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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Michigan]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Mackinac County'''
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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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Guide to '''Mackinac County, Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Click|Image:MI_ORP.png|Michigan Online Genealogy Records}}
 
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| building address = Mackinac County Courthouse<br>100 S Marley St.<br>St. Ignace, MI 49781<br>Phone: (906) 643-7300<br> [http://www.mackinaccounty.net/'''Mackinac County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Mackinac County Courthouse<br>100 S Marley St.<br>St. Ignace, MI 49781<br>Phone: (906) 643-7300<br> [http://www.mackinaccounty.net/'''Mackinac County Website'''] }}  
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=== County Information  ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mackinac-county/ Mackinac County, Michigan]<br>
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==== Mackinac County, Michigan Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 369-384. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mackinac County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Mackinac County, Michigan Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1873
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1873
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
County Clerk has birth and&nbsp;death records from 1873, <br>marriage records from 1867, divorce and court records from 1808. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mackinac County, Michigan page 347, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.mackinaccounty.net/departments/county-clerk/ County Clerk] has birth and&nbsp;death records from 1873, <br>marriage records from 1867, divorce and court records from 1808. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mackinac County, Michigan page 347, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
 
Mackinac (pronounced 'Mackinaw') County is situated in southeastern portion upper peninsula of Michigan. The name is from Indians in the area.&nbsp; The Straits of Mackinac are also named for this area and are between the two peninsulas that make up Michigan.  
 
