Ogemaw County, Michigan Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Ogemaw County Courthouse
806 W Houghton Ave.
West Branch, MI 48661
Phone: (517) 345-0215

Ogemaw County; 806 W Houghton Ave; West Branch, MI 48661; Ph. 517.345.0215 Details: (Attached to Mackinac, Cheboygan & Iosco Cos prior to organization. Eliminated 7 Mar 1867 to Iosco. Recreated 28 Mar 1873 from Iosco & organized 27 Apr 1875) (Co Clk has b rec from 1879, m rec from 1887, d rec from 1876, div & ct rec from 1902, nat rec from 1876 & mil rec from 1919; Pro Ct has pro rec from 1873; Reg of deeds has land rec from 1860) www.rootsweb.com/~miogemaw/index.htm


Parent County

1840--Ogemaw County was created 1 April 1840 from unorganized territory. It was attached to Mackinac, Cheyboygan, and Iosco Counties prior to organization. Elminated 7 March 1867 to Iosco, and recreated 28 March 1873 from Iosco and organized 27 April 1875.  County seat: West Branch [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories



Civil War

Civil War service men from Ogemaw 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 Ogemaw County.





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


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).