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Montcalm County, Michigan Facts

Montcalm County

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

What is the County Seat of Montcalm County, MI?
The County Seat is located in Stanton also, the county government website is www.montcalm.org.

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


Montcalm County, MI Vital Records

Where can find Montcalm County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Montcalm 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 Montcalm 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.


Montcalm County, MI Census Records

What Montcalm County, MI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Montcalm 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.

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


Montcalm County, MI Courthouse and Government Records


Montcalm County Courthouse

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


Montcalm County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

  • Flat River Genealogical Society of Greenville 506 W. Grant Street Greenville Michigan 48838
  • Flat River Historical Society, 213 North Franklin Street, Greenville, MI 48838; (616) 754-5296
  • Belding Area Historical Society 108 Hanover Belding Michigan 48809; (616) 794-2210
  • Oakfield Pioneer Heritage Society & Museum 11009 Podunk Road Greenville Michigan 48838; (616) 754-1970
  • N. Sidney Church & Cemetery Historical Association P.O. Box 202 Sidney Michigan 48885-0202; email; krista@northsidney.com
  • Ionia County Historical Society, Blanchard House 251 E. Main, Ionia ,Michigan 48846; (616) 527-6281
  • Ionia County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 516, Lake Odessa, Michigan 48849-0516; (616) 374-8455
  • Western Michigan Genealogical Society, c/o Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503-3268
  • State Archives of Michigan, 702 W Kalamazoo Str, P.O. Box 30738, Lansing, MI 48909-8238; (517) 373-1408
  • Library of Michigan, 702 W. Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48909
  • Historical Society of Michigan, 1305 Abbott Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823; (517) 324-1828

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

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

Montcalm Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Montcalm Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Montcalm Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Montcalm Co. MI General and History Websites

Montcalm Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Montcalm Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Montcalm Co. MI Military Records

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