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| building address = Presque Isle County Courthouse<br>151 E Huron Ave.<br>P. O. Box 110<br>Rogers City, MI 49779-1316<br>Phone: 517-734-3288<br> [http://www.presqueislecounty.org/'''Presque Isle County Website'''] }}  
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| building address = '''Presque Isle County Courthouse'''<br>151 E Huron Ave.<br>PO Box 110<br>Rogers City, MI 49779-1316<br>Phone: 517-734-3288<br> [http://www.presqueislecounty.org/ Presque Isle County Website] }}  
  
 
=== County Information  ===
 
=== County Information  ===
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
<br>[http://www.presqueislecounty.org/clerk.html County Clerk] has birth and death records from 1871, <br>marriage records from 1842 and divorce records from 1900. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Presque Island 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>[http://www.presqueislecounty.org/clerk.html County Clerk] has birth and death records from 1871, marriage records from 1842 and divorce records from 1900. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Presque Island 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  ====
  
'''1840--'''Presque Isle County was created 1 April 1840&nbsp;from [[Mackinac County, Michigan Genealogy|Mackinac]] County. It was attached Cheyboygan and Alpena Counties prior to organization 31 March 1871. &nbsp;'''County seat:''' Rogers City <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1840--'''Presque Isle County was created 1 April 1840 from [[Mackinac County, Michigan Genealogy|Mackinac]] County. It was attached Cheyboygan and Alpena Counties prior to organization 31 March 1871. '''County seat:''' Rogers City <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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{{MI Vital Intro}}  
 
{{MI Vital Intro}}  
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-vital-records/ How to order Michigan Vital Records]
 
 
=====Birth=====
 
=====Birth=====
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*'''1867-1902''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1459684 Michigan Birth Registrations, 1867-1902] at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1867-1917''' - {{RecordSearch|1923472|Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''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.
 
  
 
=====Marriage=====
 
=====Marriage=====
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*'''1820-1937''' - {{RecordSearch|2473289|Michigan, County Marriages Index, 1820-1937}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1820-1937''' - {{RecordSearch|2473289|Michigan, County Marriages Index, 1820-1937}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1820-1940''' - {{RecordSearch|1810350|Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''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]. 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.
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*'''1868-1925''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1452395 Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868-1925] at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
=====Death=====
 
=====Death=====
 
*'''1850-1880''' - {{RecordSearch|2632078|Michigan Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1850-1880''' - {{RecordSearch|2632078|Michigan Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1867-1897''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1452402 Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897] -- Free name indexes and images at [https://www.familysearch.org/#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1452402 FamilySearch]. 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.
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*'''1867-1897''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1452402 Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897] at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
 
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
'''Presque Isle County Genealogical Society'''<br>c/o Onaway Library<br> Box 742<br>Onaway 49765-0742<br><br>
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*'''Presque Isle County Genealogical Society'''<br>c/o Onaway Library<br> Box 742<br>Onaway, MI 49765-0742
 
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*'''Presque Isle County Historical Society and Museum'''<br>176 W Michigan Ave<br>Rogers City, MI 49779<br>Phone: 989-734-4121<br>E-mail: [mailto:bradleymuseum@yahoo.com bradleymuseum@yahoo.com]<br>[http://www.thebradleyhouse.org/ Website]
'''Presque Isle County Historical Society and Museum Michigan'''<br>176 W Michigan Ave<br>Rogers City, MI 49779<br>Telephone: 989-734-4121<br>E-mail:[mailto:bradleymuseum@yahoo.com bradleymuseum@yahoo.com]<br>[http://teachinghistory.org/history-content/historical-site/5641 Website]<br><br>
 
 
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/mi-society-archive/ List of Michigan Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
 
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/michigan/presque-isle-county/ Presque Isle County, MI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
 
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117010845362856133445 Michigan Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
 
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117010845362856133445 Michigan Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/241315555879711/ Michigan Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/241315555879711/ Michigan Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  

Latest revision as of 18:11, 16 September 2019

Michigan Genealogy

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

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Presque Isle County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 1, 1840
County Seat Rogers City
Courthouse
Presque Isle County Courthouse Rogers City, Michigan.jpg
Address Presque Isle County Courthouse
151 E Huron Ave.
PO Box 110
Rogers City, MI 49779-1316
Phone: 517-734-3288
Presque Isle County Website


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Presque Isle (French, "almost an island"; the term for a narrow peninsula). The County has Rogers City as its seat and the County was created 1840. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.[1]

Presque Isle County, Michigan Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1871 1842 1871 1972 1856 1874 1820
Statewide registration started in 1867 for births and deaths. General compliance by 1915.

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]


County Clerk has birth and death records from 1871, marriage records from 1842 and divorce records from 1900. [3]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1840--Presque Isle County was created 1 April 1840 from Mackinac County. It was attached Cheyboygan and Alpena Counties prior to organization 31 March 1871. County seat: Rogers City [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]

Alpena  • Cheboygan  • Montmorency

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 Presque Isle 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]

Cheboygan CountyMontmorency CountyAlpena CountyMI PRESQUE ISLE.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Civil War service men from Presque Isle 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 Presque Isle 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 Presque Isle 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, Presque Isle 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]

  • Presque Isle County Genealogical Society
    c/o Onaway Library
    Box 742
    Onaway, MI 49765-0742
  • Presque Isle County Historical Society and Museum
    176 W Michigan Ave
    Rogers City, MI 49779
    Phone: 989-734-4121
    E-mail: bradleymuseum@yahoo.com
    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, "Presque County, Michigan" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presque_Isle_County,_Michigan."
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Presque Isle 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), Presque Island 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).