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Baraga County, Michigan
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Baraga County, Michigan Facts

When was Baraga County, MI Created?
Baraga County was created on February 19 1875 from Houghton County.

What is the County Seat of Baraga County, MI?
The County Seat is located in L’Anse also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Baraga County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Marquette CountyIron CountyHoughton County.

Baraga County, MI Census Records

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

Baraga Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1880. Baraga Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1880. Baraga 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

Baraga County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Baraga County Courthouse

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

  • Baraga County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 16 North Third Street L’Anse MI 49946
  • Baraga County Clerk
    • Phone: 906-524-6183
    • Births & Deaths: 1875
    • Marriage Records: 1875
  • Baraga County Register of Deeds
    • Phone: (906) 524-6183
    • Land Records: 1875
  • Baraga County Clerk of the Probate Court
    • Phone: (906) 524-6390
    • Probate Records: 1876
  • Baraga County Clerk of the Circuit Court
    • Phone: (906) 524-6183
    • Court Records: 1875
  • Michigan Land Records
  • Michigan Probate Records 1797-1973
  • BLM Land Records

Baraga County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Baraga Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Baraga Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Baraga Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Baraga Co. MI General and History Websites

Baraga Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Baraga Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Baraga Co. MI Military Records