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== County Courthouse  ==
== County Courthouse  ==
[http://www.masoncounty.net/content.aspx?departmentID=5&page=home Mason County Courthouse]<br>304 E Ludington Ave.<br>Ludington, MI 49431<br>Phone: (231) 843-8202<br>Fax: (231) 843-1972<br>
== History  ==
== History  ==

Revision as of 21:38, 5 May 2011

Template:Michigan-stub United States  > Michigan > Mason County

County Courthouse

Mason County Courthouse
304 E Ludington Ave.
Ludington, MI 49431
Phone: (231) 843-8202
Fax: (231) 843-1972


Parent County

1840--Mason County was created 1 April 1840 from Mackinac County. Formerly Notipekago County, until the name was changed to Mason 8 March 1843. It was attached to Ottawa County prior to organization 13 February 1855. County seat: Ludington [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories






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

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