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''' State Census'''
 
''' State Census'''
 
*'''1894''' - {{RecordSearch|1825187|Michigan State Census, 1894}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1894''' - {{RecordSearch|1825187|Michigan State Census, 1894}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
==== Church  ====
 
 
{{MI Church Intro}}
 
 
The Monroe County Library System has microfilm of county church records running back to the 18th century. They are housed at the [http://monroe.lib.mi.us/ellis-library-reference-center Ellis Library & Reference Center].
 
 
===== Catholic  =====
 
 
{| width="600" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
 
|-
 
! scope="col" | Name
 
! scope="col" | Town
 
! scope="col" | Baptism
 
! scope="col" | Death
 
! scope="col" | Marriage
 
! scope="col" | Confirmation
 
|-
 
| [http://stcharlesnewport.org/ St. Charles]
 
| Newport
 
| 1852-1901
 
| 1853-1984
 
| 1853-1900<br>
 
| 1870-1878<br>
 
|-
 
| [http://www.stjohnmonroe.com/ St. John the Baptist]
 
| Monroe
 
| 1873-1901
 
| 1918-1984
 
| 1873-1901
 
|
 
|-
 
| [http://www.stjosepherie.com/ St. Joseph]
 
| Erie
 
| 1825-1900
 
| 1841-1984
 
| 1827-1858, 1858-1900 (1856-1885 missing)
 
|
 
|-
 
| [http://www.stpatrickcatholicschoolmi.com/stpatrickchurch.html St. Joseph]
 
| Maybee
 
| 1890-1902
 
| 1890-1984
 
| 1890-1984
 
| 1894-1911
 
|-
 
| [http://www.stmarymonroe.org/ St. Mary]
 
| Monroe
 
| 1794-1830, 1882-1907
 
| 1795-1941, 1942-1984
 
| 1794-1908
 
|
 
|-
 
| [http://www.stmichaelmonroe.com/ St. Michael]
 
| Monroe
 
| 1852-1900
 
| 1852-1984
 
| 1852-1900
 
| 1852-1898
 
|-
 
| [http://stpatrickcatholicschoolmi.com/divinegraceparish.html St. Patrick]
 
| Carleton
 
| 1859-1909
 
| 1859-1984
 
| 1859-1878
 
| 1874-1890
 
|}
 
 
===== Protestant  =====
 
 
{| width="600" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
 
|-
 
! scope="col" | Name
 
! scope="col" | Place
 
! scope="col" | Microfilm Years
 
|-
 
| 1st United Presbyterian Church
 
| Petersburg
 
| 1856-1913
 
|-
 
| [http://www.eastidaimmanuel.com/ Immanuel Lutheran Church]
 
| Ida
 
| 1879-1949
 
|-
 
| Maybee Congregational Church
 
| Maybee
 
| 1880-1950
 
|-
 
| Methodist Episcopal Church of Petersburg
 
| Deerfield
 
| 1883-1900
 
|-
 
| [http://www.princeofpeaceida.org/ Prince of Peace Lutheran Church]
 
| Ida
 
| 1860-1913
 
|-
 
| [http://www.stjohndundee.com/ St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church]
 
| Dundee
 
| 1860-1949
 
|-
 
| [http://www.stmichaellcmc.org/smlc/index.htm St. Michael Lutheran Church]
 
| Ottawa Lake
 
| 1872-1937
 
|-
 
| [http://www.stpaulmaybee.org/ St. Paul's Lutheran Church]
 
| Maybee
 
| 1859-1928
 
|-
 
| St. Paul's Lutheran Church
 
| Monroe
 
| 1897-1940
 
|-
 
| [http://stpaulsumcmonroe.org/ St. Paul's United Methodist Church]
 
| Monroe
 
| 1841-1900
 
|-
 
| [http://www.episcopalchurch.org/parish/trinity-episcopal-church-monroe-mi Trinity Episcopal Church]
 
| Monroe
 
| 1831-1924
 
|-
 
| [http://www.trinitylutheranmonroe.org/ Trinity Lutheran Church]
 
| Monroe
 
| 1843-1907
 
|-
 
| [http://www.trinitylutheranmonroe.org/ Trinity Lutheran Church]
 
| Monroe
 
| 1843-1911
 
|-
 
| [http://www.zionlutheranottawalakemi.com/ Zion Lutheran Church]
 
| Ottawa Lake
 
| 1861-1935
 
|}
 
 
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
 
{{MI Church Intro}}  
 
{{MI Church Intro}}  
 
*'''1819-1991''' - {{RecordSearch|2787825|Michigan, Church Records, 1819-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1819-1991''' - {{RecordSearch|2787825|Michigan, Church Records, 1819-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*The Monroe County Library System has microfilm of county church records running back to the 18th century. They are housed at the [http://monroe.lib.mi.us/branches/ellis/main.htm Ellis Library &amp; Reference Center].  
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*The Monroe County Library System has microfilm of county church records running back to the 18th century. They are housed at the [https://monroe.lib.mi.us/ellis-library-reference-center Ellis Library &amp; Reference Center].  
  
