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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Michigan]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Arenac County'''  
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Guide to '''Arenac County, Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Click|Image:MI_ORP.png|Michigan Online Genealogy Records}}  
 
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| building address =  Arenac County Courthouse<br>120 N Grove St.<br>P. O. Box 747<br>Standish, MI 48658<br>Phone: 989-846-4626<br> [http://www.arenaccountygov.com/'''Arenac County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address =  Arenac County Courthouse<br>120 N Grove St.<br>P. O. Box 747<br>Standish, MI 48658<br>Phone: 989-846-4626<br> [http://www.arenaccountygov.com/'''Arenac County Website'''] }}  
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Arenac County, Michigan Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 369-384. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Arenac County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Arenac County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Arenac County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Arenac County, Michigan Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Arenac County, Michigan Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Arenac County, Michigan Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1820
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1882
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
<br>County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, divorce <br>and court records from 1883 and burial records from 1952. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Arenac County, Michigan page 343, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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<br>[http://www.arenaccountygov.com/county_clerk/ County Clerk] has birth, marriage, death, divorce <br>and court records from 1883 and burial records from 1952. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Arenac County, Michigan page 343, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arenac_County%2C_Michigan Arenac County,Michigan] is a link to an article on Wikipedia about Arenac County.
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=21602 Arenac County] is a link to an epodunk profile on Arenac County
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=JXV5AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA540&dq=arenac+county&hl=en&sa=X&ei=0BfgUbT3OsLgqwHZhoG4BQ&ved=0CEYQ6AEwBDgU#v=onepage&q=arenac%20county&f=false A History of Northern Michigan and Its People, Volume 1 By Perry Francis Powers, Harry Gardner Cutler]
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1883--'''Arenac County was created 21 April 1883&nbsp;from [[Bay County, Michigan|Bay]] County. '''County seat:''' Standish <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1883--'''Arenac County was created 21 April 1883 from [[Bay County, Michigan Genealogy|Bay]] County. '''County seat:''' Standish <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See COUNTY EVOLUTION IN MICHIGAN, 1790-1897 by Richard W. Welch for the development of the counties in the state. This will help you to determine place of residence of your ancestors and under whose civil jurisdiction they resided. It is also useful for when you start to read the census records.<br> For animated maps illustrating Michigan county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ "Rotating Formation Michigan County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1897) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
*'''Cities:''' Au Gres | Omer&nbsp;| Standish  
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'''Cities:''' Au Gres . Omer . Standish  
*'''Villages: '''Sterling&nbsp;| Turner&nbsp;| Twining  
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*'''Townships:''' Adams&nbsp;| Arenac&nbsp;| Au Gres&nbsp;| Clayton&nbsp;| Deep River&nbsp;| Lincoln&nbsp;| Mason&nbsp;| Moffatt&nbsp;| Sims&nbsp;| Standish&nbsp;| Turner&nbsp;| Whitney  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Au_Gres,_Michigan AuGres]
*'''Communities: '''Alger&nbsp;| Delano&nbsp;| Maple Ridge&nbsp;| Melita&nbsp;| Pine River
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omer,_Michigan Omer]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standish,_Michigan Standish]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/139222763311 Standish Facebook Page]
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'''Villages:''' Sterling . Turner . Twining  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sterling,_Michigan Sterling]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turner,_Michigan Turner]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twining,_Michigan Twining]
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'''Townships:''' Adams . Arenac . Au Gres . Clayton . Deep River . Lincoln . Mason . Moffatt . Sims . Standish . Turner . Whitney  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams_Township,_Arenac_County,_Michigan Adams Township]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arenac_Township,_Michigan Arenac Township]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Au_Gres_Township,_Michigan AuGres Township]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clayton_Township,_Arenac_County,_Michigan Clayton Township]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_River_Township,_Michigan Deep River Township]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Township,_Arenac_County,_Michigan Lincoln Township]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mason_Township,_Arenac_County,_Michigan Mason Township]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moffatt_Township,_Michigan Moffat Township]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moffatt_Township,_Michigan Sims Township]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standish_Township,_Michigan Standish Township]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turner_Township,_Michigan Turner Township]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitney_Township,_Michigan Whitney Township]
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'''Communities:''' Alger . Delano . Maple Ridge . Melita . Pine River
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alger,_Michigan Alger]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maple_Ridge,_Arenac_County,_Michigan Maple Ridge]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_River,_Michigan Pine River]
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Bay County, Michigan|Bay]] | [[Gladwin County, Michigan|Gladwin]] | L[[Iosco County, Michigan|osco]] | [[Ogemaw County, Michigan|Ogemaw]]  
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[[Bay County, Michigan Genealogy|Bay]] {{•}} [[Gladwin County, Michigan Genealogy|Gladwin]] {{•}} [[Iosco County, Michigan Genealogy|Iosco]] {{•}} [[Ogemaw County, Michigan Genealogy|Ogemaw]]  
 
