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{{Michigan-stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Michigan|Michigan]]&nbsp;&gt; Livingston County'' <br>
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Michigan Genealogy|Michigan]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Livingston County'''
  
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Guide to '''Livingston 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 = Livingston County
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| state = Michigan
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| founded year = 1833
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| founded date = March 21
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| seat = Howell
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| building address =  Livingston County Courthouse<br>200 E Grand River Ave.<br>Howell, MI 48843<br>Phone: (517) 546-0500<br>Fax: (517) 546-4354<br> [https://www.livgov.com/ '''Livingston County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Livingston 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" | '''[[Livingston County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Livingston County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Livingston County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Livingston County, Michigan Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Livingston County, Michigan Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Livingston County, Michigan Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1867
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1836
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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" | 1834
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1837
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.co.livingston.mi.us/countyclerk/ Livingston County Courthouse]<br>200 E Grand River Ave.<br>Howell, MI 48843<br>Phone: (517) 546-0500<br>Fax: (517) 546-4354<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death, divorce and court records from 1867<br>and marriage records from 1836. <br>Probate Judge has probate records;<br> Register of Deeds has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Livingston 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>[https://www.livgov.com/clerk/Pages/default.aspx County Clerk] has birth, death, divorce and court records from 1867<br>and marriage records from 1836. <br>[https://www.livgov.com/courts/probate/Pages/default.aspx Probate Judge] has probate records;<br>[https://www.livgov.com/rod/Pages/default.aspx Register of Deeds] has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Livingston 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  ====
  
'''1833--'''Livingston County was created 21 March 1833&nbsp;from [[Shiawassee County, Michigan|Shiawassee]] and [[Washtenaw County, Michigan|Washtenaw]] Counties. It was attached to Shiawassee and Washtenaw Counties prior to organization 4 April 1836. '''County seat:''' Howell <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1833--'''Livingston County was created 21 March 1833&nbsp;from [[Shiawassee County, Michigan Genealogy|Shiawassee]] and [[Washtenaw County, Michigan Genealogy|Washtenaw]] Counties. It was attached to Shiawassee and Washtenaw Counties prior to organization 4 April 1836. '''County seat:''' Howell <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  ====
  
*[[Genesee County, Michigan|Genesee]]  
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[[Genesee County, Michigan Genealogy|Genesee]] {{•}} [[Ingham County, Michigan Genealogy|Ingham]] {{•}} [[Jackson County, Michigan Genealogy|Jackson]] {{•}} [[Oakland County, Michigan Genealogy|Oakland]] {{•}} [[Shiawassee County, Michigan Genealogy|Shiawassee]] {{•}} [[Washtenaw County, Michigan Genealogy|Washtenaw]]  
*[[Ingham County, Michigan|Ingham]]  
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<center>{{MILivingston County, Michigan Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Jackson County, Michigan|Jackson]]  
 
*[[Oakland County, Michigan|Oakland]]  
 
*[[Shiawassee County, Michigan|Shiawassee]]  
 
*[[Washtenaw County, Michigan|Washtenaw]]
 
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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[http://www.livgenmi.com/allcemet.htm Livingston County 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:Milivingston.jpg|600px|Milivingston.jpg]]
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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  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{MI Newspaper abstracts|Livingston}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[http://brightonlibrary.info/brighton/searchobit.html Brighton Obituary Index, 1880 - present] -- provided by the Brighton Public Library. Incudes obits from the Brighton Argus,&nbsp;the ivingston County Argus-Dispatch , and the Livingston Daily Press and Argus.
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*'''1880-Present''' - [http://brightonlibrary.info/brightonsearchobit/ Brighton Obituary Index, 1880 - present] -- provided by the Brighton Public Library. Incudes obits from the Brighton Argus,&nbsp;the ivingston County Argus-Dispatch , and the Livingston Daily Press and Argus.
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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|Livingston}}
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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 Records =====
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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 Records =====
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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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*[http://brightonlibrary.info/history/genealogy_online/ Brighton District Library Genealogy Resources]
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===== Death Records =====
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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.  
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*[http://brightonlibrary.info/history/genealogy_online/ Brighton District Library Genealogy Resources]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Livingston County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 1073<br>Howell 48844<br>E-mail:[mailto:milcgs@hotmail.com milcgs@hotmail.com]<br>[https://milcgs.wordpress.com/contact-us/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Livingston County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 154<br>Howell 48844<br><br>
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-society-archive/ List of Michigan Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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*[http://brightonlibrary.info/history/ Brighton District Library]
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[Howell Michigan Family History Center]]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Howell Michigan Family History Center]] 1041 W Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843 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/livingston-county/ Livingston County, MI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Livingston|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://livingston.migenweb.net/ USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Livingston|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MI/Livingston-County.htm Livingston County MI Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 21:23, 9 September 2016

United States Gotoarrow.png Michigan Gotoarrow.png Livingston County

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

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Livingston County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 21, 1833
County Seat Howell
Courthouse
Address Livingston County Courthouse
200 E Grand River Ave.
Howell, MI 48843
Phone: (517) 546-0500
Fax: (517) 546-4354
Livingston County Website


County Information

Livingston County, Michigan Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1867 1836 1867 1820 1834 1837

County Courthouse


County Clerk has birth, death, divorce and court records from 1867
and marriage records from 1836.
Probate Judge has probate records;
Register of Deeds has land records. [2]

History

Parent County

1833--Livingston County was created 21 March 1833 from Shiawassee and Washtenaw Counties. It was attached to Shiawassee and Washtenaw Counties prior to organization 4 April 1836. County seat: Howell [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

Genesee  • Ingham  • Jackson  • Oakland  • Shiawassee  • Washtenaw

Livingston CountyOakland CountyLapeer CountyClinton CountyIngham CountyJackson CountyWashtenaw CountyWayne CountyGenesee CountyShiawassee CountyMILivingston.JPG


Resources

Cemeteries

Livingston County 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 Livingston 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

Milivingston.jpg

Military

Newspapers

Finding More Michigan Newspapers

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

Obituaries

  • 1880-Present - Brighton Obituary Index, 1880 - present -- provided by the Brighton Public Library. Incudes obits from the Brighton Argus, the ivingston County Argus-Dispatch , and the Livingston Daily Press and Argus.

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, Livingston 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 Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

Societies and Libraries

Livingston County Genealogical Society
PO Box 1073
Howell 48844
E-mail:milcgs@hotmail.com
Website

Livingston County Historical Society
PO Box 154
Howell 48844



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), Livingston 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).