Gogebic County, Michigan Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png Michigan Gotoarrow.png Gogebic County

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

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Online Records

Gogebic County, Michigan
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Founded February 7, 1887
County Seat Bessemer
Address Gogebic County Courthouse
200 N Moore St.
Bessemer, MI 4991
Phone: (906) 663-4518
Gogebic County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, divorce and court
records from 1887 and military records.
Probate Court has probate records from 1887.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1887.[1]


Parent County

1887--Gogebic County was created 7 February 1887 from Ontonagon County.

County seat:

Bessemer [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories



Civil War

Civil War service men from Gogebic 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 Gogebic County.





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

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gogebic County, Michigan page 345, 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).