Hillsdale County, Michigan Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Hillsdale County Courthouse
Hillsdale County Michigan Courthouse.jpg

29 N Howell St.
Hillsdale, MI 49242
Phone: (517) 437-3391

Hillsdale County; County Courthouse; 29 N Howell St; Hillsdale, MI 49242-1865; Ph. 517.437.3391 Details: (Attached to Lenawee Co prior to organization 11 Feb 1835) (Co Clk has b & d rec from 1867, m rec from 1835, div & ct rec from 1845; pro Ct has pro rec; Reg of Deeds has land rec) www.co.hillsdale.mi.us/


Parent County

1829--Hillsdale County was created 29 October 1829 from unorganized territory.  It was attached to Lenawee County prior to organization 11 February 1835. County seat: Hillsdale [1]

Boundary Changes

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Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories






Vital Records

  • Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902 -- Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch.org 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.org.  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.org.   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

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. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).