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| building address = Genesee County Courthouse<br>900 S Saginaw St.<br>Flint, MI 48502<br>Phone: (810) 257-3225<br> [http://www.gc4me.com/departments/county_clerks1/index.php'''Genesee County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Genesee County Courthouse<br>900 S Saginaw St.<br>Flint, MI 48502<br>Phone: (810) 257-3225<br> [http://www.gc4me.com/departments/county_clerks1/index.php'''Genesee County Website'''] }}  
  
=== County Information ===
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===County Information===
  
==== Description ====   
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====Description====   
  
 
The County was named for Genesee County, New York. The County has Flint as its seat and the County was created March 28, 1835. The County is located in the southeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Genesee  County, Michigan" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genesee_County,_Michigan."</ref>
 
The County was named for Genesee County, New York. The County has Flint as its seat and the County was created March 28, 1835. The County is located in the southeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Genesee  County, Michigan" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genesee_County,_Michigan."</ref>
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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), Genesee 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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| colspan="7" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |<center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Genesee 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" |'''[[Genesee County, Michigan Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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== County Courthouse ==
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==County Courthouse==
  
 
<br>[http://www.gc4me.com/departments/county_clerks1/index.php County Clerk] has birth and death from 1867, <br>marriage and court records from 1835 <br>and divorce records from 1890. <br>[http://www.gc4me.com/departments/probate_court/ Probate Judge] holds probate records from 1954-present.
 
<br>[http://www.gc4me.com/departments/county_clerks1/index.php County Clerk] has birth and death from 1867, <br>marriage and court records from 1835 <br>and divorce records from 1890. <br>[http://www.gc4me.com/departments/probate_court/ Probate Judge] holds probate records from 1954-present.
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[http://www.gc4me.com/departments/register_of_deeds/index/index.php Land Records] are located at the County Administration Building<br>Cemetery custodians have burial records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Genessee County, Michigan page 345, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>   
 
[http://www.gc4me.com/departments/register_of_deeds/index/index.php Land Records] are located at the County Administration Building<br>Cemetery custodians have burial records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Genessee County, Michigan page 345, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>   
  
== History ==
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==History==
  
 
Genesee County is located northwest of the Detroit area and is north of Livingston County and Oakland County. It has a number of communities, including Grand Blanc, Burton, Mundy Township, Davison, and the county seat is Flint.  
 
Genesee County is located northwest of the Detroit area and is north of Livingston County and Oakland County. It has a number of communities, including Grand Blanc, Burton, Mundy Township, Davison, and the county seat is Flint.  
  
==== Parent County ====
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====Parent County====
  
 
'''1835--'''Genesee County was created 28 March 1835&nbsp;from [[Lapeer County, Michigan Genealogy|Lapeer]], [[Saginaw County, Michigan Genealogy|Saginaw]] and [[Shiawassee County, Michigan Genealogy|Shiawassee]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Flint <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1835--'''Genesee County was created 28 March 1835&nbsp;from [[Lapeer County, Michigan Genealogy|Lapeer]], [[Saginaw County, Michigan Genealogy|Saginaw]] and [[Shiawassee County, Michigan Genealogy|Shiawassee]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Flint <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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====Boundary Changes====
  
 
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.  
 
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 ====
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====Record Loss====
  
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places/Localities ==
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==Places/Localities==
  
==== Populated Places ====
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====Populated Places====
  
 
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://michigan.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,049,c,genesee.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Genesee County, Michigan," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genesee_County,_Michigan, accessed 18 September 2019.</ref>  
 
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://michigan.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,049,c,genesee.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Genesee County, Michigan," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genesee_County,_Michigan, accessed 18 September 2019.</ref>  
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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====Neighboring Counties====
  