Mackinac (pronounced 'Mackinaw') County is situated in southeastern portion upper peninsula of Michigan. The name is from Indians in the area.&nbsp; The Straits of Mackinac are also named for this area and are between the two peninsulas that make up Michigan.  
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mackinac_County,_Michigan Mackinac County, Michigan] <br>
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*[http://www.mackinaccounty.net/County-Info-Links/mackinac-county-facts.html Links Mackinac County] <br>
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*[http://www.mfhn.com/glsdb/files/jmclaughlin.html The Journal of John McLaughlin, 1886-1891] <br>
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*[http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/mimack/1883historyupperpen/pages346-353.aspx History of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan Mackinac County] <br>
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/mich/mackinac/index.html Genealogy Trails Mackinac County, Michigan] <br>
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'''Books online'''<br>
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*''Mackinac and Lake Stories'' - [http://books.google.com/books?id=lZcpAQAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:mackinac&hl=en&sa=X&ei=UVOaUbeXJY6E9QTmsIGYDg&ved=0CDwQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false Link] <br>
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*''Mackinac, formerly Michilimackinac'' - [http://books.google.com/books?id=rI1uAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:mackinac&hl=en&sa=X&ei=UVOaUbeXJY6E9QTmsIGYDg&ved=0CEIQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q&f=false Link] <br>
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*''Annals of Fort Mackinac'' - [http://books.google.com/books?id=N9c8AAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:mackinac&hl=en&sa=X&ei=UVOaUbeXJY6E9QTmsIGYDg&ved=0CEgQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=false Link] <br>
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*''Early Mackinac: "the Fairy Island"&nbsp;: a Sketch'' - [http://books.google.com/books?id=ep4-AAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:mackinac&hl=en&sa=X&ei=UVOaUbeXJY6E9QTmsIGYDg&ved=0CE4Q6AEwAw#v=onepage&q&f=false Book] <br>
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*''Names of Places of Interest on Mackinac Island, Michigan ''- [http://books.google.com/books?id=cefhAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:mackinac&hl=en&sa=X&ei=UVOaUbeXJY6E9QTmsIGYDg&ved=0CFQQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q&f=false Link] <br>
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*''Nicolet day on Mackinac Island ''- [http://books.google.com/books?id=EYnhAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:mackinac&hl=en&sa=X&ei=UVOaUbeXJY6E9QTmsIGYDg&ved=0CGcQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q&f=false Link] <br>
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*''Island of Mackinac: giving a description of all the objects of interest...'' - [http://books.google.com/books?id=6o1uAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:mackinac&hl=en&sa=X&ei=UVOaUbeXJY6E9QTmsIGYDg&ved=0CHQQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q&f=false Link] <br>
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*''Historic Mackinac: The Historical, Picturesque and Legendary'' ''..., Volume 1 ''- [http://books.google.com/books?id=NsrhAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:mackinac&hl=en&sa=X&ei=e1WaUc-4Grat4AP7u4HgBg&ved=0CDgQ6AEwADgK#v=onepage&q&f=false Link] <br>
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*''Historic Mackinac: The Historical, Picturesque and Legendary ..., Volume 2'' - [http://books.google.com/books?id=72x5AAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=editions:I6XsdzrT0YYC&hl=en&sa=X&ei=3lWaUZ72EOXl4APQ5YH4Bw&ved=0CEEQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q&f=false Link] <br>
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*''Lewis Cass Day on Mackinac Island, August 28, 1915'' - [http://books.google.com/books?id=M33hAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:mackinac&hl=en&sa=X&ei=e1WaUc-4Grat4AP7u4HgBg&ved=0CE4Q6AEwBDgK#v=onepage&q&f=false Link] <br>
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*''Early Mackinac: an historical and descriptive sketch'' - [http://books.google.com/books?id=ewsUAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:mackinac&hl=en&sa=X&ei=e1WaUc-4Grat4AP7u4HgBg&ved=0CG4Q6AEwCTgK#v=onepage&q&f=false Link] <br>
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*''HISTORY OF CHEBONGAN and Mackinac Counties'' - [http://books.google.com/books?id=enzS9YGxsJIC&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:mackinac&hl=en&sa=X&ei=_1aaUZrMGo_88QTUoID4Dg&ved=0CEQQ6AEwAjgU#v=onepage&q&f=false Link] <br>
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*''The Old Mission Church of Mackinac Island: An Historical Discourse'' - [http://books.google.com/books?id=mFoRHVx6WQAC&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:mackinac&hl=en&sa=X&ei=_1aaUZrMGo_88QTUoID4Dg&ved=0CEkQ6AEwAzgU#v=onepage&q&f=false Link] <br>
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*''Two Missionary Priests at Mackinac: A Lecture Delivered at the Village... ''- [http://books.google.com/books?id=wF1AAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:mackinac&hl=en&sa=X&ei=_1aaUZrMGo_88QTUoID4Dg&ved=0CE8Q6AEwBDgU#v=onepage&q&f=false Link] <br>
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*''Father Marquette at Mackinaw and Chicago: A Paper, Read Before the Chicago ...'' - [http://books.google.com/books?id=ZvYuAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:mackinaw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=FliaUa_yNZW34AO_o4GQAQ&ved=0CDoQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false Link] <br>
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*''Old Mackinaw, Or, the Fortress of the Lakes and Its Surroundings'' - [http://books.google.com/books?id=m0l5AAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:mackinaw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=FliaUa_yNZW34AO_o4GQAQ&ved=0CEAQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q&f=false Link] <br>
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*''Mackinaw in History: A Critique on Dr. John R. Bailey's Brochure Entitled ...'' - [http://books.google.com/books?id=VL0BAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:mackinaw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=FliaUa_yNZW34AO_o4GQAQ&ved=0CFEQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q&f=false Link] <br>
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*''Index to Volumes I-XX of the Wisconsin Historical Collections'' - [http://books.google.com/books?id=N4wUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA407&dq=mackinac+intitle:collections+intitle:of+intitle:wisconsin&hl=en&sa=X&ei=_1qaUcqkDZXD4AOenYDQDQ&ved=0CDoQ6AEwADgK#v=onepage&q=mackinac%20intitle%3Acollections%20intitle%3Aof%20intitle%3Awisconsin&f=false Link] <br>
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*''A Brief History of Les Cheneaux Islands'' [https://archive.org/stream/briefhistoryofle00grov#page/n5/mode/2up Link]<br>
