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When was Houghton County, MI Created?
Houghton County was created on March 19, 1845 (Organized on May 18, 1846) from Marquette County and Ontonagon County. This county was named for Dr. Douglass Houghton (1809-1845), first stategeologist of Michigan, physician and surgeon, mayor of Detroit (1842-1843) .
What cities and towns are in Houghton County, MI?
Cities and towns located in the County include Hancock, Houghton, Calumet, Copper City, Lake Linden, Laurium, South Range.
What Townships are in Houghton County, MI?
Townships located in the County include Adams, Calumet, Chassell, Duncan, Elm River, Franklin, Hancock, Laird, Osceola, Portage, Quincy, Schoolcraft, Stanton, Torch Lake.
Where can find Houghton County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Houghton 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 Houghton 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 Houghton County, MI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Houghton County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Houghton Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Houghton Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Houghton 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 Houghton County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Houghton 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 Houghton County, MI?
A list of Houghton County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Michigan Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Houghton County, MI Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Houghton County, MI?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Houghton 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.