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Branch County, Michigan Facts

Branch County

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

What is the County Seat of Branch County, MI?
The County Seat is located in Coldwater also, the county government website is www.countyofbranch.com/.

What counties are adjacent to Branch County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Calhoun County, Hillsdale County, St. Joseph County Steuben County IN LaGrange County IN.


Branch County, MI Vital Records

Where can find Branch County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Branch County vital records can be found at the Michigan Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records since 1867. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Michigan for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Branch County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Michigan Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.


Branch County, MI Census Records

What Branch County, MI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Branch County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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


Branch County, MI Courthouse and Government Records


Branch County Courthouse

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


Branch County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Branch Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Branch Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Branch Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Branch Co. MI General and History Websites

Branch Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Branch Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Branch Co. MI Military Records

Branch Co. MI Schools & Directories

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