Gladwin County, Michigan Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Gladwin County Courthouse
401 W Cedar Ave.
Gladwin, MI 48624
Phone: (989) 426-7351
Phone: 517.426.7351
Fax: (989) 426-6917

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, divorce and
court records from 1875 and military records from 1917.
Probate Court has probate records from 1875[1]

Register of Deeds has land records; County Library has obituary files 
created 2 March 1831 from unorganized territory. 
It was attached to Saginaw and Midland Counties prior to organization 18 April 1875. 

County seat: Gladwin [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories



Civil War

Civil War service men from Gladwin 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 Gladwin County.





Vital Records

  • Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902 -- Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch. Records include such information as name of child, birthdate and place, if still-born, illegitimate or twin, gender, race and record number.
  • Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868-1925 -- Free name indexes at FamilySearch.  Records include such information as names of bride and groom, date of license, ages, race, residences, birthplaces, occupations and names of the fathers of the bride and groom.
  • Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897  Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch.   Records include such information as name of deceased, date and place of death, gender, color, marital status, age in years, months and days, disease or apparent cause of death, birthplace, names and occupations of parents, and the date the record was made.

Societies and Libraries

Public Libraries

Gladwin County District Library
402 James Robertson Drive
Gladwin, MI 48624
Telephone: (989) 426-8221
The library also serves as a FamilySearch Center.

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gladwin County, Michigan page 345, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).