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{{Michigan-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Michigan|Michigan]] > Delta County''
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== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Delta County, Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Click|Image:MI_ORP.png|Michigan Online Genealogy Records}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Delta County
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| state = Michigan
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| founded year = 1843
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| founded date = March 9
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| seat = Escanaba
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| building address = Delta County Courthouse<br>310 Ludington Street<br>Escanaba, MI 49829<br>Phone: (906) 789-5105<br> [http://www.deltacountymi.org/'''Delta County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information ===
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==== Description ==== 
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The County was named for the Greek letter "delta", which refers to the triangular shape of the original county. The County has Escanaba as its seat and the County was created March 9, 1843. The County is located in the northwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Delta County, Michigan" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_County,_Michigan."</ref>
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====Delta County, Michigan Record Dates====
  
[http://www.deltacountymi.org/ Delta County Courthouse]<br>310 Ludington Street<br>Escanaba, MI 49829<br>Phone: (906) 789-5105<br>
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Delta County, Michigan . Page 343-351 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=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.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Delta County, Michigan Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Delta County, Michigan Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Delta County, Michigan Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Delta County, Michigan Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Delta County, Michigan Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Delta County, Michigan Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Delta County, Michigan Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration started in 1867 for births and deaths. General compliance by 1915.</center>
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== County Courthouse  ==
  
County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, divorce court, probate and land records 1867<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Delta County, Michigan page 345, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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<br>[http://www.deltacountymi.org/pages.php?ID=83 County Clerk] has birth, marriage, death, <br>divorce court, probate and land records 1867. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Delta County, Michigan page 345, {{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  ====
  
'''1843--'''Delta County was created 9 March 1843&nbsp;from [[Mackinac|Mackinac]] County and unorganized territories. It was attached to Mackinac County prior to ogranization 12 March 1861. '''County seat:''' Escanaba <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1843--'''Delta County was created 9 March 1843&nbsp;from [[Mackinac|Mackinac]] County and unorganized territories. It was attached to Mackinac County prior to ogranization 12 March 1861. '''County seat:''' Escanaba <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  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://michigan.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,041,c,delta.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Delta County, Michigan," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_County%2C_Michigan, accessed 17 September 2019.</ref>
  
*'''Cities: '''Escanaba . Gladstone  
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{{Populated places
*'''Village:''' Garden  
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*'''Townships:''' Baldwin . Bark River . Nay de Noc . Brampton . Cornell . Ensign . Escanaba . Fairbanks . Ford River . Garden . Maple Ridge . Masonville . Nahma . Wells  
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*'''Communities:''' Bark River . Fayette . Garden Cornes . Isabella . Schaffer . Rapid River
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escanaba,_Michigan Escanaba]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gladstone,_Michigan Gladstone]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bark_River_Township,_Michigan#Communities Bark River]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brampton,_Michigan Brampton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaison,_Michigan Chaison]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairbanks_Township,_Michigan#Communities Fairport]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairbanks_Township,_Michigan#Communities Fayette]
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*Ford River
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_Township,_Michigan#Communities Garden Corners]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harris_Township,_Michigan#Communities Harris]
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*Hyde
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_Township,_Michigan#Communities Isabella]
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*Island View
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*Kipling
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*Lake Bluff
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*Maplewood
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nahma_Township,_Michigan Nahma]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narenta,_Michigan Narenta]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perkins,_Michigan Perkins]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harris_Township,_Michigan#Communities Perronville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapid_River,_Michigan Rapid River]
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*Riverland
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock,_Michigan Rock]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bark_River_Township,_Michigan#Communities Schaffer]
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*Wells
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Gladstone,_Michigan West Gladstone]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldwin_Township,_Delta_County,_Michigan Baldwin]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bark_River_Township,_Michigan Bark River]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay_de_Noc_Township,_Michigan Bay de Noc]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brampton_Township,_Michigan Brampton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornell_Township,_Michigan Cornell]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ensign_Township,_Michigan Ensign]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escanaba_Township,_Michigan Escanaba]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairbanks_Township,_Michigan Fairbanks]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_River_Township,_Michigan Ford River]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_Township,_Michigan Garden]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maple_Ridge_Township,_Delta_County,_Michigan Maple Ridge]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masonville_Township,_Michigan Masonville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nahma_Township,_Michigan Nahma]
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*[//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wells_Township,_Delta_County,_Michigan Wells]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden,_Michigan Garden]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannahville_Indian_Community Hannahville Indian Community]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sault_Tribe_of_Chippewa_Indians Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians]
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Alger County, Michigan|Alger]] | [[Marquette County, Michigan|Marquette]] | [[Menominee County, Michigan|Menominee]] | [[Schoolcraft County, Michigan|Schoolcraft]]  
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[[Alger County, Michigan Genealogy|Alger]] {{•}} [[Marquette County, Michigan Genealogy|Marquette]] {{•}} [[Menominee County, Michigan Genealogy|Menominee]] {{•}} [[Schoolcraft County, Michigan Genealogy|Schoolcraft]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{| width="80%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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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" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|329958|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Michigan/Delta-County?id=county_1247 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.migenweb.org/delta/cemeteries/default.html USGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Delta+Michigan&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/michigan/delta.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mi/delta.htm MIInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://michigangravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=21 MIGravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=21742&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=24&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Michigan Cemeteries| Michigan Cemeteries]] for more information.
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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}}
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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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==== 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  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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{{MI Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MI Delta County}}}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
  
