Sanilac County, Michigan Genealogy

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== County Courthouse  ==
== County Courthouse  ==
[ Sanilac County Courthouse]<br>60 W Sanilac Ave.<br>Sandusky, MI 48471<br>Phone: (810) 648-3212<br>
== History  ==
== History  ==

Revision as of 23:01, 5 May 2011

United States  > Michigan > Sanilac County


County Courthouse

Sanilac County Courthouse
60 W Sanilac Ave.
Sandusky, MI 48471
Phone: (810) 648-3212


Parent County

1822--Sanilac County was created 10 September 1822 from St. Clair County and unorganized territory.  It was attached to Oakland, St. Clair, and Lapeer Counties prior to organization 31 December 1849. County seat: Sandusky [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



1880 Census:Michigan = Sanilac County is missing about 1,600 people.





Local Histories






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

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