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Mackinac County, Michigan
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Mackinac County, Michigan Facts

When was Mackinac County, MI Created?
Mackinac County was created on October 26, 1818 from Wayne County (was originally named Michilimackinac County until January 26, 1837). This county was originally Michilimackinac, believed to be a French interpretation of the Native American name for the place .

What is the County Seat of Mackinac County, MI?
The County Seat is located in St. Ignace also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Mackinac County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Luce CountyChippewa CountySchoolcraft CountyEmmet County.

Mackinac County, MI Census Records

What Mackinac County, MI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Mackinac County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Mackinac County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Mackinac County Courthouse

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

Mackinac County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Mackinac Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Mackinac Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Mackinac Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Mackinac Co. MI General and History Websites

Mackinac Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Mackinac Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Mackinac Co. MI Military Records