Macomb County, Michigan Genealogy

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Guide to Macomb County Michigan genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Macomb County, Michigan
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Founded January 15, 1818
County Seat Mount Clemens
Address Macomb County Courthouse
40 N Main St.
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
Phone: (810) 469-5120
Macomb County Website

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1867,
marriage records from 1819, divorce records from 1847and military records.
Probate Court has probate records.
Register of Deeds has land records[1]


Parent County

1818--Macomb County was created 15 January 1818 from Wayne County. County seat: Mount Clemens [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Sterling Heights, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at ($).



Local Histories



Civil War

Civil War service men from Macomb 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 Macomb County.

- 1st Regiment, Michigan Cavalry, Company L




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


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Macomb County, Michigan page 347, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).