Ottawa County, Michigan Genealogy

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County Courthouse

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 [1]

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

1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 and 1900 US Federal Censuses for Ottawa, Michigan can be found at FamilySearch Record Search - Pilot.  Free searchable name indexes and images are available for most census years.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

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

Web Sites

References

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