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Manistee County, Michigan
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Manistee County, Michigan Facts

When was Manistee County, MI Created?
Manistee County was created on April 1, 1840 from Mackinac County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Manistee County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Benzie CountyWexford CountyLake CountyMason County.

Manistee County, MI Census Records

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

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

Manistee County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Manistee County Courthouse

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

Manistee County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Manistee Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Manistee Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Manistee Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Manistee Co. MI General and History Websites

Manistee Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Manistee Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Manistee Co. MI Military Records