 
[[Lapeer County, Michigan Genealogy|Lapeer]] {{•}} [[Livingston County, Michigan Genealogy|Livingston]] {{•}} [[Oakland County, Michigan Genealogy|Oakland]] {{•}} [[Saginaw County, Michigan Genealogy|Saginaw]] {{•}} [[Shiawassee County, Michigan Genealogy|Shiawassee]] {{•}} [[Tuscola County, Michigan Genealogy|Tuscola]]  
 
[[Lapeer County, Michigan Genealogy|Lapeer]] {{•}} [[Livingston County, Michigan Genealogy|Livingston]] {{•}} [[Oakland County, Michigan Genealogy|Oakland]] {{•}} [[Saginaw County, Michigan Genealogy|Saginaw]] {{•}} [[Shiawassee County, Michigan Genealogy|Shiawassee]] {{•}} [[Tuscola County, Michigan Genealogy|Tuscola]]  
 
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== Resources ==
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==Resources==
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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====Cemeteries====
  
 
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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" |[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Michigan/Genesee-County?id=county_1251 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Michigan/Genesee-County?id=county_1251 Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.migenweb.org/genesee/ceminfo.html USGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://www.migenweb.org/genesee/ceminfo.html USGenWeb]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Genesee+Michigan&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Genesee+Michigan&qt=results_page WorldCat]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mi/genesee/2501cemeteries.htm MIGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://www.usgwarchives.net/mi/genesee/2501cemeteries.htm MIGenWeb Archives]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/michigan/genesee.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mi/genesee.htm MIInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://michigangravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=25 MIGravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=21813&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=49&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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==== Census ====
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====Census====
 
''' State Census'''
 
''' State Census'''
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*'''1894''' - {{RecordSearch|1825187|Michigan State Census, 1894}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1894''' - {{RecordSearch|1825187|Michigan State Census, 1894}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
==== Church ====
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====Church====
  
 
{{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
 
*'''1819-1991''' - {{RecordSearch|2787825|Michigan, Church Records, 1819-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
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*Flint
 
*Flint
  
==== Court ====
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====Court====
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====Emigration and Immigration====
  
==== Emigration and Immigration ====
 
 
*'''1929 - 1966''' {{RecordSearch|2426314|Michigan, Crew Lists for various ports, 1929-1966}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1929 - 1966''' {{RecordSearch|2426314|Michigan, Crew Lists for various ports, 1929-1966}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
==== Land  ====
 
* {{MI Land Intro}}'''1835-Present''' - Land Records housed at [http://www.gc4me.com/departments/register_of_deeds/index/index.php County Administration Building]
 
* [http://www.gc4me.com/departments/register_of_deeds/online_deeds_search.php Online Deeds Search] - Index of deeds held at [http://www.gc4me.com/departments/register_of_deeds/index/index.php Genesee County Register of Deeds].  Index does not include early records.
 
  
==== Local Histories ====
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====Land====
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* {{MI Land Intro}}      '''1835-Present''' - Land Records housed at [http://www.gc4me.com/departments/register_of_deeds/index/index.php County Administration Building]
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*[http://www.gc4me.com/departments/register_of_deeds/online_deeds_search.php Online Deeds Search] - Index of deeds held at [http://www.gc4me.com/departments/register_of_deeds/index/index.php Genesee County Register of Deeds].  Index does not include early records.
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====Local Histories====
  
 
{{MI History Intro}}  
 
{{MI History Intro}}  
  
==== Maps ====
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====Maps====
 
{{MI Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MI Genesee County}}}}  
 
{{MI Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MI Genesee County}}}}  
*[http://www.historygeo.com/v2/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.  
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/v2/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
  
==== Military ====
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====Military====
  
===== Civil War =====
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=====Civil War=====
  
 
Civil War service men from Genesee 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 Genesee County.
 
Civil War service men from Genesee 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 Genesee County.
  
