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Guide to '''Calhoun County, Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| building address = Calhoun County Courthouse<br>315 W Green St.<br>Marshall, MI 49068<br>Phone: (269) 781-0730<br>Fax: (269) 781-0720<br> [http://www.co.calhoun.mi.us/'''Calhoun County Website'''] }}  
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Calhoun 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" | '''[[Calhoun County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, Michigan Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Calhoun County, Michigan Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, Michigan Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1867
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1867
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.co.calhoun.mi.us/ Calhoun County Courthouse]<br>315 W Green St.<br>Marshall, MI 49068<br>Phone: (269) 781-0730<br>Fax: (269) 781-0720<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage, death and court records from 1867,<br> burial records from 1952, naturalization records from 1918, <br>military discharge records from 1919 and election records from 1972.<br>Probate Court has probate records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Calhoun County, Michigan page 344, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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<br>[http://www.co.calhoun.mi.us/ County Clerk] has birth, marriage, death and court records from 1867,<br> burial records from 1952, naturalization records from 1918, <br>military discharge records from 1919 and election records from 1972.<br>[http://www.calhouncountymi.gov/government/probate_court/ Probate Court] has probate records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Calhoun County, Michigan page 344, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1829--St. Joseph County was created 1829 from unorganized territory. '''
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'''1829--St. Joseph County was created 1829 from unorganized territory. '''  
  
==== '''County seat''' ====
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==== '''County seat''' ====
  
Marshall <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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Marshall <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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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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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Barry County, Michigan|Barry]]  
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[[Barry County, Michigan Genealogy|Barry]] {{•}} [[Branch County, Michigan Genealogy|Branch]] {{•}} [[Eaton County, Michigan Genealogy|Eaton]] {{•}} [[Hillsdale County, Michigan Genealogy|Hillsdale]] {{•}} [[Jackson County, Michigan Genealogy|Jackson]] {{•}} [[Kalamazoo County, Michigan Genealogy|Kalamazoo]] {{•}} [[St. Joseph County, Michigan Genealogy|St. Joseph]]  
*[[Branch County, Michigan|Branch]]  
 
*[[Eaton County, Michigan|Eaton]]  
 
*[[Hillsdale County, Michigan|Hillsdale]]  
 
*[[Jackson County, Michigan|Jackson]]  
 
*[[Kalamazoo County, Michigan|Kalamazoo]]  
 
*[[St. Joseph County, Michigan|St. Joseph]]
 
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=50243 Fairview Cemetery, Homer] BillionGraves
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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=1239&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=24&CScnty=1239 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.migenweb.org/calhoun/ USGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Calhoun+Michigan&qt=advanced&dblist=638 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=Calhoun&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mi/calhoun/1301cem.htm MIGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/michigan/calhoun.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mi/calhoun.htm MIInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://michigangravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=13 MIGravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=21685&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=22&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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==== Census ====
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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}}
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
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==== Court  ====
  
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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}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MI History Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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[[Image:Micalhoun.jpg|600px|Micalhoun.jpg]]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{MI Newspaper abstracts|Calhoun}}
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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|Calhoun}}
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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
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*Birth Records Table [http://alcona.org/home/aspx/ Alcona County Genealogical Society]Free membership with registration.
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{{MI Vital Intro}}
*Marriage Records Table [http://alcona.org/home/aspx/ Alcona County Genealogical Society]Free membership with registration.
 
*Death Records Table [http://alcona.org/home/aspx/ Alcona County Genealogical Society]Free membership with registration.
 
  
*'''[[Michigan Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902]]&nbsp;-- '''Free name indexes and images at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F214010 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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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-vital-records/ How to order Michigan Vital Records]
*'''Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868-1925''' -- Free name indexes at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=keywords&searchCriteria=Calhoun+Michigan+Marriage++collection&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= 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. Also more information at [[Michigan Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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=====Births=====
*'''[[Michigan Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|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/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1131102 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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*'''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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*'''1822-1995''' [[Michigan Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] This index covers events from 1822 through 1995.
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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.
  
*'''[[Michigan Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] This index covers events from 1822 through 1995.'''
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=====Deaths=====
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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.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Calhoun County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 879<br>Marshall 49068-0777<br>E-mail:[mailto:MichiganCalhounGene@yahoo.com MichiganCalhounGene@yahoo.com]<br>[http://www.migenweb.org/calhoun/ccgs.htm Website]<br><br>
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'''Athens Area Historical '''<br>PO Box 22<br> Athens 49011 <br><br>
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'''Battle Creek Historical Society Of'''<br> 165 N. Washington<br> Battle Creek 49017<br><br>
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'''Homer Historical Society'''<br>505 Grandview<br>Homer, MI 49245<br>Telephone: 517-568-3116<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~micalhou/homer_historical_society.htm Website]<br><br>
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-society-archive/ List of Michigan Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[Battle Creek Michigan Family History Center]]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Battle Creek Michigan Family History Center]] 1312 Capitol Ave SW, Battle Creek, MI 49015 United States
  
== Web Sites ==
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*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Calhoun|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.migenweb.org/calhoun/ccgs.htm Calhoun County Genealogical Society]
*[http://calhoun.migenweb.net/ The Calhoun County MIGenWeb Project], an member of [[MIGenWeb|The MIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117010845362856133445 Michigan Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/241315555879711/ Michigan Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Calhoun|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.migenweb.org/calhoun/ The Calhoun County MIGenWeb Project], an member of [[MIGenWeb|The MIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MI/Calhoun-County.htm Calhoun County MI Genealogy] (Michigan Genealogy)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 19:34, 23 August 2017

United States
Michigan Genealogy
Calhoun County

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

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Calhoun County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded N/A, 1829
County Seat Marshall
Courthouse
Address Calhoun County Courthouse
315 W Green St.
Marshall, MI 49068
Phone: (269) 781-0730
Fax: (269) 781-0720
Calhoun County Website


County Information

Calhoun County, Michigan Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1867 1848 1867 1820 1833 1835

County Courthouse


County Clerk has birth, marriage, death and court records from 1867,
burial records from 1952, naturalization records from 1918,
military discharge records from 1919 and election records from 1972.
Probate Court has probate records. [2]

History

Parent County

1829--St. Joseph County was created 1829 from unorganized territory.

County seat

Marshall [3]

Boundary Changes

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

Neighboring Counties

Barry  • Branch  • Eaton  • Hillsdale  • Jackson  • Kalamazoo  • St. Joseph


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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
MIInterment
MIGravestones
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Michigan Cemeteries for more information.

Census

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.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Battle Creek

Court

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 Calhoun 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

Micalhoun.jpg

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Calhoun 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 Calhoun County.

- 12th Regiment, Michigan Infantry, Companies D and H

Newspapers

Finding More Michigan Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Calhoun 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, Calhoun 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

Taxation

Vital Records

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.

Births
Marriages
Deaths
  • 1867-1897 - Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897 --  Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch.   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

Calhoun County Genealogical Society
PO Box 879
Marshall 49068-0777
E-mail:MichiganCalhounGene@yahoo.com
Website

Athens Area Historical
PO Box 22
Athens 49011

Battle Creek Historical Society Of
165 N. Washington
Battle Creek 49017

Homer Historical Society
505 Grandview
Homer, MI 49245
Telephone: 517-568-3116
Website


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), Calhoun County, Michigan page 344, 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).