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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Michigan]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Montcalm County'''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Michigan Genealogy|Michigan]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Montcalm County'''  
  
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Guide to '''Montcalm 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 = Montcalm County
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| state = Michigan
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| founded year = 1831
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| founded date = March 2
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| seat = Stanton
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| building address =  Montcalm County Courthouse<br>211 W Main St.<br>P. O. Box 368<br>Stanton, MI 48888<br>Phone: (989) 831-7339<br> [http://www.montcalm.org/'''Montcalm County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Montcalm 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" | '''[[Montcalm County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Montcalm County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Montcalm County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Montcalm County, Michigan Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Montcalm County, Michigan Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Montcalm 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" | 1838
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1855
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.montcalm.org/ Montcalm County Courthouse]<br>211 W Main St.<br>P. O. Box 368<br>Stanton, MI 48888<br>Phone: (989) 831-7339<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1867, <br>marriage records from 1858, divorce and court records from 1865. <br> Probate court 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), Montcalm County, Michigan page 348, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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<br>[http://www.montcalm.org/countyclerk.asp County Clerk] has birth and death records from 1867, <br>marriage records from 1858, divorce and court records from 1865. <br> [http://www.montcalm.org/probate.asp Probate Court] has probate records.<br>[http://www.montcalm.org/registerofdeeds.asp Register of Deeds] has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Montcalm County, Michigan page 348, {{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  ====
  
'''1831--'''Montcalm County was created 2 March 1831&nbsp;from [[Mackinac County, Michigan|Mackinac]] County. It was attached to Ionia County prior to organization 20 March&nbsp;1850.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Stanton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1831--'''Montcalm County was created 2 March 1831&nbsp;from [[Mackinac County, Michigan Genealogy|Mackinac]] County. It was attached to Ionia County prior to organization 20 March&nbsp;1850.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Stanton <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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'''1905'''  The courthouse was destroyed by fire on 16 February; however, county records were saved.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Clinton County, Michigan|Clinton]]  
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[[Clinton County, Michigan Genealogy|Clinton]] {{•}} [[Gratiot County, Michigan Genealogy|Gratiot]] {{•}} [[Ionia County, Michigan Genealogy|Ionia]] {{•}} [[Isabella County, Michigan Genealogy|Isabella]] {{•}} [[Kent County, Michigan Genealogy|Kent]] {{•}} [[Mecosta County, Michigan Genealogy|Mecosta]] {{•}} [[Newaygo County, Michigan Genealogy|Newaygo]]  
*[[Gratiot County, Michigan|Gratiot]]  
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<center>{{MIMontcalm County, Michigan Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Ionia County, Michigan|Ionia]]  
 
*[[Isabella County, Michigan|Isabella]]  
 
*[[Kent County, Michigan|Kent]]  
 
*[[Mecosta County, Michigan|Mecosta]]  
 
*[[Newaygo County, Michigan|Newaygo]]
 
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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[http://www.montcalm.org/downloads/cemeteries_72014.pdf List of Montcalm County Cemeteries]
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[http://www.montcalm.org/downloads/FB%20Cemeteries.pdf Map of Montcalm County Cemeteries]
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[http://www.reynoldstwp.com/#!cemetery/cihc Reynolds Township Cemetery]
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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<br>
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{MI Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MI History Intro}}
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[http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=micounty;idno=BAD0938.0001.001 Portrait and biographical album] of Ionia and Montcalm counties, Michigan.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Mimontcalm.jpg|600px|Mimontcalm.jpg]]
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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|Montcalm}}
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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|Montcalm}}
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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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'''Flat River Genealogical Society of Greenville'''<br> 506 W. Grant Street<br> Greenville Michigan 48838<br><br>
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'''Belding Area Historical Society '''<br>108 Hanover <br> Belding Michigan 48809 <br>Telephone Number:616-794-2210<br><br>
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'''Oakfield Pioneer Heritage Society and Museum'''<br> 11009 Podunk Road<br> Greenville Michigan 48838<br>Telephone Number: 616-754-1970<br><br>
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'''Ionia County Historical Society'''<br>Blanchard House 251 E. Main<br>Ionia ,Michigan 48846<br>Telephone Number: 616-527-6281<br><br>
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'''Ionia County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 516<br>Lake Odessa, Michigan 48849-0516<br>Telephone Number: 616-374-8455<br><br>
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- See more at: http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/montcalm-county/#sthash.AZMP9M22.dpuf
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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}}
*[[Greenville Michigan Family History Center]]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Greenville Michigan Family History Center]] 10770 W M-57, Greenville, MI 488348 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/montcalm-county/ Montcalm County, MI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Montcalm|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://www.migenweb.org/montcalm/ USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Montcalm|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MI/Montcalm-County.htm Montcalm County MI Genealogy] (Michigan Genealogy)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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United States Gotoarrow.png Michigan Gotoarrow.png Montcalm County

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

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Montcalm County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 2, 1831
County Seat Stanton
Courthouse
Address Montcalm County Courthouse
211 W Main St.
P. O. Box 368
Stanton, MI 48888
Phone: (989) 831-7339
Montcalm County Website


County Information

Montcalm County, Michigan Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1867 1867 1867 1820 1838 1855

County Courthouse


County Clerk has birth and death records from 1867,
marriage records from 1858, divorce and court records from 1865.
Probate Court has probate records.
Register of Deeds has land records. [2]

History

Parent County

1831--Montcalm County was created 2 March 1831 from Mackinac County. It was attached to Ionia County prior to organization 20 March 1850. County seat: Stanton [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

1905 The courthouse was destroyed by fire on 16 February; however, county records were saved.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Clinton  • Gratiot  • Ionia  • Isabella  • Kent  • Mecosta  • Newaygo

Kent CountyClinton CountyMuskegon CountyOttawa CountyNewaygo CountyMecosta CountyGratiot CountyMidland CountyIsabella CountyIonia CountyMontcalm CountyMIMontcalm.JPG


Resources

Cemeteries

List of Montcalm County Cemeteries

Map of Montcalm County Cemeteries

Reynolds Township Cemetery

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 Montcalm 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.

Portrait and biographical album of Ionia and Montcalm counties, Michigan.

Maps

Mimontcalm.jpg

Military

Newspapers

Finding More Michigan Newspapers

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

Flat River Genealogical Society of Greenville
506 W. Grant Street
Greenville Michigan 48838

Belding Area Historical Society
108 Hanover
Belding Michigan 48809
Telephone Number:616-794-2210

Oakfield Pioneer Heritage Society and Museum
11009 Podunk Road
Greenville Michigan 48838
Telephone Number: 616-754-1970

Ionia County Historical Society
Blanchard House 251 E. Main
Ionia ,Michigan 48846
Telephone Number: 616-527-6281

Ionia County Genealogical Society
PO Box 516
Lake Odessa, Michigan 48849-0516
Telephone Number: 616-374-8455

- See more at: http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/montcalm-county/#sthash.AZMP9M22.dpuf


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), Montcalm County, Michigan page 348, 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).