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''{{breadcrumb| link1=[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] | link2= [[Michigan Genealogy|Michigan]] | link3=| link4=| link5=[[Image:Gotoarrow.pngMackinac County, Michigan Genealogy|Mackinac County]]'' '''Mackinac County''' }}
Guide to '''Mackinac County, Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
| founded date = October 26
| seat = St. Ignace
| building image = Mackinac County, Michigan courthouse.jpg
| building address = Mackinac County Courthouse<br>100 S Marley St.<br>St. Ignace, MI 49781<br>Phone: (906) 643-7300<br> [http://www.mackinaccounty.net/'''Mackinac County Website'''] }}
=== County Information ===
 
==== Description ====
 
The County was named for Straits of Mackinac. The County has St. Ignace as its seat and the County was created October 26, 1818. The County is located in the north area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Mackinac County, Michigan" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mackinac_County,_Michigan."</ref>
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mackinac-county/ Mackinac County, Michigan]<br>
==== Mackinac County, Michigan Record Dates ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="67" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mackinac 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, Revised Third ed. (Salt Lake CityProvo, Utah: Ancestry, 19922004), 369346-384349. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mackinac County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_RecordsBirth|Birth*]]''' | width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mackinac County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_RecordsMarriage|Marriage]]''' | width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mackinac County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_RecordsDeath|Death*]]''' | width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mackinac County, Michigan Genealogy#CensusCourt Records|CensusCourt]]''' | width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mackinac County, Michigan Genealogy#Landand Property Records|Land]]'''Land| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mackinac County, Michigan Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]] '''| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mackinac County, Michigan Genealogy#ProbateCensus Records|ProbateCensus]]'''
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| width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1873 | width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1821 1867| width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1873 | width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1820 1808| width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1785 | width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1851| width="14.2%" align="center" |1820|-| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration started in 1867 for births and deaths. General compliance by 1915.</center>
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== County Courthouse ==
==== Parent County ====
'''1818--'''Mackinac County was created 26 October 1818&nbsp;from [[Wayne County, Michigan Genealogy|Wayne]] County. It was formerly Michilimackinac County, until name was changed 26 January 1837. &nbsp;'''County seat:''' St. Ignace <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
==== Boundary Changes ====
==== Neighboring Counties ====
[[Cheboygan County, Michigan Genealogy|Cheboygan]] {{•}} [[Chippewa County, Michigan Genealogy|Chippewa]] {{•}} [[Emmet County, Michigan Genealogy|Emmet]] {{•}} [[Luce County, Michigan Genealogy|Luce]] {{•}} [[Schoolcraft County, Michigan Genealogy|Schoolcraft]]  <br> <center>{{MIMackinac 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" | [httphttps://www.billiongravesfindagrave.com/pages/cemetery/cemeterymemorial Findagrave.php?cemetery_idcom]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|452621|subject-id|disp=52441 St. Anne Cemetery, Mackinac Island] BillionGraves Family History Library}}*| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [httphttps://www.findagrave.com/cgicemetery-binbrowse/USA/Michigan/fg.cgiMackinac-County?pageid=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=24&CScnty=1275 Mackinac County Cemeteries,county_1275 Findagrave.com] Find a Grave <br> *|-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunkmifamilyhistory.comorg/mimack/cgi-bincemetery/localListcemetery.php?local=21948&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=24 Mackinac County Cemeteries List,asp USGenWeb] Epodunk<br> *| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://geonameswww.usgsworldcat.gov/pls/gnispublicorg/fsearch?pq=gnispq:2:6297174896050701::NO::P1_CLASS,P1_COUNTY,P1_STATE:Cemetery,su%3Acemetery+Mackinac,Michigan State Cemeteries, Mackinac, +Michigan&qt=results_page WorldCat]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves] <br> *|-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.intermentusgwarchives.net/us/mi/mackinac/4901cem.htm Mackinac County Cemetery Records,MIGenWeb Archives] Interment.net <br> *| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" || bgcolor="#F0F0F0" ||-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/michigan/mackinac.htm USGW Tombstones Transcription Tombstone Project] <br> *| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" || bgcolor="#F0F0F0" ||-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchivesinterment.net/us/mi/tsphotomackinac.htm MIInterment]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" || bgcolor="#F0F0F0" ||-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=21948&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=24&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" || bgcolor="#F0F0F0" ||-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https:/mackinac/caffeybilliongraves.htm Caffey Cemetery,com/search# Billion Graves]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" || bgcolor="#F0F0F0" ||-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Michigan Cemeteries| Michigan Cemeteries]] USGW Archives <br>for more information.|}
*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p==== Censusgnispq:2:6297174896050701::NO::P1_CLASS,P1_COUNTY,P1_STATE:Cemetery,Mackinac,Michigan State Cemeteries, Mackinac, Michigan] <br> ====
==== Census ====
'''Federal Census'''
*[http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/26/26097.html Mackinac County, Michigan] <br>
''1820''<br>
*[http://tfred.tripod.com/1820mich.html Link]<br>
''1850''<br>
*[http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/mimack/census/1850fed/1850MacCen.asp Link]<br>
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1401638 Family Search Collection]<br>
''1860''<br>
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1473181 Family Search Collection]<br>
''1870''<br>
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1438024 Family Search Collection]<br>
''1880''<br>
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417683 Family Search Collection] <br>
''1894''<br>  *[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1825187 Family Search Collection] <br> ''1900''<br>
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1325221 Family Search Collection] <br>
''1910''<br>
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1727033 Family Search Collection]<br>
''1920''<br>
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1488411 Family Search Collection]<br>
''1930''<br>
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1810731 Family Search Collection]<br>
''1940''<br>
*[https://familysearch.org/1940census Family Search Collection]<br>
<br> ''' State Census'''*'''1894''' - {{RecordSearch|1825187|Michigan State Census, 1894}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
==== Church ====
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mich/mackinac/churchstann.html Ste. Anne's Catholic Church]<br>
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==== Court ====
==== Families ====
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20151125150810/http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wioconto/Lakesfamilies.htm Early Families of the Upper Great Lakes]<br>
*[http://en.geneanet.org/history-city-town-county-village/st--ignace-MIC-USA.html St. Ignace Names,] Geneanet<br>
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mich/mackinac/pioneerpond.html ''POND'']<br>
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~trotochaud/genealogy/Articles/St%20Francis%20Solanus%20Church%20Forgotten%20Origins.htm ''TROTOCHAUD'']<br>
*[http://www.genealogywise.com/group/frenchcanadiandescendants/forum/topics/mackinac-area-f-c-metis-families ''VALLIERE'']<br>
==== 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 ====
==== Maps ====
 [[Image:Mimackinac.jpg{{MI Neighboring Counties Intro|500px|Mimackinac.jpg]] county={{MI Mackinac County}}}}
*[http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
*[http://habitantheritage.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/Lotbini%C3%A8res_1749_map_-_Michilimackinac_-_Suzanne.102193205.pdf 1749 Map of Michilimackinac]<br>
*[http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/spanam/vetscounty.aspx?id=Mackinac Michigan Volunteers by County]<br>
 
