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Allegan County, Michigan
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Allegan County, Michigan Facts

When was Allegan County, MI Created?
Allegan County was created on March 2 1831 from Barry County and unorganized territory .

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

What counties are adjacent to Allegan County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Ottawa CountyKent CountyBarry CountyKalamazoo CountyVan Buren County.

Allegan County, MI Census Records

What Allegan County, MI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Allegan County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Allegan County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Allegan County Courthouse

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

Allegan County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Allegan Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Allegan Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Allegan Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Allegan Co. MI General and History Websites

Allegan Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Allegan Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Allegan Co. MI Military Records

Allegan Co. MI Schools & Directories