Osceola County, Michigan Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Osceloa County Courthouse
301 W Upton Ave.
P. O. Box 208
Reed City, MI 49677
Phone: (231) 832-6104

Osceola County; 301 W Upton Ave; PO Box 208; Reed City, MI 49677-1149; Ph. 231.832.6104 Details: (Formerly Unwattin Co. Name changed to Osceola 8 Mar 1843. Attached to Ottawa, Mason, Newaygo & Mecosta Cos prior to organization 17 Mar 1869) (Co Clk has b & m rec from 1869, d & div rec from 1870, ct rec from 1963 & bur rec; Pro Judge has pro rec; Co Treas has land rec


Parent County

1840--Osceola County was created 1 April 1840 from Mackinac County. Formerly Unwattin County, until name changed to Osceola 8 March 1843. It was attached to Ottawa, Mason, Newaygo, and Mecosta Counties prior to organization 17 March 1869.  County seat: Reed City [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories



Civil War

Civil War service men from Osceola 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 Osceola 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).