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Arenac County, Michigan
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Arenac County, Michigan Facts

When was Arenac County, MI Created?
Arenac County was created on March 2 1831 from  unorganized territory. Annexed to Bay County in 1857. Reinstated from Bay County on April 21 1883..

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

What counties are adjacent to Arenac County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Iosco CountyBay CountyGladwin CountyOgemaw County.

Arenac County, MI Census Records

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

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

Arenac County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Arenac County Courthouse

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

Arenac County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Arenac Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Arenac Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Arenac Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Arenac Co. MI General and History Websites

Arenac Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Arenac Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Arenac Co. MI Military Records