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Houghton County, Michigan
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Houghton County, Michigan Facts

Houghton County

When was Houghton County, MI Created?
Houghton County was created on March 19, 1845 from Marquette County and Ontonagon County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Houghton County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Keweenaw County, Baraga County, Iron County, Ontonagon County.

Houghton County, MI Vital Records

Where can find Houghton County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Houghton 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 Houghton 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.

Houghton County, MI Census Records

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

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

Houghton County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Houghton County Courthouse

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

Houghton County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Houghton Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Houghton Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Houghton Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Houghton Co. MI General and History Websites

Houghton Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Houghton Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Houghton Co. MI Military Records

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