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1818--'''Mackinac County was created 26 October 1818&nbsp;from [[Wayne County, Michigan|Wayne]] County. It was formerly Michilimackinac County, until name was changed 26 January 1837. &nbsp;'''County seat:''' St. Ignace <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1818--'''Mackinac County was created 26 October 1818&nbsp;from [[Wayne County, Michigan Genealogy|Wayne]] County. It was formerly Michilimackinac County, until name was changed 26 January 1837. &nbsp;'''County seat:''' St. Ignace <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*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.<br>
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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  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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*[http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/mi_places/webplaces.aspx?county=Mackinac Michigan Places by County] <br>
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*[http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/mi_places/webtownship.aspx?county=Mackinac Michigan Townships by County]<br>
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=paYfAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA375&lpg=PA375&dq=mackinac+county+historical+groups&source=bl&ots=rKXKfqbIKW&sig=OUtoTEAbscAaxfIyrEcPAx3Md1A&hl=en&sa=X&ei=4U6aUYuTCoHHrgHCjYGACw&ved=0CDIQ6AEwATgU#v=onepage&q=mackinac%20county%20historical%20groups&f=false Indian Names Mackinac County] <br>
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*[http://roadsidethoughts.com/mi/mackinac-island-xx-mackinac-genealogy.htm Roadside Thoughts] <br>
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*[http://cdm16317.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/searchterm/Mackinac%20County%20%28Mich.%29/mode/exact Seeking Michigan]<br>
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'''''Bois Blanc Township'''''<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bois_Blanc_Township,_Michigan Wikipedia] <br>
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*[http://www.michigantownships.org/twp_details.asp?fips=09500 Michigan Townships] <br>
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'''''Brevort Township'''''<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brevort_Township,_Michigan Wikipedia] <br>
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*[http://www.michigantownships.org/twp_details.asp?fips=10360 Michigan Townships] <br>
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'''''Clark Township'''''<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_Township,_Michigan Wikipedia]<br>
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*[http://www.michigantownships.org/twp_details.asp?fips=16060 Michigan Townships] <br>
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'''''Ft. Mackinac'''''
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*[http://www.mackinacparks.com/fort-mackinac/ Mackinac Parks] <br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Mackinac Wikipedia] <br>
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*[http://www.mackinac.com/explore/historic-parks/fort-mackinac Historic Parks] <br>
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*[http://www.cem.va.gov/cems/lots/fort_mackinac.asp Cemeteries] <br>
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'''''Garfield Township'''''<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garfield_Township,_Mackinac_County,_Michigan Wikipedia]<br>
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*[http://www.michigantownships.org/twp_details.asp?fips=31620 Michigan Townships] <br>
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'''''Hendricks Township'''''<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hendricks_Township,_Michigan Wikipedia] <br>
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*[http://www.michigantownships.org/twp_details.asp?fips=37660 Michigan Townships] <br>
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*[http://www.city-data.com/township/Hendricks-Mackinac-MI.html City-Data] <br>
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'''''Hudson Township'''''<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudson_Township,_Mackinac_County,_Michigan Wikipedia] <br>
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*[http://www.michigantownships.org/twp_details.asp?fips=39760 Michigan Townships] <br>
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'''''Mackinac Island'''''<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mackinac_Island,_Michigan Wikipedia] <br>
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MI/Mackinac-Island.htm Michigan Genealogy] <br>
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*[http://vanderbiltfamily.wordpress.com/2011/06/26/vanderbilt-the-grand-hotel-on-mackinac-island/ Vanderbilt Family] <br>
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'''''Marquette Township'''''<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marquette_Township,_Mackinac_County,_Michigan Wikipedia] <br>
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*[http://www.michigantownships.org/twp_details.asp?fips=51880 Michigan Townships] <br>
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'''''Moran Township'''''<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moran_Township,_Michigan Wikipedia] <br>
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*[http://www.michigantownships.org/twp_details.asp?fips=55480 Michigan Townships] <br>
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'''''Newton Township'''''<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_Township,_Mackinac_County,_Michigan Wikipedia] <br>
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*[http://www.michigantownships.org/twp_details.asp?fips=57640 Michigan Townships] <br>
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'''''Portage Township'''''<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portage_Township,_Mackinac_County,_Michigan Wikipedia] <br>
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*[http://www.michigantownships.org/twp_details.asp?fips=65600 Michigan Townships] <br>
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'''''St. Ignace'''''<br>
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*[http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/mimack/1883historyupperpen/pages366-372.aspx History of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan - Mackinac ] <br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Ignace,_Michigan Wikipedia] <br>
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*[http://www.cityofstignace.com/ City of Ignace] <br>
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'''St. Ignace Township'''
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Ignace_Township,_Michigan Wikipedia] <br>
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*[http://www.michigantownships.org/twp_details.asp?fips=70860 Michigan Townships] <br>
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Cheboygan County, Michigan|Cheboygan]]  
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[[Cheboygan County, Michigan Genealogy|Cheboygan]] {{•}} [[Chippewa County, Michigan Genealogy|Chippewa]] {{•}} [[Emmet County, Michigan Genealogy|Emmet]] {{•}} [[Luce County, Michigan Genealogy|Luce]] {{•}} [[Schoolcraft County, Michigan Genealogy|Schoolcraft]]  
*[[Chippewa County, Michigan|Chippewa]]  
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*[[Emmet County, Michigan|Emmet]]  
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*[[Luce County, Michigan|Luce]]  
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<center>{{MIMackinac County, Michigan Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Schoolcraft County, Michigan|Schoolcraft]]
 
