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Alger County, Michigan
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Alger County, Michigan Facts

When was Alger County, MI Created?
Alger County was created on March 17 1885 from Schoolcraft County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Alger County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Luce CountySchoolcraft CountyDelta CountyMarquette County.

Alger County, MI Census Records

What Alger County, MI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Alger County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Alger 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

Alger County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Alger County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Alger County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Alger 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 Alger 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.

Alger County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Alger Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Alger Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Alger Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Alger Co. MI General and History Websites

Alger Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Alger Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Alger Co. MI Military Records