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''{{breadcrumb| link1=[[United StatesGenealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[| link2= Michigan Genealogy|Michigan]] | link3=| link4=| link5=[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Delta County'''  Guide to ''', Michigan Genealogy|Delta County Michigan genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.]]{{MIDC}}
Guide to '''Delta County, Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
| county = Delta County
| building image =
| building address = Delta County Courthouse<br>310 Ludington Street<br>Escanaba, MI 49829<br>Phone: (906) 789-5105<br> [http://www.deltacountymi.org/'''Delta County Website'''] }}
 
=== County Information ===
 
==== Description ====
 
The County was named for the Greek letter "delta", which refers to the triangular shape of the original county. The County has Escanaba as its seat and the County was created March 9, 1843. The County is located in the northwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Delta County, Michigan" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_County,_Michigan."</ref>
 
====Delta County, Michigan Record Dates====
 
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Delta County, Michigan . Page 343-351 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 346-349.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Delta County, Michigan Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Delta County, Michigan Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Delta County, Michigan Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Delta County, Michigan Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Delta County, Michigan Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Delta County, Michigan Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Delta County, Michigan Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1820
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration started in 1867 for births and deaths. General compliance by 1915.</center>
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== County Courthouse ==
<br>[http://www.deltacountymi.org/pages.php?ID=83 County Clerk ] has birth, marriage, death, <br>divorce court, probate and land records 1867. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Delta County, Michigan page 345, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
== History ==
==== Parent County ====
'''1843--'''Delta County was created 9 March 1843&nbsp;from [[Mackinac|Mackinac]] County and unorganized territories. It was attached to Mackinac County prior to ogranization 12 March 1861. '''County seat:''' Escanaba <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
==== Boundary Changes ====
 
