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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Michigan]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' ''Shiawassee County''
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Michigan Genealogy|Michigan]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' ''Shiawassee County''  
  
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Guide to '''Shiawassee 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 = Shiawassee County
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| county_map =
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| state = Michigan
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| founded year = 1822
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| founded date = September 10
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| seat = Corunna
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| building image =
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| building address = Shiawassee County Courthouse<br>208 N Shiawasee St.<br>Corunna, MI 48817<br>Phone: (517) 743-2242<br> [http://www.shiawassee.net/home.html'''Shiawassee County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Shiawassee 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" | '''[[Shiawassee County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shiawassee County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shiawassee County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shiawassee County, Michigan Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Shiawassee County, Michigan Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shiawassee 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" | 1836
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1840
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|}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.shiawassee.net/home.html Shiawassee County Courthouse]<br>208 N Shiawasee St.<br>Corunna, MI 48817<br>Phone: (517) 743-2242<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage, and death records<br> from 1867, divorce and court records from 1848. <br>Probate Judge 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), Shiawassee County, Michigan page 350, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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<br>[http://www.shiawassee.net/Government/County-Clerk County Clerk] has birth, marriage, and death records<br> from 1867, divorce and court records from 1848. <br>[http://www.shiawassee.net/Law-Justice/Probate-Court Probate Judge] has probate records. <br>[http://www.shiawassee.net/Government/Register-of-Deeds Register of Deeds] has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Shiawassee County, Michigan page 350, {{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--'''Shiawassee County was created 10 September 1822&nbsp;from [[Oakland County, Michigan|Oakland]], and [[St. Clair County, Michigan|St. Clair]] Counties and unorganized territory. It was attached to Genesee and Oakland Counties prior to organization 18 March 1837.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Corunna <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1840--'''Shiawassee County was created 10 September 1822&nbsp;from [[Oakland County, Michigan Genealogy|Oakland]], and [[St. Clair County, Michigan Genealogy|St. Clair]] Counties and unorganized territory. It was attached to Genesee and Oakland Counties prior to organization 18 March 1837.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Corunna <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  ====
  
*[[Clinton County, Michigan|Clinton]]  
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[[Clinton County, Michigan Genealogy|Clinton]] {{•}} [[Genesee County, Michigan Genealogy|Genesee]] {{•}} [[Gratiot County, Michigan Genealogy|Gratiot]] {{•}} [[Ingham County, Michigan Genealogy|Ingham]] {{•}} [[Livingston County, Michigan Genealogy|Livingston]] {{•}} [[Saginaw County, Michigan Genealogy|Saginaw]]  
*[[Genesee County, Michigan|Genesee]]  
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<center>{{MIShiawassee County, Michigan Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Gratiot County, Michigan|Gratiot]]  
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*[[Ingham County, Michigan|Ingham]]  
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*[[Livingston County, Michigan|Livingston]]  
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*[[Saginaw County, Michigan|Saginaw]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
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==== Biographies====
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*[http://www.migenweb.org/shiawassee/bios.html Shiawassee County Biographies]. [http://www.migenweb.org/shiawassee/ MiGenWeb Project, Shiawassee County]
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=51829 Putnam Cemetery, Sciota] BillionGraves
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=51829 Putnam Cemetery, Sciota] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.migenweb.org/shiawassee/ceminfo.html List of Cemeteries] and other information. [http://www.migenweb.org/shiawassee/ MiGenWeb Project, Shiawassee County]
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==== Census ====
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''' Federal Census '''
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*'''1840 Census''' - [http://www.migenweb.org/shiawassee/census/1840index.html 1840 Census Index, Shiawassee County]
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*'''1840 Census''' - [http://www.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/mi/shiawassee/1840/ 1840 Census Transcriptions, Shiawassee County][[Media:Example.ogg]]
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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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*[http://www.migenweb.org/shiawassee/history.html History of Shiawassee County and Its Townships]. MiGenWeb Project
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{{MI History Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Mishiawaassee.jpg|600px|Mishiawaassee.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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Civil War service men from Shiawassee 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 Shiawassee County.  
 
Civil War service men from Shiawassee 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 Shiawassee County.  
  