===== 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
==== Native Americans<br> ====
*[http://www.mackinacislandnews.com/ Mackinac Island Town Crier]<br>
<br> {{MI Newspaper abstracts|Mackinac}}  ==== Obituaries ==== *'''1820-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|2215693|Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
==== Probate ====
==== Queries: Mailing Lists &amp; Message Boards<br> ====
*[httphttps://boardswww.rootswebancestry.com/boards/localities.northam.usa.states.michigan.counties.mackinac/mb.ashx RootsWeb, Mackinac County]<br> *[httphttps://listsmailinglists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/MIlistindexes/mackinac.html#MIMACKIN details?list_name=mimackin RootsWeb Michigan Mailing List, Mackinac County]<br>
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/203833693057556/ St. Ignace All Family Facebook Page]<br>
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/mi/mackinac/ Genforum]<br>
===== Birth Records =====
*'''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.
*[http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/mfhn_births/countysearch.aspx?County=Mackinac Early Michigan Births Mackinac County] Michigan Family History Network<br>
===== Marriage Records =====
*'''1585-1945''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=michigan%2cmi Michigan, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
*'''1725 -''' - [http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/mackinac/marriages/Default.aspx Mackinac County Marriages] Michigan Family History Network<br>
*'''1800-1804''' - [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/michigan/mackinac-marriage-records-1800-1804.htm Mackinac Marriage Records] Access Genealogy
*'''1820-1937''' - {{RecordSearch|2473289|Michigan, County Marriages Index, 1820-1937}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1820-1940''' - {{RecordSearch|1810350|Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and 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 Records =====
*'''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 id="fck_dom_range_temp_1236870413453_263" />&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.mifamilyhistory.org/mfhn_deaths/countysearch.aspx?County=Mackinac Michigan Deaths, Mackinac County] Michigan Family History Network<br>
== Societies, Libraries and Museums ==
'''Luce-Mackinac County Genealogical Society'''<br> P O Box 113<br> Engadine MI 49827-0113 <br>[*[http://lucesites.migenwebrootsweb.netcom/~miluce/luce-mac.htm Luce-Mackinac County Genealogical Society Website]<br><br>
''' Michilimackinac Historical Society'''<br>334 North State Street<br>St. Ignace, MI 49781<br>Telephone: 906-643-6627<br>[http://www.discoverourtown.com/MI/St-Ignace/Organizations/michilimackinac-historical-society/213023.html Website]<br><br>
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-society-archive/ List of Michigan Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-society-archive/ List of Michigan Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
*[http://www.discoverourtown.com/MI/St-Ignace/Organizations/michilimackinac-historical-society/213023.html Michilimackinac Historical Society]<br>
Library of Michigan holdings<br>
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites Websites ==
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mackinac-county/ Mackinac County, MI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/counties/mackinac.aspx Michigan Family History Network]<br>
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mich/mackinac/ Genealogy Trails History Group]<br>
*[http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mimacki2/ Mackinac County Local History Web Page]<br>
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mi/counties/mackinac/ Cyndi's List]<br>
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MI/Mackinac/ Mackinac County] Linkpendium
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