Oakland County, Michigan

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| county = Oakland County
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| building address = Oakland County Courthouse<br>1200 N Telegraph Rd.<br>Pontiac, MI 48341<br>Phone:248.858.0572<br> [http://www.oakgov.com/circuit/'''Oakland County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.oakgov.com/circuit/ Oakland County Courthouse]<br>1200 N Telegraph Rd.<br>Pontiac, MI 48341<br>Phone:248.858.0572<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1867, <br>marriage and naturalization records from 1827. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oakland County, Michigan page 349, {{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 and death records from 1867, <br>marriage and naturalization records from 1827. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oakland County, Michigan page 349, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==

Revision as of 02:33, 15 February 2013

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Online Records


Oakland County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 12, 1819
County Seat Pontiac
Courthouse
Address Oakland County Courthouse
1200 N Telegraph Rd.
Pontiac, MI 48341
Phone:248.858.0572
Oakland County Website

Contents

County Courthouse


County Clerk has birth and death records from 1867,
marriage and naturalization records from 1827. [1]

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 12 January 1819 from Macomb County.  It was attached to Macomb County prior to organization  28 March 1820. County seat: Pontiac [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Avon (extinct) - now Rochester Hills 

Bloomfield

Commerce

Farmington

Farmington Hills

Holly

Lake Orion

Milford

Novi

Pontiac

Rochester

Royal Oak

Southfield

Troy

Waterford

West Bloomfield

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Oakland County, Michigan Cemeteries

Irwin I. Cohn Michigan Jewish Cemetery Index - online index to more than 64,000 Jewish burials from the mid-1800’s to 1999.


Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Pontiac

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Oakland County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Oakland County.

- 1st Regiment, Michigan Cavalry, Company G


Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

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

Oakland County Genealogical Society, Website.

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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oakland County, Michigan page 349, 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).