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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Michigan|Michigan]] > Wayne County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Michigan]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Wayne County'''
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Guide to '''Wayne County Michigan genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Wayne County
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| state = Michigan
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| founded year = 1815
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| founded date = November 21
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| seat = Detroit
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| building address = Wayne County Courthouse<br>201 City Court Bldg<br>Wayne, MI 48226<br>Phone: (313) 224-6262<br>  [http://www.ci.wayne.mi.us/'''Wayne County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records.<br>Probate Court has probate records.<br>Register of Deeds has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wayne County, Michigan page 351, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
[[Image:Anthony Wayne.JPG|thumb|right|400px|General "Mad" Anthony Wayne (1745-1796)]]  
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[[Image:Anthony Wayne.JPG|thumb|right|365px]]  
  
The county is named after Revolutionary War General [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Wayne "Mad" Anthony Wayne] (1745-1796).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Wayne "Anthony Wayne,"] Wikipedia.</ref>
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The county is named after Revolutionary War General [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Wayne "Mad" Anthony Wayne] (1745-1796).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Wayne "Anthony Wayne,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
  
 
Wayne County is the oldest county in the area known now as the State of [[Michigan]] and originally included areas that are counties in their own right.&nbsp; It includes the City of Detroit which was founded by the French on 24 July 1701 and which is now the state's largest.  
 
Wayne County is the oldest county in the area known now as the State of [[Michigan]] and originally included areas that are counties in their own right.&nbsp; It includes the City of Detroit which was founded by the French on 24 July 1701 and which is now the state's largest.  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1815--'''Wayne County was created 21 November 1815&nbsp;as an original county. '''County seat:''' Detroit <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1815--'''Wayne County was created 21 November 1815&nbsp;as an original county. '''County seat:''' Detroit <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities ==
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== Places/Localities ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
See the list of places on Wikipedia: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_County,_Michigan#Cities.2C_villages.2C_and_townships Places in Wayne County, Michigan]
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See the list of places on Wikipedia: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_County,_Michigan#Cities.2C_villages.2C_and_townships Places in Wayne County, Michigan]  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Macomb_County,_Michigan|Macomb]]
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*[[Macomb County, Michigan|Macomb]]  
*[[Monroe_County,_Michigan|Monroe]]
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*[[Monroe County, Michigan|Monroe]]  
*[[Oakland_County,_Michigan|Oakland]]
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*[[Oakland County, Michigan|Oakland]]  
*[[Washtenaw_County,_Michigan|Washtenaw<br>]]
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*[[Washtenaw County, Michigan|Washtenaw<br>]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
* [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_miplymouthbaptist.php Old Baptist Cemetery, Plymouth]
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* [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_miplymouthpres.php Presbyterian Cemetery, Plymouth]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=50207 Evergreen Cemetery, Detroit] BillionGraves
* [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_miriverside.php Riverside Cemetery, Plymouth]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=51061 Maple Grove Cemetery, Westland] BillionGraves
* [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_mishearer.php Shearer Cemetery, Plymouth]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=51223 Michigan Memorial Park, New Boston] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=51355 Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_miplymouthbaptist.php Old Baptist Cemetery, Plymouth]  
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_miplymouthpres.php Presbyterian Cemetery, Plymouth]  
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_miriverside.php Riverside Cemetery, Plymouth]  
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=52043 Sacred Heart Cemetery, Detroit] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=52103 Saint Hedwig Cemetery, Dearborn Heights] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_mishearer.php Shearer Cemetery, Plymouth]
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==== Census  ====
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:*'''1796''' Stuart, Donna Valley. "Detroit 1796 Census," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly,'' Vol. 69 (1981):185-194. Digital version at [http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/ National Genealogical Society website] ($); {{FHL|39597|item|disp=FHL Book 973 B2ng v. 69 (1981)}}.
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
  
*Detroit Dist
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*Detroit Dist  
*Detroit
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*Detroit  
*Detroit E.
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*Detroit E.  
*Detroit S.
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*Detroit S.  
*Detroit W.
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*Detroit W.  
 