Civil War service men from Delta 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 Delta County.  
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Civil War service men from Delta 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 Delta County.
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*{{RecordSearch|3246416|Michigan, Civil War Centennial Observance Commission, Committee on Civil War Grave Registration, Burial Records}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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===== World War I =====
  
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*'''1917-1919''' - {{RecordSearch|3007553|Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{MI Newspaper abstracts|Delta}}
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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|Delta}}
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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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=====Birth=====
*'''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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*'''1867-1917''' - {{RecordSearch|1923472|Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*[http://www.deltacountymi.org/historical/ Delta County Death Records, 1867-2010] - index of death records created by the Delta County Genealogical Society.&nbsp;
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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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=====Marriage=====
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*'''1585-1945''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=michigan%2cmi Michigan, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
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*'''1820-1937''' - {{RecordSearch|2473289|Michigan, County Marriages Index, 1820-1937}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1820-1940''' - {{RecordSearch|1810350|Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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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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=====Death=====
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*'''1850-1880''' - {{RecordSearch|2632078|Michigan Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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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><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1236870413453_263"></span>&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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*'''1867-2010''' - [https://www.deltacountymi.org/pages.php?ID=182 Delta County Death Records, 1867-2010] - index of death records created by the Delta County Genealogical Society.&nbsp;  
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*'''Pre-1897''' (not complete) - [http://www.mdch.state.mi.us/pha/osr/gendisx/search2.htm Michigan State Department of Community Health Genealogical Death Indexing System]<br>
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*State death records - [http://seekingmichigan.org/tag/genealogy Seeking Michigan]<br>
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*'''Delta County Historical Society''' <br>P.O. Box 484<br>Escanaba, MI 49829
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'''Delta County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 484<br>Escanaba, MI 49829<br>[http://deltahistorical.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Delta County Genealogical Society'''<br>Box 442 <br>Escanaba, MI 49829<br>[http://dcmigs.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Delta County Genealogical Society'''<br>312 North 20th St.<br>Escanaba 49829<br>[http://dcmigs.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Delta County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 1776<br>Escanaba 49829<br><br>
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'''Garden Peninsula Historical Society and Museum'''<br>6347 State St. M-138<br>PO Box 6<br>Garden, MI 49835<br>Telephone: 517-324-1828<br>Fax: 517-324-4370<br>E-mail:[mailto:hsm@hsmichigan.org hsm@hsmichigan.org]<br>[http://www.hsmichigan.org/resources/local-historical-organizations/garden-peninsula-historical-society-and-museum/ 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]
  
Newsletter: "The Delta Historian"
 