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<center>{{MIArenac County, Michigan Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=24&GScnty=1232&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|452718|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=24&CScnty=1232 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~miarenac/places/cemeteries.htm USGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Arenac+Michigan&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Michigan&county=Arenac&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mi/arenac/0601cem.htm MIGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/michigan/arenac.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=21602&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=14&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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==== Census  ====
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/MI/Arenac/ Census Online]<br>
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1870 - Arenac County did not exist in 1870, but was part of Bay Co.<br>
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''' State Census'''
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*'''1894''' - {{RecordSearch|1825187|Michigan State Census, 1894}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{MI Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
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==== Families<br>  ====
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*[http://www.genealogywise.com/group/frenchcanadiandescendants/forum/topics/bourassa-family BOURASSA] - (includes Arenac branches, see attachment) <br>
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*[http://www.genealogywise.com/group/lalondefamily/forum/topics/descendants-of-samuel-lalonde LALON(D)E] - (see attachment)<br>
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*[http://www.genealogywise.com/group/frenchcanadiandescendants/forum/topics/some-hus-descendants STANDISH] Family Ancestors - (see attachment) <br>
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
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*'''1929 - 1966''' {{RecordSearch|2426314|Michigan, Crew Lists for various ports, 1929-1966}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{MI Land Intro}}
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/results/default.aspx?searchCriteria=type=patent%7Cst=MI%7Ccty=011%7Csp=true%7Csw=true%7Csadv=false Bureau of Land Management]<br>
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MI History Intro}}
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*Books available at the [http://35.8.7.98/search~S37/X?searchtype=X&searchscope=37&searcharg=Arenac+county&submit.x=24&submit.y=12 Library of Michigan (Lansing)] regarding Arenac Co.<br>
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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[[Image:Miarenac.jpg|600px|Miarenac.jpg]] ''1895 Atlas''<br>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/MI/County/arenac.htm Standard atlas of Arenac County, Michigan&nbsp;]
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*PDF of the Standard Atlas of Arenac County, Michigan in the [http://ia600805.us.archive.org/2/items/2911312.0001.001.umich.edu/2911312.0001.001.umich.edu.pdf US Archive]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
  
Civil War service men from Arenac 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 Arenac County.  
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Civil War service men from Arenac 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 Arenac County.<br>
  
