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{{stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Michigan|Michigan]]&nbsp;&gt; Ottawa County'' <br>
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Michigan]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' ''Ottawa County'''
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Ottawa County
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| county_map =
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| state = Michigan
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| founded year = 1831
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| founded date = March 2
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| seat = Grand Haven
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| building address = Ottawa County Courthouse<br>414 Washington Ave.<br>Grand Haven, MI 49417-1473<br>Phone: (616) 846-8310<br> [http://www.co.ottawa.mi.us/'''Ottawa County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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<br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1867, marriage <br>and court records from 1847 and divorce records from 1863.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ottawa 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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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1831--'''Ottawa County was created 2 March 1831&nbsp;from [[Mackinac_County,_Michigan|Mackinac]] County and unorganized territory.&nbsp; It was attached to Kent County prior to organization 29 December 1837. &nbsp;'''County seat:''' Grand Haven <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1831--'''Ottawa County was created 2 March 1831&nbsp;from [[Mackinac County, Michigan|Mackinac]] County and unorganized territory.&nbsp; It was attached to Kent County prior to organization 29 December 1837. &nbsp;'''County seat:''' Grand Haven <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities ==
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== Places/Localities ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
===== Cities =====
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===== Cities =====
  
 
Coopersville | Ferrysburg | Grand Haven | Holland | Hudsonville | Zeeland  
 
Coopersville | Ferrysburg | Grand Haven | Holland | Hudsonville | Zeeland  
  
===== Villages =====
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===== Villages =====
  
Spring Lake<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1233851349980_812"></span>
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Spring Lake<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1233851349980_812" />  
  
===== Townships =====
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===== Townships =====
  
Allendale Charter | Blendon&nbsp; | Chester&nbsp; | Crockery&nbsp; | Georgetown Charter |Grand Haven Charter |<br>Holland Charter |&nbsp;Jamestown Charter | Olive | Park | Polkton | Port Sheldon&nbsp;| Robinson | Spring Lake | Tallmadge Charter |&nbsp;Wright | Zeeland Charter&nbsp;&nbsp;
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Allendale Charter | Blendon&nbsp; | Chester&nbsp; | Crockery&nbsp; | Georgetown Charter |Grand Haven Charter |<br>Holland Charter |&nbsp;Jamestown Charter | Olive | Park | Polkton | Port Sheldon&nbsp;| Robinson | Spring Lake | Tallmadge Charter |&nbsp;Wright | Zeeland Charter&nbsp;&nbsp;  
  
===== Unincorporated =====
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===== Unincorporated =====
  
 
Allendale | Beechwood | Drenthe&nbsp;| Eastmanville | Jenison | Marne  
 
Allendale | Beechwood | Drenthe&nbsp;| Eastmanville | Jenison | Marne  
  
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&nbsp;  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Allegan_County,_Michigan|Allegan]]
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*[[Allegan County, Michigan|Allegan]]  
*[[Kent_County,_Michigan|Kent]]
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*[[Kent County, Michigan|Kent]]  
*[[Muskegon_County,_Michigan|Muskegon]]
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*[[Muskegon County, Michigan|Muskegon]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/ Find A Grave]
 
*[http://ottawa.migenweb.net/cemeteries/ Index to Records of Ottawa County Cemeteries]  
 
*[http://ottawa.migenweb.net/cemeteries/ Index to Records of Ottawa County Cemeteries]  
*[http://interment.net/us/mi/ottawa.htm Internment.net]  
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*[http://interment.net/us/mi/ottawa.htm Interment.net]  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/michigan/ottawa.htm The Tombstone Transcription Project]
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/michigan/ottawa.htm The Tombstone Transcription Project]
  
