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Huron County, Michigan
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Huron County, Michigan Facts

Huron County

When was Huron County, MI Created?
Huron County was created on April 1, 1840 (Organized on January 25, 1859) from Sanilac County. This county was named for Lake Huron. The French named "Lac des Hurons" for the Native American tribe they called "hure" (meaning "head") when they saw the fantastic way they dressed their hair.

What is the County Seat of Huron County, MI?
The County Seat is located in Bad Axe also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Huron County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Sanilac County, Tuscola County.

What cities and towns are in Huron County, MI?
Cities and towns located in the County include  ?Bad Axe, Caseville, Harbor Beach, Elkton, Kinde, Owendale, Pigeon, Port Austin, Port Hope, Sebewaing, Ubly.

What Townships are in Huron County, MI?
Townships located in the County include  Bingham, Bloomfield, Brookfield, Caseville, Chandler, Colfax, Dwight, Fairhaven, Gore, Grant, Hume, Huron, Lake, Lincoln, McKinley, Meade, Oliver, Paris, Pointe Aux Barques, Port Austin, Rubicon, Sand Beach, Sebewaing, Sheridan, Sherman, Sigel, Verona, Winsor.

Huron County, MI Vital Records

Where can find Huron County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Huron 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 Huron 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.

Huron County, MI Census Records

What Huron County, MI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Huron County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Huron Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Huron Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Huron 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

Huron County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Huron County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Huron County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Huron County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Michigan Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Huron County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 250 E. Huron Avenue, Bad Axe, MI 48413
  • Huron County Clerk is responsible for keeping records of births, deaths, assumed names, co-partnerships, issuing and filing marriage licenses, gun permits, notary bonds and processing passports. The date listed for each category of record is the earliest record known to exist in that county. It does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and certainly does not indicate that all such events that year were actually registered. Huron County Clerk Information for Genealogists
    • Phone: 989-269-9942
    • Births & Deaths: 1867
    • Marriage Records: 1867
  • Huron County Register of Deeds is the official recording officer for all legal documents pertaining to the transfers and encumbrances of all real estate property within the County. The Register also provides permanent storage for approved original subdivision plats, condominiums, land surveys and section corners.
    • Phone: 989 269-9941
    • Land Records: 1837
  • Huron County Clerk of the Probate Court responsibilities include adjudicating and disposes of cases involving property of persons who have died or become incompetent, interprets wills and trusts, commits the mentally ill when necessary and appoints guardians and conservators for minors, incapacitated individuals and individuals with developmental disability.
    • Phone: 989 269-9944
    • Probate Records: 1861 
  • Huron County Clerk of the Circuit Court provides a variety of functions for the court such as, but not limited to: filing and maintaing the official record for all cases that come before the court; providing staff to assist in the operation of the court; working with the Jury Commission and notifying all potential jurors to appear for jury duty; and, processing felony criminal cases bound over from the District Court.
    • Phone: 989 269-7112
    • Court Records: 1867 
  • Michigan Land Records
  • Michigan Probate Records 1797-1973  
  • BLM Land Records

Huron County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Huron County, MI?
A list of Huron County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Michigan Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Huron County, MI Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Huron County, MI?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Huron 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.

Huron Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Huron Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Huron Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Huron Co. MI General and History Websites

Huron Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Huron Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Huron Co. MI Military Records

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