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[http://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww1/draft-registration/michigan.html Draft Cards]<br>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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*[http://www.arenacindependent.com/ ''Arenac County Independent'']
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*[https://www.facebook.com/ArenacIndependent ''Arenac Independent'' Facebook Page]
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{{MI Newspaper abstracts|Arenac}}
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==== Obituaries ====
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*'''1820-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|2215693|Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{MI Probate Intro|Arenac}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1784 – 1980''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8793 Michigan Wills and Probate Records 1784-1980] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1797 – 1973''' {{RecordSearch|2013878|Michigan Probate Records 1797-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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==== Queries: Message Boards and Mailing Lists ====
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*[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.michigan.counties.arenac/mb.ashx Roots Web]<br>
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*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/MI/arenac.html#MIARENAC Roots Web Mailing List]<br>
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*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/mi/arenac/ Genealogy.com Forum]<br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*'''Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902'''&nbsp;-- 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.  
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State vital records started in 1867, however marriage records started at the county level earlier. Check both.
*'''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.  
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*'''Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897 '''--&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.
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{{MI Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-vital-records/ How to order Michigan Vital Records]
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=====Birth=====
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*'''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.  
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=====Marriage=====
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*'''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.
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=====Death=====
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*'''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.  
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*'''Pre-1897''' (not complete) - [http://www.mdch.state.mi.us/pha/osr/gendisx/search2.htm Michigan State Department of Community Health Genealogical Death Indexing System]<br>
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*State death records - [http://seekingmichigan.org/tag/genealogy Seeking Michigan]<br>
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-society-archive/ List of Michigan Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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'''Arenac County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 272<br>Au Gres, MI 48703<br><br>
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'''Arenac County Historical Society'''<br> 304 E. Michigan Ave.<br> AuGres, MI 48703<br>Telephone: 517-876-6399<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~miachs/ Website]<br>
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==== Arenac County Historical Society<br>  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~miachs/index.htm Home Page]<br>
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*[https://www.facebook.com/miachs?fref=ts Facebook Page]<br>
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*[http://www.arenacindependent.com/stories/Historical-society-expands-service,87772 ''Arenac Independent'' Newspaper Article]<br>
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==== State wide or ethnic groups  ====
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''AFRICAN-AMERICAN''
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[http://www.fhwgs.org/ Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society] <br> c/o Burton Historical Collection, DPL<br>5201 Woodward Avenue<br>Detroit, MI 48202-4007<br>Publication is Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society News published twice a year<br>Located in Wayne County<br>MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council
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[http://www.laaags.org/ Lansing Area African American Genealogical Society]<br> Post Office Box 22203<br> Lansing, MI 48909-2203<br>Publication is Newsletter published quarterly<br> Member of Michigan Genealogical Council
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''CORNISH''
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[http://keweenawkernewek.org/ Keweenaw Houghton Cornish Society of the Copper Country]<br> Cornish Connection Of Lower Michigan<br> 8494 Wesley Drive<br> Flushing, MI 48433
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''DUTCH''
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[http://jointarchives.org/ Joint Archives of Holland, Hope College]
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''FINNISH''
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[http://www.finlandia.edu/fahc.html Finnish American Heritage Center]
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''FLEMISH''
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[http://www.flemishlibrary.org/ Genealogical Society of Flemish Americans]<br> [https://www.facebook.com/FlemishLibrary?fref=ts Facebook Page]
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''FRENCH-CANADIAN (includes Acadian, Cajun and Metis)''
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[http://www.habitantheritage.org/ French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan]<br> PO Box 1900<br>Royal Oak, MI 48068-1900<br>Publication is Michigan's Habitat Heritage published quarterly<br>Located in Oakland County <br> MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council<br> [https://www.facebook.com/groups/109717099063919 Facebook Page]
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''IRISH''
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[http://miigsm.org/ Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan]<br> c/o Gaelic League/Irish American Club<br>2068 Michigan Avenue<br>Detroit, MI 48216-1303<br>Publication is Irish Tree published nine times a year<br>Located in Wayne County<br>MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council <br> [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Irish-Genealogical-Society-of-Michigan/236855006444065?fref=ts Facebook Page]
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[http://www.genealogytoday.com/us/places.mv?ID=8033 Wayne County Irish Society]<br> 31975 Cowan<br>Westland, MI 48185
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''ITALIAN''
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[http://presjcalderone.wix.com/iacc Americans Of Italian Origin Society]<br> 18336 Lister E.<br>Detroit, MI 48021
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''JEWISH''
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[http://jgsmi.org/ Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan]<br> PO Box 251693<br>West Bloomfield, MI 48325-1693<br>Publication is Generations published quarterly<br>Located in Oakland County<br>MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council<br> [https://www.facebook.com/jgsmi Facebook Page]
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''POLISH''
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[http://www.pgsm.org/ Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan] <br> c/o Burton Collection<br>5201 Woodward Avenue<br>Detroit, MI 48202-4007<br>Publication is The Polish Eaglet published three times a year<br>Located in Wayne County<br>MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council <br> [https://www.facebook.com/groups/84920869072 Facebook Page]
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[http://www.polishheritagesociety.com/ Polish Heritage Society]<br> P.O. Box 1844<br>Grand Rapids, MI 49501
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[http://www.detroitscots.com/ The St. Andrew's Society of Detroit]<br> 2360 Rochester Ct<br>Troy, Mi 48083<br>Phone: 248-526-1849<br>Fax: 248-528-1477<br>Contact: kilgour@detroitscots.com<br>
  
 
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117010845362856133445 Michigan Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~miarenac/ The Arenac County MIGenWeb Project], an member of [[MIGenWeb|The MIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
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*[http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/counties/arenac.aspx Michigan Family History Network]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MI/Arenac-County.htm Arenac County MI Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
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Latest revision as of 19:36, 23 August 2017

United States
Michigan Genealogy
Arenac County

Guide to Arenac County, Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Arenac County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 21, 1883
County Seat Hettinger
Courthouse
Address Arenac County Courthouse
120 N Grove St.
P. O. Box 747
Standish, MI 48658
Phone: 989-846-4626
Arenac County Website


County Information

Arenac County, Michigan Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1883 1883 1883 1820 1882 1883

County Courthouse


County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, divorce
and court records from 1883 and burial records from 1952. [2]

History

Parent County

1883--Arenac County was created 21 April 1883 from Bay County. County seat: Standish [3]

