Cheboygan County, Michigan Genealogy

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United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County

County Courthouse


Parent County

1840--Cheboygan County was created 1 April 1840 from Mackinac County. It was attached to Mackinac County prior to ogranization 29 January 1853. County seat: Cheboygan [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

  • City: Cheboygan
  • Villages: Mackinaw City . Wolverine
  • Townships: Aloha . Beaugrand . Benton . Burt . Ellis . Forest . Grant . Hebron. Inverness . Koehler . Mackinaw . Mentor . Mullett . Munro . Nunda . Tuscarora . Walker . Waverly . Wilmot (note: There was Maple Grove, became part of Forest in 1942.)
  • Communities: Afton . Aloha . Burt Lake . Elmhurst . Indian River . Mullett Lake . Topinabee

Neighboring Counties

Charlevoix | Emmet | Mackinac | Montmorency | Otsego | Presque Isle






Local Histories






Vital Records

  • FamilySearch - Pilot  Searchable name indexes and images of Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902. Records include such information as name of child, birthdate and place, if still-born, illegitimate or twin, gender, race and record number.
  • FamilySearch - Pilot  Searchable name indexes of Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868-1925. Records include such information as names of bride and groom, date of license, ages, race, residences, birthplaces, occupations and names of the bride and groom’s fathers.
  • FamilySearch - Pilot  Searchable name indexes and images of Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897. 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).