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When was Grand Traverse County, MI Created?
Grand Traverse County was created on April 7, 1851 from Omeena County. This county was named for the French phrase "grande travers," which means "long crossing." It was given first to Grand Traverse Bay by French voyageurs. .
What counties are adjacent to Grand Traverse County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Antrim County (northeast), Kalkaska County (east), Wexford County (south), Benzie County (west), Leelanau County (northwest).
What cities and towns are in Grand Traverse County, MI?
Cities and towns located in the County include Traverse City, Fife Lake, Kingsley.
What Townships are in Grand Traverse County, MI?
Townships located in the County include Acme, Blair, East Bay Charter, Fife Lake, Garfield Charter, Grant, Green Lake, Long Lake, Mayfield, Paradise, Peninsula, Union, Whitewater.
Where can find Grand Traverse County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Grand Traverse County vital records can be found at the Michigan Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records since 1867. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Michigan for current fees and application process.
You can search online for Grand Traverse County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Michigan Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
What Grand Traverse County, MI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Grand Traverse County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Grand Traverse Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Grand Traverse Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Grand Traverse Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Michigan Census Records Research Guide
What genealogical records can I find in the Grand Traverse County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Grand Traverse County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Michigan Corthouse Records Research Guide.
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Grand Traverse County, MI?
A list of Grand Traverse County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Michigan Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Grand Traverse County, MI Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Grand Traverse County, MI?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Grand Traverse County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a fee. This is just a list that has been compiled or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.