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| building address = Otsego County Courthouse<br>225 W Main St.<br>Gaylord, MI 49735-1348<br>Phone: (517) 732-6484<br> [http://www.otsegocountymi.gov/'''Otsego County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Otsego County Courthouse<br>225 W Main St.<br>Gaylord, MI 49735-1348<br>Phone: (517) 732-6484<br> [http://www.otsegocountymi.gov/'''Otsego County Website'''] }}  
  
 
=== County Information  ===
 
=== County Information  ===
  
==== Otsego County, Michigan Record Dates  ====
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==== Description ====
  
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The County was named for a Native American name meaning "place of the rock". However, an alternative theory is that it derives from a lake and a county in New York state, which are said to bear the name derived from a Mohawk Iroquoian word meaning either "clear water" or "meeting place". The County has Gaylord as its seat and the County was created 1875. The County is located in the north central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Otsego County, Michigan" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otsego_County,_Michigan."</ref>
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Otsego County, Michigan . Page 343-351 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=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.</ref></center>
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 369-384. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1875
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1875
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1875
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Otsego County, Michigan Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1975
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Otsego County, Michigan Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1864
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Otsego County, Michigan Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1876
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration started in 1867 for births and deaths. General compliance by 1915.</center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1875
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1887
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1820
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1864
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1876
 
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
<br>[http://www.otsegocountymi.gov/county-clerk-44/ County Clerk] has birth, marriage, death, divorce and court records from 1875.<br>County Treasurer has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Otsego County, Michigan page 350, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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<br>[https://www.otsegocountymi.gov/ County Clerk] has birth, marriage, death, divorce and court records from 1875.<br>County Treasurer has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Otsego County, Michigan page 350, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Antrim County, Michigan Genealogy|Antrim]] {{•}} [[Charlevoix County, Michigan Genealogy|Charlevoix]] {{•}} [[Cheboygan County, Michigan Genealogy|Cheboygan]] {{•}} [[Crawford County, Michigan Genealogy|Crawford]] {{•}} [[Kalkaska County, Michigan Genealogy|Kalkaska]] {{•}} [[Montmorency County, Michigan Genealogy|Montmorency]] {{•}} [[Oscoda County, Michigan Genealogy|Oscoda]]  
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[[Antrim County, Michigan Genealogy|Antrim]] {{•}} [[Charlevoix County, Michigan Genealogy|Charlevoix]] {{•}} [[Cheboygan County, Michigan Genealogy|Cheboygan]] {{•}} [[Crawford County, Michigan Genealogy|Crawford]] {{•}} [[Kalkaska County, Michigan Genealogy|Kalkaska]] {{•}} [[Montmorency County, Michigan Genealogy|Montmorency]] {{•}} [[Oscoda County, Michigan Genealogy|Oscoda]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Michigan/Otsego-County?id=county_1295 Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.migenweb.org/otsego/OtsegoCem.htm USGenWeb]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.migenweb.org/otsego/OtsegoCem.htm USGenWeb]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Otsego+Michigan&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Otsego+Michigan&qt=results_page WorldCat]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Michigan&county=Otsego&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mi/otsego/6901cem.htm MIGenWeb Archives]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mi/otsego/6901cem.htm MIGenWeb Archives]
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==== Census ====
 
==== Census ====
 
''' State Census'''
 
''' State Census'''
*'''1894''' - {{RecordSearch|1825187|Michigan State Census, 1894}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1894''' - {{RecordSearch|1825187|Michigan State Census, 1894}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
 
{{MI Church Intro}}
 
{{MI Church Intro}}
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*'''1819-1991''' - {{RecordSearch|2787825|Michigan, Church Records, 1819-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Emigration and Immigration ====
 
==== Emigration and Immigration ====
*'''1929 - 1966''' {{RecordSearch|2426314|Michigan, Crew Lists for various ports, 1929-1966}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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*'''1929 - 1966''' {{RecordSearch|2426314|Michigan, Crew Lists for various ports, 1929-1966}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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{{MI Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MI Otsego County}}}}
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
  
