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County Courthouse

Bay County Courthouse
515 Center Avenue, Ste. 101
Bay City, MI 48708-5122
Phone: (989) 895-4280 517-892-3528
Fax: (989) 895-4284


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 probte 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, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=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).

 

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