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=52441 St. Anne Cemetery, Mackinac Island] BillionGraves
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=24&GScnty=1275&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|452621|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=24&CScnty=1275 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/mimack/cemetery/cemetery.asp USGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Mackinac+Michigan&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Michigan&county=Mackinac&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mi/mackinac/4901cem.htm MIGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/michigan/mackinac.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mi/mackinac.htm MIInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=21948&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=24&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:2:6297174896050701::NO::P1_CLASS,P1_COUNTY,P1_STATE:Cemetery,Mackinac,Michigan State Cemeteries, Mackinac, Michigan] <br>
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==== Census  ====
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'''Federal Census'''
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*[http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/26/26097.html Mackinac County, Michigan] <br>
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''1820''
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*[http://tfred.tripod.com/1820mich.html Link]<br>
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''1850''
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*[http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/mimack/census/1850fed/1850MacCen.asp Link]<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1401638 Family Search Collection]<br>
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''1860''
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1473181 Family Search Collection]<br>
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''1870''
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1438024 Family Search Collection]<br>
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''1880''
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417683 Family Search Collection] <br>
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''1900''
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1325221 Family Search Collection] <br>
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''1910''
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1727033 Family Search Collection]<br>
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''1920''
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1488411 Family Search Collection]<br>
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''1930''
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1810731 Family Search Collection]<br>
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''1940''
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*[https://familysearch.org/1940census Family Search Collection]<br>
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''' State Census'''
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*'''1894''' - {{RecordSearch|1825187|Michigan State Census, 1894}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{MI Church Intro}}
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=cjEUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PR6&dq=mackinac+intitle:collections+intitle:of+intitle:wisconsin&hl=en&sa=X&ei=KFqaUdWXH4f48wTO14GAAg&ved=0CEMQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=mackinac%20intitle%3Acollections%20intitle%3Aof%20intitle%3Awisconsin&f=false Collections - State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Volume 18, p. 469] <br>
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*[http://www.thecatholicdirectory.com/directory.cfm?fuseaction=search_directory&country=US&state=MI&county=MACKINAC Catholic Church Directory]<br>
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*[http://www.infomi.com/dir/church/church.php?county=Mackinac Episcopal Church Directory]<br>
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Churches: various -<br>
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*[http://michigan.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,church,scfips,26097.cfm Mackinac County Churches]<br>
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*[http://www.stigchurch.org/early-history.htm Early History of St. Ignatius Loyola Parish]<br>
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/mich/mackinac/churchstann.html Ste. Anne's Catholic Church]<br>
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 +
<br>
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 +
==== Families  ====
 +
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wioconto/Lakesfamilies.htm Early Families of the Upper Great Lakes]<br>
 +
*[http://en.geneanet.org/history-city-town-county-village/st--ignace-MIC-USA.html St. Ignace Names,] Geneanet<br>
 +
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/552704311491637/717347428360657/ AIABENS]<br>
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*[http://habitantheritage.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/But_I_read_it_-_Daniel_Joseph_Amiot_had_two_wives.103183919.pdf ''AMIOT - VILLENEUVE'']<br>
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*[http://www.genealogywise.com/group/frenchcanadiandescendants/forum/topics/mackinac-area-f-c-metis-families ''ANCE / ANSE'']<br>
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*[http://boards.ancestrylibrary.com/localities.northam.usa.states.michigan.counties.mackinac/566.1/mb.ashx ''ARCHAMBEAU'']<br>
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/106050736163832/554202018015366/ ''BEAUDOIN'']<br>
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/106050736163832/391450260957210/ ''BELONGERS'']<br>
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/106050736163832/554202018015366/ ''BODOIN / BEAUDOINE'']<br>
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*[http://www.genealogywise.com/group/frenchcanadiandescendants/forum/topics/bourassa-family ''BOURASSA'']<br>
 +
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*[http://www.bussineau.com/eindex.htm ''BUSSINEAU'']<br>
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/mich/mackinac/pioneercaffey.html ''CAFFEY'']<br>
 +
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*[http://members.shaw.ca/hjarmstrong/MathurinCadeau.htm ''CADOT(TE)'']<br>
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/106050736163832/578707632231471/ ''CAMPAU'']<br>
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/106050736163832/395589550543281/ ''CHARBONNEAU'']<br>
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/106050736163832/437436793025223/ ''CHENIER'']<br>
 +
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*[http://www.genealogywise.com/group/nativeamericanancestry/forum/topics/mackinac-metis-families ''COWN'']<br>
 +
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*[http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/n/e/u/Susan-G-Neumann/ODT1-0001.html DAVENPORT]<br>
 +
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/203833693057556/473781876062735/ Facebook Page]<br>
 +
 +
*[http://www.genealogywise.com/group/nativeamericanancestry/forum/topics/mackinac-metis-families ''FAGNANT'']<br>
 +
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*[http://www.geni.com/people/Pierre-Peter-Grondin/6000000017644742217 ''GRONDIN'' ]<br>
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/106050736163832/607864175982483/ Facebook Page]
 +
 +
*[http://www.angelfire.com/pe/shirleyspage/ ''HAMMOND'']<br>
 +
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*[http://www.geni.com/people/William-Johnston/6000000001550066014 ''JOHNSTON'']<br>
 +
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*[http://michellesfamilytree.com/grpf2270.html ''LaFRAMBOISE'']<br>
 +
