Ontonagon County, Michigan Genealogy

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Guide to Ontonagon County Michigan genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

Ontonagon County, Michigan
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Founded March 9, 1843
County Seat Ontonagon
Address Ontonagon County Courthouse
725 Greenland Road
Ontonagon, MI 49953
Phone: (906) 884-4255
Ontonagon County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth records, death records from 1868,
marriage records from 1861, divorce court records
from 1854, land records from 1850.
Probate Court has probate records.
Cemetery Associations have burial records.[1]


Parent County

1843--Ontonagon County was created 9 March 1843 from Chippewa and Mackinac Counties. It was attached to Chippewa and Houghton Counties prior to organization 1 January 1853.  County seat: Ontonagon [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories



Civil War

Civil War service men from Ontonagon 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 Ontonagon County.





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

Townships and Cities

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


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ontonagon 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).