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Guide to '''Osceola County, Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| building address =  Osceola County Courthouse<br>301 W Upton Ave.<br>P. O. Box 208<br>Reed City, MI 49677<br>Phone: (231) 832-6104<br> [http://www.osceola-county.org/'''Osceola County Website'''] }}
  
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Osceola County, Michigan Record Dates  ====
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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" | '''[[Osceola County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Osceola County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Osceola County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Osceola County, Michigan Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Osceola County, Michigan Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Osceola County, Michigan Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1869
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.osceola-county.org/ Osceloa County Courthouse]<br>301 W Upton Ave.<br>P. O. Box 208<br>Reed City, MI 49677<br>Phone: (231) 832-6104<br><br> County Clerk has birth and marriage records from 1869, <br>death and divorce records from 1870, <br>court records from 1963 and burial records. <br>Probate Judge has probate records. <br>County Treasurer has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Osceola County, Michigan page 349, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://hometownchronicles.com/mi/ontonagon/ County Clerk] has birth and marriage records from 1869, death and divorce records from 1870, court records from 1963 and burial records.<br> [http://www.osceola-county.org/residents/county_departments/probate_and_family_court/index.php Probate Judge] has probate records. <br> [http://www.osceola-county.org/residents/county_departments/treasurer/index.php County Treasurer] has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Osceola County, Michigan page 349, {{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  ====
  
'''1840--'''Osceola County was created 1&nbsp;April 1840&nbsp;from [[Mackinac County, Michigan|Mackinac]] County. Formerly Unwattin County, until name changed to Osceola 8 March 1843. It was attached to Ottawa, Mason, Newaygo, and Mecosta&nbsp;Counties prior to organization 17 March 1869. &nbsp;'''County seat:''' Reed City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1840--'''Osceola County was created 1&nbsp;April 1840&nbsp;from [[Mackinac County, Michigan Genealogy|Mackinac]] County. Formerly Unwattin County, until name changed to Osceola 8 March 1843. It was attached to Ottawa, Mason, Newaygo, and Mecosta&nbsp;Counties prior to organization 17 March 1869. &nbsp;'''County seat:''' Reed City <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  ====
  
*[[Clare County, Michigan|Clare]]  
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[[Clare County, Michigan Genealogy|Clare]] {{•}} [[Isabella County, Michigan Genealogy|Isabella]] {{•}} [[Lake County, Michigan Genealogy|Lake]] {{•}} [[Mecosta County, Michigan Genealogy|Mecosta]] {{•}} [[Missaukee County, Michigan Genealogy|Missaukee]] {{•}} [[Newaygo County, Michigan Genealogy|Newaygo]] {{•}} [[Wexford County, Michigan Genealogy|Wexford]]  
*[[Isabella County, Michigan|Isabella]]  
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<center>{{MIOsceola County, Michigan Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Lake County, Michigan|Lake]]  
 
*[[Mecosta County, Michigan|Mecosta]]  
 
*[[Missaukee County, Michigan|Missaukee]]  
 
*[[Newaygo County, Michigan|Newaygo]]  
 
*[[Wexford County, Michigan|Wexford]]
 
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=24&GScnty=1293&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|509763|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=24&CScnty=1293 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.migenweb.net/osceola/cemeteries.html USGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Osceola+Michigan&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Michigan&county=Osceola&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mi/osceola/6701cem.htm MIGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/michigan/osceola.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mi/osceola.htm MIInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22042&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=24&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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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  ====
 
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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}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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[[Image:Miosceola.jpg|600px|Miosceola.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{MI Newspaper abstracts|Osceola}}
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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|Osceola}}
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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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*'''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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'''Osceola County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 27<br>Reed City 49677-0027<br><br>
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'''Osceola County Genealogical Society'''<br>4918 Park Street<br>PO Box 52<br>Reed City, Mi 49677<br>E-mail:[mailto:osceolagen@gmail.com osceolagen@gmail.com]<br>[http://www.ocgs.info/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Evart Area Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 396<br>Evart<br> Michigan 49631<br><br>
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'''LeRoy Area Historical Society'''<br>17640 200th Ave<br> LeRoy, Michigan 49655<br><br>
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'''Marion Area Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 276<br> Marion, Michigan 49665<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<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== 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/osceola-county/ Osceola County, MI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Osceola|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.net/osceola/ USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Osceola|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MI/Osceola-County.htm Osceola County MI Genealogy] (Michigan Genealogy)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 18:24, 22 February 2017

United States
Michigan Genealogy


Osceola County

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

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Osceola County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 1, 1840
County Seat Reed City
Courthouse
Address Osceola County Courthouse
301 W Upton Ave.
P. O. Box 208
Reed City, MI 49677
Phone: (231) 832-6104
Osceola County Website


County Information

Osceola County, Michigan Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1869 1869 1869 1820 1853 1870

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and marriage records from 1869, death and divorce records from 1870, court records from 1963 and burial records.
Probate Judge has probate records.
County Treasurer has land records. [2]

History

Parent County

1840--Osceola County was created 1 April 1840 from Mackinac County. Formerly Unwattin County, until name changed to Osceola 8 March 1843. It was attached to Ottawa, Mason, Newaygo, and Mecosta Counties prior to organization 17 March 1869.  County seat: Reed City [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

Clare  • Isabella  • Lake  • Mecosta  • Missaukee  • Newaygo  • Wexford

Mecosta CountyKalkaska CountyWexford CountyBenzie CountyMason CountyNewaygo CountyMuskegon CountyOceana CountyLake CountyManistee CountyGrand Traverse CountyMissaukee CountyIsabella CountyClare CountyOgemaw CountyRoscommon CountyCrawford CountyGladwin CountyMidland CountyGratiot CountyMontcalm CountyOsceola CountyMIOsceola.JPG


Resources

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
USGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
MIGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
MIInterment
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Michigan Cemeteries for more information.

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 Osceola 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

Miosceola.jpg

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Osceola 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 Osceola County.

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Newspapers

Finding More Michigan Newspapers

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

Societies and Libraries

Osceola County Genealogical Society
PO Box 27
Reed City 49677-0027

Osceola County Genealogical Society
4918 Park Street
PO Box 52
Reed City, Mi 49677
E-mail:osceolagen@gmail.com
Website

Evart Area Historical Society
PO Box 396
Evart
Michigan 49631

LeRoy Area Historical Society
17640 200th Ave
LeRoy, Michigan 49655

Marion Area Historical Society
PO Box 276
Marion, Michigan 49665

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), Osceola County, Michigan page 349, 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).
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