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United States Gotoarrow.png Michigan Gotoarrow.png Mackinac County

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

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Online Records


Mackinac County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded October 26, 1818
County Seat St. Ignace
Courthouse
Address Mackinac County Courthouse
100 S Marley St.
St. Ignace, MI 49781
Phone: (906) 643-7300
Mackinac County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1873,
marriage records from 1867, divorce and court records from 1808. [1]


History

Mackinac (pronounced 'Mackinaw') County is situated in southeastern portion upper peninsula of Michigan. The name is from Indians in the area.  The Straits of Mackinac are also named for this area and are between the two peninsulas that make up Michigan.

Books online

Parent County

1818--Mackinac County was created 26 October 1818 from Wayne County. It was formerly Michilimackinac County, until name was changed 26 January 1837.  County seat: St. Ignace [2]

Boundary Changes

  • See COUNTY EVOLUTION IN MICHIGAN, 1790-1897 by Richard W. Welch for the development of the counties in the state. This will help you to determine place of residence of your ancestors and under whose civil jurisdiction they resided. It is also useful for when you start to read the census records.


Record Loss


Places/Localities

Bois Blanc Township

Brevort Township

Clark Township

Ft. Mackinac

Garfield Township

Hendricks Township

Hudson Township

Mackinac Island

Marquette Township

Moran Township

Newton Township

Portage Township

St. Ignace

St. Ignace Township

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


Resources

Cemeteries

Census

1820

1850

1870

1894


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.

Churches: various -

Baptisms of Ste. Annes Catholic Church


Court

Families

ANCE / ANSE

ARCHAMBEAU

BEAUDOIN

BELANGERS

BELONGERS

BOURASSA

BUSSINEAU

CADOT(TE)

CHARBONNEAU

COWN

FAGNANT

GRONDIN

HAMMOND

JOHNSTON

http://www.geni.com/people/William-Johnston/6000000001550066014

LaFRAMBOISE

LAJOICE / LAJOIE

LALONDE

(De)LANGLADE

LOUISIGNAN

LOZON

MARSHALL

MARTIN

MARTINEAU (about 4th posting down)

PAQUIN

PIERCE

T(H)ERRIAN

The Therrian family moved from Drummond Island to the Mackinac area indicated by the baptismal records of their children. Peter Isaac Therrian was French Canadian, Angelique was Indian. Josephine "Josie" Therrian is their great grand daughter.

TROTOCHAUD

VALLIERE


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 Mackinac County, Michigan. 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

Mimackinac.jpg

Hendricks Twp.

Mackinac Island, 1915

Portage Twp.

St. Ignace


Military

War of 1812

Civil War

Spanish American War


Native Americans

Newspapers


The Saginaw News[1]

Probate

In most counties in MIchigan, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate packets, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The Family History Library Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for MIchigan - Mackinac - Probate records.

Queries: Mailing Lists & Message Boards

Taxation

Vital Records

State vital records started in 1867, however marriage records started at the county level earlier. Check both.

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.


Societies, Libraries and Museums

Luce-Mackinac County Genealogical Society

Michilimackinac Historical Society

Library of Michigan holdings

St. Ignace Public Library holdings

Ft. de Baude Museum

State wide or ethnic groups

AFRICAN-AMERICAN

Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society

c/o Burton Historical Collection, DPL
5201 Woodward Avenue
Detroit MI 48202-4007
Publication is Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society News published twice a year
Located in Wayne County
MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/p/h/i/Bennie-L-Phifer-iii/
Lansing Area African American Genealogical Society
Post Office Box 22203
Lansing MI 48909-2203
http://www.laaags.org/
Publication is Newsletter published quarterly
Member of Michigan Genealogical Council

CORNISH

Keweenaw Houghton Cornish Society of the Copper Country
http://keweenawkernewek.org
Cornish Connection Of Lower Michigan
8494 Wesley Drive
Flushing 48433

DUTCH

http://jointarchives.org/

FINNISH

Finnish American Heritage Center

http://www.finlandia.edu/FAHC.html

FLEMISH

Genealogical Society of Flemish Americans

https://www.facebook.com/FlemishLibrary?fref=ts

FRENCH-CANADIAN (includes Acadian, Cajun and Metis)

French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan

Post Office Box 1900
Royal Oak MI 48068-1900
Publication is Michigan's Habitat Heritage published quarterly
Located in Oakland County

MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council

http://fchsm.org/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/109717099063919/

IRISH

Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan

c/o Gaelic League/Irish American Club
2068 Michigan Avenue
Detroit MI 48216-1303
Publication is Irish Tree published nine times a year
Located in Wayne County
MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Irish-Genealogical-Society-of-Michigan/236855006444065?fref=ts

Wayne County Irish Society

31975 Cowan
Westland 48185

ITALIAN

Americans Of Italian Origin Society

18336 Lister E.
Detroit 48021

JEWISH

Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan

PO Box 251693
West Bloomfield MI 48325-1693
Publication is Generations published quarterly
Located in Oakland County
MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council

http://jgsmi.org/

https://www.facebook.com/jgsmi

POLISH

Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan

c/o Burton Collection
5201 Woodward Avenue
Detroit MI 48202-4007
Publication is The Polish Eaglet published three times a year
Located in Wayne County
MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council

http://www.pgsm.org/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/84920869072

Polish Heritage Society

P.O. Box 1844
Grand Rapids 49501

Detroit (West Side) Polish American Historical Society

https://www.facebook.com/wsdpahs?fref=ts

SCOTTISH

The St. Andrew's Society of Detroit

2360 Rochester Ct
Troy Mi 48083
Phone:(248) 526-1849
Fax:(248) 528-1477
Contact: kilgour@detroitscots.com

Family History Centers


Web Sites

References

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