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''{{breadcrumb| link1=[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[| link2= Michigan Genealogy|Michigan]] | link3=| link4=| link5=[[Image:Gotoarrow.pngDelta County, Michigan Genealogy|Delta County]]'' '''Delta County''' }}
Guide to '''Delta 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 = Delta County
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| 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 ===
==== Delta County, Michigan Record Dates ====
{| width=== County Information === ==== Description ====  The County was named for the Greek letter "delta"100%, 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"|-| 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="10014.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan| '''[[Delta County, Michigan Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="6#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>" | '''Beginning Dates for Major [[Delta County , Michigan Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''<ref>Alice Eichholz[[Delta 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" | '''[[Delta 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>" | '''[[Delta County, Michigan Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="1614.62%" bgcoloralign="center" |1867 | width="#e4d8e514.2%" align="center" | '''[[Delta County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]''' 1867| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Delta County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]''' 1867| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Delta County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]''' 1867| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Delta County, Michigan Genealogy#Census|Census]]''' 1867| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Delta County, Michigan Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']] 1867| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Delta County, Michigan Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''1820
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| widthcolspan="16.6%" align="center7" | 1869| width="16.6%" align="<center" | 1869| width="16>Statewide registration started in 1867 for births and deaths.6%" align="center" | 1869| width="16General compliance by 1915.6%" align="</center" | 1820| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1843| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1843>
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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 ====
==== 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 ====
[[Alger County, Michigan Genealogy|Alger]] {{•}} [[Marquette County, Michigan Genealogy|Marquette]] {{•}} [[Menominee County, Michigan Genealogy|Menominee]] {{•}} [[Schoolcraft County, Michigan Genealogy|Schoolcraft]] <center>{{MIDelta County, Michigan Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
== Resources ==
==== Cemeteries ====
 
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| 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|329958|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Michigan/Delta-County?id=county_1247 Findagrave.com]
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| 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]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/michigan/delta.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mi/delta.htm MIInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://michigangravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=21 MIGravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=21742&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=24&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
==== Land ====
{{MI Land Intro}}
==== Local Histories ====
==== Maps ====
 [[Image:Midelta.jpg{{MI Neighboring Counties Intro|600px|Midelta.jpg]] county={{MI Delta County}}}}
*[http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
===== 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
==== Probate ====
{{MI Probate Intro|Delta}} '''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://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
{{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=====*'''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.  =====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.*'''1867-2010''' - [https://www.deltacountymi.org/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>PO Box 484<br>Escanaba, MI 49829<br>[http://deltahistorical.org/ Website]<br><br> '''Delta County Genealogical Society'''<br>Box 442 <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> '''Garden Peninsula Historical Society and Museum'''<br>6347 State St. M-138<br>PO Box 6<br>Garden, MI 49835<br>Telephone: 517-324-1828<br>Fax: 517-324-4370<br>E-mail:[mailto:hsm@hsmichigan.org hsm@hsmichigan.org]<br>[http://www.genealogyinchsmichigan.comorg/michiganresources/milocal-historical-organizations/garden-peninsula-historical-society-archiveand-museum/ List of Michigan Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical SocietiesWebsite] <br><br> 
*[http://deltahistoricalwww.orggenealogyinc.com/ '''Delta County michigan/mi-society-archive/ List of Michigan Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical Society'''&amp; Genealogical Societies]<br>P.O. Box 484<br>Escanaba, MI 49829<br>Newsletter: "The Delta Historian"<br>
*[http://dcmigs.org/ '''Delta County Genealogical Society''']<br>Box 442 <br>Escanaba, MI 49829<br>
*[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 ====
 {{FamilySearch 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://www.facebook.com/groups/241315555879711/ Michigan Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Delta|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
*[http://www.migenweb.org/delta/ 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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