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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Michigan]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' ''St. Joseph County''
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Guide to '''St. Joseph County Michigan genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = St. Joseph County
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| state = Michigan
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| founded year = 1829
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| founded date = October 29
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| seat = Centreville
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| building address =  St. Joseph County Courthouse<br>125 W Main St.<br>Centreville, MI 49032-0189<br>Phone: 616-467-5602<br> [http://www.stjosephcountymi.org/clerk/'''St. Joseph County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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<br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1867, <br>marriage records from 1832, divorce and court records from 1900 <br>and naturalization records. <br>Probate Court has probate records.<br>Register of Deeds has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), St Joseph County, Michigan page 351, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=117756 Oak Lawn Cemetery, Sturgis] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=117802 South Colon Cemetery, Burr Oak] BillionGraves
  
 
'''Mottville Township:'''  
 
'''Mottville Township:'''  
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*The [http://books.google.com/books?id=FkIVAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=St.+Joseph+County+Michigan&ei=f33vSd7yMpnCyATL9YSUDg#PPA9,M2 Portrait and biographical album of St. Joseph County, Michigan] is a 606 page history of St. Joseph County that was published by Chapman brothers in 1889. The book was digitized February 11, 2008 and made available on Google Books.
 
*The [http://books.google.com/books?id=FkIVAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=St.+Joseph+County+Michigan&ei=f33vSd7yMpnCyATL9YSUDg#PPA9,M2 Portrait and biographical album of St. Joseph County, Michigan] is a 606 page history of St. Joseph County that was published by Chapman brothers in 1889. The book was digitized February 11, 2008 and made available on Google Books.
  
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==== Maps ====
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== '''''Civil War'''''  =====
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Civil War service men from St. Joseph 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 St. Joseph County.
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:- [[17th Regiment, Michigan Infantry|17th Regiment, Michigan Infantry]], Company C
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*'''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.  
*'''Michigan Marriage Registrations, 1868-1925''' -- Free name indexes at [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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.  
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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.  
*'''Michigan Death Registrations, 1867-1897 '''--&nbsp;Free name indexes and images&nbsp;at&nbsp;[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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.  
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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.  
 
*'''Michigan Death Record Search, 1867-2008''' -- A free index to deaths that occurred in St. Joseph county, Michigan is available at the [http://www.stjosephcountymi.org/clerk/deathrecords/ County Clerk's death records] web site.
 
*'''Michigan Death Record Search, 1867-2008''' -- A free index to deaths that occurred in St. Joseph county, Michigan is available at the [http://www.stjosephcountymi.org/clerk/deathrecords/ County Clerk's death records] web site.
  
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'''Libraries:'''  
 
'''Libraries:'''  
  
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'''Societies'''  
 
'''Societies'''  
  
 
*St. Joseph County Genealogical Society  
 
*St. Joseph County Genealogical Society  
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Sturgis Michigan Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
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== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 23:11, 19 April 2013

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Guide to St. Joseph County Michigan genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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St. Joseph County, Michigan
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Location of Michigan in the U.S.
Facts
Founded October 29, 1829
County Seat Centreville
Courthouse
Address St. Joseph County Courthouse
125 W Main St.
Centreville, MI 49032-0189
Phone: 616-467-5602
St. Joseph County Website


County Courthouse


County Clerk has birth and death records from 1867,
marriage records from 1832, divorce and court records from 1900
and naturalization records.
Probate Court has probate records.
Register of Deeds has land records. [1]

History

Parent County

1829--St. Joseph County was created 29 October 1829 from unorganized territory. County seat: Centreville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Mottville Township:

  • Mennonite Cemetery
  • Mottville Township Cemetery

Park Township:

  • Center Park Cemetery
  • Moorepark Road North Park or Mint Cemetery
  • Moorepark Cemetery
  • Parkville Cemetery
  • South Park Cemetery

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from St. Joseph 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 St. Joseph County.

- 17th Regiment, Michigan Infantry, Company C

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

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.
  • Michigan Death Record Search, 1867-2008 -- A free index to deaths that occurred in St. Joseph county, Michigan is available at the County Clerk's death records web site.

Societies and Libraries

Libraries:


Burr Oak Public Library

220 S 2nd

Burr Oak, MI 49030

Sturgis Public Library

255 North St

Sturgis MI 49091

Colon Library

128 S Blackstone Ave

Colon MI 49040

Three Rivers Public Library

920 W Michigan Ave

Three Rivers MI 49093

Constantine Library

165 Canaris

Constantine MI 49042

White Pigeon Library

105 N Kalamazoo St

White Pigeon MI  49099

Mendon Library

314 W Main

Mendon MI 49072

Glen Oaks Community College Library

62249 Shimmel Road

Centreville MI 49032

Nottawa Public Library

112 S Clark St

Centreville MI 49032


Societies

  • St. Joseph County Genealogical Society
  • Tri-State Genealogical Society

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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), St Joseph County, Michigan page 351, 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).