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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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| building address = '''Chippewa County Courthouse'''<br>319 Court Street<br>Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783<br>Phone: 906-635-6300<br>[http://www.chippewacountymi.gov/ Chippewa County Website] }}  
  
 
=== County Information  ===
 
=== County Information  ===
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
<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>  
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<br>[https://www.chippewacountymi.gov/clerk County Clerk] has birth records from 1869, marriage records from 1868, death records from 1870, divorce records from 1891 and court records.<br>[https://www.chippewacountymi.gov/probate-court Probate Court] has probate records. <br>[https://www.chippewacountymi.gov/register-of-deeds 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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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== 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.<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.  
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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. <br>
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See ''County Evolution In Michigan, 1790-1897'' by Richard W. Welch for the development of the counties in the state.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Luce County, Michigan Genealogy|Luce]]{{•}} [[Mackinac County, Michigan Genealogy|Mackinac]] |
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[[Luce County, Michigan Genealogy|Luce]]{{•}} [[Mackinac County, Michigan Genealogy|Mackinac]]  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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{{MI Church Intro}}
 
{{MI Church Intro}}
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*'''1819-1991''' - {{RecordSearch|2787825|Michigan, Church Records, 1819-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
   
 
   
'''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>
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*'''Chippewa County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 342<br>115 Ashmund Street<br>Sault Ste. Marie, MI 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]
 
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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]
'''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]
 
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*'''Chippewa County Genealogical Society'''<br>[https://www.facebook.com/CCGSmi/ Facebook Home]
'''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>
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*'''Bay Mills - Brimley Historical Research Society'''<br>PO Box 274<br> Brimley, MI 49715<br>Telephone: 906-248-3665<br>E-mail: [mailto:euprussell@yahoo.com euprussell@yahoo.com]<br>[https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=988313894513602&id=159414800736853 Facebook]
 
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*'''Bayliss Public Library'''<br> 541 Library Drive<br>Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783<br>Phone: 906.632.9331<br>Email: [mailto:bayref@baylisslibrary.org bayref@baylisslibrary.org]<br>[https://bayliss.ploud.net/ Website]
'''Chippewa County Genealogical Society'''<br>[https://www.facebook.com/CCGSmi/ Facebook Home]<br><br>
 
 
 
'''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>
 
 
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-society-archive/ List of Michigan Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]  
 
 
 
*[http://www.uproc.lib.mi.us/bpl/steereindexes.html Bayliss Public Library
 
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}  
  
 
*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
 
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== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/chippewa-county/ Chippewa County, MI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
 
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117010845362856133445 Michigan Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
 
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117010845362856133445 Michigan Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/241315555879711/ Michigan Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/241315555879711/ Michigan Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  

Latest revision as of 12:42, 19 August 2019

Michigan Genealogy

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 Street
Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783
Phone: 906-635-6300
Chippewa County Website


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for the Ojibwe people. The County has Sault Ste. Marie as its seat and the County was created December 22, 1826. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.[1]

Chippewa County, Michigan Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1869 1868 1870 1860 1826 1828 1820
Statewide registration started in 1867 for births and deaths. General compliance by 1915.

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]


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. [3]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1827--Chippewa County was created 1 February 1827 from Mackinac County.
County seat: Sault Sainte Marie [4]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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.

See County Evolution In Michigan, 1790-1897 by Richard W. Welch for the development of the counties in the state.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Luce • Mackinac

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

State Census

Church[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Luce CountyMackinac CountyOntarioMI CHIPPEWA.PNG
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Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

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.

Online Records

World War I[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Finding More Michigan Newspapers[edit source]

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Chippewa County, Michigan Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]
Marriage[edit | edit source]
Death[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

  • Chippewa County Historical Society
    PO Box 342
    115 Ashmund Street
    Sault Ste. Marie, MI 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
    Facebook Home
  • Bay Mills - Brimley Historical Research Society
    PO Box 274
    Brimley, MI 49715
    Telephone: 906-248-3665
    E-mail: euprussell@yahoo.com
    Facebook
  • Bayliss Public Library
    541 Library Drive
    Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
    Phone: 906.632.9331
    Email: bayref@baylisslibrary.org
    Website

Family History Centers
[edit | edit source]

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.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Chippewa County, Michigan" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chippewa_County,_Michigan."
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chippewa County, Michigan . Page 343-351 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 346-349.
  3. 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.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).