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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Michigan Genealogy|Michigan]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Missaukee County'''
  
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Guide to '''Missaukee County, Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Missaukee County
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| state = Michigan
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| founded year = 1840
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| founded date = April 1
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| seat = Lake City
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| building address = Missaukee County Courthouse<br>111 S Canal<br>P. O. Box 800<br>Lake City, MI 49651<br>Phone: (231) 839-4967<br> [http://www.missaukee.org/'''Missaukee County Website'''] }}  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.missaukee.org/ Missaukee County Courthouse]<br>111 S Canal<br>P. O. Box 800<br>Lake City, MI 49651<br>Phone: (231) 839-4967<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, burial, divorce, <br>court and land records from 1871. <br>Probate Judge has probate records. <br>Some records destroyed by fire 1944. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missaukee County, Michigan page 348, {{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, marriage, death, burial, divorce, <br>court and land records from 1871. <br>Probate Judge has probate records. <br>Some records destroyed by fire 1944. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missaukee County, Michigan page 348, {{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  ====
 
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'''1840--'''Missaukee County was created 1&nbsp;April 1840&nbsp;from [[Mackinac County, Michigan|Mackinac]] County. It was attached to Mackinac, Grand Traverse, Manistee, and Wexford Counties&nbsp;prior to organization 11 March 1871.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Lake City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1840--'''Missaukee County was created 1&nbsp;April 1840&nbsp;from [[Mackinac County, Michigan Genealogy|Mackinac]] County. It was attached to Mackinac, Grand Traverse, Manistee, and Wexford Counties&nbsp;prior to organization 11 March 1871.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Lake City <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  ====
  
*[[Clare County, Michigan|Clare]]  
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[[Clare County, Michigan Genealogy|Clare]] {{•}}
*[[Crawford County, Michigan|Crawford]]  
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[[Crawford County, Michigan Genealogy|Crawford]] {{•}}
*[[Grand Traverse County, Michigan|Grand Traverse]]  
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[[Grand Traverse County, Michigan Genealogy|Grand Traverse]] {{•}}
*[[Kalkaska County, Michigan|Kalkaska]]  
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[[Kalkaska County, Michigan Genealogy|Kalkaska]] {{•}}
*[[Osceola County, Michigan|Osceola]]  
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[[Osceola County, Michigan Genealogy|Osceola]] {{•}}
*[[Roscommon County, Michigan|Roscommon]]  
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[[Roscommon County, Michigan Genealogy|Roscommon]] {{•}}
*[[Wexford County, Michigan|Wexford]]
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[[Wexford County, Michigan Genealogy|Wexford]]
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<center>{{MIMissaukee County, Michigan Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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==== Church ====
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{{MI Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
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==== Land ====
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==== Maps ====
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==== Local Histories ====
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{{MI History Intro}}
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==== Maps ====
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[[Image:Mimissaukee.jpg|600px]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
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==== Probate ====
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{{MI Newspaper abstracts|Alcona}}
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-vital-records/ How to order Michigan Vital Records]
 
*'''Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902'''&nbsp;-- Free name indexes and images at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1459684 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 Birth Registrations, 1867-1902'''&nbsp;-- Free name indexes and images at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1459684 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 [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1452395 FamilySearch Record Search]. &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.  
 
*'''Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868-1925''' -- Free name indexes at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1452395 FamilySearch Record Search]. &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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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-society-archive/ List of Michigan Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/missaukee-county/ Missaukee 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]
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Missaukee|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Missaukee|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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United States Gotoarrow.png Michigan Gotoarrow.png Missaukee County

Guide to Missaukee County, Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Missaukee County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 1, 1840
County Seat Lake City
Courthouse
Address Missaukee County Courthouse
111 S Canal
P. O. Box 800
Lake City, MI 49651
Phone: (231) 839-4967
Missaukee County Website

Contents

County Courthouse


County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, burial, divorce,
court and land records from 1871.
Probate Judge has probate records.
Some records destroyed by fire 1944. [1]

History

Parent County

1840--Missaukee County was created 1 April 1840 from Mackinac County. It was attached to Mackinac, Grand Traverse, Manistee, and Wexford Counties prior to organization 11 March 1871. County seat: Lake City [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

FIRE DESTROYS OLD COURTHOUSE FOR MISSAUKEE.

Lake City, Mich., Feb. 18 -- (AP) -- The three-story Missaukee county court house, built in 1883, was destroyed by fire yesterday, with loss estimated at $35,000.
Valuable county records were spared from the flames as fireproof vaults remained intact. When the blaze was discovered about noon, documents outside the vaults were rushed inside to safety.
The jail and sheriff's residence, threatened by the fire, were left undamaged.

News - Palladium Benton Harbor Michigan 1944-02-18

source:gendisasters.com

For a list of record loss in Michigan counties see: Michigan Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Clare  • Crawford  • Grand Traverse  • Kalkaska  • Osceola  • Roscommon  • Wexford

Missaukee CountyRoscommon CountyGrand Traverse CountyGladwin CountyMontmorency CountyWexford CountyBay CountyArenac CountyMason CountyLake CountyClare CountyOsceola CountyLeelanau CountyBenzie CountyManistee CountyOscoda CountyKalkaska CountyCrawford CountyAntrim CountyMontmorency CountyAlpena CountyOtsego CountyCharlevoix CountyCheboygan CountyOgemaw CountyMIMissaukee.JPG


Resources

Cemeteries

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 Missaukee 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

Mimissaukee.jpg

Military

Newspapers

Finding More Michigan Newspapers

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

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 FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Michigan, Missaukee and search for Probate records in the list.

Note: Not every county in Michigan will have Probate Records in the FamilySearch Catalog.

Taxation

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.

  • How to order Michigan Vital Records
  • 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

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), Missaukee County, Michigan page 348, 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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