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 ====
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
== Places/Localities ==
==== Populated Places ====
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://michigan.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,041,c,delta.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Delta County, Michigan," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_County%2C_Michigan, accessed 17 September 2019.</ref>
{{Populated places<!--cities column------------------->| cities-col1=<div>*'''Cities[https: '''//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escanaba,_Michigan Escanaba ]</div>| cities-col2=<div>*[https://en. wikipedia.org/wiki/Gladstone ,_Michigan Gladstone]</div>| cities-col3=<div></div><!--unincorp column------------------->| unincorp-col1=<div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bark_River_Township,_Michigan#Communities Bark River]*'''Village[https:''' //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brampton,_Michigan Brampton]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaison,_Michigan Chaison]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairbanks_Township,_Michigan#Communities Fairport]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairbanks_Township,_Michigan#Communities Fayette]*Ford River *[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_Township,_Michigan#Communities Garden Corners]*'''Townships[https:''' //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harris_Township,_Michigan#Communities Harris]</div>| unincorp-col2=<div>*Hyde*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_Township,_Michigan#Communities Isabella]*Island View *Kipling*Lake Bluff *Maplewood *[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nahma_Township,_Michigan Nahma]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narenta,_Michigan Narenta]</div>| unincorp-col3=<div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perkins,_Michigan Perkins]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harris_Township,_Michigan#Communities Perronville]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapid_River,_Michigan Rapid River]*Riverland *[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock,_Michigan Rock]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bark_River_Township,_Michigan#Communities Schaffer]*Wells *[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Gladstone,_Michigan West Gladstone]</div><!--townships column------------------->| townships-col1=<div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldwin_Township,_Delta_County,_Michigan Baldwin ]*[https://en. wikipedia.org/wiki/Bark_River_Township,_Michigan Bark River ]*[https://en.wikipedia. Nay org/wiki/Bay_de_Noc_Township,_Michigan Bay de Noc ]*[https://en. wikipedia.org/wiki/Brampton_Township,_Michigan Brampton ]*[https://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Cornell_Township,_Michigan Cornell ]</div>| townships-col2=<div>*[https://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Ensign_Township,_Michigan Ensign ]*[https://en. wikipedia.org/wiki/Escanaba_Township,_Michigan Escanaba ]*[https://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Fairbanks_Township,_Michigan Fairbanks ]*[https://en. wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_River_Township,_Michigan Ford River ]*[https://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Garden_Township,_Michigan Garden ]</div>| townships-col3=<div>*[https://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Maple_Ridge_Township,_Delta_County,_Michigan Maple Ridge ]*[https://en. wikipedia.org/wiki/Masonville_Township,_Michigan Masonville ]*[https://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Nahma_Township,_Michigan Nahma ]*[//en. wikipedia.org/wiki/Wells_Township,_Delta_County,_Michigan Wells ]</div><!--villages column------------------->| villages-col1=<div>*'''Communities[https:''' Bark River //en. Fayette wikipedia. org/wiki/Garden,_Michigan Garden Cornes ]</div>| villages-col2=<div></div>| villages-col3=<div></div><!--native american column------------------->| native-col1=<div>*[https://en.wikipedia. Isabella org/wiki/Hannahville_Indian_Community Hannahville Indian Community]</div>| native-col2=<div>*[https://en. Schaffer wikipedia. Rapid Riverorg/wiki/Sault_Tribe_of_Chippewa_Indians Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians]</div>| native-col3=<div></div>}}
==== Neighboring Counties ====
[[Alger County, MichiganGenealogy|Alger]] | {{•}} [[Marquette County, MichiganGenealogy|Marquette]] | {{•}} [[Menominee County, MichiganGenealogy|Menominee]] | {{•}} [[Schoolcraft County, MichiganGenealogy|Schoolcraft]]
== Resources ==
==== Cemeteries ====
{| width="80%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"|-| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''|-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|329958|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Michigan/Delta-County?id=county_1247 Findagrave.com]|-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.migenweb.org/delta/cemeteries/default.html USGenWeb]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Delta+Michigan&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]|-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/michigan/delta.htm Tombstone Project]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" || bgcolor="#F0F0F0" ||-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mi/delta.htm MIInterment]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" || bgcolor="#F0F0F0" ||-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://michigangravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=21 MIGravestones]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" || bgcolor="#F0F0F0" ||-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=21742&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=24&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" || bgcolor="#F0F0F0" ||-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" || bgcolor="#F0F0F0" ||-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Michigan Cemeteries| Michigan Cemeteries]] for more information.|} ==== Census ====''' State Census'''*'''1894''' - {{RecordSearch|1825187|Michigan State Census, 1894}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index ==== Church ====
{{MI Church Intro}}
*'''1819-1991''' - {{RecordSearch|2787825|Michigan, Church Records, 1819-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
