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{{Michigan-stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Michigan|Michigan]]&nbsp;&gt; Gogebic County'' <br>  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Michigan Genealogy|Michigan]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Gogebic County'''
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Guide to '''Gogebic 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 = Gogebic County
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| state = Michigan
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| founded year = 1887
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| founded date = February 7
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| seat = Bessemer
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| building image =
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| building address = Gogebic County Courthouse<br>200 N Moore St.<br>Bessemer, MI 4991<br>Phone: (906) 663-4518<br> [http://www.gogebic.org/'''Gogebic County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Gogebic County, Michigan Record Dates  ====
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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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" | '''[[Gogebic County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gogebic County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gogebic County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gogebic County, Michigan Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Gogebic County, Michigan Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gogebic County, Michigan Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1887
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1887
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1887
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1820
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1887
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1887
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.gogebic.org/ Gogebic County Courthouse]<br>200 N Moore St.<br>Bessemer, MI 4991<br>Phone: (906) 663-4518<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, divorce and court <br>records from 1887 and military records. <br>Probate Court has probate records from 1887. <br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1887.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gogebic County, Michigan page 345, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.gogebic.org/clerk.html County Clerk] has birth, marriage, death, divorce and court <br>records from 1887 and military records. <br> [http://www.gogebic.org/probate.html Probate Court] has probate records from 1887. <br> [http://www.gogebic.org/reg.html Register of Deeds] has land records from 1887.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gogebic County, Michigan page 345, {{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  ====
  
'''1887--'''Gogebic County was created 7 February 1887&nbsp;from [[Ontonagon County, Michigan|Ontonagon]] County.  
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'''1887--'''Gogebic County was created 7 February 1887&nbsp;from [[Ontonagon County, Michigan Genealogy|Ontonagon]] County.  
  
==== '''County seat:''' ====
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==== '''County seat:''' ====
  
 
Bessemer <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
Bessemer <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== 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  ====
  
*[[Iron County, Michigan|Iron]]  
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[[Iron County, Michigan Genealogy|Iron]] {{•}} [[Iron County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Iron County, Wisconsin]] {{•}} [[Ontonagon County, Michigan Genealogy|Ontonagon]] {{•}} [[Vilas County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Vilas County, Wisconsin]]  
*[[Iron County, Wisconsin|Iron County, Wisconsin]]  
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<center>{{MIGogebic County, Ohio Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Ontonagon County, Michigan|Ontonagon]]  
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*[[Vilas County, Wisconsin|Vilas County, Wisconsin]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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:Migogebic.jpg|600px|Migogebic.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{MI Newspaper abstracts|Gogebic}}
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{MI Probate Intro|Gogebic}}
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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  ====
  
*Birth Records Table [http://www.alcona.org/ Alcona County Genealogical Society]&nbsp;Free membership with registration.
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{{MI Vital Intro}}
*Marriage Records Table [http://www.alcona.org/ Alcona County Genealogical Society]&nbsp;Free membership with registration.  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-vital-records/ How to order Michigan Vital Records]  
*Death Records Table [http://www.alcona.org/ Alcona County Genealogical Society]&nbsp;Free membership with registration.
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=====Birth=====
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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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=====Marriage=====
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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.
  
*'''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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=====Death=====
*'''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.
*'''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.
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Gogebic County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 339<br>Ironwood 49938<br><br>
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'''Gogebic Range Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 23<br>Ironwood, MI 49938<br>[http://www.gogebicroots.com/contact.aspx Website]<br><br>
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'''Wakefield Historical Society'''<br>306 Sunday Lake Street<br> Wakefield MI 49968<br>Telephone Number: 906-224-1045<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  ==
  
*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://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/gogebic-county/ Gogebic County, MI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Gogebic|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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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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*[http://hometownchronicles.com/mi/gogebic/ USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Gogebic|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MI/Gogebic-County.htm Gogebic County MI Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 18:02, 21 July 2016

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

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Gogebic County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 7, 1887
County Seat Bessemer
Courthouse
Address Gogebic County Courthouse
200 N Moore St.
Bessemer, MI 4991
Phone: (906) 663-4518
Gogebic County Website


County Information

Gogebic County, Michigan Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1887 1887 1887 1820 1887 1887

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, divorce and court
records from 1887 and military records.
Probate Court has probate records from 1887.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1887.[2]

History

Parent County

1887--Gogebic County was created 7 February 1887 from Ontonagon County.

County seat:

Bessemer [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

Iron  • Iron County, Wisconsin  • Ontonagon  • Vilas County, Wisconsin

Gogebic CountyOntonagon CountyIron CountyBaraga CountyHoughton CountyKeweenaw CountyPrice CountyAshland CountyCook CountyBayfield CountySawyer CountyIron CountyForest CountyOneida CountyVilas CountyFlorence CountyMIGogebic.JPG


Resources

Cemeteries

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 Gogebic 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

Migogebic.jpg

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Gogebic 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 Gogebic County.

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Newspapers

Finding More Michigan Newspapers

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

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, Gogebic 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.

Birth
Marriage
  • 1868-1925 - Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868-1925 -- Free name indexes at FamilySearch.  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.
Death
  • 1867-1897 - Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897 --  Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch.   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

Gogebic County Historical Society
PO Box 339
Ironwood 49938

Gogebic Range Genealogical Society
PO Box 23
Ironwood, MI 49938
Website

Wakefield Historical Society
306 Sunday Lake Street
Wakefield MI 49968
Telephone Number: 906-224-1045


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), Gogebic County, Michigan page 345, 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).