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Alpena County, Michigan
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Alpena County, Michigan Facts

When was Alpena County, MI Created?
Alpena County was created on April 1 1840 from Mackinac County(was originally named Anamickee County until it was renamed March 8 1843).

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

What counties are adjacent to Alpena County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Presque Isle CountyAlcona CountyMontmorency County.

Alpena County, MI Census Records

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

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

Alpena County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Alpena County Courthouse

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

Alpena County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Alpena Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Alpena Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Alpena Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Alpena Co. MI General and History Websites

Alpena Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Alpena Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Alpena Co. MI Military Records

Alpena Co. MI Schools & Directories