Clinton County, Michigan Genealogy

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Guide to '''Clinton County Michigan genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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<br> Guide to '''Clinton County Michigan genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
<br>County Clerk has bird and&nbsp;death records from 1867, <br>marriage records from 1839, divorce records from <br>early 1800’s and court records. <ref>&amp;lt;i&amp;gt;Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&amp;lt;/i&amp;gt;, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clinton County, Michigan page 344, &amp;lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="20" _fck_mw_template="true"&amp;gt;; &amp;lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="19" _fck_mw_template="true"&amp;gt;.</ref>  
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<br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1867, <br>marriage records from 1839, divorce records from <br>early 1800’s and court records. <ref>&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clinton County, Michigan page 344, &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="20" _fck_mw_template="true"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;; &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="19" _fck_mw_template="true"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
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'''1831--'''Clinton County was created 2 March 1831&nbsp;from unoganized territory. It was attached to Kent and Shiawassee Counties prior to organization 12 March 1869.&nbsp; '''County seat:&nbsp; '''St. Johns <ref>&amp;lt;i&amp;gt;The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&amp;lt;/i&amp;gt;,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1831--'''Clinton County was created 2 March 1831&nbsp;from unoganized territory. It was attached to Kent and Shiawassee Counties prior to organization 12 March 1869.&nbsp; '''County seat:&nbsp; '''St. Johns <ref>&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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Guide to Clinton County Michigan genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


Contents

County Courthouse


County Clerk has birth and death records from 1867,
marriage records from 1839, divorce records from
early 1800’s and court records. [1]

History

  • Named for DeWitt Clinton, U.S. Senator and Governor of New York

Parent County

1831--Clinton County was created 2 March 1831 from unoganized territory. It was attached to Kent and Shiawassee Counties prior to organization 12 March 1869.  County seat:  St. Johns [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

  • Cities: DeWitt . East Lansing . Grand Ledge . St. Johns
  • Villages: Eagle . Elsie . Fowler . Hubbardston . Maple Rapids . Ovid . Westphalia
  • Townships: Bath . Bengal . Bingham . Dallas . DeWitt . Duplain . Eagle . Essex . Greenbush . Lebanon . Olive . Ovid . Riley . Victor . Watertown . Westphalia
  • Communities: Bath . Eureka . Matherton . Shepardsville . Wacousta

Neighboring Counties

<a href="Eaton County, Michigan">Eaton</a> | <a href="Gratiot County, Michigan">Gratiot</a> | <a href="Ingham County, Michigan">Ingham</a> | <a href="Ionia County, Michigan">Ionia</a> | <a href="Montcalm County, Michigan">Montcalm</a> | <a href="Saginaw County, Michigan">Saginaw</a> | <a href="Shiawassee County, Michigan">Shiawassee</a>

Resources

Cemeteries

BillionGraves:

Church

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Court

Land

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Local Histories

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Maps

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Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Clinton 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 Clinton County.


-  <a href="1st Regiment, Michigan Cavalry">1st Regiment, Michigan Cavalry</a>, Company D
 


Newspapers

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Probate

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Taxation

Vital Records

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  • Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902 -- Free name indexes and images at <a href="https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1459684">FamilySearch</a>. 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 <a href="https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1452395">FamilySearch</a>.  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 <a href="https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1452402">FamilySearch</a>.   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

  • <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Introduction to LDS Family History Centers">Introduction to LDS Family History Centers</a>
  • <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Lansing Michigan Family History Center">Lansing Michigan Family History Center</a>

Web Sites

References

  1. &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clinton County, Michigan page 344, &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="20" _fck_mw_template="true"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;; &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;img class="FCK__MWTemplate" src="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="19" _fck_mw_template="true"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;.
  2. &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

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