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Barry County, Michigan
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Barry County, Michigan Facts

When was Barry County, MI Created?
Barry County was created on October 29 1829 from unorganized territory .

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

What counties are adjacent to Barry County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Ionia CountyEaton CountyCalhoun CountyKalamazoo CountyAllegan CountyKent County.

Barry County, MI Census Records

What Barry County, MI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Barry County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Barry County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Barry County Courthouse

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

Barry County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Barry Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Barry Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Barry Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Barry Co. MI General and History Websites

Barry Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Barry Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Barry Co. MI Military Records

Barry Co. MI Schools & Directories