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Ionia County, Michigan
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Ionia County, Michigan Facts

When was Ionia County, MI Created?
Ionia County was created on March 2, 1831 from Mackinac County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Ionia County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Gratiot CountyMontcalm CountyClinton CountyKent CountyEaton CountyBarry County.

Ionia County, MI Census Records

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

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

Ionia County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Ionia County Courthouse

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

Ionia County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Ionia Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Ionia Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Ionia Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Ionia Co. MI General and History Websites

Ionia Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Ionia Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Ionia Co. MI Military Records

Ionia Co. MI Schools & Directories