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Wexford 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.pngWexford County, Michigan Genealogy|Wexford County]]'' '''Wexford County''' }}
Guide to '''Wexford County, Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
=== County Information ===
==== Wexford County, Michigan Record Dates Description ====
The County was named for County Wexford in Ireland. The County is located in the Northern area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Wexford County, Georgia" in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wexford_County,_Michigan'' accessed 8 Nov 2018 </ref>  ====Wexford 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), Wexford 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| '''[[Wexford County, Michigan Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="6#e4d8e5" align="center" | <'''[[Wexford County, Michigan Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wexford County, Michigan Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center>" | '''Beginning Dates for Major [[Wexford County , Michigan Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''<ref>Alice Eichholz[[Wexford 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" | '''[[Wexford 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>" | '''[[Wexford County, Michigan Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="1614.62%" bgcoloralign="center" |1868 | width="#e4d8e514.2%" align="center" | '''[[Wexford County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]''' 1869| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wexford County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]''' 1869| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wexford County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]''' 1869| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wexford County, Michigan Genealogy#Census|Census]]''' 1869| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Wexford County, Michigan Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']] 1869| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Wexford County, Michigan Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''1820
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| widthcolspan="16.6%" align="center7" | 1868 | 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" | 1869 | width="16.6%" align="center" | 1869>
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==== Parent County ====
'''1840--'''Wexford County was created 1 April 1840&nbsp;from [[Mackinac County, Michigan Genealogy|Mackinac]] County. Formerly Kautawaubet County, until name was changed to Wexford&nbsp;8 March 1843. It was attached to Mackinac, [[Manistee County, Michigan Genealogy|Manistee,]] and [[Grand Traverse County, Michigan Genealogy|Grand Traverse]] Counties prior to organization 30 March 1869. &nbsp;'''County seat:''' Cadillac <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
==== Boundary Changes ====
==== Neighboring Counties ====
[[Benzie County, Michigan Genealogy|Benzie]] {{•}} [[Grand Traverse County, Michigan Genealogy|Grand Traverse]] {{•}} [[Kalkaska County, Michigan Genealogy|Kalkaska]] {{•}} [[Lake County, Michigan Genealogy|Lake County]] {{•}} [[Manistee County, Michigan Genealogy|Manistee]] {{•}} [[Missaukee County, Michigan Genealogy|Missaukee]] {{•}} [[Osceola County, Michigan Genealogy|Osceola]] <center>{{MIWexford 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|452714|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Michigan/Wexford-County?id=county_1309 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.migenweb.org/wexford/cemeter.html USGenWeb]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Wexford+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/wexford/8301cem.htm MIGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/michigan/wexford.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mi/wexford.htm MIInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22202&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=17&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 ====
==== Maps ====
 [[Image:Miwexford.jpg{{MI Neighboring Counties Intro|600px|Miwexford.jpg]] county={{MI Wexford County}}}}
*[http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
Civil War service men from Wexford 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 Wexford 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
*[http://www.migenweb.org/wexford/civilwar1894.html Civil War Veterans Roster]. MiGenWeb Project
 
===== 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
=====World War II=====
==== Newspapers ====
{{MI Newspaper abstracts|Wexford}}  ==== 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.
*'''Pre-1900''' - [http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/mfhn_births/ Early Michigan Birth Records]
=====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.
*[http://www.migenweb.org/wexford/deaths.htm Wexford County Death Index]. MiGenWeb Project
== Societies and Libraries ==
'''Wexford County Historical Society'''<br> 127 Beech Street<br> Cadillac, MI 49601<br>Telephone Number: 231-775-1717<br>[http://www.wexfordcountyhistory.org/Website]<br><br>
'''Wexford County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 124<br>Cadillac 49601<br><br>
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
== Web Sites Websites ==
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/wexford-county/ Wexford County, MI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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