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Hillsdale County, Michigan
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Hillsdale County, Michigan Facts

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

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

What counties are adjacent to Hillsdale County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Jackson CountyCalhoun CountyLenawee CountyBranch County Fulton County OH Williams County OH Steuben County IN.

Hillsdale County, MI Census Records

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

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

Hillsdale County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Hillsdale County Courthouse

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

Hillsdale County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Hillsdale Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Hillsdale Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Hillsdale Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Hillsdale Co. MI General and History Websites

Hillsdale Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Hillsdale Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Hillsdale Co. MI Military Records

Hillsdale Co. MI Schools & Directories