Ottawa County, Michigan Genealogy
Guide to Ottawa County Michigan genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Ottawa County, Michigan|
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
|Founded||March 2, 1831|
|County Seat||Grand Haven|
|Address|| Ottawa County Courthouse|
414 Washington Ave.
Grand Haven, MI 49417-1473
Phone: (616) 846-8310
Ottawa County Website
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
County Clerk has birth and death records from 1867, marriage
and court records from 1847 and divorce records from 1863.
Coopersville | Ferrysburg | Grand Haven | Holland | Hudsonville | Zeeland
Allendale Charter | Blendon | Chester | Crockery | Georgetown Charter |Grand Haven Charter |
Holland Charter | Jamestown Charter | Olive | Park | Polkton | Port Sheldon | Robinson | Spring Lake | Tallmadge Charter | Wright | Zeeland Charter
Allendale | Beechwood | Drenthe | Eastmanville | Jenison | Marne
- Find A Grave
- Index to Records of Ottawa County Cemeteries
- The Tombstone Transcription Project
1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890, 1900, 1910, and 1920 US Federal Censuses for Ottawa, Michigan can be found at FamilySearch Record Search. Free searchable name indexes and images are available for most census years.
- Ottawa County Michigan Church Directory: A listing of some of the different churches in Ottawa.
- Ottawa County Courthouses (Found on left side of home page.)
- Family Maps of Ottawa County, Michigan Genealogy (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
Civil War service men from Ottawa 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 Ottawa County.
- Index to Birth Records in Ottawa County 1867-1902
- 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.
- Index to Marriage Records in Ottawa County
- 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.
- Index to Death Records in Ottawa County
- 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
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Ottawa County, wikipedia
- Family History 101. Brief history, facts and where to find records in Ottawa Co.
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ottawa County, Michigan page 350, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).