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*[http://www.migenweb.org/shiawassee/military/cwregiments.html Shiawassee County Regiments]. [http://www.migenweb.org/shiawassee/index.html MiGenWeb Project]
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=====Spanish American War=====
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*[http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/spanam/ Michigan Volunteers in the Spanish American War]. [http://www.migenweb.org/shiawassee/index.html MiGenWeb Project]
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=====World War II=====
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*[http://www.migenweb.org/shiawassee/military/ww2honorlist.html World War II Honor List]. [http://www.migenweb.org/shiawassee/index.html MiGenWeb Project]
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*[http://www.migenweb.org/shiawassee/military/ww2enlistment.html World War II Army Enlistment Records for Shiawassee County]. [http://www.migenweb.org/shiawassee/index.html MiGenWeb Project]
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=====Korean War=====
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*[http://www.migenweb.org/shiawassee/military/koreancasualties.html Korean War Casualties, Shiawassee County]. [http://www.migenweb.org/shiawassee/index.html MiGenWeb Project]
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=====Vietnam War=====
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*[http://www.migenweb.org/shiawassee/military/vietnamcasualties.html Vietnam War Casualties, Shiawassee County]. [http://www.migenweb.org/shiawassee/index.html MiGenWeb Project]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
 
*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=bO_hriczGZwC Argus-Press] - full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1911-2008
 
*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=bO_hriczGZwC Argus-Press] - full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1911-2008
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{{MI Newspaper abstracts|Shiawassee}}
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====Obituaries====
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*[http://www.migenweb.org/shiawassee/obits.html Shiawassee County 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|Shiawassee}}
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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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=====Death=====
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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.
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*[http://www.migenweb.org/shiawassee/deaths.html Death Cerfificate Images, Shiawassee County]. [http://www.migenweb.org/shiawassee/index.html MiGenWeb Project]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
[[Shiawassee County Genealogical Society]]  
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'''Shiawassee County Historical Society'''<br>224 Curwood Castle Dr.<br>Owosso 48867<br>[http://www.shiawasseecountyhistsoc.org/ 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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*[http://scgs.k8oms.net/ Shiawassee County Genealogical Society] - Disbanded, but their records are available at [http://sdl.lib.mi.us/resources_genealogy.html The Shiawassee District Library] and [http://www.shiawasseecountyhistsoc.org/ The Shiawassee County Historical Society]
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[Owosso Michigan Family History Center]]  
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*[[Lansing Michigan Family History Center|Lansing Michigan Family History Center]]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Owosso Michigan Family History Center]] 1588 N Hickory, Owosso, MI 48867 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/shiawassee-county/ Shiawassee County, MI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Shiawassee|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/shiawassee/ USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Shiawassee|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MI/Shiawassee-County.htm Shiawassee County MI Genealogy] (Michigan Genealogy)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Guide to Shiawassee County, Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Shiawassee County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded September 10, 1822
County Seat Corunna
Courthouse
Address Shiawassee County Courthouse
208 N Shiawasee St.
Corunna, MI 48817
Phone: (517) 743-2242
Shiawassee County Website


County Information

Shiawassee County, Michigan Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1867 1867 1867 1820 1836 1840

County Courthouse


County Clerk has birth, marriage, and death records
from 1867, divorce and court records from 1848.
Probate Judge has probate records.
Register of Deeds has land records. [2]

History

Parent County

1840--Shiawassee County was created 10 September 1822 from Oakland, and St. Clair Counties and unorganized territory. It was attached to Genesee and Oakland Counties prior to organization 18 March 1837.  County seat: Corunna [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

Clinton  • Genesee  • Gratiot  • Ingham  • Livingston  • Saginaw

Shiawassee CountyLivingston CountyMidland CountyIsabella CountyGratiot CountyMontcalm CountyLivingston CountyGenesee CountyLapeer CountyTuscola CountyBay CountySaginaw CountyOakland CountyIngham CountyWashtenaw CountyJackson CountyCalhoun CountyEaton CountyIonia CountyClinton CountyMIShiawassee.JPG


Resources

Biographies

Cemeteries

Census

Federal 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 Shiawassee 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

Mishiawaassee.jpg

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Shiawassee 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 Shiawassee County.

Spanish American War
World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War

Newspapers

  • Argus-Press - full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1911-2008
Finding More Michigan Newspapers

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

Societies and Libraries

Shiawassee County Historical Society
224 Curwood Castle Dr.
Owosso 48867
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.


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), Shiawassee County, Michigan page 350, 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).