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*[http://www.stignacenews.com/news/2013-08-08/Social/Local_History_The_Louis_LaJoice_Family_of_St_Ignac.html ''LAJOICE / LAJOIE'']<br>
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*[http://www.mfhn.com/lalonde/ ''LALONDE'']<br>
 +
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*[http://hoxsiefamily.com/getperson.php?personID=I00199&tree=HII (De)LANGLADE]<br>
 +
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/552704311491637/753958788032854/ Facebook Page]<br>
 +
 +
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/106050736163832/599325720169662/ ''LEBLANC'']<br>
 +
 +
*[http://habitantheritage.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/But_I_read_it_Father_of_the_Charlotte_Leduc_dite_Souligny.103184438.pdf ''LEDUC-SOULIGNY'']
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/106050736163832/396124570489779/ ''LOUISIGNAN'']<br>
 +
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/106050736163832/391450084290561/ ''LOZON'']<br>
 +
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*[http://www.genealogywise.com/group/frenchcanadiandescendants/forum/topics/mackinac-area-f-c-metis-families ''MARTIN'']<br>
 +
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/106050736163832/562739180494983/ ''McGULPIN'']
 +
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/106050736163832/598367326932168/ ''(O')FLINN / FLYNN'']<br>
 +
 +
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/106050736163832/563162303786004/ ''OZAMICK'']<br>
 +
 +
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/paquin/messages/539.html ''PAQUIN'']<br>
 +
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*[https://www.facebook.com/download/316468825191301/Pay-She-Ne-Ne-Abe.RTF ''Pay-She-Ne-Ne-Abe Descendants'']
 +
 +
*[http://michellesfamilytree.com/grpf2271.html ''PIERCE'']<br>
 +
 +
*[http://genealogytrails.com/mich/mackinac/pioneerpond.html ''POND'']<br>
 +
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~trotochaud/Articles/St%20Francis%20Solanus%20Church%20Forgotten%20Origins.htm ''TROTOCHAUD'']<br>
 +
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*[http://www.genealogywise.com/group/frenchcanadiandescendants/forum/topics/mackinac-area-f-c-metis-families ''VALLIERE'']<br>
 +
 +
<br>
 +
 +
 +
==== 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
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
 +
 +
{{MI Land Intro}}
 +
 +
*[http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/mimack/places/origlandclaims.asp Mackinac County Original Land Claims]<br>
 +
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/results/default.aspx?searchCriteria=type=patent%7Cst=MI%7Ccty=097%7Csp=true%7Csw=true%7Csadv=false General Land Office Records] Bureau of Land Management<br>
 +
*[http://stoneplus.cst.cmich.edu/MacCoAlbum/MacCo.Barns.html Barns of Mackinac County]<br>
 +
 +
<br>
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 +
 +
{{MI History Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
 +
 +
[[Image:Mimackinac.jpg|500px|Mimackinac.jpg]]
 +
 +
*[http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
 +
*[http://habitantheritage.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/Lotbini%C3%A8res_1749_map_-_Michilimackinac_-_Suzanne.102193205.pdf 1749 Map of Michilimackinac]<br>
 +
*[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/maps/map-of-Mackinac-County-Michigan.htm Public Records Online Searches]<br>
 +
*[http://cdm16317.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15147coll10/id/2111/rec/13 Hendricks Township]<br>
 +
*[http://www.lib.msu.edu/branches/map/MiJPEGs/mackinac_1915.jsp Mackinac Island, 1915]<br>
 +
*[http://cdm16317.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15147coll10/id/2082/rec/9 Portage Township]<br>
 +
*[http://www.eyeonmichigan.com/guides/stignace/maps.php?map=0 St. Ignace]<br>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
 +
 +
===== War of 1812 =====
 +
 +
*[http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/article/commemorating-the-beginning-of-the-war-of-1812-on-mackinac-island-122718 Commemorating the Beginning of the War of 1812]<br>
 +
 +
===== Civil War =====
 +
 +
*[http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/civilwar/1894VetsCensus/resultsbycounty.aspx?id=Mackinac Veterans' Names by County]<br>
 +
 +
===== Spanish American War =====
 +
 +
*[http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/spanam/vetscounty.aspx?id=Mackinac Michigan Volunteers by County]<br>
 +
 +
==== Native Americans<br>  ====
 +
 +
*[http://www.mainlymichigan.com/nativedata/LandAllotments/CountyResults.aspx?County=Mackinac Indian Land Allotments Patents and Trusts in Mackinac County]<br>
 +
*[http://www.nmu.edu/sites/DrupalUpperPeninsulaStudies/files/UserFiles/Files/Pre-Drupal/SiteSections/UPHistory/HeritageHistory/NativeAmericanAndFrenchSettlementPatterns.pdf Native American and French Settlement Patterns at St. Ignace, Michigan, 1670-1715]<br>
 +
*[http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMCD8Y_Huron_Indians_at_St_Ignace_St_Ignace_MI Huron Indians at St. Ignace, Michigan]<br>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 +
 +
*[http://www.migenweb.org/cheboygan/news/surcodes.html Newspaper Codes and Surname Index to the Cheboygan and Mackinac County Newspapers]<br>
 +
*[http://www.stignacenews.com/common/Archive.html The St. Ignace News Archive]<br>
 +
*[http://www.mackinacislandnews.com/ Mackinac Island Town Crier]<br>
 +
 +
{{MI Newspaper abstracts|Mackinac}}
 +
 +
==== Obituaries ====
 +
 +
*'''1820-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|2215693|Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
 +
 +
{{MI Probate Intro|Mackinac}}
 +
 +
'''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 $
 +
*'''1797 – 1973''' {{RecordSearch|2013878|Michigan Probate Records 1797-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
 +
 +
==== Queries: Mailing Lists &amp; Message Boards<br>  ====
 +
 +
*[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.michigan.counties.mackinac/mb.ashx RootsWeb, Mackinac County]<br>
 +
*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/MI/mackinac.html#MIMACKIN RootsWeb Michigan Mailing List, Mackinac County]<br>
 +
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/203833693057556/ St. Ignace All Family Facebook Page]<br>
 +
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/mi/mackinac/ Genforum]<br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
Line 72: Line 470:
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*'''Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902'''&nbsp;-- Free name indexes and images at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1459684 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.  
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State vital records started in 1867, however marriage records started at the county level earlier. Check both. <br>
*'''Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868-1925''' -- Free name indexes at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1452395 FamilySearch Record Search]. &nbsp;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.  
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*'''Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897'''--&nbsp;Free name indexes and images&nbsp;at&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1452402 FamilySearch Record Search]. &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.
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{{MI Vital Intro}}
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 +
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-vital-records/ How to order Michigan Vital Records]
 +
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/106050736163832/612240892211478/ Mackinac Area Genealogy Facebook Page]<br>
 +
*[http://www.recordsbase.com/resources/public-records/michigan/mackinac/mackinac-island Mackinac Island Public Records] RecordsBase<br>
 +
 
