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

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Keweenaw County, Michigan
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Founded March 11, 1861
County Seat Eagle River
Address Keweenaw County Courthouse
5095 4th St.
Eagle River, MI 49950
Phone: 616. 336.3550
Phone: 906.337.2229
Keweenaw County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth, marriage, and death records from 1867,
land records from 1848, divorce and court records.
Probate Court has probate records. [1]


Parent County

1861--Keweenaw County was created 11 March 1861 from Houghton County. County seat: Eagle River [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories






Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased as shown below:

Birth Records and Death Records from the Michigan Department of Community Health (from 1867) or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.
Marriage Records (from 1867) and Divorce Records (from 1897) from the County Clerk.

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

Houghton Keweenaw County Genealogical Society

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), Keweenaw County, Michigan page 347, 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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