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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Michigan]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Mecosta County'''
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Guide to '''Mecosta County Michigan genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Mecosta County
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| state = Michigan
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| founded year = 1840
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| founded date = April 1
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| seat = Big Rapids
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| building address = Mecosta County Courthouse<br>400 Elm St.<br>Big Rapids, MI 49307<br>Phone: (616) 592-0783<br> [http://www.co.mecosta.mi.us/'''Mecosta County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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<br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1867, <br>marriage, divorce and court records from 1859.<br>Probate Court has probate records from 1864.<br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1859. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mecosta County, Michigan page 348, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1840--'''Mecosta County was created from Mackinac and Oceana Counties. '''County seat:''' Big Rapids <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1840--'''Mecosta County was created 1 April 1840&nbsp;from [[Mackinac County, Michigan|Mackinac]] and [[Oceana County, Michigan|Oceana]] Counties. It was attached to Newaygo and Kent Counties prior to organization 11 February 1858. '''County seat:''' Big Rapids <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Clare County, Michigan|Clare]]
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*[[Isabella County, Michigan|Isabella]]
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*[[Lake County, Michigan|Lake]]
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*[[Montcalm County, Michigan|Montcalm]]
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*[[Newaygo County, Michigan|Newaygo]]
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*[[Osceola County, Michigan|Osceola]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*Mecosta County Local History page index.[http://mecosta.migenweb.net mecosta.migenweb.net]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*'''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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*'''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.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Big Rapids Michigan Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=200062&subject_disp=Michigan%2C+Mecosta&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Mecosta|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
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== References  ==
  
== References  ==
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1. ''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).&nbsp;
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{{Michigan|Michigan}}
  
 
[[Category:Mecosta_County,_Michigan]]
 
[[Category:Mecosta_County,_Michigan]]

Revision as of 21:23, 12 April 2013

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Guide to Mecosta County Michigan genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records



Mecosta County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 1, 1840
County Seat Big Rapids
Courthouse
Address Mecosta County Courthouse
400 Elm St.
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: (616) 592-0783
Mecosta County Website


County Courthouse


County Clerk has birth and death records from 1867,
marriage, divorce and court records from 1859.
Probate Court has probate records from 1864.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1859. [1]

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 [2]

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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mecosta County, Michigan page 348, 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).