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Lake County, Michigan Genealogy

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''{{breadcrumb| link1=[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] | link2= [[Michigan Genealogy|Michigan]] | link3=| link4=| link5=[[Image:Gotoarrow.pngLake County, Michigan Genealogy|Lake County]]'' '''Lake County''' }} Guide to '''Lake County, Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. {{MIDCClick|Image:MI_ORP.png|Michigan Online Genealogy Records}}  
{{Infobox U.S. County
| county = Lake County
| seat = Baldwin
| building image =
| building address = Lake County Courthouse<br>800 Tenth St.<br>P. O. Box B<br>Baldwin, MI 49304<br>Phone: (616) 745-4641<br> [ '''Lake County Website'''] }}  === County Information === ==== Description ====  The County was named for its many lakes. The County has Baldwin as its seat and the County was created 1840. The County is located in the west central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Lake County, Michigan" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', ",_Michigan."</ref> ====Lake County, Michigan Record Dates==== {| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"|-| 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), Lake 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>|-| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, Michigan Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, Michigan Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, Michigan Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, Michigan Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, Michigan Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, Michigan Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, Michigan Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''|-| width="14.2%" align="center" |1870 | width="14.2%" align="center" |1872| width="14.2%" align="center" |1870| width="14.2%" align="center" |1874| width="14.2%" align="center" |1880| width="14.2%" align="center" |1874| width="14.2%" align="center" |1820|-| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration started in 1867 for births and deaths. General compliance by 1915.</center>|}
== County Courthouse ==
<br>[ County Clerk ] has birth and death records from 1870, <br>marriage records from 1872 and military discharge records.<br>[ Trial Court ] has divorce and court records from 1874 and probate records. <br>[ Register of Deeds ] has land records from 1880. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lake County, Michigan page 347, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
== History ==
==== Parent County ====
'''1840--'''Lake County was created 1 April 1840&nbsp;from [[Mackinac County, Michigan Genealogy|Mackinac]] County. Formerly Aishcum County, until the name was changed to Lake County 8 March 1843. It was attached to Ottawa, Mason, and Newaygo Counties prior to organization 1 May 1871. &nbsp;'''County seat:''' Baldwin <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, [ "Rotating Formation Michigan County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1897) may be viewed for free at the website.
==== Record Loss ====
For a list There is no known history of record loss courthouse disasters in Michigan counties see: [ county.html#courthouse Michigan Counties with Burned Courthouses]
== Places/Localities ==
==== Neighboring Counties ====
[[Manistee County, Michigan Genealogy|Manistee]] {{•}}[[Mason County, Michigan Genealogy|Mason]] {{•}}[[Mecosta County, Michigan Genealogy|Mecosta]] {{•}}[[Newaygo County, Michigan Genealogy|Newaygo]] {{•}}[[Oceana County, Michigan Genealogy|Oceana]] {{•}}[[Osceola County, Michigan Genealogy|Osceola]] {{•}}[[Wexford County, Michigan Genealogy|Wexford]] <center>{{MILake County, Michigan Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
== 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" | []| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|455678|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | []|-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [ USGenWeb]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [ WorldCat]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [ Billion Graves]|-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [ MIGenWeb Archives]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" || bgcolor="#F0F0F0" ||-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [ Tombstone Project]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" || bgcolor="#F0F0F0" ||-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [ EPodunk]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" || bgcolor="#F0F0F0" ||-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[ 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 [ FamilySearch] — index ==== Church ====
{{MI Church Intro}}
*'''1819-1991''' - {{RecordSearch|2787825|Michigan, Church Records, 1819-1991}} at [ FamilySearch] — index
==== Court ====
==== Emigration and Immigration ====*'''1929 - 1966''' {{RecordSearch|2426314|Michigan, Crew Lists for various ports, 1929-1966}} at [ FamilySearch] — index and images==== Land ====
{{MI Land Intro}}
==== Local Histories ==== {{MI History Intro}}
==== Maps ====[[Image:Milake.jpg{{MI Neighboring Counties Intro|600px]]county={{MI Lake County}}}}
*[ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
==== Military ====
===== Civil War ===== *{{RecordSearch|3246416|Michigan, Civil War Centennial Observance Commission, Committee on Civil War Grave Registration, Burial Records}} at [ FamilySearch] — index ===== World War I ===== *'''1917-1919''' - {{RecordSearch|3007553|Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919}} at [ FamilySearch] — index ==== Newspapers ==== {{MI Newspaper abstracts|Lake}} ==== Obituaries ==== *'''1820-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|2215693|Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006}} at [ FamilySearch] — index and images ==== Probate ====
{{MI Newspaper abstractsProbate Intro|AlconaLake}}
==== '''Online Probate ====Records'''
*'''1784 – 1980''' [ Michigan Wills and Probate Records 1784-1980] at [] — index and images $ *'''1797 – 1973''' {{MI RecordSearch|2013878|Michigan Probate Intro|LakeRecords 1797-1973}}at [ FamilySearch] — images
==== Taxation ====
==== Vital Records ====
{{MI Vital Intro}}*[ How to order Michigan Vital Records]=====Birth=====*'''1867-1917''' - {{RecordSearch|1923472|Michigan Birth Registrations, County Births, 1867-1917}} at [ FamilySearch] — index and images*'''1867-1902'''&nbsp;-- Free name indexes and images at [ Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902]-- Free name indexes and images at [;t=searchable;c=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.  =====Marriage=====*'''1585-1945''' - [ Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868United States Marriages] at [ FindMyPast] — index $*'''1820-19251937''' -{{RecordSearch|2473289|Michigan, County Marriages Index, 1820- Free name indexes 1937}} at [] — index*'''1820-1940''' - {{RecordSearch|1810350|Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940}} at [https:/collection/ FamilySearch] — index and images*'''1868-1925''' - [ Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868-1925] -- Free name indexes at [;t=searchable;c=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.  =====Death=====*'''1850-1880''' - {{RecordSearch|2632078|Michigan Death RegistrationsMortality Schedules, 1850-1880}} at [ FamilySearch] — index and images*'''1867-1897'''-[ Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897] --&nbsp;&nbsp;Free name indexes and images&nbsp;at&nbsp;[;t=searchable;c= 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 ==
 '''The Lake County Historical Society Museum and Welcome Center'''<br>915 N Michigan Ave<br> Baldwin, Michigan<br>Telephone: 917-464-4515<br>[ Website]<br><br>  *[ List of Michigan Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & amp; Genealogical Societies]
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  *[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
== Web Sites Websites ==
*[ Lake County, MI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]*[ Michigan Genealogy Network Community on Google+]*[ Michigan Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]*[ USGenWeb project. ] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. *{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Lake|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}*[ Lake County MI Genealogy] (
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