 +
===== Birth Records =====
 +
 
 +
*'''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.  
 +
*[http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/mfhn_births/countysearch.aspx?County=Mackinac Early Michigan Births Mackinac County] Michigan Family History Network<br>
 +
 
 +
===== Marriage Records =====
 +
 
 +
*'''1725 -''' - [http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/mackinac/marriages/Default.aspx Mackinac County Marriages] Michigan Family History Network<br>
 +
*'''1800-1804''' - [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/michigan/mackinac-marriage-records-1800-1804.htm Mackinac Marriage Records] Access Genealogy
 +
*'''1868-1925''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1452395 Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868-1925] -- Free name indexes at [https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1452395 FamilySearch]. &nbsp;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.
 +
 
 +
===== Death Records =====
 +
 
 +
*'''1867-1897''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1452402 Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897] --&nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1236870413453_862" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1236870413453_263" />&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.  
 +
*[http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/mfhn_deaths/countysearch.aspx?County=Mackinac Michigan Deaths, Mackinac County] Michigan Family History Network<br>
 +
 
 +
== Societies, Libraries and Museums ==
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 +
'''Luce-Mackinac County Genealogical Society'''<br> P O Box 113<br> Engadine MI 49827-0113 <br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~miluce/luce-mac.htm?cj=1&sid=rootsweb&netid=cj&o_xid=0002159160&o_lid=0002159160&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br><br>
 +
 
 +
''' Michilimackinac Historical Society'''<br>334 North State Street<br>St. Ignace, MI 49781<br>Telephone: 906-643-6627<br>[http://www.discoverourtown.com/MI/St-Ignace/Organizations/michilimackinac-historical-society/213023.html Website]<br><br>
 +
 
 +
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-society-archive/ List of Michigan Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
 +
 
 +
 
 +
Library of Michigan holdings<br>
 +
 
 +
*[http://35.8.7.98/search~S37/X?searchtype=X&searchscope=37&searcharg=mackinac&submit.x=30&submit.y=15 Mackinac]<br>
 +
*[http://35.8.7.98/search~S37/X?searchtype=X&searchscope=37&searcharg=mackinaw&submit.x=28&submit.y=13 Mackinaw]<br>
 +
 
 +
*[http://ibistro.uproc.lib.mi.us/uhtbin/cgisirsi/?ps=sXf52sxIn0/STIGNACE/238710010/60/1182/X St. Ignace Public Library]<br>
 +
 
 +
*[https://www.facebook.com/fortdebuade Ft. de Baude Museum Facebook Page] <br>
 +
 
 +
==== State wide or ethnic groups  ====
 +
 
 +
''AFRICAN-AMERICAN''
 +
 
 +
[http://www.fhwgs.org/ Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society] <br> c/o Burton Historical Collection, DPL<br>5201 Woodward Avenue<br>Detroit MI 48202-4007<br>Publication is Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society News published twice a year<br>Located in Wayne County<br>MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council
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 +
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/p/h/i/Bennie-L-Phifer-iii/<br>
 +
 
 +
[http://www.laaags.org/ Lansing Area African American Genealogical Society]<br> Post Office Box 22203<br> Lansing MI 48909-2203<br>Publication is Newsletter published quarterly<br> Member of Michigan Genealogical Council
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''CORNISH''
 +
 
