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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://michigan.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,047,c,emmet.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Emmet County, Michigan," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmet_County%2C_Michigan, accessed 18 September 2019.</ref>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harbor_Springs,_Michigan Harbor Springs]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petoskey,_Michigan Petoskey]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friendship_Township,_Michigan#History Appleton]
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*Bay Harbor
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_Township,_Michigan#Communities Ely]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Readmond_Township,_Michigan#Communities Good Hart]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Traverse_Township,_Michigan#Communities Harbor Point]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturgeon_Bay,_Michigan Sturgeon Bay]
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*Stutsmanville
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Traverse_Township,_Michigan#Communities Wequetonsing] 
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay_Shore,_Michigan Bay Shore]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay_View,_Michigan Bay View]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brutus,_Michigan Brutus]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carp_Lake,_Michigan Carp Lake]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway,_Michigan Conway]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_Village,_Michigan Cross Village]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levering,_Michigan Levering]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oden,_Michigan Oden]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ponshewaing,_Michigan Ponshewaing]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_Creek_Township,_Michigan Bear Creek]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bliss_Township,_Michigan Bliss]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carp_Lake_Township,_Emmet_County,_Michigan Carp Lake]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_Township,_Michigan Center]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_Village_Township,_Michigan Cross Village]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friendship_Township,_Michigan Friendship]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Traverse_Township,_Michigan Little Traverse]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Littlefield_Township,_Michigan Littlefield]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maple_River_Township,_Michigan Maple River]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McKinley_Township,_Emmet_County,_Michigan McKinley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleasantview_Township,_Michigan Pleasantview]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Readmond_Township,_Michigan Readmond]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resort_Township,_Michigan Resort]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springvale_Township,_Michigan Springvale]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wawatam_Township,_Michigan Wawatam]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Traverse_Township,_Michigan West Traverse]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alanson,_Michigan Alanson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mackinaw_City,_Michigan Mackinaw City]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pellston,_Michigan Pellston]
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====

Revision as of 13:35, 18 September 2019

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

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Emmet County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 1, 1840
County Seat Petoskey
Courthouse
Address Emmet County Courthouse
200 Division St.
Petoskey, MI 49770
Telephone: (616) 348-1744
Emmet County Website


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Robert Emmet. The County has Petoskey as its seat and the County was created April 1, 1840. The County is located in the north central area of the state.[1]

Emmet 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 1800s 1853 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 and death records from 1867,
divorce records from 1875, court and naturalization records
from 1800’s and some military records. [3]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1840--Emmet County was created 1 April 1840 from Mackinac County. It was formerly named Tonedagana County, until the name changed to Emmet County 8 March 1843. It was attached to Mackinac County prior to ogranization 29 January 1853. County seat: Petoskey [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
Census-designated places
Townships


Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Charlevoix  • Cheboygan  • 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
Tombstone Project WorldCat Billion Graves
MIInterment
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]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emmet County, Michigan Online Historical Directories - identifies historical city, county, business and other directories available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.

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 Emmet 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]

Mackinac CountyCheboygan CountyCharlevoix CountyMI EMMET.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Civil War service men from Emmet 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 Emmet 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 Emmet 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, Emmet 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]

Emmet County Genealogical Society
423 Beech St.
Petoskey 49770
Website

Harbor Springs Area Historical Society
432 E. Bay St.
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Telephone: 1-616-526-9771
E-mail:info@harborspringshistory.org
Website

Little Traverse Historical Society
100 Depot Court
Petoskey, MI 49770
Telephone: 231-347-262
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.

Townships and Cities[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Emmet County, Michigan" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmet_County,_Michigan."
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Emmet 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), Emmet 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, "Emmet County, Michigan," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmet_County%2C_Michigan, accessed 18 September 2019.

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