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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Michigan]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Benzie County'''
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Guide to '''Benzie County, Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Click|Image:MI_ORP.png|Michigan Online Genealogy Records}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Benzie County
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| state = Michigan
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| founded year = 1863
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| founded date = February 27
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| seat = Beulah
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| building address = Benzie County Courthouse<br>448 Court Place<br>Beulah, MI 49617-0377<br>Phone: (231) 882-9671<br>[http://www.benzieco.net/'''Benzie County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Benzie County, Michigan Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 369-384. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Benzie County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Benzie County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Benzie County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Benzie County, Michigan Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Benzie County, Michigan Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Benzie County, Michigan Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1868
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1857
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1868
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1820
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1854
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1870
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.benzieco.net/ Benzie County Courthouse]<br>448 Court Place<br>Beulah, MI 49617-0377<br>Phone: (231) 882-9671<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1868, <br>marriage and court records from 1869, <br>divorce and probate records from 1870,<br>naturalization records from 1871 <br>and burial records from 1934.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Benzie County, Michigan page 343, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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<br>[http://www.benzieco.net/government/county_clerk_s_office/index.php County Clerk] has birth and death records from 1868, <br>marriage and court records from 1869, <br>divorce and probate records from 1870,<br>naturalization records from 1871 <br>and burial records from 1934.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Benzie County, Michigan page 343, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1863--'''Benzie County was created 27 February 1863&nbsp;from [[Leelanau County, Michigan|Leelanau]] County. It was attached to Grand Traverse County prior to organization 30 March 1869.  
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'''1863--'''Benzie County was created 27 February 1863&nbsp;from [[Leelanau County, Michigan Genealogy|Leelanau]] County. It was attached to Grand Traverse County prior to organization 30 March 1869.  
  
 
==== '''County seat'''  ====
 
==== '''County seat'''  ====
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Michigan county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ "Rotating Formation Michigan County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1897) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Grand Traverse County, Michigan|Grand Traverse]]  
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[[Grand Traverse County, Michigan Genealogy|Grand Traverse]] {{•}} [[Leelanau County, Michigan Genealogy|Leelanau]] {{•}} [[Manistee County, Michigan Genealogy|Manistee]] {{•}} [[Wexford County, Michigan Genealogy|Wexford]] {{•}}
*[[Leelanau County, Michigan|Leelanau]]  
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<center>{{MIBenzie County, Michigan Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Manistee County, Michigan|Manistee]]  
 
*[[Wexford County, Michigan|Wexford]]
 
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=24&GScnty=1236&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|452722|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=24&CScnty=1236 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.benzie.migenweb.net/page23a.html USGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Benzie+Michigan&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Michigan&county=Benzie&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mi/benzie/1001cem.htm MIGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/michigan/benzie.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mi/benzie.htm MIInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=21634&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=20&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Michigan Cemeteries| Michigan Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census ====
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''' State Census'''
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*'''1894''' - {{RecordSearch|1825187|Michigan State Census, 1894}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{MI Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
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*'''1929 - 1966''' {{RecordSearch|2426314|Michigan, Crew Lists for various ports, 1929-1966}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{MI Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MI History Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Mibenzie.jpg|600px|Mibenzie.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{MI Newspaper abstracts|Benzie}}
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==== Obituaries ====
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*'''1820-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|2215693|Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{MI Probate Intro|Benzie}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1784 – 1980''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8793 Michigan Wills and Probate Records 1784-1980] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1797 – 1973''' {{RecordSearch|2013878|Michigan Probate Records 1797-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*'''Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902'''&nbsp;-- Free name indexes and images at [https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1459684 FamilySearch]. 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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{{MI Vital Intro}}
*'''Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868-1925''' -- Free name indexes at [https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1452395 FamilySearch]. &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 '''--&nbsp;Free name indexes and images&nbsp;at&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1452402 FamilySearch]. &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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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-vital-records/ How to order Michigan Vital Records]
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=====Births=====
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*'''1867-1902''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1459684 Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902]-- Free name indexes and images at [https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1459684 FamilySearch]. 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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=====Marriages=====
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*'''1868-1925''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1452395 Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868-1925] -- Free name indexes at [https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1452395 FamilySearch]. &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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*'''1867-1897''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1452402 Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897] --&nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1236870413453_862" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1236870413453_263" />&nbsp;Free name indexes and images&nbsp;at&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1452402 FamilySearch]. &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  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Benzie Area Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 185<br>6941 Traverse Avenue<br>Benzonia 49616<br>[http://www.benziemuseum.org/index.html Website]<br><br>
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-society-archive/ List of Michigan Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Benzie|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/benzie-county/ Benzie County, MI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[http://benzie.migenweb.net/ The Benzie County MIGenWeb Project], an member of [[MIGenWeb|The MIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117010845362856133445 Michigan Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/241315555879711/ Michigan Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Benzie|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
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*[http://benzie.migenweb.net/ The Benzie County MIGenWeb Project], an member of [[MIGenWeb|The MIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MI/Benzie-County.htm Benzie County MI Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 22:41, 21 February 2017

United States
Michigan Genealogy


Benzie County


Guide to Benzie County, Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Benzie County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 27, 1863
County Seat Beulah
Courthouse
Address Benzie County Courthouse
448 Court Place
Beulah, MI 49617-0377
Phone: (231) 882-9671
Benzie County Website


County Information

Benzie County, Michigan Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1868 1857 1868 1820 1854 1870

County Courthouse


County Clerk has birth and death records from 1868,
marriage and court records from 1869,
divorce and probate records from 1870,
naturalization records from 1871
and burial records from 1934.[2]

History

Parent County

1863--Benzie County was created 27 February 1863 from Leelanau County. It was attached to Grand Traverse County prior to organization 30 March 1869.

County seat

Beulah [3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Michigan county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Michigan County Boundary Maps" (1790-1897) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Grand Traverse  • Leelanau  • Manistee  • Wexford  •

Benzie CountyLeelanau CountyGrand Traverse CountyManistee CountyWexford CountyLake CountyOsceola CountyAntrim CountyCharlevoix CountyKalkaska CountyMissaukee CountyMIBenzie.JPG


Resources

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
USGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
MIGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
MIInterment
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Michigan Cemeteries for more information.

Census

State Census

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Michigan denominations, view the Michigan Church Records wiki page.

Court

Emigration and Immigration

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Michigan Land and Property for additional information about early Michigan land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Benzie County, Michigan Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Michigan Local Histories.

Maps

Mibenzie.jpg

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Benzie 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 Benzie County.

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Newspapers

Finding More Michigan Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Benzie County, Michigan Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

In most counties in Michigan, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate packets, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Michigan, Benzie and search for Probate records in the list.

Note: Not every county in Michigan will have Probate Records in the FamilySearch Catalog.

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased as shown below:

Birth Records and Death Records from the Michigan Department of Community Health (from 1867) or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.
Marriage Records (from 1867) and Divorce Records (from 1897) from the County Clerk.

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Societies and Libraries

Benzie Area Historical Society
PO Box 185
6941 Traverse Avenue
Benzonia 49616
Website

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 369-384. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Benzie County, Michigan page 343, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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