 
===== Catholic  =====
 
===== Catholic  =====
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| 1860-1913
 
| 1860-1913
 
|-
 
|-
| [http://www.stjohndundee.com/ St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church]  
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| [https://stjohndundee.wordpress.com/ St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church]  
 
| Dundee  
 
| Dundee  
 
| 1860-1949
 
| 1860-1949
 
|-
 
|-
| [http://www.stmichaellcmc.org/smlc/index.htm St. Michael Lutheran Church]  
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| [https://www.stmichaellcmc.org/ St. Michael Lutheran Church]  
 
| Ottawa Lake  
 
| Ottawa Lake  
 
| 1872-1937
 
| 1872-1937
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{{MI History Intro}}  
 
{{MI History Intro}}  
 
*[http://www.co.monroe.mi.us/government/departments_offices/museum/index.html Monroe County Historical Museum]
 
*[http://www.monroeccc.edu/monroehistory/index.htm Monroe in History] - A collection of Civil War letters and historical photographs
 
*[http://www.co.monroe.mi.us/government/departments_offices/museum/index.html River Raisin Battlefield Visitors Center]
 
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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'''''Online Records'''''
 
'''''Online Records'''''
 
*{{RecordSearch|3246416|Michigan, Civil War Centennial Observance Commission, Committee on Civil War Grave Registration, Burial Records}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*{{RecordSearch|3246416|Michigan, Civil War Centennial Observance Commission, Committee on Civil War Grave Registration, Burial Records}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*[http://monroe.lib.mi.us/genealogy/war1812_veterans.htm War of 1812 Veterans Buried in Monroe County]
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*[https://monroe.lib.mi.us/bygones/war-1812-veterans-buried-monroe-county War of 1812 Veterans Buried in Monroe County]
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==== War of 1812 ====
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*[https://www.nps.gov/rira/index.htm River Raisin Battlefield Visitors Center]
  
 
===== World War I =====
 
===== World War I =====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
[http://monroe.lib.mi.us/bygones-monroe Bygones of Monroe]: Glimpses of Life in Monroe County History Taken from Area Newspapers.  
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[https://monroe.lib.mi.us/monroe-bygones Bygones of Monroe]: Glimpses of Life in Monroe County History Taken from Area Newspapers.  
  
 
{{MI Newspaper abstracts|Monroe}}
 
{{MI Newspaper abstracts|Monroe}}
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*'''1820-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|2215693|Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1820-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|2215693|Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1821-2012''' - [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/webasm-9229/ Monroe County Obituary Index] at Ancestry ($)
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==== Other Records ====
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*[http://monroe.lib.mi.us/sites/default/files/attachments/Laurent_Durocher_Account_Book_Index_0.pdf Laurant Durocher Account Book Index], an active citizen in the founding of Frenchtown, later known as Monroe, Michigan.
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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=====Birth=====
 
=====Birth=====
 
*'''1867-1917''' - {{RecordSearch|1923472|Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1867-1917''' - {{RecordSearch|1923472|Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''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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*'''1867-1902''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1459684 Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902] — index and images
  
 
=====Marriage=====
 
=====Marriage=====
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*'''1820-1937''' - {{RecordSearch|2473289|Michigan, County Marriages Index, 1820-1937}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1820-1937''' - {{RecordSearch|2473289|Michigan, County Marriages Index, 1820-1937}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1820-1940''' - {{RecordSearch|1810350|Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1820-1940''' - {{RecordSearch|1810350|Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''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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*'''1868-1925''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1452395 Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868-1925] — index and images
  
 
=====Death=====
 
=====Death=====
 
*'''1850-1880''' - {{RecordSearch|2632078|Michigan Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1850-1880''' - {{RecordSearch|2632078|Michigan Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''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.
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*'''1867-1897''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1452402 Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897] — index and images
 
 
*[http://monroe.lib.mi.us/sites/default/files/attachments/Laurent_Durocher_Account_Book_Index_0.pdf Laurant Durocher Account Book Index], an active citizen in the founding of Frenchtown, later known as Monroe, Michigan.<br>
 