 +
[http://keweenawkernewek.org/ Keweenaw Houghton Cornish Society of the Copper Country]<br> Cornish Connection Of Lower Michigan<br> 8494 Wesley Drive<br> Flushing 48433
 +
 
 +
''DUTCH''
 +
 
 +
[http://jointarchives.org/ Joint Archives of Holland, Hope College]
 +
 
 +
''FINNISH''
 +
 
 +
[http://www.finlandia.edu/fahc.html Finnish American Heritage Center]
 +
 
 +
''FLEMISH''
 +
 
 +
[http://www.flemishlibrary.org/ Genealogical Society of Flemish Americans]<br> [https://www.facebook.com/FlemishLibrary?fref=ts Facebook Page]
 +
 
 +
''FRENCH-CANADIAN (includes Acadian, Cajun and Metis)''
 +
 
 +
[http://www.habitantheritage.org/ French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan]<br> Post Office Box 1900<br>Royal Oak MI 48068-1900<br>Publication is Michigan's Habitat Heritage published quarterly<br>Located in Oakland County <br> MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council<br> [https://www.facebook.com/groups/109717099063919 Facebook Page]/
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 +
''IRISH''
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 +
[http://miigsm.org/ Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan]<br> c/o Gaelic League/Irish American Club<br>2068 Michigan Avenue<br>Detroit MI 48216-1303<br>Publication is Irish Tree published nine times a year<br>Located in Wayne County<br>MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council <br> [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Irish-Genealogical-Society-of-Michigan/236855006444065?fref=ts Facebook Page]
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
+
[http://www.genealogytoday.com/us/places.mv?ID=8033 Wayne County Irish Society]<br> 31975 Cowan<br>Westland 48185
 +
 
 +
''ITALIAN''
 +
 
 +
[http://presjcalderone.wix.com/iacc Americans Of Italian Origin Society ]<br> 18336 Lister E.<br>Detroit 48021
 +
 
 +
''JEWISH''
 +
 
 +
[http://jgsmi.org/ Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan]<br> PO Box 251693<br>West Bloomfield MI 48325-1693<br>Publication is Generations published quarterly<br>Located in Oakland County<br>MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council [https://www.facebook.com/jgsmi Facebook Page]
 +
 
 +
''POLISH''
 +
 
 +
[http://www.pgsm.org/ Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan] <br> c/o Burton Collection<br>5201 Woodward Avenue<br>Detroit MI 48202-4007<br>Publication is The Polish Eaglet published three times a year<br>Located in Wayne County<br>MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council <br> [https://www.facebook.com/groups/84920869072 Facebook Page]
 +
 
 +
[http://www.polishheritagesociety.com/ Polish Heritage Society]<br> P.O. Box 1844<br>Grand Rapids 49501
 +
 
 +
''SCOTTISH''
 +
 
 +
[http://www.detroitscots.com/ The St. Andrew's Society of Detroit]<br> 2360 Rochester Ct<br>Troy Mi 48083<br>Phone:(248) 526-1849<br>Fax:(248) 528-1477<br>Contact: kilgour@detroitscots.com<br>
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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<br>
  
*[http://mackinac.migneweb.net Mackinac MIGenWeb] USGenWeb project.&nbsp;Has maps, name indexes, marriages, military history, biographies, history, church records,&nbsp;or other historical&nbsp;information for this county.  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mackinac-county/ Mackinac County, MI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117010845362856133445 Michigan Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/241315555879711/ Michigan Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
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*[http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/mimack/ USGenWeb project.]&nbsp;Has maps, name indexes, marriages, military history, biographies, history, church records,&nbsp;or other historical&nbsp;information for this county.  
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*[http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/counties/mackinac.aspx Michigan Family History Network]<br>
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/mich/mackinac/ Genealogy Trails History Group]<br>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mimacki2/ Mackinac County Local History Web Page]<br>
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mi/counties/mackinac/ Cyndi's List]<br>
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MI/Mackinac/ Mackinac County] Linkpendium
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/106050736163832/ Mackinac Area Genealogy Facebook Page]<br>
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MI/Mackinac-County.htm Mackinac County Genealogy] Michigan Genealogy<br>
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*[http://familypedia.wikia.com/wiki/Mackinac_County,_Michigan Mackinack County] Familypedia<br>
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Latest revision as of 20:40, 23 August 2017

United States
Michigan Genealogy
Mackinac County

Guide to Mackinac County, Michigan ancestry, family history, and 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 Information

Mackinac County, Michigan Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1873 1821 1873 1820 1785 1851


County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1873,
marriage records from 1867, divorce and court records from 1808. [2]


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.

