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Muskegon County, Michigan
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Muskegon County, Michigan Facts

Muskegon County

When was Muskegon County, MI Created?
Muskegon County was created on February 4 1859 from Ottawa County and Oceana County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Muskegon County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Oceana County, Newaygo County, Kent County, Ottawa County.

Muskegon County, MI Vital Records

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

Muskegon County, MI Census Records

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

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

Muskegon County, MI Courthouse and Government Records

Muskegon County Courthouse

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

Muskegon County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Muskegon Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Muskegon Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Muskegon Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Muskegon Co. MI General and History Websites

Muskegon Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Muskegon Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Muskegon Co. MI Military Records

Muskegon Co. MI Schools & Directories

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