*[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  ==
  
'''Monroe County, Genealogical Society Of'''<br>PO Box 1428<br>Monroe 48161-1428<br>E-mail:[mailto:gsmcmi@gsmcmi.org gsmcmi@gsmcmi.org]<br>[http://gsmcmi.org/libraryRecords.php Website]<br><br>
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*'''Genealogical Society of Monroe County'''<br>PO Box 1428<br>Monroe, MI 48161-6428<br>E-mail: [mailto:gsmcmi@gsmcmi.org gsmcmi@gsmcmi.org]<br>[https://gsmcmi.org/ Website]
 
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*'''Monroe County Historical Museum'''<br>126 South Monroe Street<br>Monroe, MI 48161<br>Phone: 734-240-7780<br>[https://www.co.monroe.mi.us/officials_and_departments/departments/museum/index.php Website]
 
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*'''Monroe County Historical Museum'''<br>Archives and Collections<br>[https://www.co.monroe.mi.us/officials_and_departments/departments/museum/archives_and_collections.php Website]
 
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*'''Daughters of the American Revolution'''<br>Nancy DeGraff Toll Chapter<br>[http://www.toll.michdar.net/ Website]
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-society-archive/ List of Michigan Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]  
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*'''Monroe County Library System'''<br>[http://monroe.lib.mi.us/genealogy/main.htm Website]<br>[https://monroe.lib.mi.us/my-library/branch-locations-and-hours Branch links, locations and hours]
*[http://www.toll.michdar.net/ Daughters of the American Revolution - Nancy DeGraff Toll Chapter]
 
*[http://gsmcmi.org/ Genealogical Society of Monroe County]  
 
*[http://monroe.lib.mi.us/genealogy/main.htm Monroe County Library System - Genealogy]<br>
 
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}  
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}  
  
*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]&nbsp;<br>
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*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]<br>
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/monroe-county/ Monroe 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]  

Revision as of 17:00, 6 September 2019

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

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Monroe County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded July 14, 1817
County Seat Monroe
Courthouse
MonroeMIcourthouse.jpg
Address Monroe County Courthouse
106 E 1st Street
Monroe, MI 48161
Phone: 888-354-5500
Monroe County Website



County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for James Monroe. The County has Monroe as its seat and the County was created July 14, 1817. The County is located in the southeast area of the state.[1]

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

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1874 1818 1867 1945 1806 1817 1820
Statewide registration started in 1867 for births and deaths. General compliance by 1915.

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]


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. [3]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

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

Lenawee  • Lucas County, Ohio  • Washtenaw  • Wayne

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.

Listing of Cemeteries by Township, City or Village

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.

Catholic[edit | edit source]
Name Town Baptism Death Marriage Confirmation
St. Charles Newport 1852-1901 1853-1984 1853-1900
1870-1878
St. John the Baptist Monroe 1873-1901 1918-1984 1873-1901
St. Joseph Erie 1825-1900 1841-1984 1827-1858, 1858-1900 (1856-1885 missing)
St. Joseph Maybee 1890-1902 1890-1984 1890-1984 1894-1911
St. Mary Monroe 1794-1830, 1882-1907 1795-1941, 1942-1984 1794-1908
St. Michael Monroe 1852-1900 1852-1984 1852-1900 1852-1898
St. Patrick Carleton 1859-1909 1859-1984 1859-1878 1874-1890
Protestant[edit | edit source]
Name Place Microfilm Years
1st United Presbyterian Church Petersburg 1856-1913
Immanuel Lutheran Church Ida 1879-1949
Maybee Congregational Church Maybee 1880-1950
Methodist Episcopal Church of Petersburg Deerfield 1883-1900
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Ida 1860-1913
St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church Dundee 1860-1949
St. Michael Lutheran Church Ottawa Lake 1872-1937
St. Paul's Lutheran Church Maybee 1859-1928
St. Paul's Lutheran Church Monroe 1897-1940
St. Paul's United Methodist Church Monroe 1841-1900
Trinity Episcopal Church Monroe 1831-1924
Trinity Lutheran Church Monroe 1843-1907
Trinity Lutheran Church Monroe 1843-1911
Zion Lutheran Church Ottawa Lake 1861-1935


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 Monroe 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]

Washtenaw CountyWayne CountyLenawee CountyFulton CountyLucas CountyMI MONROE.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

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

Online Records

War of 1812[edit | edit source]

World War I[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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

Finding More Michigan Newspapers[edit source]

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

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[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, Monroe 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]

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, "Monroe County, Michigan" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroe_County,_Michigan."
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Monroe 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), Monroe 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).

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