Oakland County, Michigan Genealogy

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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
Oakland County was formed out of Wayne County before Statehood, the county seat is Pontiac, and the town of Rochester was formed at about the time Ann Arbor was formed in [Washtenaw County]. It is north and west of Detroit. The Mack Family built the road that ran from Detroit to Pontiac and the road which split off that and went to Rochester.  
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The town of Rochester was formed at about the time Ann Arbor was formed in [Washtenaw County]. It is north and west of Detroit. The Mack Family built the road that ran from Detroit to Pontiac and the road which split off that and went to Rochester.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1819--Oakland County was created from Macomb County.&nbsp; The county seat is Pontiac.<sup>1</sup>'''
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'''1819--'''Oakland County was created from Macomb County. '''County seat:''' Pontiac <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss ====
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==== Record Loss ====
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==

Revision as of 15:59, 10 October 2008

 United States  > Michigan > Oakland County

Contents

County Courthouse

History

The town of Rochester was formed at about the time Ann Arbor was formed in [Washtenaw County]. It is north and west of Detroit. The Mack Family built the road that ran from Detroit to Pontiac and the road which split off that and went to Rochester.

Parent County

1819--Oakland County was created from Macomb County. County seat: Pontiac [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

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

References

1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).


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