Books online

  • Mackinac and Lake Stories - Link
  • Mackinac, formerly Michilimackinac - Link
  • Annals of Fort Mackinac - Link
  • Early Mackinac: "the Fairy Island" : a Sketch - Book
  • Names of Places of Interest on Mackinac Island, Michigan - Link
  • Nicolet day on Mackinac Island - Link
  • Island of Mackinac: giving a description of all the objects of interest... - Link
  • Historic Mackinac: The Historical, Picturesque and Legendary ..., Volume 1 - Link
  • Historic Mackinac: The Historical, Picturesque and Legendary ..., Volume 2 - Link
  • Lewis Cass Day on Mackinac Island, August 28, 1915 - Link
  • Early Mackinac: an historical and descriptive sketch - Link
  • HISTORY OF CHEBONGAN and Mackinac Counties - Link
  • The Old Mission Church of Mackinac Island: An Historical Discourse - Link
  • Two Missionary Priests at Mackinac: A Lecture Delivered at the Village... - Link
  • Father Marquette at Mackinaw and Chicago: A Paper, Read Before the Chicago ... - Link
  • Old Mackinaw, Or, the Fortress of the Lakes and Its Surroundings - Link
  • Mackinaw in History: A Critique on Dr. John R. Bailey's Brochure Entitled ... - Link
  • Index to Volumes I-XX of the Wisconsin Historical Collections - Link
  • A Brief History of Les Cheneaux Islands Link

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 [3]

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.

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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Bois Blanc Township

Brevort Township

Clark Township

Ft. Mackinac

Garfield Township

Hendricks Township

Hudson Township

Mackinac Island

Marquette Township

Moran Township

Newton Township

Portage Township

St. Ignace

St. Ignace Township

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Cheboygan  • Chippewa  • Emmet  • Luce  • Schoolcraft


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Resources

Cemeteries

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
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Michigan Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Federal Census

1820

1850

1860

1870

1880

1900

1910

1920

1930

1940


State Census

Church

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.

Churches: various -


Court

Families



Emigration and Immigration

Land

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.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Mackinac 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

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Military

War of 1812
Civil War
Spanish American War

Native Americans

Newspapers

Finding More Michigan Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Mackinac County, Michigan Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

In most counties in Michigan, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate packets, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Michigan, Mackinac and search for Probate records in the list.

Note: Not every county in Michigan will have Probate Records in the FamilySearch Catalog.

Online Probate Records

Queries: Mailing Lists & Message Boards

Taxation

Vital Records

State vital records started in 1867, however marriage records started at the county level earlier. Check both.

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 Records
Marriage Records
Death Records
  • 1867-1897 - 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.
  • Michigan Deaths, Mackinac County Michigan Family History Network

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Luce-Mackinac County Genealogical Society
P O Box 113
Engadine MI 49827-0113
Website

Michilimackinac Historical Society
334 North State Street
St. Ignace, MI 49781
Telephone: 906-643-6627
Website


Library of Michigan holdings

State wide or ethnic groups

AFRICAN-AMERICAN

Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society
c/o Burton Historical Collection, DPL
5201 Woodward Avenue
Detroit MI 48202-4007
Publication is Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society News published twice a year
Located in Wayne County
MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/p/h/i/Bennie-L-Phifer-iii/

Lansing Area African American Genealogical Society
Post Office Box 22203
Lansing MI 48909-2203
Publication is Newsletter published quarterly
Member of Michigan Genealogical Council

CORNISH

Keweenaw Houghton Cornish Society of the Copper Country
Cornish Connection Of Lower Michigan
8494 Wesley Drive
Flushing 48433

DUTCH

Joint Archives of Holland, Hope College

FINNISH

Finnish American Heritage Center

FLEMISH

Genealogical Society of Flemish Americans
Facebook Page

FRENCH-CANADIAN (includes Acadian, Cajun and Metis)

French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan
Post Office Box 1900
Royal Oak MI 48068-1900
Publication is Michigan's Habitat Heritage published quarterly
Located in Oakland County
MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council
Facebook Page/

IRISH

Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan
c/o Gaelic League/Irish American Club
2068 Michigan Avenue
Detroit MI 48216-1303
Publication is Irish Tree published nine times a year
Located in Wayne County
MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council
Facebook Page

Wayne County Irish Society
31975 Cowan
Westland 48185

ITALIAN

Americans Of Italian Origin Society
18336 Lister E.
Detroit 48021

JEWISH

Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan
PO Box 251693
West Bloomfield MI 48325-1693
Publication is Generations published quarterly
Located in Oakland County
MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council Facebook Page

POLISH

Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan
c/o Burton Collection
5201 Woodward Avenue
Detroit MI 48202-4007
Publication is The Polish Eaglet published three times a year
Located in Wayne County
MGC Member of Michigan Genealogical Council
Facebook Page

Polish Heritage Society
P.O. Box 1844
Grand Rapids 49501

SCOTTISH

The St. Andrew's Society of Detroit
2360 Rochester Ct
Troy Mi 48083
Phone:(248) 526-1849
Fax:(248) 528-1477
Contact: kilgour@detroitscots.com

Family History Centers

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. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Websites

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 369-384. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. 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.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).