Arenac County, Michigan Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Arenac County Courthouse
120 N Grove St.
P. O. Box 747
Standish, MI 48658
Phone: 989-846-4626


Parent County

1883--Arenac County was created 21 April 1883 from Bay County. County seat: Standish [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


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 | Losco | Ogemaw






Local Histories



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.





Vital Records

  • Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902 -- Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch - Pilot. Records include such information as name of child, birthdate and place, if still-born, illegitimate or twin, gender, race and record number.
  • Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868-1925 -- Free name indexes at FamilySearch - Pilot.  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.
  • Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897 -- Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch - Pilot.   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

Web Sites


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