omer,_Michigan


Standish

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standish,_Michigan

https://www.facebook.com/groups/139222763311/

The Story of Standish and its People, 1876-1976 by Allan McCready


Villages: Sterling | Turner | Twining
  • Sterling

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sterling,_Michigan

  • Turner

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turner,_Michigan

  • Twining

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twining,_Michigan

Townships: Adams | Arenac | Au Gres | Clayton | Deep River | Lincoln | Mason | Moffatt | Sims | Standish | Turner | Whitney
  • Adams

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams_Township,_Arenac_County,_Michigan

  • Arenac

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arenac_Township,_Michigan

  • AuGres

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Au_Gres_Township,_Michigan

  • Clayton

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clayton_Township,_Arenac_County,_Michigan

  • Communities: Alger | Delano | Maple Ridge | Melita | Pine River


Neighboring Counties

Bay | Gladwin | Losco | Ogemaw

Resources

Cemeteries


Church

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

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Arenac 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 Arenac County.

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Newspapers

Probate

Queries: Message Boards and Mailing Lists

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), Arenac 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).