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Houghton County, Michigan Genealogy

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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Michigan Genealogy|Michigan]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Houghton County'''
Guide to '''Houghton County, Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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=== County Information ===
==== Houghton County, Michigan Record Dates ====
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<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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== County Courthouse ==
[[Image:Houghton County Michigan Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Houghton County Michigan Courthouse.jpg]]
<br>County Clerk has birth and&nbsp;death records from 1867, <br>marriage records from 1855, divorce and court records<br> from 1853, land records from 1847, naturalization records<br> from 1848 and military records. <br>Probate Judge has probate records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Houghton County, Michigan page 346, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 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 of record loss in Michigan counties see: [ Michigan Counties with Burned Courthouses]
== Places/Localities ==
==== Neighboring Counties ====
[[Baraga County, Michigan Genealogy|Baraga]] {{•}}[[Iron County, Michigan Genealogy|Iron]] {{•}}[[Keweenaw County, Michigan Genealogy|Keweenaw]] {{•}}[[Ontonagon County, Michigan Genealogy|Ontonagon]] <center>{{MIHoughton County, Michigan Clickable Neighbors}}</center> 
== Resources ==
MTU Archives &amp; Copper Country Historical Collection<br>J. Robert Van Pelt Library<br>Michigan Technological University<br>Houghton, MI 49931<br>Tel: (906)487-2505<br>Fax: (906)487-2357<br>E-mail:<br>[]<br>Updated July 2008
==== Maps ====
*[ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
{{MI Vital Intro}}
 *[ How to order Michigan Vital Records]
*'''Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902'''&nbsp;-- Free name indexes and images at [;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.
*'''Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868-1925''' -- Free name indexes at [;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.
== Societies and Libraries ==
 *[ List of Michigan Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & amp; Genealogical Societies]
==== Family History Centers ====
 {{FamilySearch Centers Intro}} 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
== Web Sites ==
*[ Houghton 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+Houghton|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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