==== Court ====
==== Emigration and Immigration ====*'''1929 - 1966''' {{RecordSearch|2426314|Michigan, Crew Lists for various ports, 1929-1966}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images==== Land ====
{{MI Land Intro}}
==== Local Histories ==== {{MI History Intro}}
==== Maps ===={{MI Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MI Delta County}}}} *[[Imagehttp:Midelta//www.jpg|600px]mapofus.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
==== Military ====
===== Civil War =====
Civil War service men from Delta 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 Delta County.  '''''Online Records'''''*{{RecordSearch|3246416|Michigan, Civil War Centennial Observance Commission, Committee on Civil War Grave Registration, Burial Records}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index ===== World War I ===== *'''1917-1919''' - {{RecordSearch|3007553|Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index ==== Newspapers ==== {{MI Newspaper abstracts|Delta}} ==== Obituaries ====
*'''1820-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|2215693|Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006}} at [https:-//www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
==== Newspapers Probate ====
{{MI Newspaper abstractsProbate Intro|AlconaDelta}}
==== '''Online Probate ====Records'''
*'''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 $ *'''1797 – 1973''' {{MI RecordSearch|2013878|Michigan Probate Intro|DeltaRecords 1797-1973}}at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
==== Taxation ====
==== Vital Records ====
{{MI Vital Intro}}=====Birth=====*'''1867-1917''' - {{RecordSearch|1923472|Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images*'''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. =====Marriage=====*'''1585-1945''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=michigan%2cmi Michigan, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $*'''1820-1937''' - {{RecordSearch|2473289|Michigan, County Marriages Index, 1820-1937}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index*'''1820-1940''' - {{RecordSearch|1810350|Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images*'''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.
=====Death=====*'''Michigan Birth Registrations, 18671850-19021880'''&nbsp;-{{RecordSearch|2632078|Michigan Mortality Schedules, 1850- Free name indexes and images 1880}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1459684 search FamilySearch]. Records include such information as name of child, birthdate — index and place, if still-born, illegitimate or twin, gender, race and record number. images*'''Michigan Marriage Registrations, 18681867-19251897''' -- 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. *'''search/collection/1452402 Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897 '''] --&nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1236870413453_862"></span><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1236870413453_263"></span>&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. *'''1867-2010''' - [httphttps://www.deltacountymi.org/historical/ pages.php?ID=182 Delta County Death Records, 1867-2010] - index of death records created by the Delta County Genealogical Society.&nbsp;*'''Pre-1897''' (not complete) - [http://www.mdch.state.mi.us/pha/osr/gendisx/search2.htm Michigan State Department of Community Health Genealogical Death Indexing System]<br> *State death records - [http://seekingmichigan.org/tag/genealogy Seeking Michigan]<br>
== Societies and Libraries ==
*'''Delta County Historical Society''' <br>P.OPO Box 484<br>Escanaba, MI 49829<br>[http://deltahistorical. org/ Website]<br><br> '''Delta County Genealogical Society'''<br>Box 484442 <br>Escanaba, MI 49829<br>[http://dcmigs.org/ Website]<br><br> '''Delta County Genealogical Society'''<br>312 North 20th St.<br>Escanaba 49829<br>[http://dcmigs.org/ Website]<br><br> '''Delta County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 1776<br>Escanaba 49829<br><br>
Newsletter'''Garden Peninsula Historical Society and Museum'''<br>6347 State St. M-138<br>PO Box 6<br>Garden, MI 49835<br>Telephone: "The Delta Historian" 517-324-1828<br>Fax: 517-324-4370<br>E-mail:[mailto:hsm@hsmichigan.org hsm@hsmichigan.org]<br>[http://www.hsmichigan.org/resources/local-historical-organizations/garden-peninsula-historical-society-and-museum/ Website]<br><br>
*'''Delta County Genealogical Society'''<br>[http://www.grandmastree.com/society http://www.grandmastree.com/society]
Box 442 <br>Escanaba*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-society-archive/ List of Michigan Archives, MI 49829 Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
 *[http://www.migenweb.org/delta/ '''Delta County MI GenWeb'''] - This link takes the researcher to a GENWEB page with several online databases, including births, marriages, cemetery records, the library catalog with entries by ethnicity, surname, etc; probate records, and Civil War records. However, the site is not maintained by the Genealogical Society. Their holdings at the Escanaba City Library include numerous Canadian resources listed according to province, county, then parish, Delta County and Michigan resources, many genealogies, local histories and records, as well as histories, research tools, and other publications for most of the United States, Canada, and several European countries.
==== Family History Centers ====
{{Family History Centers Intro}}  *[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
*[[Escanaba Michigan Family History Center]] 1315 9th Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
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== Web SitesWebsites<br> ==
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/delta-county/ Delta County, MI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] *[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117010845362856133445 Michigan Genealogy Network Community on Google+] *[https://www.facebook.com/groups/241315555879711/ Michigan Genealogy Network Group on Facebook] *{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Delta|subject|disp=Family History Library FamilySearch Catalog}} *[http://www.grandmastreemigenweb.comorg/migenwebdelta/ The Delta County MIGenWeb Project], an member of [[MIGenWeb|The MIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MI/Delta-County.htm Delta County MI Genealogy] (ldsgenealogy.com)
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