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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Michigan]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Lake County'''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Michigan Genealogy|Michigan]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Lake County'''  
  
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Guide to '''Lake 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 = Lake County
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| state = Michigan
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| founded year = 1840
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| founded date = April 1
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| seat = Baldwin
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| building address =  Lake County Courthouse<br>800 Tenth St.<br>P. O. Box B<br>Baldwin, MI 49304<br>Phone: (616) 745-4641<br> [http://www.lakecounty-michigan.com/Default.aspx?tabid=2767 '''Lake County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Lake County, Michigan Record Dates  ====
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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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" | '''[[Lake County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, Michigan Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Lake County, Michigan Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, Michigan Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1870
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1872
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1870
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1820
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1872
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1872
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.lakecountymichigan.com/ Lake County Courthouse]<br>800 Tenth St.<br>P. O. Box B<br>Baldwin, MI 49304<br>Phone: (616) 745-4641<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1870, <br>marriage records from 1872 and military discharge records.<br>Trial Court has divorce and court records from 1874 and probate records. <br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1880. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lake County, Michigan page 347, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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<br>[http://www.lakecounty-michigan.com/Default.aspx?tabid=2833 County Clerk] has birth and death records from 1870, <br>marriage records from 1872 and military discharge records.<br>[http://www.lakecounty-michigan.com/Default.aspx?tabid=2840 Trial Court] has divorce and court records from 1874 and probate records. <br>[http://www.lakecounty-michigan.com/Default.aspx?tabid=2834 Register of Deeds] has land records from 1880. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lake County, Michigan page 347, {{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  ====
  
'''1840--'''Lake County was created 1 April 1840&nbsp;from [[Mackinac County, Michigan|Mackinac]] County. Formerly Aishcum County, until the name was changed to Lake County 8 March 1843. It was attached to Ottawa, Mason, and Newaygo Counties prior to organization 1 May 1871. &nbsp;'''County seat:''' Baldwin <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1840--'''Lake County was created 1 April 1840&nbsp;from [[Mackinac County, Michigan Genealogy|Mackinac]] County. Formerly Aishcum County, until the name was changed to Lake County 8 March 1843. It was attached to Ottawa, Mason, and Newaygo Counties prior to organization 1 May 1871. &nbsp;'''County seat:''' Baldwin <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  ====
  
*[[Manistee County, Michigan|Manistee]]  
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[[Manistee County, Michigan Genealogy|Manistee]] {{•}} [[Mason County, Michigan Genealogy|Mason]] {{•}} [[Mecosta County, Michigan Genealogy|Mecosta]] {{•}} [[Newaygo County, Michigan Genealogy|Newaygo]] {{•}} [[Oceana County, Michigan Genealogy|Oceana]] {{•}} [[Osceola County, Michigan Genealogy|Osceola]] {{•}} [[Wexford County, Michigan Genealogy|Wexford]]  
*[[Mason County, Michigan|Mason]]  
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<center>{{MILake County, Michigan Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Mecosta County, Michigan|Mecosta]]  
 
*[[Newaygo County, Michigan|Newaygo]]  
 
*[[Oceana County, Michigan|Oceana]]  
 
*[[Osceola County, Michigan|Osceola]]  
 
*[[Wexford County, Michigan|Wexford]]
 
 
 
 
== 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:Milake.jpg|600px|Milake.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{MI Newspaper abstracts|Lake}}
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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|Lake}}
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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/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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{{MI Vital Intro}}
*'''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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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-vital-records/ How to order Michigan Vital Records]
*'''Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897'''--&nbsp;Free name indexes and images&nbsp;at&nbsp;[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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=====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.
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=====Death=====
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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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'''The Lake County Historical Society Museum and Welcome Center'''<br>915 N Michigan Ave<br> Baldwin, Michigan<br>Telephone: 917-464-4515<br>[https://www.ioby.org/project/lake-county-historical-society-museum-welcome-center 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  ==
  
*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/lake-county/ Lake County, MI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Lake|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://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~milake/ USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Lake|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MI/Lake-County.htm Lake County MI Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 21:24, 9 September 2016

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

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Lake County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 1, 1840
County Seat Baldwin
Courthouse
Address Lake County Courthouse
800 Tenth St.
P. O. Box B
Baldwin, MI 49304
Phone: (616) 745-4641
Lake County Website


County Information

Lake County, Michigan Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1870 1872 1870 1820 1872 1872

County Courthouse


County Clerk has birth and death records from 1870,
marriage records from 1872 and military discharge records.
Trial Court has divorce and court records from 1874 and probate records.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1880. [2]

History

Parent County

1840--Lake County was created 1 April 1840 from Mackinac County. Formerly Aishcum County, until the name was changed to Lake County 8 March 1843. It was attached to Ottawa, Mason, and Newaygo Counties prior to organization 1 May 1871.  County seat: Baldwin [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

Manistee  • Mason  • Mecosta  • Newaygo  • Oceana  • Osceola  • Wexford

Kent CountyMuskegon CountyOceana CountyMason CountyLake CountyWexford CountyManistee CountyBenzie CountyGrand Traverse CountyKalkaska CountyMecosta CountyNewaygo CountyClare CountyOsceola CountyMissaukee CountyIsabella CountyMontcalm CountyMILake.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 Lake 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

Milake.jpg

Military

Newspapers

Finding More Michigan Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Lake 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, Lake 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

The Lake County Historical Society Museum and Welcome Center
915 N Michigan Ave
Baldwin, Michigan
Telephone: 917-464-4515
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), Lake County, Michigan page 347, 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).