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Midland 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.pngMidland County, Michigan Genealogy|Midland County]]'' '''Midland County''' }}
Guide to '''Midland 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 = Midland County
| founded date = March 2
| seat = Midland
| building image = Midland County Michigan Courthouse.jpg| building address = Midland County Courthouse[[Image:Midland County Michigan Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]<br>220 W Ellsworth St.<br>Midland, MI 48640-5194<br>Phone: (989) 832-6850<br>Fax: (989) 837-6575<br> [httphttps://www.co.midland.mi.us/departments/extra.php?id=27&pid=608'''Midland County Website'''] }}  === County Information ===  ==== Description ====  The County was named for its closeness to the geographical Lower Peninsula's geographical center. The County has Midland as its seat and the County was created 1831. The County is located in the centre area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Midland County, Michigan" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midland_County,_Michigan."</ref> ==== Midland County, Michigan Record Dates ====  {| width="100%" 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), Midland 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="10014.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Midland County, Michigan Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan| '''[[Midland County, Michigan Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="6center" |'''[[Midland County, Michigan Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''<| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center>" | '''Beginning Dates for Major [[Midland County , Michigan Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''<ref>Alice Eichholz| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Midland County, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County Michigan Genealogy#Land and Town Sources, Revised edProperty Records|Land]]'''| width="14. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Midland County, 1992), 369-384Michigan Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''| width="14. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center>" | '''[[Midland County, Michigan Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="1614.62%" bgcoloralign="center" |1867 | width="#e4d8e514.2%" align="center" | '''[[Midland County, Michigan Genealogy #Vital_Records|Birth]]'''1867| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Midland County, Michigan Genealogy #Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''1867| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Midland County, Michigan Genealogy #Vital_Records|Death]]'''1800s| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Midland County, Michigan Genealogy #Census|Census]]'''1755| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Midland County, Michigan Genealogy #Land|'''Land''']]1856| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Midland County, Michigan Genealogy #Probate|Probate]]'''1820
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== County Courthouse ==
[https://www.co.midland.mi.us/CountyClerk.aspx County Clerk ] has birth, marriage and death records from 1867, <br>burial records from mid-1800’s, military discharge records 1918 and naturalization records 1853-1948. <br>[https://mcc.co.midland.mi.us/# Clerk Circuit Court ] has divorce and court records from 1800’s. <br>[https://www.co.midland.mi.us/Courts/ProbateandJuvenileCourt.aspx Probate Court ] has probate records. <br>[https://www.co.midland.mi.us/RegisterofDeeds.aspx Register of Deeds ] has land records from 1855. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Midland County, Michigan page 348, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
== History ==
==== Parent County ====
'''1831--'''Midland county was created 2 March 1831&nbsp;from [[Saginaw County, Michigan Genealogy|Saginaw]] County and unorganized territory. It was attached to Saginaw&nbsp;County prior to organization 31 December 1850.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Midland <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
==== Boundary Changes ====
==== Record Loss ====
For a list There is no known history of record loss courthouse disasters in Michigan counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-countiesthis county.html#courthouse Michigan Counties with Burned Courthouses]
== Places/Localities ==
==== Neighboring Counties ====
[[Bay County, Michigan Genealogy|Bay]] {{•}} [[Clare County, Michigan Genealogy|Clare]] {{•}} [[Gladwin County, Michigan Genealogy|Gladwin]] {{•}} [[Gratiot County, Michigan Genealogy|Gratiot]] {{•}} [[Isabella County, Michigan Genealogy|Isabella]] {{•}} [[Saginaw County, Michigan Genealogy|Saginaw]] <center>{{MIMidland County, Michigan Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
== Resources ==
==== Cemeteries ====
 
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| 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'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|424556|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Michigan/Midland-County?id=county_1282 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/midland/cemetery.htm USGenWeb]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Midland+Michigan&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mi/midland/5601cem.htm MIGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/michigan/midland.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mi/midland.htm MIInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=21986&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=14&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Michigan Cemeteries| Michigan Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== 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<br>
==== Land ====
{{MI Land Intro}}
==== Local Histories ====
==== Maps ====
{{MI Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MI Midland County}}}}
*[http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
[[Image:Mimidland.jpg|600px|Mimidland.jpg]] ==== Military ====
===== Civil War ===== *{{RecordSearch|3246416|Michigan, Civil War Centennial Observance Commission, Committee on Civil War Grave Registration, Burial Records}} at [httphttps://www.mapofusfamilysearch.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)search FamilySearch]— index ===== World War I =====
==== Military ====*'''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|AlconaMidland}}  ==== Obituaries ==== *'''1820-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|2215693|Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
==== Probate ====
{{MI Probate Intro|Midland}}
 
'''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''' {{RecordSearch|2013878|Michigan Probate Records 1797-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
==== Taxation ====
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-vital-records/ How to order Michigan Vital Records]
=====Birth=====*'''1867-1917''' - {{RecordSearch|1923472|Michigan Birth Registrations, County Births, 1867-1917}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images*'''1867-1902'''&nbsp;-- Free name indexes and images at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http1459684 Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902]-- Free name indexes and images at [https://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/#p=collectionDetails;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''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=michigan%2cmi Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $*'''1820-19251937''' -{{RecordSearch|2473289|Michigan, County Marriages Index, 1820- Free name indexes 1937}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/searchFamilySearch] — index*'''1820-1940''' - {{RecordSearch|1810350|Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940}} at [https:/collection/show#uri=httpfamilysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images*'''1868-1925''' - [https://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1452395 Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868-1925] -- Free name indexes at [https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;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 [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images*'''1867-1897'''-[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1452402 Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897] --&nbsp;&nbsp;Free name indexes and images&nbsp;at&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#urip=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1452402 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 ==
 
'''Midland County Historical Society'''<br> 1801 W. Andrews Dr.<br> Midland 48640<br><br>
 
'''Midland Genealogical Society'''<br> 1710 W. St. Andrews Dr.<br> Midland 48460<br>[http://mimgs.org/ Website]<br><br>
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-society-archive/ List of Michigan Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
==== Family History Centers ====
{{FamilySearch Family History Centers Intro}}
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
*[[Midland Michigan Family History Center]] 1700 W Sugnet St, Midland, MI 48640 United States
== Web Sites Websites ==
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/midland-county/ Midland 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]
*[http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/midland/ USGenWeb project. ] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. *{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Midland|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MI/Midland-County.htm Midland County MI Genealogy] (ldsgenealogy.com)
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