Washtenaw County, Michigan Genealogy
Guide to Washtenaw County Michigan genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Washtenaw County, Michigan|
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
|Founded||September 10, 1822|
|County Seat||Ann Arbor|
|Address|| Washtenaw County Courthouse|
200 N Main St.
P. O. Box 8645
Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8645
Phone: (734) 222-6700
Washtenaw 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, marriage and death records
from 1867, divorce, court and land records,
naturalization records and supervisors records from 1835. 
Washtenaw County is directly west of Detroit, and is situated on the old 'Chicago Road' which today is US Highway 12. One of the first things that took place after the town of Ann Arbor was formed was to start the University of Michigan, which is today one of the largest in the United States. It contains a significant collection of historical documents in its library given the nearly 200 years it has been in existence, having been formed in the 1820s.
Dolph Funeral Home Records: Coutesy of the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan. this funeral home is located in ann Arbor, Michigan. Coverage: June, 1937-September, 1952.
LDS Ward and Branch Records
- Ann Arbor
- Family Maps of Washtenaw County, Michigan Genealogy (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
Civil War service men from Washtenaw 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 Washtenaw County.
- Ann Arbor Argus - full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1889-1896
- Ann Arbor Argus-Democrat - Google News Archive; covers 1902-1906
- Ann Arbor Journal - Google News Archive; covers 1855-1863
- Ann Arbor Record - Google News Archive; covers 1902-1903
- Ann Arbor Register - Google News Archive; 1875-1897
- 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.
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- USGenWeb Michigan: May have maps, name indexes, history or other information
- Washtenaw County Genealogy (Michigan Genealogy): Links to online records
- Family History Library Catalog
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washtenaw County, Michigan page 351, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).