Clare County, Michigan Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
(altered nav bar)
(<A script created by the FamilySearch Wiki Engineering Team modified a link on this page so it will not break when the Family History Library Catalog changes in late December.>)
Line 60: Line 60:
== Web Sites  ==
== Web Sites  ==
*[*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]<br>
*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Clare|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}<br>
*[ The Clare County MIGenWeb Project], an member of [[MIGenWeb|The MIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
*[ The Clare County MIGenWeb Project], an member of [[MIGenWeb|The MIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].

Revision as of 07:16, 7 January 2011

United States > Michigan > Clare County


County Courthouse


Parent County

1840--Clare County was created 1 April 1840 from Mackinac County.  It was formerly Kaykakee County, until the name changed to Clare County 8 March 1843. It was attached to Saginaw, Midland, Isabelle, and Mecosta Counties prior to organization 13 March 1871.
County seat:  Harrison [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

  • Cities: Clare . Harrison
  • Village: Farwell
  • Townships: Arthur . Franklin . Freeman . Frost . Garfield . Grant . Greenwood . Hamilton . Hatton . Hayes . Lincoln . Redding . Sheridan . Summerfield . Surrey . Winterfield
  • Communites: none

Neighboring Counties

Gladwin | Isabella | Mecosta| Midland| Missaukee | Osceola | Roscommon




Clare County is part of Roman Catholic Diocese of Saginaw



Local Histories






Vital Records

  • Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902 -- Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch - Pilot. 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 - Pilot.  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 - Pilot.   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


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).