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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.co.mecosta.mi.us/ Mecosta County Courthouse]<br>400 Elm St.<br>Big Rapids, MI 49307<br>Phone: (616) 592-0783<br>  
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[http://www.co.mecosta.mi.us/ Mecosta County Courthouse]<br>400 Elm St.<br>Big Rapids, MI 49307<br>Phone: (616) 592-0783<br>
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Mecosta County; 400 Elm St; Big Rapids, MI 49307-1849; Ph. 616.592.0783 Details: (Attached to Newaygo &amp; Kent Cos prior to organization 11 Feb 1858) (Co Clk has b &amp; d rec from 1867, m, div &amp; ct rec from 1859; Pro Ct has pro rec from 1864; Reg of Deeds has land rec from 1859) www.rootsweb.com/~mimecost/inex.html
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==

Revision as of 17:41, 20 July 2012

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County Courthouse

Mecosta County Courthouse
400 Elm St.
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: (616) 592-0783

Mecosta County; 400 Elm St; Big Rapids, MI 49307-1849; Ph. 616.592.0783 Details: (Attached to Newaygo & Kent Cos prior to organization 11 Feb 1858) (Co Clk has b & d rec from 1867, m, div & ct rec from 1859; Pro Ct has pro rec from 1864; Reg of Deeds has land rec from 1859) www.rootsweb.com/~mimecost/inex.html

History

Parent County

1840--Mecosta County was created 1 April 1840 from Mackinac and Oceana Counties. It was attached to Newaygo and Kent Counties prior to organization 11 February 1858. County seat: Big Rapids [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

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

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

References

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