Alcona County, Michigan Genealogy

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United States > Michigan > Alcona County

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1840--Alcona County was created 1 April 1840 from Mackinac County and unorganized territory. It was formerly Neewago County, until the name was changed to Alcona County 8 March 1843. It was attached to Mackinac, Cheybogan, Iosco, and Alpena Counties prior to organization 12 March 1869.  County seat:  Harrisville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

  • City: Harrisville
  • Village: Lincoln
  • Townships: Alcona . Caledonia . Curtis . Greenbush . Gustin . Harrisville . Hawes . Haynes . Mikado . Millen . Mitchell
  • Communities: Alcona . Alvin . Backus Beach . Barton City . Black River . Curran . Curtsville . Glennie . Greenbush . Hubbard Lake . Killmaster . Larson Beach . Lost Lake Woods . Mikado . Springport . Spruce

Neighboring Counties

Alpena | Iosco | Montmorency | Ogemaw | Oscoda |

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation


Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

  • Alcona County Genealogical Society [Offers free membership with registration. 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910 individualized census returns. Birth, Death, & Marriage Record Tables, County Newspaper Articles, Records from Mount Joy Cemetary. Discussion forum. Lists of members searching specific surnames]

Web Sites

  • Alcona County Genealogical Society [Offers free membership with registration. 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910 individualized census returns. Birth, Death, & Marriage Record Tables, County Newspaper Articles, Records from Mount Joy Cemetary. Discussion forum. Lists of members searching specific surnames]

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).