Schoolcraft County, Michigan Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Schoolcraft County Courthouse
300 Walnut St. #164
Manistique, MI 49854-1491
Phone: (906) 341-3618

Schoolcraft County; 300 Walnut St #164; Manistique, MI 49854-1491; Ph. 906.341.3618 Details: (Attached to Chippewa, Houghton & Marquette Cos prior to organization 23 Mar 1871) (Co Clk has b, m, d, div, ct & land rec from 1870; Pro Ct has pro rec from 1870)


Parent County

1843--Schoolcraft County was created 9 March 1843 from Chippewa and Mackinac Counties. It was attached to Chippewa, Houghton, and Marquette Counties prior to organization 23 March 1871.  County seat: Manistique [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



Lakeview Cemetery, Manistique, MI

Fairview Cemetery, Manistique, MI

Thompson Cemetery, Thompson, MI




Local Histories



Civil War

Civil War service men from Schoolcraft 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 Schoolcraft 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.
  •  is a free database that has Michigan Death Certificates from 1897-1920, Civil war volunteer records, property records and other historical documents.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

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
  •  is a free collection of historical documents and vital records.


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