*Mack
 
*Mack
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Directories  ====
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Fold3.com ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_71/city_directories_detroit/ Detroit City Directories 1861-1923] available online.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
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City maps are often found in city directories.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
* [http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_miplymouthcw.php Civil War Veteran Burials, Plymouth]
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===== '''''Civil War'''''  =====
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Civil War service men from Wayne 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 Wayne County.
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:- [[1st Regiment, Michigan Cavalry|1st Regiment, Michigan Cavalry]], Companies A, C, G, H, K, and Unassigned Company
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:- [[12th Regiment, Michigan Infantry|12th Regiment, Michigan Infantry]], Unassigned Company<br>
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:- [[17th Regiment, Michigan Infantry|17th Regiment, Michigan Infantry]], Company F
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*[http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_miplymouthcw.php Civil War Veteran Burials, Plymouth]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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:*'''1817-1830''' - ''Detroit Gazette'' at [http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=scjTk0LcRdsC Google News] - free.
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
*'''Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902'''&nbsp;-- Free name indexes and images at [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1459684 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 [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1452395 FamilySearch Record Search]. &nbsp;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'''--&nbsp;Free name indexes and images&nbsp;at&nbsp;[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1452402 FamilySearch Record Search]. &nbsp;&nbsp;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 ==
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*'''Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902'''&nbsp;-- Free name indexes and images at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1459684 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.
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*'''Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868-1925''' -- Free name indexes at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1452395 FamilySearch Record Search]. &nbsp;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.
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*'''Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897'''-- Free name indexes and images at[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1452402 FamilySearch Record Search]. &nbsp;&nbsp;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.
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*'''1934-1953''' [http://www.detroitpubliclibrary.org/wayne-county-death-record-index Wayne County Death Index]-- An index to original records held at the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library. These records do not include deaths that occurred within the City of Detroit.
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== Societies and Libraries ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Palmer Park Michigan Family History Center]] (Detroit)
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*[[Riverview Michigan Family History Center]]
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*[[Westland Michigan Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://wayne.migenweb.net/ Wayne County USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. <br>
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=200387&subject_disp=Michigan%2C+Wayne&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.michigan-genealogy.com/Wayne-County-Genealogy.htm Wayne County Genealogy] (Michigan Genealogy)
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*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Wayne|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Guide to Wayne County Michigan genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Wayne County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 21, 1815
County Seat Detroit
Courthouse
Address Wayne County Courthouse
201 City Court Bldg
Wayne, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 224-6262
Wayne County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records.
Probate Court has probate records.
Register of Deeds has land records. [1]

History

Anthony Wayne.JPG

The county is named after Revolutionary War General "Mad" Anthony Wayne (1745-1796).[2]

Wayne County is the oldest county in the area known now as the State of Michigan and originally included areas that are counties in their own right.  It includes the City of Detroit which was founded by the French on 24 July 1701 and which is now the state's largest.

Parent County

1815--Wayne County was created 21 November 1815 as an original county. County seat: Detroit [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

See the list of places on Wikipedia: Places in Wayne County, Michigan

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Detroit Dist
  • Detroit
  • Detroit E.
  • Detroit S.
  • Detroit W.
  • Mack

Court

Directories

Fold3.com ($) has Detroit City Directories 1861-1923 available online.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

City maps are often found in city directories.

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Wayne 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 Wayne County.

- 1st Regiment, Michigan Cavalry, Companies A, C, G, H, K, and Unassigned Company
- 12th Regiment, Michigan Infantry, Unassigned Company
- 17th Regiment, Michigan Infantry, Company F


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 atFamilySearch 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.
  • 1934-1953 Wayne County Death Index-- An index to original records held at the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library. These records do not include deaths that occurred within the City of Detroit.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wayne County, Michigan page 351, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Anthony Wayne," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).