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Guide to '''Chippewa County, Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| founded date = February 1
 
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| seat = Sault Sainte Marie
 
| seat = Sault Sainte Marie
| building image =  Chippewa County Courthouse<br>319 Court St.<br>Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783<br>Phone: (906) 635-6300<br>[http://www.chippewacountymi.gov/'''Chippewa County Website'''] }}  
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| building address = Chippewa County Courthouse<br>319 Court St.<br>Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783<br>Phone: (906) 635-6300<br>[http://www.chippewacountymi.gov/'''Chippewa County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Chippewa 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" | '''[[Chippewa County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Chippewa County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Chippewa County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Chippewa County, Michigan Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Chippewa County, Michigan Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Chippewa County, Michigan Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1869
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1868
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1870
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1820
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1826
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
<br>County Clerk has birth records from 1869, marriage records from 1868, <br>death records from 1870, divorce records from 1891 and court records.<br>Probate Court has probate records. <br>Register of Deeds has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chippewa 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.chippewacountymi.gov/clerk.html County Clerk] has birth records from 1869, marriage records from 1868, <br>death records from 1870, divorce records from 1891 and court records.<br>[http://www.chippewacountymi.gov/PC_directory.html Probate Court] has probate records. <br>[http://www.chippewacountymi.gov/rod.html Register of Deeds] has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chippewa 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  ====
  
'''1827--'''Chippewa County was created 1 February 1827&nbsp;from [[Mackinac County, Michigan|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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'''1827--'''Chippewa County was created 1 February 1827&nbsp;from [[Mackinac County, Michigan Genealogy|Mackinac]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Sault Sainte Marie <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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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Luce County, Michigan|Luce]] | [[Mackinac County, Michigan|Mackinac]] | <br>  
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[[Luce County, Michigan Genealogy|Luce]]{{•}} [[Mackinac County, Michigan Genealogy|Mackinac]] |  
 
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<center>{{MIChippewa 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=1243&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|452603|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=1243 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.migenweb.org/chippewa/cemeteries.htm USGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Chippewa+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=Chippewa&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mi/chippewa/1701cem.htm MIGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/michigan/chippewa.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://michigangravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=17 MIGravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=21702&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=26&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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''' State Census'''
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*'''1894''' - {{RecordSearch|1825187|Michigan State Census, 1894}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
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{{MI Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== 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://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  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Michippewa.jpg|600px|Michippewa.jpg]]
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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|Chippewa}} The Sault Evening News
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==== Obituaries ====
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*'''1820-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|2215693|Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{MI Probate Intro|Chippewa}}
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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  ====
  
*'''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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{{MI Vital Intro}}
*'''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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*[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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*'''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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*'''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  ==
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~michcgs '''Chippewa County Genealogical Society'''] <br>P.O. Box 219 <br>Trout Lake, MI 49793-0219&nbsp; Biographies, births and deaths, Census records, Naturalizations, Obituaries, Voters lists for 1870 and Sugar Island, and a surname list.  
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'''Chippewa County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 219 <br>Trout Lake, MI 49793-0219<br>
*'''Chippewa County Historical Society''' <br>P. O. Box 342<br>Sault Ste. Marie 49783 PHONE: (906) 635-7082<br>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.  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~michcgs Website]<br><br>
*'''Pickford Area Historical Society''' <br>P. O. Box 572<br>Pickford, MI 49744 PHONE: (906) 647-2045 There is some family history, oral histories and archives available for people doing research.  
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*'''DeTour Passage Historical Museum'''<br>P. O. Box 111<br>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.
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'''Chippewa County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 342<br>115 Ashmund Street<br>Sault Ste. Marie 49783<br>Telephone: 906-635-7082<br>Fax: 906-635-9280<br>E-mail:[mailto:cchs@sault.com cchs@sault.com]<br>[http://cchsmi.com/about-us/ Website]<br><br>
*'''Drummond Island Historical Society''' <br>P. O. Box 293<br>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.
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'''Pickford Area Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 572<br>Pickford, MI 49744<br>Telephone: 906-647-2045<br>[http://www.hsmichigan.org/pickford/ Website]<br><br>
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'''DeTour Passage Historical Museum'''<br>PO BOx 111<br>De Tour, MI 49725<br>Telephone: 906-297-3404<br> [http://www.hsmichigan.org/resources/local-historical-organizations/detour-passage-historical-museum/ Website]<br><br>  
  
*'''LAKE SUPERIOR STATE UNIVERSITY'''<br>Kenneth J. Shouldice Library<br>906 Ryan Avenue <br>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<br>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<br>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<br>The collection includes books on archeology and cultural history as well as an extensive collection of Native American, European and African artifacts. GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH<br>Some helpful resources are available. A bibliography is available from the Reference Desk.
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'''Chippewa County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 2015<br>Sault Ste. Marie, MI49783<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~michcgs/societyinfo.html Website]<br><br>
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'''Bay Mills - Brimley Historical Research Society'''<br>PO Box 274<br> Brimley 49715<br>Telephone: 906-248-3665<br>E-mail:[mailto:euprussell@yahoo.com euprussell@yahoo.com]<br>[http://www.baymillsbrimleyhistory.org/ 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]
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*[http://www.uproc.lib.mi.us/bpl/steereindexes.html Bayliss Public Library
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
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== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Chippewa|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}<br>  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/chippewa-county/ Chippewa County, MI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[http://chippewa.migenweb.net/ The Chippewa 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+Chippewa|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}<br>  
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*[http://chippewa.migenweb.net/ The Chippewa 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/Chippewa-County.htm Chippewa County MI Genealogy] (Michigan Genealogy)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 23:30, 20 June 2017

United States
Michigan Genealogy
Chippewa County

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

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Chippewa County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 1, 1827
County Seat Sault Sainte Marie
Courthouse
Address Chippewa County Courthouse
319 Court St.
Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (906) 635-6300
Chippewa County Website


County Information

Chippewa County, Michigan Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1869 1868 1870 1820 1826 1828

County Courthouse


County Clerk has birth records from 1869, marriage records from 1868,
death records from 1870, divorce records from 1891 and court records.
Probate Court has probate records.
Register of Deeds has land records. [2]

History

Parent County

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

  • 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 |

Chippewa CountySchoolcraft CountyLuce CountyMackinac CountyAlger CountyDelta CountyEmmet CountyAlpena CountyMontmorency CountyPresque Isle CountyCheboygan CountyCharlevoix CountyMIChippewa.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
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.

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 Chippewa 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

Michippewa.jpg

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Chippewa 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 Chippewa County.

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Newspapers

Finding More Michigan Newspapers

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

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
  • 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

Chippewa County Genealogical Society
PO Box 219
Trout Lake, MI 49793-0219
Website

Chippewa County Historical Society
PO Box 342
115 Ashmund Street
Sault Ste. Marie 49783
Telephone: 906-635-7082
Fax: 906-635-9280
E-mail:cchs@sault.com
Website

Pickford Area Historical Society
PO Box 572
Pickford, MI 49744
Telephone: 906-647-2045
Website

DeTour Passage Historical Museum
PO BOx 111
De Tour, MI 49725
Telephone: 906-297-3404
Website

Chippewa County Genealogical Society
PO Box 2015
Sault Ste. Marie, MI49783
Website

Bay Mills - Brimley Historical Research Society
PO Box 274
Brimley 49715
Telephone: 906-248-3665
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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.


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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), Chippewa 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).