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Chippewa County, Michigan
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Chippewa County, Michigan Facts

When was Chippewa County, MI Created?
Chippewa County was created on February 1 1827 from Michilimackinac County.

What is the County Seat of Chippewa County, MI?
The County Seat is located in Sault Ste. Marie also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Chippewa County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Luce CountyMackinac County Algoma District Ontario.

Chippewa County, MI Census Records

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

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

Chippewa County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Chippewa County Courthouse

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

Chippewa County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Chippewa Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Chippewa Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Chippewa Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Chippewa Co. MI General and History Websites

Chippewa Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Chippewa Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Chippewa Co. MI Military Records