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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://mackinac.migneweb.net Mackinac MIGenWeb] USGenWeb project. Has maps, name indexes, marriages, military history, biographies, history, church records, or other historical information for this county.  
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*USGenWeb project. Has maps, name indexes, marriages, military history, biographies, history, church records, or other historical information for this county. http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/mimack/
 
*http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/counties/mackinac.aspx<br>  
 
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*http://genealogytrails.com/mich/mackinac/<br>  
 
*http://genealogytrails.com/mich/mackinac/<br>  
*http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mimacki2/<br>
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*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Mackinac|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
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Guide to Mackinac County Michigan genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Mackinac County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded October 26, 1818
County Seat St. Ignace
Courthouse
Address Mackinac County Courthouse
100 S Marley St.
St. Ignace, MI 49781
Phone: (906) 643-7300
Mackinac County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1873,
marriage records from 1867, divorce and court records from 1808. [1]

History

Mackinac (pronounced 'Mackinaw') County is situated in southeastern portion upper peninsula of Michigan. The name is from Indians in the area.  The Straits of Mackinac are also named for this area and are between the two peninsulas that make up Michigan.

Parent County

1818--Mackinac County was created 26 October 1818 from Wayne County. It was formerly Michilimackinac County, until name was changed 26 January 1837.  County seat: St. Ignace [2]

Boundary Changes

  • See COUNTY EVOLUTION IN MICHIGAN, 1790-1897 by Richard W. Welch for the development of the counties in the state. This will help you to determine place of residence of your ancestors and under whose civil jurisdiction they resided. It is also useful for when you start to read the census records.


Record Loss

Places/Localities

St. Ignace

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Families

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Queries: Mailing Lists & Message Boards

Taxation

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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mackinac County, Michigan page 347, 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).