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Otsego County, Michigan Facts

Otsego County

When was Otsego County, MI Created?
Otsego County was created on April 1, 1840 from Mackinac County (originally named Okkuddo County until March 8, 1843).

What is the County Seat of Otsego County, MI?
The County Seat is located in Gaylord also, the county government website is www.otsegocountymi.gov/.

What counties are adjacent to Otsego County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Cheboygan County, Montmorency County, Crawford County, Antrim County, Charlevoix County.


Otsego County, MI Vital Records

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


Otsego County, MI Census Records

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

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


Otsego County, MI Courthouse and Government Records


Otsego County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Otsego County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Otsego County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Michigan courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Michigan residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Otsego County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Michigan Corthouse Records Research Guide.


Otsego County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Otsego Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Otsego Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Otsego Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Otsego Co. MI General and History Websites

Otsego Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Otsego Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Otsego Co. MI Military Records

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