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''{{breadcrumb| link1=[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] | link2=[[Michigan Genealogy|Michigan]] | link3=| link4=| link5=[[Image:Gotoarrow.pngEmmet County, Michigan Genealogy|Emmet County]]'' '''Emmet County''' }}
Guide to '''Emmet 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 = Emmet County
| building image =
| building address = Emmet County Courthouse<br>200 Division St. <br>Petoskey, MI 49770 <br>Telephone: (616) 348-1744 <br> [http://www.emmetcounty.org/countygovernment/'''Emmet County Website'''] }}
=== County Information ===
==== Emmet County, Michigan Record Dates ====
{| width=== County Information === ==== Description ====  The County was named for Robert Emmet. The County has Petoskey as its seat and the County was created April 1, 1840. The County is located in the north central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "100%Emmet County, Michigan" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmet_County,_Michigan."</ref> ====Emmet 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), Emmet 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" colspan| '''[[Emmet County, Michigan Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="6#e4d8e5" align="center" | <'''[[Emmet County, Michigan Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Emmet County, Michigan Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center>" | '''Beginning Dates for Major [[Emmet County , Michigan Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''<ref>Alice Eichholz[[Emmet 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" | '''[[Emmet 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>" | '''[[Emmet County, Michigan Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="1614.62%" bgcoloralign="center" |1867 | width="#e4d8e514.2%" align="center" | '''[[Emmet County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]''' 1867| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Emmet County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]''' 1867| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Emmet County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]''' 1800s| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Emmet County, Michigan Genealogy#Census|Census]]''' 1853| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Emmet County, Michigan Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']] 1867| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Emmet County, Michigan Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''1820
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| widthcolspan="16.6%" align=7"center" | 1867| width="16.6%" align="<center" | >Statewide registration started in 1867| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1867| width="16for births and deaths.6%" align="center" | 1820| width="16General compliance by 1915.6%" align="</center" | 1843| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1867>
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== County Courthouse ==
<br>[http://www.emmetcounty.org/officials-departments/county-clerk/ County Clerk ] has birth, marriage and death records from 1867, <br>divorce records from 1875, court and naturalization records<br>from 1800’s and some military records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Emmet County, Michigan page 345, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
== History ==
==== Parent County ====
'''1840--'''Emmet County was created 1 April 1840&nbsp;from [[Mackinac County, Michigan Genealogy|Mackinac]] County. It was formerly named Tonedagana County, until the name changed to Emmet County 8 March 1843. It was attached to Mackinac County prior to ogranization 29 January 1853. '''County seat:''' Petoskey <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
*[http://www.emmetcounty.org/connect-with-emmet/about-emmet-county/ The History of Emmet County] begins with the [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native Ottawa Indians], includes the French and British, then was named after an Irish patriot.
==== 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 ==
==== Populated Places ====
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://michigan.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,047,c,emmet.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Emmet County, Michigan," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmet_County%2C_Michigan, accessed 18 September 2019.</ref>
 
{{Populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harbor_Springs,_Michigan Harbor Springs]
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| cities-col2=<div>
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petoskey,_Michigan Petoskey]
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| cities-col3=<div></div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friendship_Township,_Michigan#History Appleton]
*Bay Harbor
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_Township,_Michigan#Communities Ely]
</div>
| unincorp-col2=<div>
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Readmond_Township,_Michigan#Communities Good Hart]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Traverse_Township,_Michigan#Communities Harbor Point]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturgeon_Bay,_Michigan Sturgeon Bay]
</div>
| unincorp-col3=<div>
*Stutsmanville
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Traverse_Township,_Michigan#Communities Wequetonsing]
</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay_Shore,_Michigan Bay Shore]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay_View,_Michigan Bay View]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brutus,_Michigan Brutus]
</div>
| census-col2=<div>
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carp_Lake,_Michigan Carp Lake]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway,_Michigan Conway]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_Village,_Michigan Cross Village]
</div>
| census-col3=<div>
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levering,_Michigan Levering]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oden,_Michigan Oden]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ponshewaing,_Michigan Ponshewaing]
</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_Creek_Township,_Michigan Bear Creek]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bliss_Township,_Michigan Bliss]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carp_Lake_Township,_Emmet_County,_Michigan Carp Lake]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_Township,_Michigan Center]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_Village_Township,_Michigan Cross Village]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friendship_Township,_Michigan Friendship]
</div>
| townships-col2=<div>
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Traverse_Township,_Michigan Little Traverse]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Littlefield_Township,_Michigan Littlefield]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maple_River_Township,_Michigan Maple River]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McKinley_Township,_Emmet_County,_Michigan McKinley]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleasantview_Township,_Michigan Pleasantview]
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| townships-col3=<div>
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Readmond_Township,_Michigan Readmond]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resort_Township,_Michigan Resort]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springvale_Township,_Michigan Springvale]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wawatam_Township,_Michigan Wawatam]
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Traverse_Township,_Michigan West Traverse]
</div>
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| villages-col1=<div>
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alanson,_Michigan Alanson]
</div>
| villages-col2=<div>
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mackinaw_City,_Michigan Mackinaw City]
</div>
| villages-col3=<div>
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pellston,_Michigan Pellston]
</div>
}}
==== Neighboring Counties ====
[[Charlevoix County, Michigan Genealogy|Charlevoix]] {{•}} [[Cheboygan County, Michigan Genealogy|Cheboygan]] {{•}} [[Mackinac County, Michigan Genealogy|Mackinac]] <center>{{MIEmmet County, Michigan Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
== Resources ==
==== Cemeteries ====
 