Boundary Changes

See COUNTY EVOLUTION IN MICHIGAN, 1790-1897 by Richard W. Welch for the development of the counties in the state. This will help you to determine place of residence of your ancestors and under whose civil jurisdiction they resided. It is also useful for when you start to read the census records.
For animated maps illustrating Michigan county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Michigan County Boundary Maps" (1790-1897) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities: Au Gres . Omer . Standish

Villages: Sterling . Turner . Twining

Townships: Adams . Arenac . Au Gres . Clayton . Deep River . Lincoln . Mason . Moffatt . Sims . Standish . Turner . Whitney

Communities: Alger . Delano . Maple Ridge . Melita . Pine River

Neighboring Counties

Bay  • Gladwin  • Iosco  • Ogemaw

Alcona CountyOscoda CountyIosco CountyCrawford CountyClare CountyGladwin CountyIsabella CountyMidland CountyTuscola CountyHuron CountySanilac CountyBay CountyRoscommon CountyOgemaw CountyArenac CountyMIArenac.JPG


Resources

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
USGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
MIGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Michigan Cemeteries for more information.

Census

1870 - Arenac County did not exist in 1870, but was part of Bay Co.

State Census

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Michigan denominations, view the Michigan Church Records wiki page.

Court

Families

  • BOURASSA - (includes Arenac branches, see attachment)
  • LALON(D)E - (see attachment)
  • STANDISH Family Ancestors - (see attachment)

Emigration and Immigration

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Michigan Land and Property for additional information about early Michigan land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Arenac County, Michigan Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Michigan Local Histories.

Maps

Miarenac.jpg 1895 Atlas

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Arenac 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 Arenac County.

World War I

Draft Cards

Newspapers

Finding More Michigan Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Arenac County, Michigan Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

In most counties in Michigan, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate packets, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Michigan, Arenac and search for Probate records in the list.

Note: Not every county in Michigan will have Probate Records in the FamilySearch Catalog.

Online Probate Records

Queries: Message Boards and Mailing Lists

Taxation

Vital Records

State vital records started in 1867, however marriage records started at the county level earlier. Check both.

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased as shown below:

Birth Records and Death Records from the Michigan Department of Community Health (from 1867) or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.
Marriage Records (from 1867) and Divorce Records (from 1897) from the County Clerk.

See also How to order Michigan Vital Records
Birth
Marriage
  • 1868-1925 - Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868-1925 -- Free name indexes at FamilySearch.  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

Societies and Libraries

List of Michigan Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Arenac County Historical Society
PO Box 272
Au Gres, MI 48703

Arenac County Historical Society
304 E. Michigan Ave.
AuGres, MI 48703
Telephone: 517-876-6399
Website

Arenac County Historical Society

State wide or ethnic groups

AFRICAN-AMERICAN

Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society
c/o Burton Historical Collection, DPL
5201 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202-4007
Publication is Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society News published twice a year
Located in Wayne County
MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council

Lansing Area African American Genealogical Society
Post Office Box 22203
Lansing, MI 48909-2203
Publication is Newsletter published quarterly
Member of Michigan Genealogical Council

CORNISH

Keweenaw Houghton Cornish Society of the Copper Country
Cornish Connection Of Lower Michigan
8494 Wesley Drive
Flushing, MI 48433

DUTCH

Joint Archives of Holland, Hope College

FINNISH

Finnish American Heritage Center

FLEMISH

Genealogical Society of Flemish Americans
Facebook Page

FRENCH-CANADIAN (includes Acadian, Cajun and Metis)

French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan
PO Box 1900
Royal Oak, MI 48068-1900
Publication is Michigan's Habitat Heritage published quarterly
Located in Oakland County
MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council
Facebook Page

IRISH

Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan
c/o Gaelic League/Irish American Club
2068 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, MI 48216-1303
Publication is Irish Tree published nine times a year
Located in Wayne County
MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council
Facebook Page

Wayne County Irish Society
31975 Cowan
Westland, MI 48185

ITALIAN

Americans Of Italian Origin Society
18336 Lister E.
Detroit, MI 48021

JEWISH

Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan
PO Box 251693
West Bloomfield, MI 48325-1693
Publication is Generations published quarterly
Located in Oakland County
MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council
Facebook Page

POLISH

Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan
c/o Burton Collection
5201 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202-4007
Publication is The Polish Eaglet published three times a year
Located in Wayne County
MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council
Facebook Page

Polish Heritage Society
P.O. Box 1844
Grand Rapids, MI 49501

SCOTTISH

The St. Andrew's Society of Detroit
2360 Rochester Ct
Troy, Mi 48083
Phone: 248-526-1849
Fax: 248-528-1477
Contact: kilgour@detroitscots.com

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Websites


References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 369-384. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Arenac County, Michigan page 343, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).