Lake County, Michigan Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Lake County Courthouse
800 Tenth St.
P. O. Box B
Baldwin, MI 49304
Phone: (616) 745-4641


Lake County; 800 Tenth St; PO Box B; Baldwin, MI 49304; Ph. 616.745.4641 Details: (Formerly Aishcum Co. Name changed to Lake 8 Mar 1843. Attached to Ottawa, Mason & Newaygo Cos prior to organization 1 May 1871) (Co Clk has b & d rec from 1870, m from 1872 & mil dis rec; Trial Ct has div & ct rec from 1874 & pro rec; Reg of Deeds has land rec from 1880) www.rootsweb.com/~milake/

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 [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

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

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).