Ingham County, Michigan Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Ingham County Courthouse
315 S Jefferson St.
Mason, MI 48854
Phone: (517) 676-7201


Parent County

1829--Ingham County was created 29 October 1829 from Washtenaw and Shiawassee Counties and unorganized territory. It was attached to Washtenaw County prior to organization 4 June 1838.
County seat: Mason [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Lansing



Local Histories



Civil War

Civil War service men from Cass 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 Cass County.

- 12th Regiment, Michigan Infantry, Company G




Vital Records

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