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Lake 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.pngLake County, Michigan Genealogy|Lake County]]'' '''Lake County''' }}
Guide to '''Lake County, Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
{{Click|Image:MI_ORP.png|Michigan Online Genealogy Records}}
=== County Information ===
==== Description ====  The County was named for its many lakes. The County has Baldwin as its seat and the County was created 1840. The County is located in the west central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Lake County, Michigan" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_County,_Michigan."</ref> ==== Lake 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), Lake 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" | '''[[Lake County, Michigan Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan| '''[[Lake County, Michigan Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="6center" | <'''[[Lake County, Michigan Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center>" | '''Beginning Dates for Major [[Lake County , Michigan Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''<ref>Alice Eichholz[[Lake County, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County Michigan Genealogy#Land and Town Sources, Revised edProperty Records|Land]]'''| width="14. (Salt 2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lake City: AncestryCounty, 1992), 369-384Michigan Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''| width="14. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center>" | '''[[Lake County, Michigan Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="1614.62%" bgcoloralign="center" |1870 | width="#e4d8e514.2%" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]''' 1872| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]''' 1870| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]''' 1874| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, Michigan Genealogy#Census|Census]]''' 1880| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Lake County, Michigan Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']] 1874| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, Michigan Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''1820
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| widthcolspan="16.6%" align="center7" | 1870 | width="16.6%" align="<center" | 1872 | width="16>Statewide registration started in 1867 for births and deaths.6%" align="center" | 1870 | width="16General compliance by 1915.6%" align="</center" | 1820 | width="16.6%" align="center" | 1872 | width="16.6%" align="center" | 1872>
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==== Parent County ====
'''1840--'''Lake County was created 1 April 1840&nbsp;from [[Mackinac County, Michigan Genealogy|Mackinac]] County. Formerly Aishcum County, until the name was changed to Lake County 8 March 1843. It was attached to Ottawa, Mason, and Newaygo Counties prior to organization 1 May 1871. &nbsp;'''County seat:''' Baldwin <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
==== Boundary Changes ====
==== Neighboring Counties ====
[[Manistee County, Michigan Genealogy|Manistee]] {{•}} [[Mason County, Michigan Genealogy|Mason]] {{•}} [[Mecosta County, Michigan Genealogy|Mecosta]] {{•}} [[Newaygo County, Michigan Genealogy|Newaygo]] {{•}} [[Oceana County, Michigan Genealogy|Oceana]] {{•}} [[Osceola County, Michigan Genealogy|Osceola]] {{•}} [[Wexford County, Michigan Genealogy|Wexford]] <center>{{MILake 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|455678|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Michigan/Lake-County?id=county_1269 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.migenweb.org/lake/cemetery.htm USGenWeb]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Lake+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/lake/4301cem.htm MIGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/michigan/lake.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=21918&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=13&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 ====
==== Maps ====
{{MI Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MI Lake County}}}}
*[http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
 
==== Military ====
 
===== Civil War =====
*{{RecordSearch|3246416|Michigan, Civil War Centennial Observance Commission, Committee on Civil War Grave Registration, Burial Records}} at [[Imagehttps:Milake//familysearch.jpg|600px|Milake.jpg]org/search FamilySearch] — index
*[http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]===== 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|Lake}}  ==== Obituaries ==== *'''1820-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|2215693|Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
==== Probate ====
*[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 [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=====
*'''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 $
*'''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=====
*'''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.
== Societies and Libraries ==
'''The Lake County Historical Society Museum and Welcome Center'''<br>915 N Michigan Ave<br> Baldwin, Michigan<br>Telephone Number:917-464-4515<br>[https://www.ioby.org/project/lake-county-historical-society-museum-welcome-center Website]<br><br>
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
{{FamilySearch Family History Centers Intro}}
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
== Web Sites Websites ==
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/lake-county/ Lake 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://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~milake/ USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Lake|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MI/Lake-County.htm Lake County MI Genealogy] (LDS Genealogyldsgenealogy.com)
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