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{{Michigan-stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Michigan|Michigan]]&nbsp;&gt; ''Monroe County''<br>''
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Michigan]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Monroe County'''  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.monroe.mi.us/ Monroe County Courthouse]<br>106 E 1st St.<br>Monroe, MI 48161<br>Phone: (888) 354-5500<br><br>County Clerk has birth records from 1874, <br>marriage records from 1818, death records from 1867, <br>divorce and court records to 1945. <br>Probate Court has probate records. <br>Register of Deeds has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Monroe 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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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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[http://monroe.lib.mi.us/genealogy/cemetery_listings.htm Listing of Cemeteries by Township, City or Village]
  
 
[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]<br>Vol. 1 page 16 - St. Mary's Cemetery, at Monroe  
 
[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]<br>Vol. 1 page 16 - St. Mary's Cemetery, at Monroe  
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BillionGraves:
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=50827 King Cemetery, Monroe]&nbsp;(50%)
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=52173 St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Maybee]&nbsp;(90%)
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=52261 St. Paul's Cemetery, Monroe]&nbsp;(100%)
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=51475 North Side Cemetery, Maybee]&nbsp;(10%)
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=52245 St. Patrick Cemetery #2, Carleton]&nbsp;(50%)
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The two Maybee cemeteries listed above lay across the road from each other, but have separate pages on BillionGraves showing locations of the headstones and a searchable database for each one.<br>
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== '''''Civil War'''''  =====
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Civil War service men from Monroe County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Monroe County.
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:- [[17th Regiment, Michigan Infantry|17th Regiment, Michigan Infantry]], Companies C and i
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[http://monroe.lib.mi.us/genealogy/war1812_veterans.htm War of 1812 Veterans Buried in Monroe County]
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[http://www.n8elq.com/heros.html 144 Fallen Military Heroes of Monroe County, Michigan]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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[http://monroe.lib.mi.us/eresearch/recommended_sites/history/bygones_monroe/main.htm Bygones of Monroe]: Glimpses of Life in Monroe County History Taken from Area Newspapers.
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*'''Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902'''&nbsp;-- Free name indexes and images at [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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 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.  
*'''Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868-1925''' -- Free name indexes at [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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 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.  
*'''Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897'''--&nbsp;Free name indexes and images&nbsp;at&nbsp;[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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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*'''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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*[http://monroe.lib.mi.us/genealogy/Laurent_Durocher_Account_Book_Index.pdf Laurant Durocher Account Books], an active citizen in the founding of Frenchtown, later known as Monroe, Michigan.
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*[http://www.co.monroe.mi.us/egov/searchobituaries.aspx Monroe County Obituary Index]: This is 'work in progress' done by the Monroe County Historical Commission Archives. <br>
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.toll.michdar.net/ Daughters of the American Revolution - Nancy DeGraff Toll Chapter]  
 
*[http://www.toll.michdar.net/ Daughters of the American Revolution - Nancy DeGraff Toll Chapter]  
 
*[http://gsmc-michigan.org/ Genealogical Society of Monroe County]  
 
*[http://gsmc-michigan.org/ Genealogical Society of Monroe County]  
*[http://monroe.lib.mi.us/genealogy/main.htm Monroe County Library System - Genealogy]&nbsp;
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*[http://monroe.lib.mi.us/genealogy/main.htm Monroe County Library System - Genealogy]<br>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;<br>
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 21:07, 29 January 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Michigan Gotoarrow.png Monroe County

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Online Records


County Courthouse

Monroe County Courthouse
106 E 1st St.
Monroe, MI 48161
Phone: (888) 354-5500

County Clerk has birth records from 1874,
marriage records from 1818, death records from 1867,
divorce and court records to 1945.
Probate Court has probate records.
Register of Deeds has land records. [1]

History

Parent County

1817--Monroe County was created 14 July 1817 from Wayne County. County seat: Monroe [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Listing of Cemeteries by Township, City or Village

LDS Cemetery Records
Vol. 1 page 16 - St. Mary's Cemetery, at Monroe

BillionGraves:

The two Maybee cemeteries listed above lay across the road from each other, but have separate pages on BillionGraves showing locations of the headstones and a searchable database for each one.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Monroe County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Monroe County.

- 17th Regiment, Michigan Infantry, Companies C and i


War of 1812 Veterans Buried in Monroe County

144 Fallen Military Heroes of Monroe County, Michigan

Newspapers

Bygones of Monroe: Glimpses of Life in Monroe County History Taken from Area 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.
  • Laurant Durocher Account Books, an active citizen in the founding of Frenchtown, later known as Monroe, Michigan.
  • Monroe County Obituary Index: This is 'work in progress' done by the Monroe County Historical Commission Archives.

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), Monroe 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).