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Clare County, Michigan
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Clare County, Michigan Facts

When was Clare County, MI Created?
Clare County was created on April 1 1840 from Mackinac County (originally named Kaykakee County until the name changed March 8 1843).

What is the County Seat of Clare County, MI?
The County Seat is located in Harrison also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Clare County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Roscommon CountyGladwin CountyIsabella CountyOsceola CountyMissaukee County.

Clare County, MI Census Records

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

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

Clare County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Clare County Courthouse

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

Clare County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Clare Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Clare Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Clare Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Clare Co. MI General and History Websites

Clare Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Clare Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Clare Co. MI Military Records