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Isabella County, Michigan
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Isabella County, Michigan Facts

When was Isabella County, MI Created?
Isabella County was created on March 2, 1831 from Michilimackinac County and unorganized territory.

What is the County Seat of Isabella County, MI?
The County Seat is located in Mt. Pleasant also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Isabella County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Clare CountyMidland CountyGratiot CountyMontcalm CountyMecosta County.

Isabella County, MI Census Records

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

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

Isabella County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Isabella County Courthouse

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

Isabella County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Isabella Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Isabella Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Isabella Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Isabella Co. MI General and History Websites

Isabella Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Isabella Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Isabella Co. MI Military Records