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Guide to '''Sanilac 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 = Sanilac County Courthouse<br>60 W Sanilac Ave.<br>Sandusky, MI 48471<br>Phone: (810) 648-3212<br>  [http://www.sanilaccounty.net/'''Sanilac County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Sanilac County Courthouse<br>60 W Sanilac Ave.<br>Sandusky, MI 48471<br>Phone: (810) 648-3212<br>  [http://www.sanilaccounty.net/'''Sanilac County Website'''] }}  
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Sanilac 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" | '''[[Sanilac County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sanilac County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sanilac County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sanilac County, Michigan Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Sanilac County, Michigan Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sanilac County, Michigan Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1860
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Sanilac County; 60 W Sanilac Rd., Rm 203; Sandusky, MI 48471; Ph. 810.648.3212 Details: (Attached to Oakland, St. Clair &amp; Lapeer Cos prior to organization 31 Dec 1849) (Co Clk has b rec from 1860, d rec from 1867, m rec from 1849, div &amp; ct rec from 1854; Pro Ct has pro rec; Reg of Deeds has land rec) www.rootsweb.com/~misanila/  
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[http://www.sanilaccounty.net/PublicPages/Entity.aspx?ID=196 County Clerk] has birth records from 1860, death records from 1867, <br> marriage records from 1849, and divorce and court records from 1854<br> [http://www.sanilaccounty.net/PublicPages/Entity.aspx?ID=135 Probate Court] has probate records <br> [http://www.sanilaccounty.net/PublicPages/Entity.aspx?ID=220 Register of Deeds] has land records
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1822--'''Sanilac County was created 10 September 1822 from [[St. Clair County, Michigan|St. Clair]] County and unorganized territory.&nbsp; It was attached to Oakland, St. Clair, and Lapeer Counties prior to organization 31 December 1849. '''County seat:''' Sandusky <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1822--'''Sanilac County was created 10 September 1822 from [[St. Clair County, Michigan Genealogy|St. Clair]] County and unorganized territory.&nbsp; It was attached to Oakland, St. Clair, and Lapeer Counties prior to organization 31 December 1849. '''County seat:''' Sandusky <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  ====
  
*[[Huron County, Michigan|Huron]]  
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[[Huron County, Michigan Genealogy|Huron]] {{•}} [[Lapeer County, Michigan Genealogy|Lapeer]] {{•}} [[St. Clair County, Michigan Genealogy|St. Clair]] {{•}} [[Tuscola County, Michigan Genealogy|Tuscola]]  
*[[Lapeer County, Michigan|Lapeer]]  
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<center>{{MISanilac County, Michigan Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[St. Clair County, Michigan|St. Clair]]  
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== Resources  ==
*[[Tuscola County, Michigan|Tuscola]]
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====Biographies====
  
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~misanila/settlers/Bios.htm From "Biographical Sketches of Sanilac County's War Heroes," by John W. Graham May 1, 1919]
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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''' Federal Census'''
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*'''1840 Census''': [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~misanila/census/1840.html 1840 US Census]
  
'''1880 Census''':Michigan = Sanilac County is missing about 1,600 people.  
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*'''1850 Censis''': [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~misanila/census/1850.html 1850 Census Index]
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*'''1880 Census''': Michigan - Sanilac County is missing about 1,600 people.
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'''State Census'''
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*'''1894''' - {{RecordSearch|1825187|Michigan State Census, 1894}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church ====
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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=1302&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|455712|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=1302 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~misanila/research/cemeteries.html USGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Sanilac+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=Sanilac&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mi/sanilac/7601cem.htm MIGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/michigan/sanilac.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mi/sanilac.htm MIInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22124&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=55&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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{{MI Church Intro}}
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==== Church  ====
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{{MI Church Intro}}  
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~misanila/settlers/settlerslist.html Sanilac County's Early Settlers]
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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>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~misanila/research/familysites.html Sanilac County Family Sites]
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==== Land ====
  
 
{{MI Land Intro}}
 
{{MI Land Intro}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Local Histories ====
{{MI History Intro}}
 
  
==== Maps ====
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{{MI History Intro}}
  
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Misanilac.jpg|600px|Misanilac.jpg]]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.  
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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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==== Newspapers ====
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{{MI Newspaper abstracts|Sanilac}}
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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
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==== Probate  ====
  
{{MI Newspaper abstracts|Alcona}}
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{{MI Probate Intro|Sanilac}}  
  
==== Probate ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
{{MI Probate Intro|Sanilac}}
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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  ====
  
{{MI Vital Intro}}
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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.
  
*'''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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=====Death=====
*'''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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*'''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.
*'''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.
 
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Sanilac County Genealogical Society'''<br>9154 Rich Road<br>Mayville, MI 48744<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~miscgs/index.htm Website]<br><br>
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-society-archive/ List of Michigan Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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=== Family History Centers  ===
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
==== Libraries<br>  ====
 
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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/sanilac-county/ Sanilac County, MI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Sanilac|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.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~misanila/ USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Sanilac|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MI/Sanilac-County.htm Sanilac County MI Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
 
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== References  ==
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[[Category:Sanilac_County,_Michigan]] [[Category:Michigan_counties]]
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Latest revision as of 18:30, 22 February 2017

United States
Michigan Genealogy


Sanilac County


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

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Sanilac County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded September 10, 1822
County Seat Sandusky
Courthouse
Address Sanilac County Courthouse
60 W Sanilac Ave.
Sandusky, MI 48471
Phone: (810) 648-3212
Sanilac County Website


County Information

Sanilac County, Michigan Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1860 1870 1860 1820 1834 1857

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth records from 1860, death records from 1867,
marriage records from 1849, and divorce and court records from 1854
Probate Court has probate records
Register of Deeds has land records

History

Parent County

1822--Sanilac County was created 10 September 1822 from St. Clair County and unorganized territory.  It was attached to Oakland, St. Clair, and Lapeer Counties prior to organization 31 December 1849. County seat: Sandusky [2]

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

Huron  • Lapeer  • St. Clair  • Tuscola

Lapeer CountySt. Clair CountyGenesee CountyArenac CountyOgemaw CountyIosco CountyBay CountySaginaw CountyWayne CountyOakland CountyLivingston CountyIngham CountyShiawassee CountyMacomb CountyHuron CountyTuscola CountySanilac CountyMISanilac.JPG


Resources

Biographies

Census

Federal Census

State Census

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.

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

Genealogies

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 Sanilac 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

Misanilac.jpg

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Sanilac 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 Sanilac County.

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Newspapers

Finding More Michigan Newspapers

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

Sanilac County Genealogical Society
9154 Rich Road
Mayville, MI 48744
Website

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.

Libraries

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