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=== County Information ===
==== Delta County, Michigan Record Dates Description ====
The County was named for the Greek letter "delta", which refers to the triangular shape of the original county. The County has Escanaba as its seat and the County was created March 9, 1843. The County is located in the northwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Delta County, Michigan" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_County,_Michigan."</ref> ====Delta County, Michigan Record Dates==== {| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="67" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Delta 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, Revised Third ed. (Salt Lake CityProvo, Utah: Ancestry, 19922004), 369346-384349. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Delta County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_RecordsBirth|Birth*]]''' | width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Delta County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_RecordsMarriage|Marriage]]''' | width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Delta County, Michigan Genealogy#Vital_RecordsDeath|Death*]]''' | width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Delta County, Michigan Genealogy#CensusCourt Records|CensusCourt]]''' | width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Delta County, Michigan Genealogy#Landand Property Records|Land]]'''Land| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Delta County, Michigan Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]] '''| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Delta County, Michigan Genealogy#ProbateCensus Records|ProbateCensus]]'''
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| width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1869 1867 | width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1869 1867| width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1869 1867| width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1820 1867| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867| width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1843 1867| width="1614.62%" align="center" | 18431820|-| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration started in 1867 for births and deaths. General compliance by 1915.</center>
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==== Parent County ====
'''1843--'''Delta County was created 9 March 1843&nbsp;from [[Mackinac|Mackinac]] County and unorganized territories. It was attached to Mackinac County prior to ogranization 12 March 1861. '''County seat:''' Escanaba <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
==== Boundary Changes ====
==== Neighboring Counties ====
[[Alger County, Michigan Genealogy|Alger]] {{•}} [[Marquette County, Michigan Genealogy|Marquette]] {{•}} [[Menominee County, Michigan Genealogy|Menominee]] {{•}} [[Schoolcraft County, Michigan Genealogy|Schoolcraft]] <center>{{MIDelta County, Michigan Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
== Resources ==
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [httphttps://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=24&GScnty=1247&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n memorial Findagrave.com]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|329958|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [httphttps://www.findagrave.com/cgicemetery-binbrowse/fg.cgiUSA/Michigan/Delta-County?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=24&CScntyid=1247 county_1247 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.migenweb.org/delta/cemeteries/default.html USGenWeb]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Delta+Michigan&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Michigan&county=Delta&cemetery_name=a# cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/michigan/delta.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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==== Census ====
''' State Census'''
*'''1894''' - {{RecordSearch|1825187|Michigan State Census, 1894}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
==== Church ====
{{MI Church Intro}}
*'''1819-1991''' - {{RecordSearch|2787825|Michigan, Church Records, 1819-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
==== Court ====
==== Emigration and Immigration ====
*'''1929 - 1966''' {{RecordSearch|2426314|Michigan, Crew Lists for various ports, 1929-1966}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
==== Land ====
==== Maps ====
 [[Image:Midelta.jpg{{MI Neighboring Counties Intro|600px|Midelta.jpg]] county={{MI Delta County}}}}
*[http://www.mapofus.org/michigan/ Maps of Michigan (1790-1897)]
===== Civil War =====
Civil War service men from Delta 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 Delta County.  '''''Online Records'''''*{{RecordSearch|3246416|Michigan, Civil War Centennial Observance Commission, Committee on Civil War Grave Registration, Burial Records}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index ===== World War I =====
*'''1917-1919''' - {{RecordSearch|3007553|Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919}} at [https:-//familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
==== Newspapers ====
==== Obituaries ====
*'''1820-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|2215693|Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
==== Probate ====
{{MI Vital Intro}}
=====Birth=====
*'''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=====
*'''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 $
*'''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
*'''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=====
*'''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] --&nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1236870413453_862" ></span><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1236870413453_263" ></span>&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, birthplace, names and occupations of parents, and the date the record was made.
*'''1867-2010''' - [https://www.deltacountymi.org/pages.php?ID=182 Delta County Death Records, 1867-2010] - index of death records created by the Delta County Genealogical Society.&nbsp;
*'''Pre-1897''' (not complete) - [http://www.mdch.state.mi.us/pha/osr/gendisx/search2.htm Michigan State Department of Community Health Genealogical Death Indexing System]<br>
==== Family History Centers ====
{{FamilySearch Family History Centers Intro}}
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
*[[Escanaba Michigan Family History Center]] 1315 9th Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829 United States
*{{FHL|Michigan%2C+Delta|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
*[http://www.migenweb.org/delta/ The Delta County MIGenWeb Project], an member of [[MIGenWeb|The MIGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MI/Delta-County.htm Delta County MI Genealogy] (LDS Genealogyldsgenealogy.com)
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