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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Michigan Genealogy|Michigan]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Clinton_County,_Michigan]] ''
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<br> Guide to '''Clinton County, Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| founded year = 1831
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| founded year = 1840
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| seat = St. Johns
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| seat = Harrisville
 
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| building address = Clinton County Courthouse<br>100 E State St.<br>P. O. Box 69<br>St. Johns, MI 48879-1571<br>Phone: (517) 224-5140 <br> [http://www.clinton-county.org/'''Clinton County Website'''] }}  
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| building address = Clinton County Courthouse<br>100 E State St.<br>P. O. Box 69<br>St. Johns, MI 48879-1571<br><br>Phone: (517) 224-5140 <br>[http://www.clinton-county.org '''Clinton County Website'''] }}  
  
 
== 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 name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clinton County, Michigan page 344, {{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 1867, <br>marriage records from 1839, divorce records from <br>early 1800’s and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clinton 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'''  ====
  
'''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 name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''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 <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== 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  ====
 
==== 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  ====
  
[[Eaton County, Michigan|Eaton]] | [[Gratiot County, Michigan|Gratiot]] | [[Ingham County, Michigan|Ingham]] | [[Ionia County, Michigan|Ionia]] | [[Montcalm County, Michigan|Montcalm]] | [[Saginaw County, Michigan|Saginaw]] | [[Shiawassee County, Michigan|Shiawassee]]  
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[[Eaton County, Michigan Genealogy|Eaton County]] {{•}}
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[[Gratiot County, Michigan Genealogy|Gratiot County]] {{•}}
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[[Ingham County, Michigan Genealogy|Ingham County]] {{•}}
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[[Ionia County, Michigan Genealogy|Ionia County]] {{•}}
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[[Montcalm County, Michigan Genealogy|Montcalm] County]] {{•}}
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[[Saginaw County, Michigan Genealogy|Saginaw County]] {{•}}
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[[Shiawassee County, Michigan Genealogy|Shiawasse County]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=50087 Duplain Cemetery, St. Johns]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=50087 Duplain Cemetery, St. Johns]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=147957 Gunnisonville Cemetery, Lansing Charter Township]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=147957 Gunnisonville Cemetery, Lansing Charter Township]  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=50733 Hurd Cemetery, DeWitt]  
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=50733 Hurd Cemetery, DeWitt&amp;lt]  
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=147348 Maple Grove Cemetery, Ovid]  
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=147348 Maple Grove Cemetery, Ovid]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=51377 Mount Rest Cemetery, St. Johns]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=51377 Mount Rest Cemetery, St. Johns]  
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==== Court  ====
 
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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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.  
 
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.  
  
:-&nbsp; [[1st Regiment, Michigan Cavalry|1st Regiment, Michigan Cavalry]], Company D<br>&nbsp;
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as '''''{{PAGENAME}} newspapers''''' in online catalogs like:<br>
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:*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q={{{1}}}+county+Michigan+Newspapers&qt=results_page WorldCat] (For instructions see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]]).
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:*Do a {{PAGENAME}} Place-name search for these and other records in the [https://familysearch.org/catalog-search FamilySearch Catalog] (For instructions see [[FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search|FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search]]).<noinclude>[[Category:Templates for MI pages]]</noinclude>
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== 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.  
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*'''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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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-vital-records/ How to order Michigan Vital Records]
*'''Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897 '''--&nbsp;Free name indexes and images&nbsp;at&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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.
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*'''Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902''' -- Free name indexes and images at &lt;a href="https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1459684"&gt;FamilySearch&lt;/a&gt;. 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 Registrations, 1868-1925''' -- Free name indexes at &lt;a href="https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1452395"&gt;FamilySearch&lt;/a&gt;. &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.  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*'''Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897 '''--&nbsp;Free name indexes and images&nbsp;at&nbsp;&lt;a href="https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1452402"&gt;FamilySearch&lt;/a&gt;. &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.
  
*[http://www.dewittlibrary.com/ DeWitt District Library]  
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== Societies and Libraries ==
*[http://www.dewittlibrary.com/CCHS/ Genealogists of the Clinton County Historical Society]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-society-archive/ List of Michigan Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
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*[http://www.dewittlibrary.com DeWitt District Library]  
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*[http://www.dewittlibrary.com/CCHS Genealogists of the Clinton County Historical Society]  
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
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*[[Lansing Michigan Family History Center]]
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*[[Lansing Michigan Family History Center|Lansing Michigan Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Clinton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}<br>  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/clinton-county/ Clinton 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+Clinton|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}<br>  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~miclinto/ The Clinton County MIGenWeb Project], an member of [[MIGenWeb|The MIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~miclinto/ The Clinton County MIGenWeb Project], an member of [[MIGenWeb|The MIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
  
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Guide to Clinton County, Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Clinton County, Michigan
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Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 1, 1840
County Seat Harrisville
Courthouse
Address Clinton County Courthouse
100 E State St.
P. O. Box 69
St. Johns, MI 48879-1571

Phone: (517) 224-5140
Clinton County Website

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

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

  • 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

Eaton County  • Gratiot County  • Ingham County  • Ionia County  • Montcalm] County  • Saginaw County  • Shiawasse County

Clinton CountyIonia CountyMontcalm CountyGenesee CountyLivingston CountyBarry CountyEaton CountyIngham CountyShiawassee CountySaginaw CountyGratiot CountyMIClinton.JPG


Resources

Cemeteries

BillionGraves:

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 Clinton 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

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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

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

Probate

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Taxation

Vital Records

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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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clinton 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).

 

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