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* The [http://books.google.com/books?id=FkIVAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=St.+Joseph+County+Michigan&ei=f33vSd7yMpnCyATL9YSUDg#PPA9,M2 Portrait and biographical album of St. Joseph County, Michigan] is a 606 page history of St. Joseph County that was published by Chapman brothers in 1889. The book was digitized February 11, 2008 and made available on Google Books.
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United States  > Michigan > St. Joseph County

County Courthouse


Parent County

1829--St. Joseph County was created 29 October 1829 from unorganized territory. County seat: Centreville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



Mottville Township:

  • Mennonite Cemetery
  • Mottville Township Cemetery

Park Township:

  • Center Park Cemetery
  • Moorepark Road North Park or Mint Cemetery
  • Moorepark Cemetery
  • Parkville Cemetery
  • South Park Cemetery




Local Histories






Vital Records

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Michigan Death Record Search, 1867-2008 -- A free index to deaths that occurred in St. Joseph county, Michigan is available at the County Clerk's death records web site.

Societies and Libraries


  • Burr Oak Public Library
  • Colon Library
  • Constantine Library
  • Mendon Library
  • Nottawa Public Library
  • Sturgis Public Library
  • Three Rivers Public Library
  • White Pigeon Library
  • Glen Oaks Community College Library


  • St. Joseph County Genealogical Society

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


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