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Guide to '''Midland County, Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
 
Guide to '''Midland County, Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
 
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{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
| county = Midland County  
 
| county = Midland County  
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| founded date = March 2
 
| founded date = March 2
 
| seat = Midland
 
| seat = Midland
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| building image = Midland County Michigan Courthouse.jpg
| building address = Midland County Courthouse[[Image:Midland County Michigan Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]<br>220 W Ellsworth St.<br>Midland, MI 48640-5194<br>Phone: (989) 832-6850<br>Fax: (989) 837-6575<br> [https://www.co.midland.mi.us/ '''Midland County Website'''] }}  
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| building address = Midland County Courthouse<br>220 W Ellsworth St.<br>Midland, MI 48640-5194<br>Phone: (989) 832-6850<br>Fax: (989) 837-6575<br> [https://www.co.midland.mi.us/ '''Midland County Website'''] }}  
=== County Information ===
 
==== Midland County, Michigan Record Dates  ====
 
  
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Description ==== 
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The County was named for its closeness to the geographical Lower Peninsula's geographical center. The County has Midland as its seat and the County was created 1831. The County is located in the centre area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Midland County, Michigan" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midland_County,_Michigan."</ref>
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====Midland County, Michigan Record Dates====
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Midland County, Michigan . Page 343-351 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 346-349.</ref></center>
 
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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="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Midland County, Michigan Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Midland County, Michigan Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Midland County, Michigan Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Midland County, Michigan Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Midland County, Michigan Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Midland County, Michigan Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Midland County, Michigan Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Midland County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Midland County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Midland County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Midland County, Michigan Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1800s
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Midland County, Michigan Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1755
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Midland County, Michigan Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1856
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1820
 
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration started in 1867 for births and deaths. General compliance by 1915.</center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1867
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1867
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1820
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1855
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1856
 
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[https://www.co.midland.mi.us/CountyClerk.aspx County Clerk] has birth, marriage and death records from 1867, <br>burial records from mid-1800’s, military discharge records 1918 and naturalization records 1853-1948. <br>[https://mcc.co.midland.mi.us/# Clerk Circuit Court] has divorce and court records from 1800’s. <br>[https://www.co.midland.mi.us/Courts/ProbateandJuvenileCourt.aspx Probate Court] has probate records. <br>[https://www.co.midland.mi.us/RegisterofDeeds.aspx Register of Deeds] has land records from 1855. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Midland County, Michigan page 348, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[https://www.co.midland.mi.us/CountyClerk.aspx County Clerk] has birth, marriage and death records from 1867, <br>burial records from mid-1800’s, military discharge records 1918 and naturalization records 1853-1948. <br>[https://mcc.co.midland.mi.us/# Clerk Circuit Court] has divorce and court records from 1800’s. <br>[https://www.co.midland.mi.us/Courts/ProbateandJuvenileCourt.aspx Probate Court] has probate records. <br>[https://www.co.midland.mi.us/RegisterofDeeds.aspx Register of Deeds] has land records from 1855. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Midland 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  ====
  
'''1831--'''Midland county was created 2 March 1831&nbsp;from [[Saginaw County, Michigan Genealogy|Saginaw]] County and unorganized territory. It was attached to Saginaw&nbsp;County prior to organization 31 December 1850.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Midland <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1831--'''Midland county was created 2 March 1831&nbsp;from [[Saginaw County, Michigan Genealogy|Saginaw]] County and unorganized territory. It was attached to Saginaw&nbsp;County prior to organization 31 December 1850.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Midland <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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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
For a list of record loss in Michigan counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-counties.html#courthouse Michigan Counties with Burned Courthouses]
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Bay County, Michigan Genealogy|Bay]] {{•}} [[Clare County, Michigan Genealogy|Clare]] {{•}} [[Gladwin County, Michigan Genealogy|Gladwin]] {{•}} [[Gratiot County, Michigan Genealogy|Gratiot]] {{•}} [[Isabella County, Michigan Genealogy|Isabella]] {{•}} [[Saginaw County, Michigan Genealogy|Saginaw]]  
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[[Bay County, Michigan Genealogy|Bay]] {{•}} [[Clare County, Michigan Genealogy|Clare]] {{•}} [[Gladwin County, Michigan Genealogy|Gladwin]] {{•}} [[Gratiot County, Michigan Genealogy|Gratiot]] {{•}} [[Isabella County, Michigan Genealogy|Isabella]] {{•}} [[Saginaw County, Michigan Genealogy|Saginaw]]
<center>{{MIMidland County, Michigan Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|424556|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Michigan/Midland-County?id=county_1282 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/midland/cemetery.htm USGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Midland+Michigan&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mi/midland/5601cem.htm MIGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/michigan/midland.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mi/midland.htm MIInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=21986&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=14&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Michigan Cemeteries| Michigan Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census ====
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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  ====
  
