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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:&nbsp;''' [[Aishcum County, Michigan|Aishcum]]{{·}} [[Anamickee County, Michigan|Anamickee]]{{·}} [[Bleeker County, Michigan|Bleeker]]{{·}} [[Brown County, Michigan|Brown]]{{·}} [[Cheonoquet County, Michigan|Cheonoquet]]{{·}} [[Des Moines County, Michigan|Des Moines]]{{·}} [[Dubuque County, Michigan|Dubuque]]{{·}} [[Forest County, Michigan|Forest]]{{·}} [[Iowa County, Michigan|Iowa]]{{·}} [[Isle Royal County, Michigan|Isle Royal]]{{·}} [[Kanotin County, Michigan|Kanotin]]{{·}} [[Kautawaubet County, Michigan|Kautawaubet]]{{·}} [[Kaykakee County, Michigan|Kaykakee]]{{·}} [[Keskkauko County, Michigan|Keskkauko]]{{·}} [[Manitou County, Michigan|Manitou]]{{·}} [[Meegisee County, Michigan|Meegisee]]{{·}} [[Michilimackinac County, Michigan|Michilimackinac]]{{·}} [[Mikenauk County, Michigan|Mikenauk]]{{·}} [[Neewago County, Michigan|Neewago]]{{·}} [[Notipekago County, Michigan|Notipekago]]{{·}} [[Okkuddo County, Michigan|Okkuddo]]{{·}} [[Omeena County, Michigan|Omeena]]{{·}} [[Shawano County, Michigan|Shawano]]{{·}} [[Tonedagana County, Michigan|Tonedagana]]{{·}} [[Unwattin County, Michigan|Unwattin]]{{·}} [[Wabassee County, Michigan|Wabassee]]{{·}} [[Washington County, Michigan|Washington]]{{·}} [[Wyandot County, Michigan|Wyandot]]  
 
'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:&nbsp;''' [[Aishcum County, Michigan|Aishcum]]{{·}} [[Anamickee County, Michigan|Anamickee]]{{·}} [[Bleeker County, Michigan|Bleeker]]{{·}} [[Brown County, Michigan|Brown]]{{·}} [[Cheonoquet County, Michigan|Cheonoquet]]{{·}} [[Des Moines County, Michigan|Des Moines]]{{·}} [[Dubuque County, Michigan|Dubuque]]{{·}} [[Forest County, Michigan|Forest]]{{·}} [[Iowa County, Michigan|Iowa]]{{·}} [[Isle Royal County, Michigan|Isle Royal]]{{·}} [[Kanotin County, Michigan|Kanotin]]{{·}} [[Kautawaubet County, Michigan|Kautawaubet]]{{·}} [[Kaykakee County, Michigan|Kaykakee]]{{·}} [[Keskkauko County, Michigan|Keskkauko]]{{·}} [[Manitou County, Michigan|Manitou]]{{·}} [[Meegisee County, Michigan|Meegisee]]{{·}} [[Michilimackinac County, Michigan|Michilimackinac]]{{·}} [[Mikenauk County, Michigan|Mikenauk]]{{·}} [[Neewago County, Michigan|Neewago]]{{·}} [[Notipekago County, Michigan|Notipekago]]{{·}} [[Okkuddo County, Michigan|Okkuddo]]{{·}} [[Omeena County, Michigan|Omeena]]{{·}} [[Shawano County, Michigan|Shawano]]{{·}} [[Tonedagana County, Michigan|Tonedagana]]{{·}} [[Unwattin County, Michigan|Unwattin]]{{·}} [[Wabassee County, Michigan|Wabassee]]{{·}} [[Washington County, Michigan|Washington]]{{·}} [[Wyandot County, Michigan|Wyandot]]  
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Probate records such as wills often provide useful information, see: SEARCHING AMERICAN PROBATE RECORDS, by Fran Carter. Other records, such as various legal cases might be of use - see "HOW TO FIND SERIES #12: FINDING MICHIGAN LAWS &amp; CASES IN THE MSU LIBRARIES", published by MSU Libraries, 1983.<br>
  
 
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[[Erie Canal]]{{·}} [[Lake Erie]]{{·}} [[Lake Huron]]{{·}} [[Lake Michigan]]{{·}} [[Lake Superior]]{{·}} [[Soo Locks]]{{·}} [[Detroit-Chicago Road]]{{·}} [[Detroit-Vincennes Road]]{{·}} [[Ft. Gratiot Road]]{{·}} [[Grand River Road]]{{·}} [[Great Trail]] or Great Path{{·}} [[La Plaissance Bay Road]]{{·}} [[Lake Shore Path]] or Lake Trail{{·}} [[Maumee-Jonesville Road]]{{·}} [[Monroe Road]]{{·}} [[Saginaw Road]]{{·}} [[Sauk Trail]]{{·}} [[Tennessee, Ohio and Great Lakes Trail]]{{·}} [[Vincennes-Indianapolis-Detroit Road]]{{·}} [[Erie-Kalamazoo Railroad]]  
 
[[Erie Canal]]{{·}} [[Lake Erie]]{{·}} [[Lake Huron]]{{·}} [[Lake Michigan]]{{·}} [[Lake Superior]]{{·}} [[Soo Locks]]{{·}} [[Detroit-Chicago Road]]{{·}} [[Detroit-Vincennes Road]]{{·}} [[Ft. Gratiot Road]]{{·}} [[Grand River Road]]{{·}} [[Great Trail]] or Great Path{{·}} [[La Plaissance Bay Road]]{{·}} [[Lake Shore Path]] or Lake Trail{{·}} [[Maumee-Jonesville Road]]{{·}} [[Monroe Road]]{{·}} [[Saginaw Road]]{{·}} [[Sauk Trail]]{{·}} [[Tennessee, Ohio and Great Lakes Trail]]{{·}} [[Vincennes-Indianapolis-Detroit Road]]{{·}} [[Erie-Kalamazoo Railroad]]  
  
