Oscoda County, Michigan Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki
Revision as of 02:40, 15 February 2013 by AlphaAust (talk | contribs) (Added Info Box and moved County Address)

Jump to: navigation, search

United States Gotoarrow.png Michigan Gotoarrow.png Oscoda County

Hand and keyboard.jpg Michigan
Online Records

Oscoda County, Michigan
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Founded April 1, 1840
County Seat Mio
Address Oscoda County Courthouse
Oscoda County Michigan Courthouse.jpg

311 Morenci
P. O. Box 399
Mio, MI 48647
Phone: (989) 826-1110
Oscoda County Website

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, burial, divorce and court records from 1881 and land records from 1850.
Probate Judge has probate records. [1]


Parent County

1840--Oscoda County was created 1 April 1840 from Mackinac County. It was attached to Cheboygan, Alpena, Alcona, Iosco, and Mackinac Counties prior to organization 10 March 1881.  County seat: Mio [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



1880 Census: Oscoda County is missing people.





Local Histories



Civil War

Civil War service men from Oscoda 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 Oscoda 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

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), Oscoda County, Michigan page 350, 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).