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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1827--'''Chippewa County was created 1 February 1827&nbsp;from Mackinac County. It was formerly Kaykakee County, until the name changed to Clare County 8 March 1843. It was attached to Saginaw, Midland, Isabelle, and Mecosta Counties prior to organization 13 March 1871.<br>'''County seat:''' Sault Sainte Marie <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
'''1827--'''Chippewa County was created 1 February 1827&nbsp;from Mackinac County.<br>'''County seat:''' Sault Sainte Marie <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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Revision as of 18:31, 20 October 2008

United States > Michigan > Chippewa County

County Courthouse


Parent County

1827--Chippewa County was created 1 February 1827 from Mackinac County.
County seat: Sault Sainte Marie [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

  • City: Sault Ste. Marie
  • Village: De Tour Village
  • Townships: Bay Mills . Bruce . Chippewa . Dafter . Detour . Drummond . Hulbert . Kinross . Pickford . Raber . Rudyard . Soo . Sugar Island . Superior . Trout Lake . Whitefish
  • Communities: Barbeau . Bay Mills . Bay Mills Indian Community . Brimley . Dafter . Drummond . Keldon . Kincheloe . Paradise . Pickford . Rudyard . Stirlingville

Neighboring Counties

Luce | Mackinac | Algoma District, Ontario






Local Histories






Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

  • Chippewa County Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 219
    Trout Lake, MI 49793-0219  Biographies, births and deaths, Census records, Naturalizations, Obituaries, Voters lists for 1870 and Sugar Island, and a surname list.
  • Chippewa County Historical Society
    P. O. Box 342
    Sault Ste. Marie 49783 PHONE: (906) 635-7082
    EMAIL: cchs@sault.com The Society was established in 1919 and is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of local history through exhibits, research, and publication. The office houses permanent and rotating exhibits and a small research library. Call or email ahead for hours or an appointment.
  • Pickford Area Historical Society
    P. O. Box 572
    Pickford, MI 49744 PHONE: (906) 647-2045 There is some family history, oral histories and archives available for people doing research.
  • DeTour Passage Historical Museum
    P. O. Box 111
    De Tour, MI 49725 PHONE: (906) 297-3404 The museum features displays relating to early marine operations, social and governmental activities, pioneer families, Native American history, churches, schools, business and life in the early years of the DeTour area.
  • Drummond Island Historical Society
    P. O. Box 293
    Drummond Island, MI 49726 PHONE: (906) 493-5746 A museum on the early settlers of Drummond Island, Native American history, Fort Drummond history and lumbering. There are some genealogy resources but very limited.
    Kenneth J. Shouldice Library
    906 Ryan Avenue
    Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 PHONE: (906) 635-2815 Special Collections areas are open for research by appointment, Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM. MICHIGAN COLLECTION
    This collection documents Michigan from Indian occupation to the present with emphasis on the tri-county area of the Eastern Upper Peninsula. Included are documents and publications by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, pictures and photographs, information about Fort Brady, and a vertical file. MARINE COLLECTION
    This collection consists of printed materials on the history of water transportation on the Great Lakes and material on individual vessels, including pictures, photographs, maps and vertical file. THE OCHSNER COLLECTION
    The collection includes books on archeology and cultural history as well as an extensive collection of Native American, European and African artifacts. GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH
    Some helpful resources are available. A bibliography is available from the Reference Desk.

Web Sites


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