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Otsego County, Michigan Genealogy

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| founded date = April 1
| seat = Gaylord
| building image = Otsego County Courthouse Gaylord, Michigan.jpg
| building address = Otsego County Courthouse<br>225 W Main St.<br>Gaylord, MI 49735-1348<br>Phone: (517) 732-6484<br> [http://www.otsegocountymi.gov/'''Otsego County Website'''] }}
The County was named for a Native American name meaning "place of the rock". However, an alternative theory is that it derives from a lake and a county in New York state, which are said to bear the name derived from a Mohawk Iroquoian word meaning either "clear water" or "meeting place". The County has Gaylord as its seat and the County was created 1875. The County is located in the north central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Otsego County, Michigan" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otsego_County,_Michigan."</ref>
==== Otsego 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), Otsego 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" | '''[[Otsego County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_RecordsBirth|Birth*]]''' | width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Otsego County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_RecordsMarriage|Marriage]]''' | width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Otsego County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_RecordsDeath|Death*]]''' | width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Otsego County, Michigan Genealogy#CensusCourt Records|CensusCourt]]''' | width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Otsego County, Michigan Genealogy#Landand Property Records|Land]]'''Land| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Otsego County, Michigan Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]] '''| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Otsego County, Michigan Genealogy#ProbateCensus Records|ProbateCensus]]'''
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| width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1875 | width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1875 | width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1887 1875| width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1820 1975| width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1864 | width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1876| 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 ==
<br>[httphttps://www.otsegocountymi.gov/county-clerk-44/ County Clerk] has birth, marriage, death, divorce and court records from 1875.<br>County Treasurer has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Otsego County, Michigan page 350, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
== History ==
==== Neighboring Counties ====
[[Antrim County, Michigan Genealogy|Antrim]] {{•}} [[Charlevoix County, Michigan Genealogy|Charlevoix]] {{•}} [[Cheboygan County, Michigan Genealogy|Cheboygan]] {{•}} [[Crawford County, Michigan Genealogy|Crawford]] {{•}} [[Kalkaska County, Michigan Genealogy|Kalkaska]] {{•}} [[Montmorency County, Michigan Genealogy|Montmorency]] {{•}} [[Oscoda County, Michigan Genealogy|Oscoda]] <center>{{MIOtsego County, Michigan Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
== Resources ==
{{MI Church Intro}}
*'''1819-1991''' - {{RecordSearch|2787825|Michigan, Church Records, 1819-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
==== Court ====
==== Maps ====
{{MI Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MI Otsego County}}}}
*[http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
===== Civil War =====
Civil War service men from Otsego 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 Otsego 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 ====
*[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,
== Societies and Libraries ==
==== Family History Centers ====
{{FamilySearch Family History Centers Intro}}
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
*[[Gaylord Michigan Family History Center]]&nbsp;600 N Elm St, Gaylord, MI 49735 &nbsp;United States&nbsp;
*[http://www.migenweb.org/otsego/ USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Otsego|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MI/Otsego-County.htm Otsego County MI Genealogy] (LDS Genealogyldsgenealogy.com)
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