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Mecosta County, Michigan
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Mecosta County, Michigan Facts

Mecosta County

When was Mecosta County, MI Created?
Mecosta County was created on April 1, 1840 from Mackinac County and Oceana County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Mecosta County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Osceola County, Isabella County, Montcalm County, Newaygo County.

Mecosta County, MI Vital Records

Where can find Mecosta County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Mecosta County vital records can be found at the Michigan Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records since 1867. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Michigan for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Mecosta County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Michigan Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Mecosta County, MI Census Records

What Mecosta County, MI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Mecosta County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Mecosta County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Mecosta County Courthouse

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

Mecosta County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Mecosta Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Mecosta Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Mecosta Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Mecosta Co. MI General and History Websites

Mecosta Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Mecosta Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Mecosta Co. MI Military Records

Mecosta Co. MI Schools & Directories

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