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Emmet County, Michigan
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Emmet County, Michigan Facts

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

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

What counties are adjacent to Emmet County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Mackinac CountyCheboygan CountyCharlevoix County.

Emmet County, MI Census Records

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

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

Emmet County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Emmet County Courthouse

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

Emmet County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Emmet Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Emmet Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Emmet Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Emmet Co. MI General and History Websites

Emmet Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Emmet Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Emmet Co. MI Military Records