 
'''''Online Records'''''
 
'''''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
 
*{{RecordSearch|3246416|Michigan, Civil War Centennial Observance Commission, Committee on Civil War Grave Registration, Burial Records}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
===== World War I =====
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=====World War I=====
  
 
*'''1917-1919''' - {{RecordSearch|3007553|Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1917-1919''' - {{RecordSearch|3007553|Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
==== Newspapers ====
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====Newspapers====
  
 
{{MI Newspaper abstracts|Genesee}}
 
{{MI Newspaper abstracts|Genesee}}
  
==== Obituaries ====
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====Obituaries====
  
 
*'''1820-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|2215693|Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1820-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|2215693|Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''2000-2016'''-  Obituary Index at [https://fpl.info/research/genealogy/ Flint Public Library]--Index to obituaries found in Genesee County newspapers.
 
*'''2000-2016'''-  Obituary Index at [https://fpl.info/research/genealogy/ Flint Public Library]--Index to obituaries found in Genesee County newspapers.
  
==== Probate ====
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====Probate====
* '''1836-1953'''-Probate records are housed at the the [https://www.umflint.edu/library/archives/ Genesee Historical Collections Center], Room 227, Frances Willson Thompson Library, University of Michigan, Flint.
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* '''1953-Present'''-Probate records are available from Probate Judge.
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*'''1836-1953'''-Probate records are housed at the the [https://www.umflint.edu/library/archives/ Genesee Historical Collections Center], Room 227, Frances Willson Thompson Library, University of Michigan, Flint.
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*'''1953-Present'''-Probate records are available from Probate Judge.
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'''Online Probate Records'''  
 
'''Online Probate Records'''  
  
*'''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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*'''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 $
 
*'''1797 – 1973''' {{RecordSearch|2013878|Michigan Probate Records 1797-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
 
*'''1797 – 1973''' {{RecordSearch|2013878|Michigan Probate Records 1797-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
==== Taxation ====
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====Taxation====
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'''1797 – 1973''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/311737?availability=Family%20History%20Library Genesee County, Michigan Tax records, 1844-1880, 1890] at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
==== Vital Records ====
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====Vital Records====
  
 
{{MI Vital Intro}}  
 
{{MI Vital Intro}}  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-vital-records/ How to order Michigan Vital Records]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-vital-records/ How to order Michigan Vital Records]
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=====Birth=====
 
=====Birth=====
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*'''1867-1917''' - {{RecordSearch|1923472|Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1867-1917''' - {{RecordSearch|1923472|Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''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.
 
*'''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.
  
 
=====Marriage=====
 
=====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 $
 
*'''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 $
 
*'''1820-1937''' - {{RecordSearch|2473289|Michigan, County Marriages Index, 1820-1937}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1820-1937''' - {{RecordSearch|2473289|Michigan, County Marriages Index, 1820-1937}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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=====Death=====
 
=====Death=====
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*'''1850-1880''' - {{RecordSearch|2632078|Michigan Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1850-1880''' - {{RecordSearch|2632078|Michigan Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''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.
 
*'''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.
 
*'''1897-1952''' - [http://seekingmichigan.org/ Michigan Death Certificates] --Free digitized death certificates at [http://seekingmichigan.org/ SeekingMichigan.org]. Database searchable by first name, last name, death date, father's name, and county.
 
*'''1897-1952''' - [http://seekingmichigan.org/ Michigan Death Certificates] --Free digitized death certificates at [http://seekingmichigan.org/ SeekingMichigan.org]. Database searchable by first name, last name, death date, father's name, and county.
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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==Societies and Libraries==
  
 
'''Flint Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 1217<br>Flint, MI 48501<br>Telephone: (810) 694-1445<br>E-mail:[mailto:Info@flintgenealogy.org Info@flintgenealogy.org]<br>[http://flintgenealogy.org/ Website]<br><br>'''Flint Public Library'''
 
