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Keweenaw County, Michigan
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Keweenaw County, Michigan Facts

When was Keweenaw County, MI Created?
Keweenaw County was created on March 11, 1861 from Houghton County.

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

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

Keweenaw County, MI Census Records

What Keweenaw County, MI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Keweenaw County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Keweenaw Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Keweenaw Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Keweenaw 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

Keweenaw County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Keweenaw County Courthouse

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

Keweenaw County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Keweenaw Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Keweenaw Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Keweenaw Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Keweenaw Co. MI General and History Websites

Keweenaw Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Keweenaw Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Keweenaw Co. MI Military Records