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Oakland County, Michigan Facts

Oakland County

When was Oakland County, MI Created?
Oakland County was created on January 12, 1819 from Macomb County.

What is the County Seat of Oakland County, MI?
The County Seat is located in Pontiac also, the county government website is www.oakgov.com.

What counties are adjacent to Oakland County, MI?
Bordering Counties are Lapeer County, Genesee County, Macomb County, Wayne County, Washtenaw County, Livingston County.


Oakland County, MI Vital Records

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


Oakland County, MI Census Records

What Oakland County, MI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Oakland County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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


Oakland County, MI Courthouse and Government Records


Oakland County Courthouse

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


Oakland County, MI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Oakland Co. MI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Oakland Co. MI Cemeteries & Church Records

Oakland Co. MI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Oakland Co. MI General and History Websites

Oakland Co. MI Immigration & Naturalization

Oakland Co. MI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Oakland Co. MI Military Records

Oakland Co. MI Schools & Directories

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