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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Michigan]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Benzie County'''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Michigan Genealogy|Michigan]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Benzie County'''  
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Guide to '''Benzie County, Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
 
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Benzie County
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| state = Michigan
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| founded year = 1863
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| founded date = February 27
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| seat = Beulah
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| building address = Benzie County Courthouse<br>448 Court Place<br>Beulah, MI 49617-0377<br>Phone: (231) 882-9671<br>[http://www.benzieco.net/'''Adams County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Benzie County, Michigan Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 369-384. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Benzie County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Benzie County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Benzie County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Benzie County, Michigan Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Benzie County, Michigan Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Benzie County, Michigan Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1868
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1857
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1868
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1820
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1854
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1870
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.benzieco.net/ Benzie County Courthouse]<br>448 Court Place<br>Beulah, MI 49617-0377<br>Phone: (231) 882-9671<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1868, <br>marriage and court records from 1869, <br>divorce and probate records from 1870,<br>naturalization records from 1871 <br>and burial records from 1934.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Benzie County, Michigan page 343, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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<br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1868, <br>marriage and court records from 1869, <br>divorce and probate records from 1870,<br>naturalization records from 1871 <br>and burial records from 1934.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Benzie 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  ====
  
'''1863--'''Benzie County was created 27 February 1863&nbsp;from [[Leelanau County, Michigan|Leelanau]] County. It was attached to Grand Traverse County prior to organization 30 March 1869.  
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'''1863--'''Benzie County was created 27 February 1863&nbsp;from [[Leelanau County, Michigan Genealogy|Leelanau]] County. It was attached to Grand Traverse County prior to organization 30 March 1869.  
  
 
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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For animated maps illustrating Michigan county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ "Rotating Formation Michigan County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1897) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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For a list of record loss in Michigan counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-counties.html#courthouse Michigan Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Grand Traverse County, Michigan|Grand Traverse]]  
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[[Grand Traverse County, Michigan Genealogy|Grand Traverse]] {{•}} [[Leelanau County, Michigan Genealogy|Leelanau]] {{•}} [[Manistee County, Michigan Genealogy|Manistee]] {{•}} [[Wexford County, Michigan Genealogy|Wexford]] {{•}}
*[[Leelanau County, Michigan|Leelanau]]  
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<center>{{MIBenzie County, Michigan Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Manistee County, Michigan|Manistee]]  
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*[[Wexford County, Michigan|Wexford]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
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==== Church  ====
 
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{{MI Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{MI Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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{{MI History Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Mibenzie.jpg|600px|Mibenzie.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
  
 
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{{MI Newspaper abstracts|Alcona}}
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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{{MI Probate Intro|Benzie}}
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
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{{MI Vital Intro}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-vital-records/ How to order Michigan Vital Records]
 
*'''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 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 [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 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.  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-society-archive/ List of Michigan Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites  ==
 
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*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Benzie|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/benzie-county/ Benzie County, MI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117010845362856133445 Michigan Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/241315555879711/ Michigan Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Benzie|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://benzie.migenweb.net/ The Benzie County MIGenWeb Project], an member of [[MIGenWeb|The MIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
 
*[http://benzie.migenweb.net/ The Benzie County MIGenWeb Project], an member of [[MIGenWeb|The MIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
  

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Guide to Benzie County, Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Benzie County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 27, 1863
County Seat Beulah
Courthouse
Address Benzie County Courthouse
448 Court Place
Beulah, MI 49617-0377
Phone: (231) 882-9671
Adams County Website

Contents

County Information

Benzie County, Michigan Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1868 1857 1868 1820 1854 1870

County Courthouse


County Clerk has birth and death records from 1868,
marriage and court records from 1869,
divorce and probate records from 1870,
naturalization records from 1871
and burial records from 1934.[2]

History

Parent County

1863--Benzie County was created 27 February 1863 from Leelanau County. It was attached to Grand Traverse County prior to organization 30 March 1869.

County seat

Beulah [3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Michigan county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Michigan County Boundary Maps" (1790-1897) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Michigan counties see: Michigan Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Grand Traverse  • Leelanau  • Manistee  • Wexford  •

Benzie CountyLeelanau CountyGrand Traverse CountyManistee CountyWexford CountyLake CountyOsceola CountyAntrim CountyCharlevoix CountyKalkaska CountyMissaukee CountyMIBenzie.JPG


Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Michigan denominations, view the Michigan Church Records wiki page.

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

Local histories are available for Benzie County, Michigan Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Michigan Local Histories.

Maps

Mibenzie.jpg

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Benzie 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 Benzie County.

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Newspapers

Finding More Michigan Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Benzie County, Michigan Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate

In most counties in Michigan, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate packets, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Michigan, Benzie and search for Probate records in the list.

Note: Not every county in Michigan will have Probate Records in the FamilySearch Catalog.

Taxation

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased as shown below:

Birth Records and Death Records from the Michigan Department of Community Health (from 1867) or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.
Marriage Records (from 1867) and Divorce Records (from 1897) from the County Clerk.

  • How to order Michigan 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

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 369-384. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Benzie County, Michigan page 343, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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