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Menominee County, Michigan
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Menominee County, Michigan Facts

Menominee County

When was Menominee County, MI Created?
Menominee County was created on March 15, 1861 from Delta County (originally named Bleeker County until March 19, 1863). This county was named for the Menominee Native American people .

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

What counties are adjacent to Menominee County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Gladwin County, Bay County, Isabella County, Saginaw County, Gratiot County, Clare County.

What cities and towns are in Menominee County, MI?
Cities and towns located in the County include  Menominee, Stephenson, Carney, Daggett, Powers.

What Townships are in Menominee County, MI?
Townships located in the County include  Cedarville, Daggett, Faithorn, Gourley, Harris, Holmes, Ingallston, Lake, Mellen, Menominee, Meyer, Nadeau, Spalding, Stephenson.

Menominee County, MI Vital Records

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

Menominee County, MI Census Records

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

Menominee Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Menominee Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Menominee 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

Menominee County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Menominee County Courthouse

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

  • Menominee County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 839 Tenth Avenue, Menominee, MI 49858
  • Menominee 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. Menominee County Clerk Information for Genealogists
    • Phone: 906-863-9968
    • Births & Deaths: 1867
    • Marriage Records: 1867
  • Menominee 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: (906) 863-2822
    • Land Records: 1850
  • Menominee 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: (906) 863-2634
    • Probate Records: 1868 
  • Menominee 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: (906) 863-8981
    • Court Records: 1861 
  • Michigan Land Records
  • Michigan Probate Records 1797-1973  
  • BLM Land Records

Menominee County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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Menominee Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Menominee Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Menominee Co. MI Military Records

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