Bay County, Michigan

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{{Michigan-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] &gt; [[Michigan|Michigan]]&nbsp;&gt; Bay County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Michigan]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Bay County'''
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Bay County
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| state = Michigan
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| founded year = 1857
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| founded date = April 20
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| seat = Bay City
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| building address =  Bay County Courthouse<br>515 Center Avenue, Ste. 101<br>Bay City, MI 48708-5122<br>Phone: (989) 895-4280 <br>Fax: (989) 895-4284<br> [http://www.baycounty-mi.gov/Clerk/'''Bay County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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<br>County Clerk has birth records from 1868, <br>marriage records from 1857, death records from 1867, <br>divorce records from 1883 and court records from 1965. <br>Probate Court has probate records.<br>Register of Deeds has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bay 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  ====
  
'''1857--'''Bay County was created 20 April 1857&nbsp;from [[Saginaw County, Michigan|Saginaw]], [[Midland County, Michigan|Midland]], and [[Arenac County, Michigan|Arenac]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Bay City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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==== '''1857--'''Bay County was created 20 April 1857&nbsp;from [[Saginaw County, Michigan|Saginaw]], [[Midland County, Michigan|Midland]], and [[Arenac County, Michigan|Arenac]] Counties.<br>'''County seat''' ====
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Bay City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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*'''Cities: '''Auburn&nbsp;|&nbsp;Bay City&nbsp;| Essexville&nbsp;| Pinconning&nbsp;| Midland<br>
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*'''Cities: '''Auburn&nbsp;|&nbsp;Bay City&nbsp;| Essexville&nbsp;| Pinconning&nbsp;| Midland<br>  
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*'''Village:''' none<br>  
*'''Townships:''' Bangor&nbsp;| Beaver&nbsp;| Frankenlust&nbsp;| Fraser&nbsp;| Garfield&nbsp;| Gibson&nbsp;| Hampton&nbsp;| Kawkawlin&nbsp; Merritt . Monitor . Mount Forest . Pinconning . Portsmouth . Williams<br>
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*'''Townships:''' Bangor&nbsp;| Beaver&nbsp;| Frankenlust&nbsp;| Fraser&nbsp;| Garfield&nbsp;| Gibson&nbsp;| Hampton&nbsp;| Kawkawlin&nbsp; Merritt . Monitor . Mount Forest . Pinconning . Portsmouth . Williams<br>  
 
*'''Communities: '''Bentley . Crump, Duel, Kawkawlin&nbsp;| Linwood&nbsp;| Mount Forest&nbsp;| Munger&nbsp;| Willard&nbsp;| University Center
 
*'''Communities: '''Bentley . Crump, Duel, Kawkawlin&nbsp;| Linwood&nbsp;| Mount Forest&nbsp;| Munger&nbsp;| Willard&nbsp;| University Center
  
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Civil War service men from&nbsp;Bay 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&nbsp;Bay County.
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*'''Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902'''&nbsp;-- Free name indexes and images at [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1459684 FamilySearch - Pilot]. 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 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.  
*'''Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868-1925''' -- Free name indexes at [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1452395 FamilySearch&nbsp;- Pilot]. &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 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.  
*'''Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897 '''--&nbsp;Free name indexes and images&nbsp;at&nbsp;[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1452402 FamilySearch - Pilot]. &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.
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*'''Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897 '''--&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.
  
 
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Revision as of 01:44, 15 February 2013

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Online Records


Bay County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 20, 1857
County Seat Bay City
Courthouse
Address Bay County Courthouse
515 Center Avenue, Ste. 101
Bay City, MI 48708-5122
Phone: (989) 895-4280
Fax: (989) 895-4284
Bay County Website

Contents

County Courthouse


County Clerk has birth records from 1868,
marriage records from 1857, death records from 1867,
divorce records from 1883 and court records from 1965.
Probate Court has probate records.
Register of Deeds has land records. [1]

History

Parent County

1857--Bay County was created 20 April 1857 from Saginaw, Midland, and Arenac Counties.
County seat

Bay City [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

  • Cities: Auburn | Bay City | Essexville | Pinconning | Midland
  • Village: none
  • Townships: Bangor | Beaver | Frankenlust | Fraser | Garfield | Gibson | Hampton | Kawkawlin  Merritt . Monitor . Mount Forest . Pinconning . Portsmouth . Williams
  • Communities: Bentley . Crump, Duel, Kawkawlin | Linwood | Mount Forest | Munger | Willard | University Center

Neighboring Counties

Arenac | Gladwin | Midland | Saginaw | Tuscola

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Bay County is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saginaw.

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Bay 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 Bay County.

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Newspapers

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

Web Sites

References

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