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Presque Isle County, Michigan
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Presque Isle County, Michigan Facts

PresqueIsle County

When was Presque Isle County, MI Created?
Presque Isle County was created on April 1, 1840 (Organized on March 31, 1871) from Mackinac County. This county was named for a derivation of the French phrase for "peninsula", literally "almost an island.".

What is the County Seat of Presque Isle County, MI?
The County Seat is located in Rogers City also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Presque Isle County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Alpena County, Montmorency County, Cheboygan County.

What cities and towns are in Presque Isle County, MI?
Cities and towns located in the County include  Onaway, Rogers City, Millersburg, Posen.

What Townships are in Presque Isle County, MI?
Townships located in the County include  Allis, Bearinger, Belknap, Bismarck, Case, Krakow, Metz, Moltke, North Allis, Ocqueoc, Posen, Presque Isle, Pulawski, Rogers.

Presque Isle County, MI Vital Records

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

Presque Isle County, MI Census Records

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

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

Presque Isle County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Presque Isle County Courthouse

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

  • Presque Isle County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 151 East Huron Avenue, Rogers City, MI 49779
  • Presque Isle 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. Presque Isle County Clerk Information for Genealogists
    • Phone: 989-734-3288 or 800-334-5698
    • Births & Deaths: 1871
    • Marriage Records: 1872
  • Presque Isle 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) 734-2676
    • Land Records: 1856
  • Presque Isle 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) 734-3268 or 800-337-1295
    • Probate Records: 1874 
  • Presque Isle 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: 989 734 3288 or 800 334 5698
    • Court Records: 1872 
  • Michigan Land Records
  • Michigan Probate Records 1797-1973  
  • BLM Land Records

Presque Isle County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Presque Isle County, MI?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Presque Isle 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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Presque Isle Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Presque Isle Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Presque Isle Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

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Presque Isle Co. MI Military Records

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