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*MEN OF MICHIGAN: A COLLECTION OF THE PORTRAITS OF MEN PROMINENT IN BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE IN MICHIGAN, pub. By Michigan Art Co., 1904<br>
 
*MEN OF MICHIGAN: A COLLECTION OF THE PORTRAITS OF MEN PROMINENT IN BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE IN MICHIGAN, pub. By Michigan Art Co., 1904<br>

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  • A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN COUNTY HISTORIES by P. William Filby.
  • MICHIGAN COUNTY HISTORIES: A BIBLIOGRAPHY by the Michigan Department of Education, State Library Services.
Click on the map below to go to a county page. Hover over a county to see its name. To see a larger version of the map, click here.
Keweenaw CountyHoughton CountyOntonagon CountyGogebic CountyBaraga CountyIron CountyMarquette CountyAlger CountyDickinson CountyMenominee CountyDelta CountySchoolcraft CountyLuce CountyChippewa CountyMackinac CountyEmmet CountyCheboygan CountyPresque Isle CountyCharlevoix CountyOtsego CountyMontmorency CountyAlpena CountyAntrim CountyLeelanau CountyBenzie CountyGrand Traverse CountyKalkaska CountyCrawford CountyOscoda CountyAlcona CountyManistee CountyWexford CountyMissaukee CountyRoscommon CountyOgemaw CountyIosco CountyMason CountyLake CountyOsceola CountyClare CountyGladwin CountyArenac CountyOceana CountyNewaygo CountyMecosta CountyIsabella CountyMidland CountyBay CountyMuskegon CountyKent CountyMontcalm CountyGratiot CountySaginaw CountyOttawa CountyIonia CountyClinton CountyShiawassee CountyAllegan CountyBarry CountyEaton CountyIngham CountyLivingston CountyVan Buren CountyBerrien CountyCass CountyKalamazoo CountySt. Joseph CountyCalhoun CountyBranch CountyJackson CountyHillsdale CountyLenaweeMonroe CountyWashtenaw CountyWayne CountyOakland CountyMacomb CountyGenesee CountyLapeer CountySt. Clair CountySanilac CountyTuscola CountyHuron CountyMichigan-county-map.gif

Extinct or Renamed Counties:  Aishcum · Anamickee · Bleeker · Brown · Cheonoquet · Des Moines · Dubuque · Forest · Iowa · Isle Royal · Kanotin · Kautawaubet · Kaykakee · Keskkauko · Manitou · Meegisee · Michilimackinac · Mikenauk · Neewago · Notipekago · Okkuddo · Omeena · Shawano · Tonedagana · Unwattin · Wabassee · Washington · Wyandot

LEGAL MATERIALS -

Probate records such as wills often provide useful information, see: SEARCHING AMERICAN PROBATE RECORDS, by Fran Carter. Other records, such as various legal cases might be of use - see "HOW TO FIND SERIES #12: FINDING MICHIGAN LAWS & CASES IN THE MSU LIBRARIES", published by MSU Libraries, 1983.

Major Repositories

Archives of Michigan · Library of Michgan · Detroit Public Library · 6 regional repositories · National Archives Great Lakes Region (Chicago) · Newberry Library · Allen County Public Library

Migration Routes

Erie Canal · Lake Erie · Lake Huron · Lake Michigan · Lake Superior · Soo Locks · Detroit-Chicago Road · Detroit-Vincennes Road · Ft. Gratiot Road · Grand River Road · Great Trail or Great Path · La Plaissance Bay Road · Lake Shore Path or Lake Trail · Maumee-Jonesville Road · Monroe Road · Saginaw Road · Sauk Trail · Tennessee, Ohio and Great Lakes Trail · Vincennes-Indianapolis-Detroit Road · Erie-Kalamazoo Railroad

Photos

  • MEN OF MICHIGAN: A COLLECTION OF THE PORTRAITS OF MEN PROMINENT IN BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE IN MICHIGAN, pub. By Michigan Art Co., 1904

Featured Content

1894 Michigan State Census This Internet site lists soldiers by name with their ward, township, and county as shown on the census of United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894, part of a state census. Since the 1890 federal census was partially destroyed in a fire, researchers can use this list of names as an additional tool beyond the census, to document their ancestor's whereabouts during the 1890's. There are approximately 50,000 names listed. For further details, see the Michigan Census Wiki page.
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Did You Know?

  • Michigan is comprised of an Upper Peninsula and Lower Peninsula, with shoreline longer than every other state except Alaska. The peninsulas are surrounded by the Great Lakes: Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Erie, Lake Huron and Lake Ontario, the largest freshwater lakes in the world.
  • Many famous and interesting people grew up in Michigan. Henry Ford grew up there. He was the inventor of the automobile. The first automobile was driven in Michigan. President Gerald Ford and Thomas Edison grew up in Michigan. Charles Lindburgh lived in Michigan.

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  1. Shirley M. De Boer, Research in Michigan (Arlington, Va.: National Genealogical Society, 2008) (FHL Collection 977.4 D27d), 13. WorldCat entry.
  2. De Boer, 22.
  3. De Boer, 25.