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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Michigan|Michigan]] > Cass County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Michigan]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Cass County'''
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Guide to '''Cass County Michigan 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 = Cass County
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| state = Michigan
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| founded year = 1829
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| founded date = October 29
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| seat = Cassopolis
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| building address = Cass County Courthouse<br>120 N Broadway<br>P. O. Box 355<br>Cassopolis, MI 49031<br>Phone: (616) 445-8621<br> [http://www.casscountymi.org/'''Cass County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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<br>County Clerk Register has birth and death records from 1867, <br>marriage records from 1837, divorce and court records from 1831, <br>land records from 1832 and naturalization records 1924-1941.<br>Probate Court has probate records from 1829. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cass County, Michigan page 344, {{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  ====
  
'''1829--'''Cass County was created 29 October 1829&nbsp;from unorganized territory.<br>'''County seat:''' Cassopolis <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1829--'''Cass County was created 29 October 1829&nbsp;from unorganized territory.<br>  
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==== '''County seat'''<br>  ====
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Cassopolis <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities ==
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== Places/Localities ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Berrien County, Michigan|Berrien]]
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*[[Elkhart County, Indiana|Elkhart County, Indiana]]
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*[[Kalamazoo County, Michigan|Kalamazoo]]
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*[[St. Joseph County, Indiana|St. Joseph County, Indiana]]
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*[[St. Joseph County, Michigan|St. Joseph]]
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*[[Van Buren County, Michigan|Van Buren]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== '''''Civil War'''''  =====
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Civil War service men from Cass 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 Cass County.
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:- [[1st Regiment, Michigan Cavalry|1st Regiment, Michigan Cavalry]], Company M
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:- [[12th Regiment, Michigan Infantry|12th Regiment, Michigan Infantry]], Companies A and K
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:- [[17th Regiment, Michigan Infantry|17th Regiment, Michigan Infantry]], Company B
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mivanbur/SWMIObitIndex/SWMIObit.htm Southwest Michigan Obituary Index] from the earliest date to 2000.
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mivanbur/SWMIObitIndex/SWMIObit.htm Southwest Michigan Obituary Index] from the earliest date to 2000.  
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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*'''[[Michigan Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902]]'''&nbsp;-- Free name indexes and images at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1452402 FamilySearch]. 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 Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868-1925]]''' -- Free name indexes at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/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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*'''[[Michigan Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897]] '''--&nbsp;Free name indexes and images&nbsp;at&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/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.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=199656&subject_disp=Michigan%2C+Cass&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]<br>
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*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Cass|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}<br>  
 
*[http://cass.migenweb.net/ The Cass County MIGenWeb Project], an member of [[MIGenWeb|The MIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
 
*[http://cass.migenweb.net/ The Cass County MIGenWeb Project], an member of [[MIGenWeb|The MIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
  
 
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Revision as of 21:46, 12 April 2013

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

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Online Records


Cass County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded October 29, 1829
County Seat Cassopolis
Courthouse
Address Cass County Courthouse
120 N Broadway
P. O. Box 355
Cassopolis, MI 49031
Phone: (616) 445-8621
Cass County Website

Contents

County Courthouse


County Clerk Register has birth and death records from 1867,
marriage records from 1837, divorce and court records from 1831,
land records from 1832 and naturalization records 1924-1941.
Probate Court has probate records from 1829. [1]

History

Parent County

1829--Cass County was created 29 October 1829 from unorganized territory.

County seat

Cassopolis [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Cass 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 Cass County.

- 1st Regiment, Michigan Cavalry, Company M
- 12th Regiment, Michigan Infantry, Companies A and K
- 17th Regiment, Michigan Infantry, Company B

Newspapers

Obituaries

Southwest Michigan Obituary Index from the earliest date to 2000.

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cass County, Michigan page 344, 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).