 
==== Censuses  ====
 
==== Censuses  ====
  
'''1850''', '''1860''', '''1870''', '''1880''' and '''1900''' US Federal Censuses for Olmsted, Minnesota can be found at [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=0 FamilySearch Record Search - Pilot].&nbsp; Free searchable name indexes and images are available for most census years.
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'''[[United States Census 1790|1790]]''', '''[[United States Census 1800|1800]]''', '''[[United States Census 1810|1810]]''', '''[[United States Census 1820|1820]]''', '''[[United States Census 1840|1840]]''', '''[[United States Census 1850|1850]]''', '''[[United States Census 1860|1860]]''', '''[[United States Census 1870|1870]]''', '''[[United States Census 1880|1880]]''', '''[[United States Census 1890|1890]]''', '''[[United States Census 1900|1900]]''', '''[[United States Census 1910|1910]]''', and '''[[United States Census 1920|1920]]''' US Federal Censuses for Ottawa, Michigan can be found at [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Record Search].&nbsp; Free searchable name indexes and images are available for most census years.  
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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Civil War service men from Ottawa 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 Ottawa County.
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://ottawa.migenweb.net/births/18671902/ Index to&nbsp;Birth Records in Ottawa County 1867-1902]  
 
*[http://ottawa.migenweb.net/births/18671902/ Index to&nbsp;Birth Records in Ottawa County 1867-1902]  
*'''Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902'''&nbsp;-- Free name indexes and images at [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1459684 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.
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*'''Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902'''&nbsp;-- Free name indexes and images at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1459684 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.
  
 
===== Marriage Records  =====
 
===== Marriage Records  =====
  
*[http://ottawa.migenweb.net/marriages/index.html Index to Marriage Records in Ottawa County]
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*[http://ottawa.migenweb.net/marriages/index.html Index to Marriage Records in Ottawa County]  
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*'''Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868-1925''' -- Free name indexes at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1452395 FamilySearch Record Search]. &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 Records  =====
 
===== Death Records  =====
  
*[http://ottawa.migenweb.net/deaths/index.html Index to Death Records in Ottawa County]
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*[http://ottawa.migenweb.net/deaths/index.html Index to Death Records in Ottawa County]  
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*'''Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897'''--&nbsp;Free name indexes and images&nbsp;at&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1452402 FamilySearch Record Search]. &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.
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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== Societies and Libraries ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=200239&subject_disp=Michigan%2C+Ottawa&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Ottawa|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottawa_County,_Michigan Ottawa County, wikipedia]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottawa_County,_Michigan Ottawa County, wikipedia]  
 
*[http://www.mymichigangenealogy.com/mi_county/ott.htm Family History 101]. Brief history, facts and where to find records in Ottawa Co.
 
*[http://www.mymichigangenealogy.com/mi_county/ott.htm Family History 101]. Brief history, facts and where to find records in Ottawa Co.
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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[[Category:Ottawa_County,_Michigan]]

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Ottawa County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 2, 1831
County Seat Grand Haven
Courthouse
Address Ottawa County Courthouse
414 Washington Ave.
Grand Haven, MI 49417-1473
Phone: (616) 846-8310
Ottawa County Website


County Courthouse


County Clerk has birth and death records from 1867, marriage
and court records from 1847 and divorce records from 1863.[1]

History

Parent County

1831--Ottawa County was created 2 March 1831 from Mackinac County and unorganized territory.  It was attached to Kent County prior to organization 29 December 1837.  County seat: Grand Haven [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities

Coopersville | Ferrysburg | Grand Haven | Holland | Hudsonville | Zeeland

Villages

Spring Lake

Townships

Allendale Charter | Blendon  | Chester  | Crockery  | Georgetown Charter |Grand Haven Charter |
Holland Charter | Jamestown Charter | Olive | Park | Polkton | Port Sheldon | Robinson | Spring Lake | Tallmadge Charter | Wright | Zeeland Charter  

Unincorporated

Allendale | Beechwood | Drenthe | Eastmanville | Jenison | Marne

 

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Censuses

1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890, 1900, 1910, and 1920 US Federal Censuses for Ottawa, Michigan can be found at FamilySearch Record Search.  Free searchable name indexes and images are available for most census years.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Ottawa 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 Ottawa County.

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Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records
  • Index to Death Records in Ottawa County
  • 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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ottawa 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).