Monroe County, Michigan Genealogy

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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]


Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



Listing of Cemeteries by Township, City or Village

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


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.




Local Histories



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


Bygones of Monroe: Glimpses of Life in Monroe County History Taken from Area Newspapers.



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


  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).