'''Flint Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 1217<br>Flint, MI 48501<br>Telephone: (810) 694-1445<br>E-mail:[mailto:Info@flintgenealogy.org Info@flintgenealogy.org]<br>[http://flintgenealogy.org/ Website]<br><br>'''Flint Public Library'''
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-society-archive/ List of Michigan Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-society-archive/ List of Michigan Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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*[[Grand Blanc Michigan Family History Center]] 4285 McCandish Rd,&nbsp;Grand Blanc, MI 48439 United States
 
*[[Grand Blanc Michigan Family History Center]] 4285 McCandish Rd,&nbsp;Grand Blanc, MI 48439 United States
  
== Websites ==
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==Websites==
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/genesee-county/ Genesee County, MI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/genesee-county/ Genesee County, MI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117010845362856133445 Michigan Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
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*[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]  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/241315555879711/ Michigan Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*[http://www.migenweb.org/genesee/ USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
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*[http://www.migenweb.org/genesee/ USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Genesee|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Genesee|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MI/Genesee-County.htm Genesee County MI Genealogy] (Michigan Genealogy)
 
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MI/Genesee-County.htm Genesee County MI Genealogy] (Michigan Genealogy)
  
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Revision as of 00:35, 21 October 2019

Michigan Genealogy

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

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Genesee County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 28, 1835
County Seat Flint
Courthouse
Address Genesee County Courthouse
900 S Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48502
Phone: (810) 257-3225
Genesee County Website


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Genesee County, New York. The County has Flint as its seat and the County was created March 28, 1835. The County is located in the southeast area of the state.[1]

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

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1867 1835 1867 1835 1819 1836 1820
Statewide registration started in 1867 for births and deaths. General compliance by 1915.

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]


County Clerk has birth and death from 1867,
marriage and court records from 1835
and divorce records from 1890.
Probate Judge holds probate records from 1954-present.

Probate records from 1836-1953 are housed at the the Genesee Historical Collections Center

Land Records are located at the County Administration Building
Cemetery custodians have burial records. [3]

History[edit | edit source]

Genesee County is located northwest of the Detroit area and is north of Livingston County and Oakland County. It has a number of communities, including Grand Blanc, Burton, Mundy Township, Davison, and the county seat is Flint.

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1835--Genesee County was created 28 March 1835 from Lapeer, Saginaw and Shiawassee Counties. County seat: Flint [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]

Lapeer  • Livingston  • Oakland  • Saginaw  • Shiawassee  • Tuscola

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
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.

Ward and Branch Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  • Flint

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. 1835-Present - Land Records housed at County Administration Building

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Genesee 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]

Saginaw CountyTuscola CountyLapeer CountyOakland CountyLivingston CountyShiawassee CountyMI GENESEE.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Civil War service men from Genesee 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 Genesee 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 Genesee County, Michigan Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

  • 1836-1953-Probate records are housed at the the Genesee Historical Collections Center, Room 227, Frances Willson Thompson Library, University of Michigan, Flint.
  • 1953-Present-Probate records are available from Probate Judge.

Online Probate Records

Taxation[edit | edit source]

1797 – 1973 Genesee County, Michigan Tax records, 1844-1880, 1890 at FamilySearch — images

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]

Flint Genealogical Society
PO Box 1217
Flint, MI 48501
Telephone: (810) 694-1445
E-mail:Info@flintgenealogy.org
Website

Flint Public Library

1026 E. Kearsley

Flint, MI 48503

Telephone: (810)232-7111

Website

Flint Public Library is home to the second largest open stack genealogical collection in Michigan.

Genesee Historical Collections Center

Room 227, Frances Willson Thompson Library

University of Michigan, Flint

Flint, MI 48502

Telephone: (810) 762-3402

Website

Perry Archives of the Sloan Museum

1221 E. Kearsley Street

Flint, Michigan 48503

Telephone: (810) 237-3440

E-mail: [[2]]

Website

Written email appointments are strongly encouraged. Archive contains large newspaper collection, family journals, and funeral home records.

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