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County Courthouse

Washtenaw County Courthouse
200 N Main St.
Suite 120
P. O. Box 8645
Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8645
Phone: (734) 222-6700

County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records
from 1867, divorce, court and land records,
naturalization records and supervisors records from 1835. [1]

History

Washtenaw County is directly west of Detroit, and is situated on the old 'Chicago Road' which today is US Highway 12. One of the first things that took place after the town of Ann Arbor was formed was to start the University of Michigan, which is today one of the largest in the United States.  It contains a significant collection of historical documents in its library given the nearly 200 years it has been in existence, having been formed in the 1820s.

Parent County

1822--Washtenaw County was created 10 September 1822 from Wayne and Oakland Counties. It was attached to Wayne County prior to organization 31 December 1826.  County seat: Ann Arbor [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Dolph Funeral Home Records: Coutesy of the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan. this funeral home is located in ann Arbor, Michigan. Coverage: June, 1937-September, 1952.

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Ann Arbor

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Washtenaw 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 Washtenaw County.

- 1st Regiment, Michigan Cavalry, Company E
- 17th Regiment, Michigan Infantry, Companies B and E

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washtenaw County, Michigan page 351, 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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