{| width="80%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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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|452736|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Michigan/Emmet-County?id=county_1250 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/michigan/emmet.htm Tombstone Project]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Emmet+Michigan&qt=results_page WorldCat]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mi/emmet.htm MIInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=21774&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=21&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 ====
[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinedirectorysite/Home/usa/mi/emmet Emmet County, Michigan Online Historical Directories]&nbsp;- identifies historical city, county, business and other directories available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.
==== 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 ====
==== Maps ====
 [[Image:Miemmet.jpg{{MI Neighboring Counties Intro|600px|Miemmet.jpg]] county={{MI Emmet County}}}}
*[http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
===== Civil War =====
Civil War service men from Emmet 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 Emmet 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|AlconaEmmet}}  ==== Obituaries ==== *'''1820-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|2215693|Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
==== Probate ====
{{MI Probate Intro|Emmet}} '''Online Probate Records'''
'''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://www.familysearch.org /search/ FamilySearch] — images
==== Taxation ====
{{MI Vital Intro}}
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-vital-records/ How to order Michigan Vital Records]
=====Birth=====*'''1867-1917''' - {{RecordSearch|1923472|Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917}} at [httphttps://wwwfamilysearch.coorg/search FamilySearch] — index and images*'''1867-1902''' - [https://familysearch.emmet.mi.usorg/search/clerkcollection/marriagerecords.aspx Marriage records1459684 Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902] can be searched for online by either the bride or groom for as far back as the year 1857. *-- Free name indexes and images at [httphttps://www.cofamilysearch.emmet.mi.usorg/clerk/deathrecords#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1459684 FamilySearch].aspx Death records] can be searched for online for deaths occurring from 1857Records include such information as name of child, birthdate and place, if still-born, illegitimate or twin, gender, race and record number.
=====Marriage=====*'''18671585-19021945''' - [https://familysearchsearch.findmypast.orgcom/search-world-records/collection/1459684 united-states-marriages?state=michigan%2cmi Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $*'''1820-1902]1937''' -{{RecordSearch|2473289|Michigan, County Marriages Index, 1820- Free name indexes and images 1937}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1459684 search FamilySearch]. Records include such information as name of child— index*'''1820-1940''' - {{RecordSearch|1810350|Michigan, birthdate and placeCounty Marriages, if still1820-born, illegitimate or twin, gender, race 1940}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and record number. 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.
*[http://www.co.emmet.mi.us/clerk/marriagerecords.aspx Marriage records] can be searched for online by either the bride or groom for as far back as the year 1857. =====Death=====*'''1850-1880''' - {{RecordSearch|2632078|Michigan Mortality 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;<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.*[http://www.co.emmet.mi.us/clerk/deathrecords.aspx Death records] can be searched for online for deaths occurring from 1857.
== Societies and Libraries ==
 
'''Emmet County Genealogical Society'''<br>423 Beech St.<br>Petoskey 49770<br>[http://www.emmetcountygenealogy.com/ Website]<br><br>
 
'''Harbor Springs Area Historical Society'''<br> 432 E. Bay St.<br> Harbor Springs, MI 49740<br>Telephone: 1-616-526-9771<br>E-mail:[mailto:info@harborspringshistory.org info@harborspringshistory.org]<br>[http://www.harborspringshistory.org/ Website]<br><br>
 
'''Little Traverse Historical Society'''<br> 100 Depot Court<br>Petoskey, MI 49770<br>Telephone: 231-347-262<br>[http://www.petoskeymuseum.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]]
*[[Petoskey Michigan Family History Center]]&nbsp;707 Alcan, Petoskey, MI 49770 United States&nbsp;
== Townships and Cities ==
== Web Sites Websites ==
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/emmet-county/ Emmet 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://emmet.migenweb.net/ USGenWeb project. ] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. *{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Emmet|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MI/Emmet-County.htm Emmet County MI Genealogy] (ldsgenealogy.com)
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