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County Courthouse

Oceana County Courthouse
100 State Street
Hart, MI 49420
Phone: (231) 873-4328


County Clerk has birth and marriage records from 1867
and death records from 1868; Clerk Circuit Court has 
divorce and court records; Probate Court has probate records;
Register of Deeds has land records[1]

History

Parent County

1831 Oceana County was created 2 March 1831 from Mackinac County. It was attached to Kent and Ottawa Counties prior to organization 7 April 1851. County seat: Hart [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Oceana 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 Oceana County.

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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.

Open Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Societies and Libraries

Oceana County Historical & Genealogical Society

Research & Library Headquarters
114 Dryden St, Hart MI 49420
Phone 231-873-2600


http://www.oceanahistory.org/

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), Oceana County, Michigan page 349, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=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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