{{MI Church Intro}}  
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{{MI Church Intro}}
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*'''1819-1991''' - {{RecordSearch|2787825|Michigan, Church Records, 1819-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
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*'''1929 - 1966''' {{RecordSearch|2426314|Michigan, Crew Lists for various ports, 1929-1966}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
{{MI Land Intro}}  
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{{MI Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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{{MI Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MI Midland County}}}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
  
[[Image:Mimidland.jpg|600px|Mimidland.jpg]]  
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==== Military  ====
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*{{RecordSearch|3246416|Michigan, Civil War Centennial Observance Commission, Committee on Civil War Grave Registration, Burial Records}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
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===== World War I =====
  
==== Military  ====
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*'''1917-1919''' - {{RecordSearch|3007553|Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
{{MI Newspaper abstracts|Alcona}}  
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{{MI Newspaper abstracts|Midland}}
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==== Obituaries ====
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*'''1820-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|2215693|Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
{{MI Probate Intro|Midland}}
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{{MI Probate Intro|Midland}}  
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
'''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 $  
 
*'''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
 
*'''1797 – 1973''' {{RecordSearch|2013878|Michigan Probate Records 1797-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-vital-records/ How to order Michigan Vital Records]  
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-vital-records/ How to order Michigan 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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=====Birth=====
*'''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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*'''1867-1917''' - {{RecordSearch|1923472|Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''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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*'''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.
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*'''1585-1945''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=michigan%2cmi Michigan, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
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*'''1820-1937''' - {{RecordSearch|2473289|Michigan, County Marriages Index, 1820-1937}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1820-1940''' - {{RecordSearch|1810350|Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''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.
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=====Death=====
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*'''1850-1880''' - {{RecordSearch|2632078|Michigan Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1867-1897''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1452402 Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897] --&nbsp;&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.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Midland County Historical Society'''<br> 1801 W. Andrews Dr.<br> Midland 48640<br><br>
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'''Midland Genealogical Society'''<br> 1710 W. St. Andrews Dr.<br> Midland 48460<br>[http://mimgs.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-society-archive/ List of Michigan Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-society-archive/ List of Michigan Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}  
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
  
 
*[[Midland Michigan Family History Center]] 1700 W Sugnet St, Midland, MI 48640 United States
 
*[[Midland Michigan Family History Center]] 1700 W Sugnet St, Midland, MI 48640 United States
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/midland-county/ Midland County, MI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/midland-county/ Midland County, MI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
 
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117010845362856133445 Michigan Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
 
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117010845362856133445 Michigan Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/241315555879711/ Michigan Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/241315555879711/ Michigan Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/midland/ USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Midland|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Midland|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MI/Midland-County.htm Midland County MI Genealogy] (ldsgenealogy.com)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 13:22, 19 August 2019

Guide to Midland County, Michigan ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Midland County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 2, 1831
County Seat Midland
Courthouse
Midland County Michigan Courthouse.jpg
Address Midland County Courthouse
220 W Ellsworth St.
Midland, MI 48640-5194
Phone: (989) 832-6850
Fax: (989) 837-6575
Midland County Website


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for its closeness to the geographical Lower Peninsula's geographical center. The County has Midland as its seat and the County was created 1831. The County is located in the centre area of the state.[1]

Midland County, Michigan Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1867 1867 1867 1800s 1755 1856 1820
Statewide registration started in 1867 for births and deaths. General compliance by 1915.

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records from 1867,
burial records from mid-1800’s, military discharge records 1918 and naturalization records 1853-1948.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records from 1800’s.
Probate Court has probate records.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1855. [3]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1831--Midland county was created 2 March 1831 from Saginaw County and unorganized territory. It was attached to Saginaw County prior to organization 31 December 1850. County seat: Midland [4]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Bay  • Clare  • Gladwin  • Gratiot  • Isabella  • Saginaw

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

State Census

Church[edit | edit source]

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.

Court[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Midland 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[edit | edit source]

Clare CountyGladwin CountyBay CountySaginaw CountyGratiot CountyIsabella CountyMI MIDLAND.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]
World War I[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Finding More Michigan Newspapers[edit source]

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

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

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, Midland 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

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]
Marriage[edit | edit source]
Death[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Midland County Historical Society
1801 W. Andrews Dr.
Midland 48640

Midland Genealogical Society
1710 W. St. Andrews Dr.
Midland 48460
Website

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Midland County, Michigan" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midland_County,_Michigan."
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Midland County, Michigan . Page 343-351 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 346-349.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Midland County, Michigan page 348, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).