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===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
  
Civil War service men from Otsego 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 Otsego County.  
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Civil War service men from Otsego 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 Otsego County.
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*{{RecordSearch|3246416|Michigan, Civil War Centennial Observance Commission, Committee on Civil War Grave Registration, Burial Records}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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===== World War I =====
  
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*'''1917-1919''' - {{RecordSearch|3007553|Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Obituaries ====
 
==== Obituaries ====
  
*'''1820-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|2215693|Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1820-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|2215693|Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-vital-records/ How to order Michigan Vital Records]  
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-vital-records/ How to order Michigan Vital Records]  
 
=====Birth=====
 
=====Birth=====
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*'''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.
 
*'''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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=====Marriage=====
 
=====Marriage=====
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*'''1585-1945''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=michigan%2cmi Michigan, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
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*'''1820-1937''' - {{RecordSearch|2473289|Michigan, County Marriages Index, 1820-1937}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''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.
 
*'''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.
  
 
=====Death=====
 
=====Death=====
*'''1867-1897''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1452402 Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897] --&nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1236870413453_862" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1236870413453_263" />&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,
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*'''1850-1880''' - {{RecordSearch|2632078|Michigan Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''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,
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}  
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]&nbsp;[[Introduction to Family History Centers|Introduction to Family History Centers]]
  
 
*[[Gaylord Michigan Family History Center]]&nbsp;600 N Elm St, Gaylord, MI 49735 &nbsp;United States&nbsp;
 
*[[Gaylord Michigan Family History Center]]&nbsp;600 N Elm St, Gaylord, MI 49735 &nbsp;United States&nbsp;
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*[http://www.migenweb.org/otsego/ USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
 
*[http://www.migenweb.org/otsego/ USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
 
*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Otsego|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Otsego|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MI/Otsego-County.htm Otsego County MI Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MI/Otsego-County.htm Otsego County MI Genealogy] (ldsgenealogy.com)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 13:29, 19 August 2019


Local histories are available for Otsego 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.

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

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Otsego County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 1, 1840
County Seat Gaylord
Courthouse
Otsego County Courthouse Gaylord, Michigan.jpg
Address Otsego County Courthouse
225 W Main St.
Gaylord, MI 49735-1348
Phone: (517) 732-6484
Otsego County Website


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for a Native American name meaning "place of the rock". However, an alternative theory is that it derives from a lake and a county in New York state, which are said to bear the name derived from a Mohawk Iroquoian word meaning either "clear water" or "meeting place". The County has Gaylord as its seat and the County was created 1875. The County is located in the north central area of the state.[1]

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

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1875 1875 1875 1975 1864 1876 1820
Statewide registration started in 1867 for births and deaths. General compliance by 1915.

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]


County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, divorce and court records from 1875.
County Treasurer has land records. [3]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1840--Otsego County was created 1 April 1840 from Mackinac County. Formerly Okkuddo County, until name changed to Otsego 8 March 1843. It was attached to Alpena, Mackinac, Cheboygan, and Antrim Counties prior to organization 12 March 1875.
County seat: Gaylord [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]

Antrim  • Charlevoix  • Cheboygan  • Crawford  • Kalkaska  • Montmorency  • Oscoda

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.

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.

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 Otsego 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]

Charlevoix CountyCheboygan CountyMontmorency CountyOscoda CountyCrawford CountyKalkaska CountyAntrim CountyMI OTSEGO.PNG
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for more resources


Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Civil War service men from Otsego 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 Otsego County.

Online Records

World War I[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Finding More Michigan Newspapers[edit source]

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

Obituaries[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, Otsego 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]

Otsego County Historical Society
320 W Main St.
PO Box 1223
Gaylord MI, 49734
Telephone Number: 989-732-4568
Website

Gaylord Fact-finders Genealogical Society
PO Box 1524
Gaylord 49735
Website

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, "Otsego County, Michigan" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otsego_County,_Michigan."
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Otsego 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), Otsego County, Michigan page 350, 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).