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Missaukee County, Michigan
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Missaukee County, Michigan Facts

Missaukee County

When was Missaukee County, MI Created?
Missaukee County was created on April 1, 1840 (Organized on March 11, 1871) from Mackinac County. This county was named for Missaukee, an Ottawa leader who signed land-grant treaties in 1831 and 1833 .

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

What counties are adjacent to Missaukee County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Kalkaska County (north), Roscommon County (east), Clare County (southeast), Osceola County (southwest), Wexford County (west).

What cities and towns are in Missaukee County, MI?
Cities and towns located in the County include  Lake City, McBain.

What Townships are in Missaukee County, MI?
Townships located in the County include  Aetna, Bloomfield, Butterfield, Caldwell, Clam Union, Enterprise, Forest, Holland, Lake, Norwich, Pioneer, Reeder, Richland, Riverside, West Branch.

Missaukee County, MI Vital Records

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

Missaukee County, MI Census Records

What Missaukee County, MI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Missaukee 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.

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

Missaukee County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Missaukee County Courthouse

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

  • Missaukee County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 111 S. Canal St., Lake City, MI 49651
  • Missaukee 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. Missaukee County Clerk Information for Genealogists
    • Phone: 231-839-4967
    • Births & Deaths: 1870
    • Marriage Records: 1871
  • Missaukee 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: (231) 839-4967
    • Land Records: 1871
  • Missaukee 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: (231) 839-4967 Ext 208
    • Probate Records: 1871 
  • Missaukee 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: (231) 839-4967
    • Court Records: 1872 
  • Michigan Land Records
  • Michigan Probate Records 1797-1973  
  • BLM Land Records

Missaukee County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Missaukee Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Missaukee Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Missaukee Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Missaukee Co. MI General and History Websites

Missaukee Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Missaukee Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Missaukee Co. MI Military Records

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