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{{Michigan-stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Michigan|Michigan]] > Lenawee County''
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Michigan Genealogy|Michigan]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Lenawee County'''  
  
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Guide to '''Lenawee 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 = Lenawee County
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| state = Michigan
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| founded year = 1822
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| founded date = September 10
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| seat = Adrian
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| building address =  Lenawee County Courthouse<br>425 N Main St.<br>Adrian, MI 49221<br>Phone: (517) 264-4606<br> [http://www.lenawee.mi.us/'''Lenawee County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Lenawee 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" | '''[[Lenawee County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lenawee County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lenawee County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lenawee County, Michigan Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Lenawee County, Michigan Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lenawee County, Michigan Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1867
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1867
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1867
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1820
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1827
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1827
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.lenawee.mi.us/ Lenawee County Courthouse]<br>425 N Main St.<br>Adrian, MI 49221<br>Phone: (517) 264-4606<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records from 1867, <br>divorce and court records from 1870.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lenawee 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.lenawee.mi.us/departments/county-clerk County Clerk] has birth, marriage and death records from 1867, <br>divorce and court records from 1870.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lenawee 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  ====
  
'''1822--'''Lenawee County was created 10 September 1822&nbsp;from [[Monroe County, Michigan|Monroe]] County. It was attached to Monroe&nbsp;County prior to organization 31 December 1826.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Adrian <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1822--'''Lenawee County was created 10 September 1822&nbsp;from [[Monroe County, Michigan Genealogy|Monroe]] County. It was attached to Monroe&nbsp;County prior to organization 31 December 1826.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Adrian <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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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
[[Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan|Adrian]]  
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[[Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan Genealogy|Adrian]]  
  
 
Ogden  
 
Ogden  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Fulton County, Ohio|Fulton County, Ohio]]  
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[[Fulton County, Ohio Genealogy|Fulton County, Ohio]] {{•}} [[Hillsdale County, Michigan Genealogy|Hillsdale]] {{•}} [[Jackson County, Michigan Genealogy|Jackson]]{{•}} [[Lucas County, Ohio Genealogy|Lucas County, Ohio]] {{•}} [[Monroe County, Michigan Genealogy|Monroe]] {{•}} [[Washtenaw County, Michigan Genealogy|Washtenaw]]  
*[[Hillsdale County, Michigan|Hillsdale]]  
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<center>{{MILenawee County, Michigan Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Jackson County, Michigan|Jackson]]<br>
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*[[Lucas County, Ohio|Lucas County, Ohio]]  
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*[[Monroe County, Michigan|Monroe]]  
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*[[Washtenaw County, Michigan|Washtenaw]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148709 Osborn Cemetery, Macon] BillionGraves
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148709 Osborn Cemetery, Macon] BillionGraves
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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}}
  
 
An excellent source for early history of Tecumseh, Lenawee County, Michigan can be found in ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/8393 One Hundred Years-A Country Town:The Village of Tecumseh, Michigan 1824-1924]'' by Clara Waldron. Published by Thomas A Riordan, 1968.  
 
An excellent source for early history of Tecumseh, Lenawee County, Michigan can be found in ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/8393 One Hundred Years-A Country Town:The Village of Tecumseh, Michigan 1824-1924]'' by Clara Waldron. Published by Thomas A Riordan, 1968.  
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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:- [[12th Regiment, Michigan Infantry|12th Regiment, Michigan Infantry]], Company F  
 
:- [[12th Regiment, Michigan Infantry|12th Regiment, Michigan Infantry]], Company F  
:- [[17th Regiment, Michigan Infantry|17th Regiment, Michigan Infantry]], Company A
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:- [[17th Regiment, Michigan Infantry|17th Regiment, Michigan Infantry]], Company A  
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:- [[Engineer Regiment of the West, Missouri Volunteers (Union)|Engineer Regiment of the West, Missouri Volunteers (Union)]], Company E<br><br>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{MI Newspaper abstracts|Lenawee}}
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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|Lenawee}}
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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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*'''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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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-vital-records/ How to order Michigan Vital Records]
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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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*'''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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'''Lenawee County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 511<br>Adrian 49221<br><br>
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'''Lenawee County Historical Society'''<br> 110 E. Church St.<br> Adrian, Michigan 49221<br>Telephone Number: 517-265-6071<br>[http://www.lenaweemuseum.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Bean Creek Valley Historical Society'''<br> 205 So. Market Church<br>Hudson 49247 <br><br>
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'''Blissfield Area Historical Society'''<br> 105 N. Lane Street<br> Blissfield 49228<br><br>
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'''Onsted Community Historical Society'''<br> 1145 Sand Lake<br> Onsted 49265<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  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[Adrian Michigan Family History Center]]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Adrian Michigan Family History Center]] 140 Sand Creek Hwy, Adrian, MI 49221 United States
  
 
== 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/lenawee-county/ Lenawee 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://lenawee.migenweb.net/ 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/Lenawee-County.htm Lenawee County MI Genealogy] (Michigan Genealogy)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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United States Gotoarrow.png Michigan Gotoarrow.png Lenawee County

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

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Lenawee County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded September 10, 1822
County Seat Adrian
Courthouse
Address Lenawee County Courthouse
425 N Main St.
Adrian, MI 49221
Phone: (517) 264-4606
Lenawee County Website


County Information

Lenawee County, Michigan Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1867 1867 1867 1820 1827 1827

County Courthouse


County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records from 1867,
divorce and court records from 1870.[2]

History

Parent County

1822--Lenawee County was created 10 September 1822 from Monroe County. It was attached to Monroe County prior to organization 31 December 1826. County seat: Adrian [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

Adrian

Ogden

Palmyra

Neighboring Counties

Fulton County, Ohio  • Hillsdale  • Jackson • Lucas County, Ohio  • Monroe  • Washtenaw

Lenawee CountyMonroe CountyWood CountySteuben CountyDeKalb CountyHenry CountyDefiance CountyFulton CountyWilliams CountyLucas CountyJackson CountySandusky CountySeneca CountyOttawa CountyHillsdale CountyBranch CountyCalhoun CountyWashtenaw CountyWayne CountyMILenawee.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 Lenawee 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.

An excellent source for early history of Tecumseh, Lenawee County, Michigan can be found in One Hundred Years-A Country Town:The Village of Tecumseh, Michigan 1824-1924 by Clara Waldron. Published by Thomas A Riordan, 1968.

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Lenawee County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies and regiments that had many men from Lenawee County.

- 12th Regiment, Michigan Infantry, Company F
- 17th Regiment, Michigan Infantry, Company A
- Engineer Regiment of the West, Missouri Volunteers (Union), Company E

Newspapers

Finding More Michigan Newspapers

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

Lenawee County Historical Society
PO Box 511
Adrian 49221

Lenawee County Historical Society
110 E. Church St.
Adrian, Michigan 49221
Telephone Number: 517-265-6071
Website

Bean Creek Valley Historical Society
205 So. Market Church
Hudson 49247

Blissfield Area Historical Society
105 N. Lane Street
Blissfield 49228

Onsted Community Historical Society
1145 Sand Lake
Onsted 49265

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), Lenawee 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).