  
*'''Delta County Genealogical Society'''<br>[http://www.grandmastree.com/society http://www.grandmastree.com/society]
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*[http://www.migenweb.org/delta/ '''Delta County MI GenWeb'''] - This link takes the researcher to a GENWEB page with several online databases, including births, marriages, cemetery records, the library catalog with entries by ethnicity, surname, etc; probate records, and Civil War records. However, the site is not maintained by the Genealogical Society. Their holdings at the Escanaba City Library include numerous Canadian resources listed according to province, county, then parish, Delta County and Michigan resources, many genealogies, local histories and records, as well as histories, research tools, and other publications for most of the United States, Canada, and several European countries.
  
Box 442 <br>Escanaba, MI 49829
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
This link takes the researcher to a GENWEB page with several online databases, including births, marriages, cemetery records, the library catalog with entries by ethnicity, surname, etc; probate records, and Civil War records. However, the site is not maintained by the Genealogical Society. Their holdings at the Escanaba City Library include numerous Canadian resources listed according to province, county, then parish, Delta County and Michigan resources, many genealogies, local histories and records, as well as histories, research tools, and other publications for most of the United States, Canada, and several European countries.
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Escanaba Michigan Family History Center]] 1315 9th Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
*[[Escanaba Michigan Family History Center]]
 
  
 
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== Web Sites<br> ==
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== Websites<br> ==
  
*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Delta|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/delta-county/ Delta County, MI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[http://www.grandmastree.com/migenweb/ The Delta 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+Delta|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.migenweb.org/delta/ The Delta 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/Delta-County.htm Delta County MI Genealogy] (ldsgenealogy.com)
  
 
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Latest revision as of 13:47, 17 September 2019

Michigan Genealogy

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

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Delta County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 9, 1843
County Seat Escanaba
Courthouse
Address Delta County Courthouse
310 Ludington Street
Escanaba, MI 49829
Phone: (906) 789-5105
Delta County Website


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for the Greek letter "delta", which refers to the triangular shape of the original county. The County has Escanaba as its seat and the County was created March 9, 1843. The County is located in the northwest area of the state.[1]

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

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

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]


County Clerk has birth, marriage, death,
divorce court, probate and land records 1867. [3]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1843--Delta County was created 9 March 1843 from Mackinac County and unorganized territories. It was attached to Mackinac County prior to ogranization 12 March 1861. County seat: Escanaba [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.

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]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[5]

Cities
Villages
Unincorporated communities
Native American communities
Townships


Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Alger  • Marquette  • Menominee  • Schoolcraft

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
Tombstone Project
MIInterment
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 Delta 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]

Menominee CountyMarquette CountyAlger CountySchoolcraft CountyMI DELTA.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Civil War service men from Delta 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 Delta 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 Delta 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, Delta 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]

Delta County Historical Society
PO Box 484
Escanaba, MI 49829
Website

Delta County Genealogical Society
Box 442
Escanaba, MI 49829
Website

Delta County Genealogical Society
312 North 20th St.
Escanaba 49829
Website

Delta County Historical Society
PO Box 1776
Escanaba 49829

Garden Peninsula Historical Society and Museum
6347 State St. M-138
PO Box 6
Garden, MI 49835
Telephone: 517-324-1828
Fax: 517-324-4370
E-mail:hsm@hsmichigan.org
Website



  • Delta County MI GenWeb - This link takes the researcher to a GENWEB page with several online databases, including births, marriages, cemetery records, the library catalog with entries by ethnicity, surname, etc; probate records, and Civil War records. However, the site is not maintained by the Genealogical Society. Their holdings at the Escanaba City Library include numerous Canadian resources listed according to province, county, then parish, Delta County and Michigan resources, many genealogies, local histories and records, as well as histories, research tools, and other publications for most of the United States, Canada, and several European countries.

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
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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Delta County, Michigan" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_County,_Michigan."
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Delta 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), Delta County, Michigan page 345, 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).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Delta County, Michigan," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_County%2C_Michigan, accessed 17 September 2019.